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The expertise of our scientists, engineers, and support staff encompasses more than 100 transportation-related disciplines and expertise areas. The following expertise areas and contacts can be found at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), and offices housed at the research and development facility: the Office of Infrastructure Research and Development, the Office of Operations Research and Development, the Office of Safety Research and Development, and the Office of Corporate Research, Development, and Innovation Management, which supports all three research offices and manages the Exploratory Advanced Research Program. The 16 laboratories and data centers at TFHRC provide a vital resource for advancing the body of knowledge that has been created and developed to solve national transportation goals. If you can’t find your research contact below, try the Roles and Responsibilities search. If you would like to see how our organization is structured, try the Staff Directory.

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Area of Expertise First Name Last Name Email Telephonesort descending Office
Freight Professional Development Randy VanGorder randall.vangorder@dot.gov (202) 493-3266 Technical Direction
Freeway and Traffic Signal Systems Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Freight Professional Development Research and Development Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Truck Size and Weight Freight Operations and Technology Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Work Zone Analysis Tools Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Work Zone Safety and Mobility Integrated Product Team Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Work Zones Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Adaptive Signal Control Research Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Arterial Management Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Dynamic Ramp Metering Deborah M Curtis deborah.curtis@dot.gov (202) 493-3267 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Hydraulics Research and Development James Pagenkopf james.pagenkopf@dot.gov (202) 493-3272 Bridge Engineering Team
Systems Engineering Implementation Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Traffic Model Validation/Verification Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Arterial Simulation Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Freight Performance Measurement Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Intelligent Vehicle-Infrastructure Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Real-time Transportation Information Management Gene M McHale gene.mchale@dot.gov (202) 493-3275 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Adaptive Signal Control Research Govindarajan Vadakpat g.vadakpat@dot.gov (202) 493-3283 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Connected Vehicles Research and Development Govindarajan Vadakpat g.vadakpat@dot.gov (202) 493-3283 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Planning for Operations Govindarajan Vadakpat g.vadakpat@dot.gov (202) 493-3283 Transportation Operations Applications Team
Connected Vehicles Research and Development Jesse Eisert jesse.eisert@dot.gov (202) 493-3284 Human Factors Team
Driver Behavior and Decisionmaking Jesse Eisert jesse.eisert@dot.gov (202) 493-3284 Human Factors Team
Driver Distraction and Attention Jesse Eisert jesse.eisert@dot.gov (202) 493-3284 Human Factors Team
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Advanced Safety Research Jesse Eisert jesse.eisert@dot.gov (202) 493-3284 Human Factors Team
Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL) Eduardo Arispe eduardo.arispe@dot.gov (202) 493-3291 Roadway Team
Automated Highway System Taylor Lochrane taylor.lochrane@dot.gov (202) 493-3293 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems Taylor Lochrane taylor.lochrane@dot.gov (202) 493-3293 Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Chemistry Terry Arnold terry.arnold@dot.gov (202) 493-3305 Infrastructure Materials Team
Asphalt Chemistry Research and Development Terry Arnold terry.arnold@dot.gov (202) 493-3305 Infrastructure Materials Team
Motorcycle Crash Causation Study Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Safety Management Research Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Wildlife Vehicle Crashes Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Data Analysis Research and Development Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordination Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Highway Safety Information System Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
HSIS (Highway Safety Information System) Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Model Minimum Inventory of Roadway Elements (MMIRE) Carol H Tan carol.tan@dot.gov (202) 493-3315 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Strategic Plan/Performance Measures (Research, Development, and Technology) Beth Yumlu beth.yumlu@dot.gov (202) 493-3316 Program Management
Big Data Analysis and Visualization Wei Zhang wei.zhang@dot.gov (202) 493-3317 Roadway Team
Innovative Intersection/Interchange Designs Wei Zhang wei.zhang@dot.gov (202) 493-3317 Roadway Team
Intersection Safety Research Wei Zhang wei.zhang@dot.gov (202) 493-3317 Roadway Team
Bicycle Safety Research Ann Do ann.do@dot.gov (202) 493-3319 Human Factors Team
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research and Development Ann Do ann.do@dot.gov (202) 493-3319 Human Factors Team
Automated Highway System Mohamadreza Banihashemi mohamadreza.banihashemi.CTR@dot.gov (202) 493-3334 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Big Data Analysis and Visualization Mohamadreza Banihashemi mohamadreza.banihashemi.CTR@dot.gov (202) 493-3334 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Connected Vehicles Research and Development Mohamadreza Banihashemi mohamadreza.banihashemi.CTR@dot.gov (202) 493-3334 Safety Data and Analysis Team
Research and Development Legislation Craig Thor craig.thor@dot.gov (202) 493-3338 Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
Research and Technology Program Coordination Title V Craig Thor craig.thor@dot.gov (202) 493-3338 Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
Small Business Innovation Research Craig Thor craig.thor@dot.gov (202) 493-3338 Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team
Research and Technology Corporate Master Plan Jack D Jernigan jack.jernigan@dot.gov (202) 493-3363 Research and Technology Program Development and Partnership Team

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