Airport Infrastructure

Research Areas

  • Sustainable materials
  • Green buildings – design, construction, operation, and maintenance
  • Pavements – design, construction, operation, and maintenance
  • Resilient infrastructure and land use planning
  • Smart transportation

Project Examples

  • Identification and Prioritization of Vulnerable Roadway Segments for Proactive Resilience Planning and Response, North Carolina Department of Transportation via North Carolina State University, August 2023 to July 2025.
  • Quality Control and Quality Acceptance of Concrete Airport Pavement – Federal Aviation Administration Airport Concrete Pavement Technology Program, administered by National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University, August 2022 to February 2025.
  • Performance Engineered Mixtures for Airfield Pavements – Federal Aviation Administration Airport Concrete Pavement Technology Program, administered by National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University, April 2022 to June 2025.
  • Field and Laboratory Testing to Assess Airfield Concrete Pavements – 2022 Pavement Management Program, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Aviation Infrastructure Solutions,  May 2022 to May 2023.
  • Modeling and Evaluating Alternatives to Enhance Access to an Airport and Meet Future Expansion Needs, United States Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center led by San Jose State University, March 2021 to March 2023.
  • Mini-Roundabout CMF Development, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, August 2019 to May 2021.
  • Continuing Toward Durable and Sustainable Concrete Through Performance Engineered Concrete Mixtures, North Carolina Department of Transportation, August 2019 to December 2021.
  • Predictive Highway Maintenance Through AI-enabled Visual Analytics and Hotspot Analysis, Virginia Department of Transportation & Leidos, 2018 to 2022.

Facilities
SIAM Laboratory
Advanced Infrastructure Materials Laboratory
Transportation Modeling & Simulations Laboratory
Undergraduate Traffic and Instruction Laboratory Faculty

Faculty
Tara Cavalline
Don Chen
Yuting (Tina) Chen
Vincent Ogunro
Srinivas Pulugurtha
Omidreza Shoghli
Jake Smithwick
Brett Tempest