Graduate Research 2010-2011

Graduate Research 2010-11

Research into sustainable transportation combines many disciplines and perspectives. Graduate students in Social Sciences may collect travel survey data, coordinate focus groups, and conduct field studies of human behavior. Engineering students model travel demand, optimize the transportation network system and perform both lab and field
experiments on tailpipe emissions. Economic students may delve into transportation financing issues and students in Community Development and Applied Economics may examine transportation impacts on our communities.All TRC graduate students conduct research that addresses critical issues in transportation and solutions for the 21st century.


Project Title Student (Dept/College)
Spatial Factors for and Operational Analysis of Single-Lane Roundabouts; Second-by-Second Driving Dynamics of Older Drivers. *Nathan Belz
Tracking the Dynamics of Financial Capital Flows in Transportation Planning Governance Networks Which Actors’ Priorities are Funded? *Matt Tucker
Improved Methods for Cluster Identification And Visualization In High-Dimensional Data Using Self-Organizing Maps. Narine Manukyan
Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CCMPO) Transportation Improvement Project’s (TIP) Prioritization Process. *Tiyasha Depinto
Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Stormwater and Surface Water Joseph Hollis Bartlett
Social Network Analysis of Organizations Promoting Sustainable Transportation Policy in Northern New England *Aaron Witham
Development and Characterization of a Portable Instrument (the NanoAPA) for Real-Time Measurement of the Size and Number of Airborne Nanoparticles. Terrence Barrett
Porous Concrete Correlating Laboratory and Field Behavior *Mark Joseph Suozzo
Prediction of Transient Diesel and Biodiesel Particulate through the use of an Artificial Neural Network Tyler Feralio
The Social Context of Tailpipe Emissions *Elysia Nelson
Impact of Road Facility Attributes, Congestion and Temperature upon Changes in Particulate Emission Rates Resulting From Hybrid Engine Re-start Events *Matt Conger
Specifying, Modeling & Monitoring Indicators of Quality for Parks and Outdoor Recreation Nathan Reigner
Investigation into the Optimal Design of Porous Concrete Christina Syrrakou
Design, Fabrication, And Characterization Of A Portable Ultrafine Particle Sizer For In-Situ Engine Exhaust Monitoring Andrew Vize
Measuring Food Access in Northern New England Qiong Liu
Evaluating the Potential for Reduction in Vehicle Miles Traveled in Chittenden County Using an Integrated Land Use – Transportation Model System *Dale Azaria
Indicators to assess induced growth due to transportation network construction Brad Lanute
Accessing Food in Northern Rural Climates How Living in a Food Desert Impacts Obesity *Faye Conte
Policy discourse on tailpipe emissions the role policy actors, problem definition, and framing in the news media *Jonathan Maddison
A Structural Model of BMI from the Seasonal Effects on Mobility and Eating Behavior. Matthew Putnam
Transportation as Recreation An Indicators and Standards of Quality Approach to Managing Transportation in Recreational Settings Peter Pettengill
Characterization of Gas-Phase Emissions from Comparable Conventional and Hybrid Gasoline Vehicles during Real-World Operation Karen Sentoff
Characterizing Youth Mobility *Lance Jennings
Strength and Durability of Porous Concrete, under Freezing/Thawing and Salt Exposure Ian Anderson

* TRC Scholar

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