Sahar Ghasemi, a doctoral candidate originally from
Iran, is working with Dr. Amir Mirmiran on the project,
“Innovative Modular High Performance Lightweight Decks for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” which will develop
materials to allow for heavier loads on existing bridges and extend the bridges’ service lives. Sahar has been involved in two other bridge engineering research projects in the last two years.
Franklin Gbologah completed his doctoral degree in Fall
2015. His research focused on the impacts of illumination levels on nighttime safety at roundabouts. His research results were chosen as one of three best papers at the
Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 4th International
Roundabout Conference, and were subsequently presented on a TRB national webinar that commemorated 20 years of
roundabout design and was the most attended TRB webinar to date. Franklin is currently working to expand the research to include stop-control and uncontrolled intersections. His
awards include National Society of Black Engineers Board of Corporate Affiliates Scholar, the Georgia Tech Tower Award, and an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship.
Aaron Greenwood, the 2015 NCTSPM student of the
year, completed his doctoral degree in Fall 2015. Aaron
investigated how drivers perceive traffic control devices in
work zones. He is also involved in the projects “Cooperative
Vehicle-Highway Automation (CVHA) Technology: Simulation of Benefits and Operational Issues” and “Factors Influencing Visual Search in Complex Driving Environments.” Aaron is a recipient of a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Photo courtesy of Flickr user leeco.