The vision of the Transportation Program is to conduct basic and applied research along the pathway to advanced and sustainable transportation systems.
The goal of the Transportation Program is to:
- develop novel navigation and control systems for transportation (cars, high speed train, and airplanes);
- integrate sustainable energy including energy storage in transportation systems;
- conduct research on autonomous transportation systems including research on safety, monitoring, and fault detection and isolation;
- develop more efficient hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) drivetrains and power electronic converters; and
- develop clean and efficient utilization/combustion of alternative fuels in transportation systems.
WISER Seed Funding Grant (WSFG) Projects
"Facilitating Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration through Multidisciplinary Research and Partnership on V2G Topologies and Building the Case for Development of a Market Simulation Tool" (2010)
PI: Alireza Khaligh (ECE), CoPIs: Navid Sabbaghi (SSB), Vivian Weil (Ethics), Abdellatif Miraoui, Univ. of Tech. of France
"Quantum Chemistry-based Determination of Oxidative-Aging Pathway of Asphalt and Development of Bio-based Sustainable Solutions" (2014)
PI: Tongyan Pan (CAEE), Co-PI: Jeff Terry (PHYS)
"Using Psychology to Train Technology with Power-Assisted Wheelchairs" (2014)
PI: Mahesh Krishnamurthy (ECE), Co-PI: Eun-Jeong Lee (PSY)
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For more information, contact:
Zongzhi Li, Ph.D.
Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering
Director of Transportation Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering and Management