The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Transportation Engineering and Science Program

ISM Core People

Dr. David L. Greene
ISM Co-Director, Program Manager
Faculty Research Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Technological and economic potential for fuel economy improvement, Impacts of fuel economy policies, Potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, Modeling energy transitions for transportation, Estimating the costs of oil dependence

Dr. Asad J. Khattak
ISM Co-Director
Beaman Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Safety, Transportation Planning and Sustainable Transportation

Editor-in-chief Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
Associate Editor International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

Dr. John Bell
Assistant Professor
Department of Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Network Design and Risk

Dr. Christopher Cherry
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sustainable Transportation, Non-Motorized Transportation Safety, Travel Behavior and Demand, Transportation Economics, Commercial Vehicle Safety, Transportation and the Environment, Multimodal Transport. Planning & Operations, Transit Security and Shared Vehicles

Dr. David B. Clarke
Research Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Railway Track, Structures, and Operations, Transportation Demand Forecasting, Transportation Safety, Transportation Planning, Freight Transportation Systems, Network Modeling

Dr. Daniel Costinett
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Resonant and soft switching power converter design, high efficiency converters for data centers, energy harvesting, implantable devices, and electric vehicles

Dr. Chien-fei Chen
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Social Psychology, Social Impact of Energy and Environmental Issues Social Networks, Norms and Health

Dr. Ronald Graves
Director of the Sustainable Transportation Program
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Energy Use and Emission, Sustainable Transportation

Dr. Lee D. Han
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traffic Engineering, Application of Advanced Technologies to Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), System Modeling and Simulations, Traffic Flow Theory, Traffic Operations, Transportation Data and Information Systems, Emergency Evacuation and Management, Crash Records and Analysis, Transportation Logistics, Operations Research, and 3D Visualizations

Dr. Mary Holcomb
Associate Professor
Department of Supply Chain Management
Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Dr. Matt Murray
Department of Economics
Public finance and public policy, State and local tax policy, Education finance, Tax compliance, Regional economic development

Paul N. Leiby
Distinguished Research Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Alternative transportation fuels, global climate change economics and policy, oil and energy security, optimization modeling

Keith Kahl
Senior Research Staff of Center for Transportation Analysis
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Commercial vehicle efficiency and emissions, Alternative fuels and conventional IC engines, Composite materials, Vehicle systems

Dr. John E. Kobza
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Modeling, Analyzing and Designing Systems involving uncertainty and risk, Applying Quality Tools to Improve the Performance of Organizations, such as Healthcare Systems

Dr. Shashi Nambisan
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Management Related to Policy, Planning, Operations, Safety, and Risk Analysis

Dr. Timothy G. Rials
Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Structure and properties of wood/polymer interfaces, raw material assessment and process monitoring using spectroscopy, and cure analysis of thermosetting polymers

James Saulsbury
Senior Research Staff of Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Environmental and Socioeconomic Impact Assessment, Land Use Planning, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Project Management

Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw
Department of Geography
Geographic Information Science, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Transportation

Dr. Zhenhong Lin
Research Engineer of Center for Transportation Analysis
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis, Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, Data, Statistical Analysis and Information Tools, Vehicle Technologies and Infrastructure


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