Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu - one of Dr. Chiu's research focus is the development of dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) model systems. He has been developing the DTA model DynusT with 50+ institutional lusers world-wide. His research is currently being supported by Transportation Research Board and Federal Highway Administratin to develop an integrated model system with activity-based models an urban land-use simulation models. Hi sother related research activities also include linking wih the latest EPA MOVES model for green-house-gas (GHGs) and air pollutants estimation, development of spatially and temporally decomposed DTA model paradigms, and mesoscopic traffic simulation models.
Dr. Jennifer Duan has been focused on the application of her model to simulate hydrodynamics, sediment transport, bank erosion, and alluvial channel developing processes in the Upper Jordan River (UT), the Las Vegas Wash (NV), the Kankakee River (IL), the Upper Spanish Creek (CA), the Salt River (AZ), and the Rio-Grande (NM). At the same time, she is engaged in research for managing vegetation in open channels and the mechanics of sediment transport in mountain gravel-bed streams. She is also interested in water quality modeling and the interaction between surface and groundwater systems.
Dr. Robert Fleischman is working on a grant from the US Government for Evaluation of Analytical Assessment Tools Through Comparisons to Observed Seismic Performance in the January 2010 Haiti Earthquake.
Dr. Mark Hickman is working on a US Government grant for the ATLAS Center - Enhanced Monitoring and Planning of Network Infrastructure with Remote Data Collection.
Dr. Tribikram Kundu is working on an Industry grant for Wave Field Modeling to Stimulate Scattering of Ultrasonic Waves by Defects in Structures With Complex Geometry.
Dr. Kevin Lansey, head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and four UA colleagues have been awarded $2 million by the NSF to research water reuse and supply systems.