Joint Tran-SET Webinar Series

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Background and Purpose

Tran-SET will jointly host a webinar series with (rotating) University Transportation Centers (UTCs). Each webinar, to be conducted on a quarterly basis, will involve a (rotating) research theme relevant to Tran-SET, in alignment with the US DOT Strategic Plan for FY 2018 – 2022, and relevant to the transportation research community as a whole. Each webinar will include three presentations: (1) on a related Tran-SET -funded research project, (2) on a related external UTC-funded research project, and (3) a more practitioner-focused presentation from a state DOT or FHWA.

Each webinar will be one-hour long with an additional 15 minutes for questions.

The purpose of the webinar series is threefold: (1) to strengthen collaboration among UTCs and other research centers in the development and deployment of innovation, (2) increase coordination among UTCs and other research centers in their technology transfer activities, and (3) increase engagement in Tran-SET and other UTCs’ efforts from a wider audience. The webinar series will also provide a convenient, freely accessible informational source to researchers and practitioners alike.

More information on the webinar series, including the presenter information form, can be found in the following document:


Tran-SET welcomes suggestions on future webinar topics and presenters. Please feel free to contact us at or call Dr. Marwa Hassan directly at (225) 578-9189.

Tran-SET will promote upcoming webinars on its website, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. Invitations to RSVP for the webinars will also be sent directly to those on our distribution list. Please feel free to subscribe to our distribution list, where you will receive our major outreach materials (newsletters, etc.) directly to your e-mail.

Upcoming Webinar

Tran-SET will conduct its next webinar on June  10th, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:45 PM (CST) over “Future Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Applications.” Please RSVP prior by registering at Registration is free!!

Please see below for more information, including the attached flyer.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Momen Mousa at or 225-424-9250 with any inquiries. 

Archived Webinars

 Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation & Logistics


Presented by: Laura Perrotta  (American Highway Users Alliance), Brandon Orr (Stantec), and Herby Lissade (Caltrans)

Date: May 13, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM (CST)

Innovative Techniques to Optimize, Enhance & Facilitate Freight Movement

Presented by: Dr. Kate Hyun (University of Texas at Arlington), Prof. C. Michael Walton (The University of Texas at Austin), and Prof. MihalisGolias (University of Memphis)

Date: March 4, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM (CST)

Innovative Techniques in Pavement Management to Extend Service Life

Presented by: Dr. Shihui Shen (Pennsylvania State University), Dr. Nizar Lajnef (Michigan State University), and Dr. Changbum “Ryan” Ahn (Texas A&M University)

Date: Dec. 4, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM (CST)

Part 2: Innovative Technology, Techniques, and Processes in Transportation Infrastructure Inspection

Presented by: Dr. Salam Rahmatalla (University of Iowa) Dr. Fernando Moreu (University of New Mexico), Dr. Jinying Zhu (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Dr. Ece Erdogmus (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Date: Sept. 26, 2019 | 1:30 – 3:15 PM (CST)

Part 1: Innovative Technology, Techniques, and Processes in Transportation Infrastructure Inspection

Presented by: Dr. Fernando Moreu (University of New Mexico), Dr. Jie Gong (Rutgers University), Dr. Alexandra Hain and Dr. Arash Zaghi (University of Connecticut), and Dr. Giri Venkiteela (New Jersey DOT) and Dr. Dimitri Donksoy (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Date: June 27, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM (EST)

Innovative Approaches to Characterize Asphalt Binders and Mixtures

Presented by: Dr. Rouzbeh Ghabchi (South Dakota State University), Dr. Zahid Hossain (Arkansas State University), and Dr. Amit Bhasin (University of Texas at Austin)

Date: March 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM (CST)

Transportation Infrastructure Resilience to Extreme Weather Events

Presented by: Dr. Jon Miller (Stevens Institute of Technology), Dr. Adolfo Matamoros (University of Texas at San Antonio), Ms. Lizzie Kemp Herrera and Dr. Oana Ford (Colorado DOT), and Mr. Robert Kafalenos (FHWA)

Date: Sept. 19, 2018 | 12: 00 – 1:30 PM (CST)

Novel Concrete Materials to Enhance the Durability of Transportation Infrastructure

Presented by: Dr. Homero Castaneda (Texas A&M University), Dr. Mehran Mazari (California State University – LA), and Dr. Celik Ozyildirim (Virginia DOT)

Date: July 11, 2018 | 12: 00 – 1:00 PM (CST)

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