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 is currently organizing the next webinar. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Please feel free to contact Dr. Momen Mousa at with any suggestions or questions.


Archived Webinars

 Advances in the Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Presented by: Dr. Kyle Riding (University of Florida), Dr. Royce Floyd (University of Oklahoma), and Dr. Brad Weldon (New Mexico State University)

Date: March 9, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM (CST)

 Part 2 – Corrosion Management System of Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Durability Reinforced Concrete Structures

Presented by: Michael Stroia (Commercial Metals Company), Anthony Del Percio (Sherwin-Williams), and Dr. Salem S. Faza (Commercial Metals Company)

Date: October 29, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM (CST)

 Part 1 – Corrosion Management System of Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Durability Reinforced Concrete Structures

Presented by: Dr. Homero Castaneda (Texas A&M University), Rob Kinchler (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute), and Dr. Stephen Yeomans (University of New South Wales)

Date: October 28, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM (CST)

 Innovative Techniques in Detecting, Monitoring, and Planning for Flooding

Presented by: Dr. Gabriele Villarini (The University of Iowa), David Heimann (U.S. Geological Survey), and Dr. Suyun Ham (The Univeristy of Texas at Arlington)

Date: September 15, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM (CST)

 Future Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Applications

Presented by: Dr. Hany Hassan (Louisiana State University), Dr. Samer Dessouky (University of Texas at San Antonio), and Dr. Sabya Mishra (University of Memphis)

Date: June 10, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM (CST)

 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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