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 Expert  714090

Expert in Urban Design and Planning, Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities, New Urbanism, Context-Sensitive Design

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Connecticut (CT)
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Expert has spent a significant portion of his career researching the relationship between the chemical and physical properties of asphalt cements. He has extensive knowledge of the rheology and durability of asphaltic materials, and also of the methods used to characterize their chemical composition. Recent research includes: 1) a study of the use of NMR for measuring asphalt consistency, and 2) developing methods for predicting the long-term durability of asphalt concrete.

Expert's research experience in this area includes a study of an impact hammer for measuring the structural capacity of gravel surfaced roads, and the development of an automated system for pavement condition survey.

Expert has taught geometric design at the graduate and undergraduate level for 16 years. His research in this area has covered such issues as context-sensitive design, safety, traffic calming, and functional classification. He is also well versed in the historical development of geometric design in the U.S. and in Europe. He believes in the need for a new urban or neo-traditional approach for designing urban neighborhoods. He has significant expertise in regional statewide transportation planning. In 1999, he served as a consultant to the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representation and wrote a draft plan that led to the formation of Connecticut's Transportation Strategy Board.

Expert has been a transportation consultant for the Storrs Master Planning Project and the FHWA-sponsored project that developed a Transportation Vision for Parkville (Hartford).




asphalt chemical property


asphalt physical property


pavement design


pavement evaluation


paved surface


paving material


geometric design


geometric highway design


highway design


traffic calming


transportation engineering


urban neighborhood design


urban planning


urban design


urban neighborhood

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Waterbury, Connecticut;  Yonkers, New York;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Lubricants and Asphalt products and applications
Highway and Rail Accident Reconstruction and Forensic...
Hydrology & Hydraulics, Storm-Water, Flood Plain Study,...
Analysis of Vehicle Handling, Accident Reconstruction,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   Ph.D.   Civil Engineering   Purdue University  
1983   M.S.   Civil Engineering   Purdue University  
1978   B.S.   Civil Engineering   University of the West Indies, Trinidad  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1999 to


(Undisclosed University)


Connecticut Transportation Institute


Director and Associate Professor


1996 to 1996


Cambridge University



Visiting Research Associate


1986 to 1994


(Undisclosed University)



Assistant Professor


1981 to 1986


Purdue University



Graduate Instructor in Research


Career Accomplishments:

Expert has worked as a researcher, teacher, and designer in urban and commmunity design.

He is one of the foremost experts in transportation design for livability and context-sensitive design. Some of his projects include Master Plan for Downtown Storrs, and Transportation and Urban Design Plan for Parkville (Hartford).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, Transportation Research Board  
 - Transportation Research Record (TRR), Transportation Research Board  
 - Transportation Research Board Meeting  
 - Proceedings of Urban Transportation  
 - Op-Ed in the Hartford Courant  

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   His Spanish reading and writing skills are very good.


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