Affiliate Members

A growing demand for rail transportation education and research requires a growing academic capacity in the United States. NURail members are well positioned to facilitate this change. As part of our efforts to broaden the NURail Center’s impact, we have created a NURail Affiliates program involving faculty from other colleges and universities.

To see a listing of rail courses being offered by NURail Affiliates, click here. For research projects, click here

Benefits of this program include:

  • Participation in NURail’s annual meeting, workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Visits to campuses
  • Regular in-person meetings, teleconferences and/or webinars
  • No artificial membership limits
  • Recognition as university with railway related activities
  • Resource sharing opportunities
  • Research and education collaborative opportunities

If you are interested in more information about our affiliate program, contact Dr. Pasi Lautala ptlautal@mtu.edu, Associate Director of Education for NURail, or Dr. Leslie McCarthy (leslie.mccarthy@villanova.edu), Chair of the Affiliate University Program.
Or, if you wish to apply to be an affiliate member, please complete this application form.

Current Affiliate Members are:

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  Contact:
  Hualing (Harry) Teng, Associate Professor
  Director, Railroad, High Speed Rail and Transit Initiative
  Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
  University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 454015
  Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015

  Website: http://www.unlv.edu/engineering

Colorado State University - Pueblo
  Contact:
  Jane M. Fraser, Ph.D.
  Professor, Dept Chair
  Department of Engineering
  Colorado State University - Pueblo
  2200 Bonforte Blvd T264
  Pueblo, CO 81001

  Website: http://ceeps.csupueblo.edu/Engineering/

University of Maryland
  Contact:
  Paul Schonfeld
  Professor
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  University of Maryland

  College Park, MD 20742

  Website: http://www.tep.umd.edu/

University of Wisconsin - Madison


  Contact:
  Dave Peterson
  Program Director
  Engineering Professional Development
  University of Wisconsin-Madison
  432 North Lake Street
  Madison, WI 53706

  Website: http://epd.engr.wisc.edu/railroadeng

Oregon State University

  Contact:
  Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Ph.D. P.E.
  Associate Professor
  School of Civil and Construction Engineering
  Oregon State University
  Kearney Hall 101
  Corvallis, OR, 97331

  Website: http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/AREMA/

University of Kansas
  Contact:
  Robert Parsons, Ph.D., P.E.
  Professor
  Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
  University of Kansas
  2150 Learned Hall
  Lawrence, KS 66045

  Website: http://ceae.ku.edu/rail-research

University of South Carolina


  Contact:
  Dimitris Rizos
  Associate Professor
  Structural Engineering
  University of South Carolina
  300 Main Str.
  Columbia, SC 292088

  Website: http://www.ce.sc.edu

University of British Columbia


  Contact:
  Dr Gord Lovegrove P.Eng., M.B.A., Ph.D., FITE
  Associate Professor, Principal Investigator
  Sustainable Transport Safety Research Laboratory
  The University of British Columbia - Okanagan
  1137 Alumni Avenue
  Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7

  Website: gordonlovegrove.html

Penn State - Altoona


  Contact:
  Stephen L. Dillen
  Instructor in Electrical Engineering
  Division of Business and Engineering, Rail Transportation
  Penn State - Altoona
  103F Sheetz Family Health Center
  Altoona, PA 16601

  Website: http://www.altoona.psu.edu/rte/

Virginia Tech


  Contact:
  Mehdi Ahmadian, PhD
  Dan Pletta Professor and Director
  Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety, Railway Tech Laboratory
  Virginia Tech
  3103 Commerce Street
  Blacksburg, VA 24061

  Website: cvess.me.vt.edu/Labs/RTL/index.html

North Dakota State University


  Contact:
  Denver Tolliver
  Director - UGPTI, Program Director - MPC
  Upper Great Plains Trans. Ins. & Mountain-Plains Consortium
  North Dakota State University
  NDSU Dept 2880 P.O. Box 6050
  Fargo, ND 58108

  Website: http://www.ugpti.org/

Villanova University


  Contact:
  Leslie Myers McCarthy, Ph.D., P.E.
  Assistant Professor
  Civil and Environmental Engineering
  Villanova University
  Tolentine Hall Rm 144, 800 Lancaster Avenue
  Villanova, PA 19085

  Website: Click here

University of Manitoba


  Contact:
  Jonathan Regehr, Ph.D., P.Eng.
  Assistant Professor
  Department of Civil Engineering
  University of Manitoba
  E1-310 EITC, 15 Gillson Street
  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6

  Website: http://umanitoba.ca/civil/

University of Dayton


  Contact:
  Michael F. Gorman, Ph.D.
  Professor
  Department of MIS, Operations and Decision Sciences
  University of Dayton
  Anderson Center RM 120, 300 College Park
  Dayton, OH 45469

  Website: udayton.edu/directory/business/

University of Massachusetts - Amherst


  Contact:
  Carlton L. Ho, P. E., PhD.
  Associate Professor
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  28 Marston Hall, 130 Natural Resources Road
  Amherst, MA 01003-9293

  Website: engineering.umass.edu/faculty/carlton-ho

University of New Mexico
  Contact:
  Fernando Moreu
  Assistant Professor
  Department of Civil Engineering
  Centennial Engineering Center 3056
  MSC01 1070
  1 University of New Mexico
  Albuquerque, NM 87131

  Website: civil.unm.edu/index.html