People

Co-directors:

Suren Chen is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His research interests primarily focus on characterizing the complex interactions among human, natural environment, traffic and transportation infrastructures. During the past years, his research team has been working on sustainability and resilience of transportation infrastructure system (e.g. bridges and roadways), multi-hazard mitigation (e.g. wind and seismic), highway traffic crash risk prediction and prevention, and various intelligence transportation system (ITS) applications. Dr. Chen has published over 70 technical papers, half of which are refereed journal papers. Dr. Chen has been a licensed professional civil engineer since 2004. He is an active member of four technical committees within ASCE, and serves as the Transportation Research Board (TRB) appointed university representative for CSU. He was awarded 2009 ASCE Collingwood Prize and is currently serving on the editorial boards of several journals.

Rebecca Atadero is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. The research conducted by her team focuses primarily on the evaluation, management, and renewal of existing infrastructure, with particular emphasis on bridges. Dr. Atadero’s PhD research was sponsored by Caltrans, and since joining CSU she has worked on several CDOT sponsored projects. She is the University Program Director at CSU for the Mountain Plains Consortium, a USDOT Regional University Transportation Center. Dr. Atadero is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Colorado. She teaches courses related to structural engineering, and is also interested in engineering education research and outreach.

Affiliated faculty member:

Dr. Thomas H. Bradley is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado State University. He has earned BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California - Davis, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an emphasis in systems engineering and decision support. Primary research interests include the design of transportation and energy systems, integrated controls and design optimization, and the validation of engineering design methods.  Dr. Bradley is director of Colorado State University's government/industry funded Vehicle Electrification Education and EcoCAR2 programs.  His transportation research encompasses many aspects of the design, demonstration and sustainability impacts assessment of advanced vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and policies.

Neil S. Grigg is a Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University. A graduate of the US Military Academy (BS), Auburn University (MS), and Colorado State University (PhD). Former university administrator, consulting engineer and state environmental official. His research is concentrated on infrastructure and water resources management. Current research is about water distribution systems management. He has worked on a number of government policy and advisory panels. He is the author of several recent books about infrastructure, including: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management; Water Finance: Public Responsibilities and Private Opportunities; Infrastructure Finance: the Business of Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future; and Economics and Finance for Engineers and Planners. He is a registered professional engineer in three states.

Hussam Mahmoud is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Structural Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Prior to arriving at CSU, his experience included seismic performance of structures and fatigue and fracture evaluation of steel bridges. He has also conducted numerous field tests on bridges across the country and recommended retrofits that have been implemented on bridges. Mahmoud's current research focus includes evaluation of the build environment under natural hazards. This has been realized through conducting various small-scale and large-scale experimental testing as well as conducting various analytical and numerical simulations.

Dr. Mehmet E. Ozbek is an assistant professor and the graduate program coordinator in the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Construction Engineering and Management. Since the beginning of his graduate studies at Virginia Tech’s Center for Highway Asset Management Programs, he has been performing research related to road infrastructure asset management, performance and productivity measurement-improvement-benchmarking, performance-based contracting and specifications, warranties in contracts, public-private partnerships, condition assessment, road maintenance performance measurement/improvement, optimization models, project delivery, and construction contracts. His work has been published in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Transportation Research Record Journal, International Journal of Construction Education and Research, and an ASCE special publication on Alternative Project Delivery, Procurement, and Contracting Methods for Highways. He has been very active in both state DOT- and federally- funded transportation research. In addition to being an active reviewer for and serving in the editorial board of ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Dr. Ozbek is a reviewer for seven other journals as well as for Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Asset Management and Committee on Maintenance and Operations Management. He serves in three national committees related to transportation infrastructure and construction: (i) ASCE Transportation and Development Institute Infrastructure Systems Committee, (ii) ASCE Construction Institute Management Practices in Construction Committee, and (iii) Construction Industry Institute Academic Committee.

Dr. Stephen J. Reynolds, CIH, is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, and is Head of the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Section of ERHS. He is also faculty in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department of the Colorado School of Public Health. He is Director of the CDC/NIOSH funded High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and is also Deputy Director for the Mountain and Plains Education Research Center, providing graduate training and continuing education for occupational health professionals. He is board certified in Industrial Hygiene and has more than 27 years experience in exposure assessment/industrial hygiene, and is internationally recognized for his research involving exposure and health effects of organic dusts, bioaerosols, and endotoxins particularly in agricultural settings. He has published 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. He served on the ACGIH Bioaerosols Committee until 2008 when he was elected as an officer on the ACGIH Board of Directors. He was Chair of ACGIH and 2010. He was also named as a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association in 2010.

Lorann Stallones, MPH, PhD, FACE is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Psychology, the Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Stallones is the Director of the CSU Graduate Degree Program in Public Health, part of the inter-insitutional Colorado School of Public Health. She has been on the faculty at CSU since 1990. Dr. Stallones is nationally and internationally recognized as an injury epidemiologist who has worked extensively in rural injuries. She has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles. In 2005, an article she published was selected by the Editor of the Journal of Agromedicine as one of the best articles in ten years of publishing. In 2005 she received a research award from the National Institute for Farm Safety for major contributions to the prevention of farm injuries for an article published in Injury Prevention. She served on a National Academy of Sciences Evaluation Committee to review the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Research Program of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (2006-2007). In 2009, she served on the Portfolio Review External Panel of the United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Sustainable Farm Enterprises Portfolio. She is the past President of the American College of Epidemiology and a Professor Laureate in the College of Natural Sciences.