Inspired at Mizzou, alumna now on faculty at Tongji University

Inspired at Mizzou, alumna now on faculty at Tongji University

Zhang After earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Siyang “Sandy” Zhang received a lucrative job offer in industry. “It was so stable, that I could see my whole life until retirement,” she said. Fate had other plans. At the last minute, Zhang decided she’d rather continue her education and see what else she could [...]
Civil Engineering alumnus joins faculty of Indian Institute of Technology

Civil Engineering alumnus joins faculty of Indian Institute of Technology

Bharadwai Equipped with a PhD in transportation engineering and inspired by teaching and research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nipjyoti Bharadwaj has joined the faculty at a prestigious university in India. As an assistant professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, he will focus his research on developing a safer transportation network [...]
Mizzou Engineers study markings states use to direct drivers through work zones

Mizzou Engineers study markings states use to direct drivers through work zones

Mizzou Engineers have wrapped up a comprehensive review of the materials states use to temporarily direct drivers through highway work zones and the various methods they rely on to remove those markings. Brown Henry Brown, a research engineer, along with Praveen Edara, chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering, released their findings in a [...]
Civil Engineer helps MoDOT study New Madrid evacuation routes

Civil Engineer helps MoDOT study New Madrid evacuation routes

Professor Praveen Edara is working with MoDOT to study evacuation plans in New Madrid and surrounding counties. Were a major earthquake to rock the New Madrid fault line in southeast Missouri, it’s likely people would be displaced from their homes. But where would they go and how would they get there? That’s a question a [...]
Researchers study effectiveness of rumble strips in work zones

Researchers study effectiveness of rumble strips in work zones

Mizzou Engineers are helping state transportation officials investigate the effectiveness of temporary rumble strips in work zones. Rumble strips are safety features placed over the road to alert motorists by causing an audible vibration transmitted from vehicle wheels. The Missouri Department of Transportation uses them ahead of work zones, said Henry Brown, principal investigator of [...]
Meet Praveen Edara

Meet Praveen Edara

Diverging diamond interchanges have been shown to reduce the number of car crashes by more than half and save states millions of dollars in construction costs. But before the first one debuted in 2009, researchers across the country spent years testing them in simulated environments. Meet Praveen Edara, who was among the first to study [...]
Training the next generation transportation workforce

Training the next generation transportation workforce

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees will receive more realistic work zone inspection training using virtual reality (VR) thanks to a Mizzou Engineering team. Praveen Edara, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is leading the project, which received funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Market Readiness Program earlier this year. This two-year $460,238 grant [...]
Accounting for sleep disorders in highway safety

Accounting for sleep disorders in highway safety

People with shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) are three times more likely to crash or be in a near-crash than people without that condition. That’s the take-away from a study on accident causes and sleep disorders conducted by civil and environmental engineering (CEE) professors Praveen Edara and Carlos Sun. In addition, they found that people […]

Edara Named Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Edara Named Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A familiar name will become the permanent chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), effective September 1 – current interim chair Praveen Edara. “Nothing prepares you like when you are already in those shoes, so that’s helped me quite a bit,” Edara said, “Knowing all the different responsibilities going into the position helps […]

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