Welcome to CTIS!


Director's Message

Smiley face On behalf of the students, staff and faculty affiliated with CTIS, I would like to welcome you to our webpage. The main goals of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems are to address the needs for basic and applied research as related to the transportation infrastructure. Most transportation, pavement and geotechnical engineering research projects at UTEP are concentrated under this Center. We are one of the best equipped research facilities in the Southwest.

Members of the CTIS family at UTEP focus their research on different areas of transportation Infrastructure including Pavement Evaluation and Design, Transportation Planning, Environmental Quality, Asset and Infrastructure Management, Structures and Safety.

We are committed to high-quality research through work force development. The heart of the operation of CTIS is the undergraduate and graduate research assistants, who work side-by-side with a dozen faculty and research engineers affiliated with CTIS. More than 40 students are involved in a number of projects at any time. We are always looking for new students to join our group.

We are also thankful to our governmental and private sponsors and to our collaborators from academia and industry for their support. Please feel free to contact us for information on any of our past or ongoing activities.

We look forward to be of service to you on relevant research projects.


Vision

CTIS will serve as the regional and national source for preparing new professionals for the twenty first century transportation workplace through cutting edge and competitive research in complex transportation systems.

Mission

CTIS through its faculty and staff works to generate and share knowledge in different aspects of transportation infrastructure. CTIS will recruit, retain, and graduate individuals with high professional and ethical standards to work in government and private organizations. CTIS accomplishes its missions by submitting highly-competitive proposals, engaging in innovative research that creates synergy among faculty, staff, students, and funding agencies. CTIS faculty and staff work together within the University, and with other collaborators internationally to engage in multidisciplinary opportunities for both students and faculty.

Goals

The goals of CTIS are the following:

  • Produce well-rounded, technically-competent engineers in different aspects of Transportation Infrastructure
  • Sustain activities in innovative research in the following core areas of strength:
    • Transportation Materials/Design,
    • Infrastructure Evaluation and Management, and
    • Planning, Operation and Logistics
  • Initiate new research fronts in:
    • Sustainable Environment for Transportation
    • InfrastructureTransportation Safety and Security

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