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Steve Barndt

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Test Track Office

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
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Steven Bloser

Research Generalist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 203A Research Building D

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6967

Publications  

 
 
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Wade Brown

Research Technologist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-9983

Erosion control; Stormwater management; Vegetation management; Dirt, Gravel & Low-Volume Road Program; Environmental permitting.

 
 
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Amanda Brown

Administrative Support Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1891

 
 
Photo of Frank Butts

Frank Butts

Business Manager

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201B Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1942

Research administration

 
 
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Michael Casper

Editor

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201E Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-7922

Writing, editing, event publicity and planning, design. Languages: French; basic Spanish, German.

 
 
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Eric Chase

Research Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-3967

 
 
Photo of Christine Christian

Christine Christian

Accounting Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1814

 
 
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Heather Christian

Administrative Support Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1293

 
 
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Timothy Cleary

Research Associate

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 204 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0500

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Projects  

 
 
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Rick Confer

Test Track Group Leader

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
Photo of Kenneth Corradini

Kenneth Corradini

Research Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 116 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6966

 
 
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David Creamer

Research Technologist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 205 Research Building D

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7971

 
 
Photo of Gregory Dauber

Gregory Dauber

Proposal and Award Generalist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-2930

 
 
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Kenneth Defibaugh

FOREMAN, TRADES

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-949-7949

 
 
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Earl Deshong

Test Technician

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 0000 Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-695-3404

Knowledge of buses used in public transit

 
 
Photo of Paul Dietze

Paul Dietze

Assistant Mechanic

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-3108

 
 
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Eric Donnell

Director of Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

PROFESSOR

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 231N Sackett Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-7053

Personal or Departmental Website

Highway and street design, highway safety, roadside design and management, speed management.

 
 
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Cathleen Flick

Proposal and Award Generalist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-2606

 
 
Photo of Philip Garvey

Philip Garvey

Senior Research Associate

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 200 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-7929

 
 
Photo of Troy Grimm

Troy Grimm

Assistant Mechanic

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-4731

 
 
Photo of Josh Grove

Josh Grove

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
Photo of Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
Photo of Allen Homan

Allen Homan

Assistant Research Engineer

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-8011

 
 
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Suresh Iyer

Research Associate

Larson Transportation Institute

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-2327

Optical methods for the detemination of soot characteristics in flames, particulate and gaseous emission measurements of heavy duty engines

Publications  

 
 
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William Johns

Engineering Program Manager

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Institute

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1892

 
 
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Benjamin Johnson

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
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Ronald Keller

Test Track Group Leader

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
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David Klinikowski

Research Associate, Director of Center for Bus Research and Testing

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1898

Heavy vehicle research and testing, structural durability, reliability, vehicle emissions, design, instrumentation, electric vehicles, alternative fuels, pavement surface characteristics

 
 
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Dennis Kovalick

Facilities Supervisor

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 1 Test Track Office

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-9664

 
 
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Danica Laub

Communications Strategist

Communications Department

Larson Transportation Institute

Facilities Engineering Institute

Office: 248 East Calder Way, 4th Floor

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-7925

 
 
Photo of Jennifer Lego

Jennifer Lego

Administrative Support Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 101 Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-695-3404

 
 
Photo of Earl Lehner

Earl Lehner

Assistant Mechanic

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 001 Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-949-7946

 
 
Photo of Scott Milander

Scott Milander

Engineering Program Manager

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-6090

 
 
Photo of Kathy Moir

Kathy Moir

Administrative Support Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 215 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-9983

 
 
Photo of Eric Nevel

Eric Nevel

Research Technologist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1891

 
 
Photo of Jennifer Noll

Jennifer Noll

Administrative Support Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 101 Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-695-3404

 
 
Photo of John Petro

John Petro

Mechanical Technician

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-695-3894

 
 
Photo of Zoltan Rado

Zoltan Rado

Senior Research Associate

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 203 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-7925

Vehicle dynamics, Vehicle-surface interaction, Surface characteristics, Friction, Braking, Crash safety.

 
 
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Robert Reifsteck

Assistant Manager - Bus Testing and Research

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 101 Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-949-7944

 
 
Photo of Sarah Rhyner

Sarah Rhyner

Systems Administrator

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 125 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-0572

 
 
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Justin Ripka

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 0001 Test Track Facility

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
Photo of Milton Roos

Milton Roos

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
Photo of Sondra Rossman

Sondra Rossman

Administrative Support Coordinator

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 101 Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-695-3404

 
 
Photo of Steven Rossman

Steven Rossman

Test Technician

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 101 Maintenance Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-949-5077

 
 
Photo of Debra Shaw

Debra Shaw

Administrative Support Assistant

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-3965

 
 
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David Shearer

Field Operations Specialist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 205 Research Building D

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-0358

materials handling, Driving Surface Aggregate aggregate formulation and placement, trailmix development, Environmentally sensitive maintenance of Dirt and Gravel Roads training.

 
 
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Raymond Smyers

Financial Coordinator

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 101 Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-695-3893

 
 
Photo of Timothy Snider

Timothy Snider

Test Technician

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: Smith Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-695-3894

 
 
Photo of Mansour Solaimanian

Mansour Solaimanian

Senior Research Associate

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1903

Pavement materials testing and characterization, pavement evaluation, geotechnical testing and engineering.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
Photo of John Spicer

John Spicer

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
Photo of Charles Stover

Charles Stover

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5028

 
 
Photo of Tonyv Toto

Tonyv Toto

IT Support Specialist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1338

 
 
Photo of Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Administrative Manager

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201C Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5621

 
 
Photo of Mike Zeigler

Mike Zeigler

Test Track Driver

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 201 Transportation Research Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-355-1018

 
 
Photo of Timothy Ziegler

Timothy Ziegler

Field Operations Specialist

Larson Transportation Institute

Office: 207 Research Building D

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-5355

Personal or Departmental Website

Training and technical assistance of environmentally sensitive maintenance practices and techniques for unpaved roads to municipal officials and road maintenance personnel.

 
 

About

The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891