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Thomas J. Maleck, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering
3571 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-6448
Fax: (517) 432-1827
E-Mail: maleck@msu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Transportation
  • Civil Engineering Analysis
  • Highway Design
  • Simulation and Optimization of Urban Traffic Flow
  • Highway and Traffic Safety

Recent Research:

  • An Evaluation of the Detroit Freeway Operations (SCANDI) Project, Michigan Department of Transportation.
  • The Development of a High-Accident-Location-Identification System for Local Agencies, Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Michigan State Police.
  • An Investigation of the Traffic Accident Involvement of Older Drivers in the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Transportation.


Dr. Maleck is interested in all areas of highway engineering; especially geometric design, traffic flow and control, traffic simulation, and in the reduction of traffic accidents and personal injuries.


Michigan State University: Ph.D., Transportation

Awards and Honors:

  • Meritorious Service to the State of Michigan, Governor James J. Blanchard.

Selected Publications:

  • The Geometric Design and Safety of Freeway Interchanges, with W.C. Taylor and others, Proceedings of the Indian Road Congress An International Seminar on Expressways/High-Speed Facilities in Developing Countries, New Delhi, India, 1991.
  • Impact of Vehicle Size on Highway Safety, with K. Kuroda and W.C. Taylor, Transportation Research Board 64th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1985.
  • The Prediction of Highway Accidents as a Function of Geometry and Environment, Compendium of Technical Papers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, London, England, 1983.
Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824