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Transportation & Pavement Engineering:
Faculty & Staff


Gilbert Y. Baladi, Professor; Ph.D., P.E., Purdue University.
Pavements, geotechnical and materials: fatigue and plastic properties of soils; unbounded materials and asphaltic mixtures; pavement performance models; engineering analysis of existing pavements; pavement design, evaluation, rehabilitation and management.

Neeraj J. Buch, Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Pavements and materials: performance modeling of rigid pavements; pavement rehabilitation and management; non-destructive testing; mechanical properties of concrete and recycled materials in Portland cement concrete.

Karim Chatti, Professor; PhD, University of California Berkeley.
Pavements, geotechnical and materials: pavement modeling, dynamics of pavements, truck-pavement interaction, mechanical properties of asphalt concrete mixtures, non-destructive testing of pavements, pavement performance.

M. Emin Kutay, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., P.E., University of Maryland.
Pavements, geotechnical and materials: experimental and numerical investigation of asphalt pavements and granular materials, improvements to Superpave mix design, pavement surface characterization, tire/pavement noise.

Richard W. Lyles, Professor; Ph.D., P.E., Carnegie Mellon University.
Evaluation of traffic control devices, highway work-zone safety, general highway and traffic safety, mobility and safety of older persons, public transportation, transportation planning.

Thomas L. Maleck, Associate Professor and University Traffic Engineer; Ph.D., P.E., Michigan State University.
Geometric design, traffic flow and control, traffic simulation, highway traffic safety.

William C. Taylor, Emeritus Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Remediation of highway congestion, improved traffic safety computer modeling, intelligent transportation systems.


James C. Brenton, Department Technician.
Function/Duties: Coordinates and performs complex design, fabrication, modification, maintenance and repair of one-of-a-kind research and instructional equipment and systems. Assists in the day-to-day coordination of the operations of the facility.

Phone: (517) 355-5107 Fax: (517) 432-1827 E-mail: cee@egr.msu.edu
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3546 Engineering Building Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226