Dr. Ehsan Minaie to Chair TRB Section Research Subcommittee
As chair of the subcommittee, Ehsan will coordinate research leads from the section’s 14 committees and report updates to its executive board. Specifically, Ehsan will identify and support cross-cutting research proposals among the committees, promote research activities across the section and track the development of research projects funded through TRB’s programs, such as the National Cooperative Highway Research Program and Synthesis.
Ehsan is an expert in transportation asset management, infrastructure performance, risk and resilience, and technological assessments of infrastructure assets. He is currently serving on multiple professional committees, including TRB’s standing committee on bridge management and the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Resilience Division.
Regarding his appointment, Ehsan said, “I am truly honored to have been appointed to this position and look forward to working with the TRB community, industry and academic leaders to advance the science and practice of transportation asset management, preservation and maintenance. Managing the U.S. transportation network presents ongoing challenges in planning, operations and preventive maintenance for agencies at all levels. Now, more than ever, as our infrastructure grows older, transportation stakeholders and engineers rely on research programs to address their needs and challenges."
TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Its mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encourages their implementation.
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