Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.

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Bicycle commuting improves public health, reduces medical costs

A new study by U of M researchers shows that bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities metro area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs.

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Meet a Researcher

Associate Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Dr. Jia-Liang Le is currently an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include fracture mechanics, probabilistic mechanics, scaling, reliability analysis, and computational mechanics.

Le obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003, a master's degree in engineering from NUS in 2005, and a Ph.D. in structural mechanics from Northwestern University in 2010.