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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.

2015 Research Highlights

Research highlights at CTS for 2014-2015 include: hardier roadside grasses, tribal transportation safety, left-turn safety, maximizing system performance, clear roads in winter, well-rested truckers, increased transit ridership, more efficient buses, safer teen drivers, understanding travel behavior, better asphalt pavements, and healthy lakes and rivers.

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Meet a Researcher

Assistant Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Adam Boies is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota and a lecturer in the Energy, Fluid Mechanics, and Turbomachinery Engineering Division at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on characterizing the evolution, dynamics, and impacts of gas-phase nanoparticles (e.g., soot) and gaseous pollutants. The applications of his research extend to air quality, transportation emissions, and engineered nanomaterials for energy applications.