Professor Stephen Ritchie Awarded Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award

Ritchie receives award from the American Society of Civil Engineers
 

Stephen Ritchie, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Irvine, has been awarded the prominent Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award for 2010 from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award recognizes a member of the Society for the best example of innovative or noteworthy planning, design or construction of transportation facilities. Ritchie's award citation reads, "For his innovative work in the development and application of new technologies in transportation engineering," which was presented in October 2010 at the ASCE Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ritchie studies transportation systems engineering, and is specifically interested in advanced traffic management and control systems, the development and application of emerging technologies in transportation engineering, and modeling greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions from transportation systems.

The Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award recognizes a member of ASCE for the best example of innovative or noteworthy planning, design or construction of transportation facilities. The ASCE was founded in 1852, and represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.