Previous DDETF Recipients and Research Projects


Recipients of the DDETF Fellowship Program per academic year
Year Name Discipline Research Topic
2016-17 Ángel J. Alicea Rodríguez Structural Eng. Implementation of Innovative Structural Health Monitoring Techniques to a Highway Bridge in Puerto Rico
2016-17 Josie D. Bianchi Santiago Transp. Eng Recommended Process to Estimate Vehicle Crash Cost by Severity in Puerto Rico
2016-17 María G. Torres Rodríguez Transp. Eng Safety Analysis and Evaluation in Puerto Rico Case Study: PR-111 Corridor between Moca and San Sebastian Municipalities
2016-17 Rolando E. González Nieves Civil Engineering N/A
2016-17 Kennia G. Maldonado Crespo Transp. Eng N/A
2016-17 Ricardo Pérez Gracia Transp. Eng N/A
2016-17 Heriberto Pujols Peña Transp. Eng N/A
2016-17 Ángel J. Rivera Ríos Civil Engineering N/A
2015-16 Josie Bianchi Santiago Civil Engineering A Framework for Improving the Change Management Process in Highway Construction Projects
2015-16 Joangelli Gonzalez Compre Civil Engineering School Zone Safety Standard Requirements in Puerto Rico – A Comparison Between the MUTCD 2009 and Article 5.02 of Act No. 22 of Puerto Rico
2015-16 Jennifer Aponte Rivera Civil Engineering An Assessment on the Use of Roundabouts in Puerto Rico: Lessons Learned and Potential Areas of Improvement
2015-16 Heriberto Pujols Pena Civil Engineering Alternative Transportation System for an University Community in the Western Area of Puerto Rico.
2015-16 Sionel Arocho Meaux Civil Engineering Use of Pervious Concrete for Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure
2014-15 Alex M. Bermúdez Arbona Transp. Eng. Speed Variability along Horizontal Curves on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Puerto Rico
2014-15 Ivelisse R. Gorbea Class Transp. Eng. Principal Component Analysis and Livability Index at Tren Urbano Corridor
2014-15 Wilfredo R. Cordero Cruz Transp. Eng. Consolidation Analysis of the Metropolitan Bus Authority of Puerto Rico Bus Stops
2013-14 Dafne Valle Javier Transp. Eng. Development of Crash Modification Factors for Pedestrian Related Treatments in Puerto Rico
2013-14 Carlos A. Calero Valenzuela Transp. Eng. Development of a Geometric Design Consistency Model for Two Lane Rural Roads
2013-14 Omar J. Lazo Benza Transp. Eng. Measurement and Evaluation of the Empirical Perception of Livability in Single Use Neighborhoods in Puerto Rico
2013-14 Carlos A. Gaviria Mendoza Structural Eng. Rapid Structural Assessment of Bridge Structures Subjected to Severe Earthquakes
2013-14 David R. Soto Padín Civil Engineering Conceptual Design of On-Street Bicycle Routes in Ponce, PR
2012-13 Dafne Valle Javier Transp. Eng. Evaluation of PR-2 Corridor in Mayag:uez: Phase I-Characterization of Pedestrian Facilities and Crash History
012-13 Erika Jaramillo Giraldo Transp. Eng. Incorporating Safety into the Transportation Planning Process
2012-13 David R. Soto Padín Civil Engineering Evaluation of Mayagüez Downtown Trolley Service
2012-13 José A. Silvestre Soto Transp. Eng. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Operational Infrastructure Evaluation
2011-12 Yesenia Y. Cruz Cantillo Transp. Eng. Determination of Alternate Routes in Case of Emergencies Caused by Hurricanes
2011-12 Carlos A. Calero Valenzuela Transp. Eng. Implementation of Adaptive Signal Control Technology in Puerto Rico
2011-12 Davis Chacón Hurtado Transp. Eng. Sustainable Development Indicators for Transportation Decision Making: A Stakeholders Perspective
2011-12 Claudio A. Figueroa Bueno Civil Engineering N/A
2011-12 Kevin Y. Rodríguez Rodríguez Civil Engineering N/A
2010-11 Yesenia Y. Cruz Cantillo Transp. Eng. Dynamic Transportation and Humanitarian Logistics’ Conceptual Model: A Decision Tool to Prioritize Critical Supplies Distribution during Emergency Relief Operations
2010-11 Pedro J. Pérez Arroyo Economy Transit as a tool for the sustainable development in polycentric regions
2010-11 Mireya M. Quiñones Fernández Civil Engineering Determination of Saturation Flow Rates at Urban Signalized Intersections Based on Local Conditions
2010-11 Richard Valencia Farfán Mathematics N/A
2009-10 Carlos A. Calero Valenzuela Transp. Eng. Quality of Service Measures for Special Demand- Response Transit Services
2009-10 Ivelisse R. Gorbea Class Transp. Eng. Assessment of Land Use Transport Modeling Frameworks to Analyze Mass Transit Alternatives in Puerto Rico
2009-10 Alvin Nieves Rosario Transp. Eng. N/A
2009-10 Zaida E. Rico Rolón Transp. Eng. Tools to Study Organizational Factors Influencing Effectiveness of Transit Services
2009-10 Liza X. Ríos Berríos Transp. Eng. N/A
2009-10 Reinaldo Silvestry Acosta Civil Engineering N/A
2009-10 Víctor Uribe Florez Transp. Eng. Development of Origin-Destination Survey for the Metropolitan Area of San Juan, Puerto Rico
2008-09 Zaida E. Rico Rolón Transp. Eng. Tools to Study Organizational Factors Influencing Effectiveness of Transit Services
2008-09 Víctor Uribe Florez Transp. Eng. Development of Origin-Destination Survey for the Metropolitan Area of San Juan, Puerto Rico
2007-08 María F. Alegría Velasco Transp. Eng. Evaluation of Pedestrian Safety in School Zones in Puerto Rico
2007-08 Peter Morales Nieves Civil Engineering Evaluation of Interconnects and Information flows among the ITS technologies to be implanted in Mayaguez Puerto Rico
2007-08 Elizabeth Negrón Díaz Civil Engineering N/A
2007-08 Adilson Pérez Alfaro Civil Engineering Analysis and Evaluation of an ITS Surveillance System in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
2007-08 Josué A. Plúguez Figueroa Civil Engineering A Transportation Model to Integrate Dynamic Demand and Supplies of Critical Resources in the Aftermath of an Extreme Event: Case of a Major Seismic Event in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
2007-08 Irene S. Soria Cordero Civil Engineering N/A
2006-07 Fabiola E. Buitrago González Transp. Eng. Simulation of the Effect of Local Driver Characteristics on Traffic Operations
2006-07 Jahaira I. Cardona López Transp. Eng. Identification of Driver’s Risk Factors in Motorcycle Crashes in Puerto Rico
2006-07 Ricardo Fernós Jones Geotechnical Eng. Establishing the Frequency and Magnitude of Landslide-Triggering Rainstorm Events for Puerto Rico
2006-07 Javier Jiménez Vargas Civil Engineering Use of Mass Transportation for Evacuation Process
2006-07 Josué A. Plúguez Figueroa Civil Engineering Mayagüez’s Dynamic Demand / Supply  Model in the Aftermath of an Extreme Event
2006-07 Kelvin R. Santiago Chaparro Civil Engineering Development of a Software Tool for Collecting Information about Road Alignment Conditions using Recorded Video and GPS Position Data
2006-07 Coral A. Torres Cruz Civil Engineering Formulation of Econometric Solutions of Immediate Resources for a Disaster Area in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
2006-07 Víctor M. Vargas Lugo Civil Engineering Development of a Transportation Strategic Model and Critical Resources Distribution After a Possible Disasters on Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
2005-06 Wilson Arias Transp. Eng. Road Safety Audit PR-66 Highway
2005-06 Manuel E. Ochoa Civil Engineering Effect of Expansive Soils in Pavement Design in Puerto Rico
2005-06 Natalia Montilla Civil Engineering Analysis and Evaluation of the Runway Rehabilitation  in
2005-06 Alesandra Morales Civil Engineering Plan to Develop a Train in the Mayagüez Zoo
2005-06 Beatriz Rutzen Civil Engineering Plan to Develop a Train in the Mayagüez Zoo
2005-06 Yaritza Ruiz Civil Engineering the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport, San Juan, PR
2005-06 Iris N. Rodríguez Civil Engineering The Analysis of Pedestrian Crashes in Puerto Rico
2004-05 Luis F. Cintrón Civil Engineering Evaluating Feasibility of Implementation of Six Sigma in the Federal Highway Administration
2004-05 Carlos O. Cruz Civil Engineering Feasibility Study to Implement Roundabouts in Puerto Rico
2004-05 Enrique González Civil Engineering Evaluation of a Dynamic Simulation Model for an Arterial Network in Puerto Rico
2004-05 Luis D. López Civil Engineering N/A
2004-05 Maria del C. Ray Civil Engineering Integration of Private Operating Transit to Main Main Transit Systems
2004-05 Melissa Sanchez Civil Engineering Trip Chaining: The Feasibility of Implementing a School Bus System to ATI that Provides to Educate Generations to be Possible Users of the System
2004-05 Carmen A. Villar Civil Engineering Tren Urbano Culture: A Necessary Strategy and Incentive for the SJMA
2003-04 Jasmi Alemañy Reyes Civil Engineering Sign Retroreflectivity
2003-04 Lynnette Alicea León Civil Engineering Analysis and Evaluation of Pedestrian Crashes in the Highways of Puerto Rico
2003-04 Kathleen Díaz Carrasquillo Civil Engineering Analysis and Evaluation of the Safety Aspects and Development of Guidelines to Identify Hazardous Intersections in the Western Area of Puerto Rico
2003-04 Enrique GonzálezVélez Civil Engineering Speed Studies in Puerto Rico
2003-04 Cristina T. Hermida Escribano Civil Engineering Tren Urbano Extension To Carolina: An Imperative Action
2003-04 Natalia M. Landrón Rodríguez Civil Engineering Evaluation of Tren Urbano Station Facilities at Bayamón
2002-03 Rosana Aguilar Zapata Civil Engineering Intelligent Transportation Systems Advanced Management Systems
2002-03 Lynnette Alicea León Civil Engineering  Analysis and Evaluation of Pedestrian Accidents in the Highways of Puerto Rico
2002-03 Erika M. Alicea Medina Civil Engineering Data Collection at Intersections using Non-Intrusive Technologies
2002-03 Magaly Colón Nieves Civil Engineering Bus Rapid Transit
2002-03 Isabel Díaz Godineaux Civil Engineering Audit of an Existing Signalized Intersection and its Boundaries
2002-03 Miguel A. Nieves Kim Civil Engineering Development of Stabilizer for Accelerated Curing
2001-02 Yilia M. Baucage Bou Civil Engineering Reference Markers Performance Survey
2001-02 Johanna González Ballester Civil Engineering Evaluation of Actual Regulationas of Highway Dasign Concerning Pedestrians in Puerto Rico
2001-02 Francisco E. Martínez Martínez Civil Engineering Application of SIMAN ARENA Discrete Event Simulation Tool in the Operational Planning of a Rail System
2001-02 Francisco Padua Rosado Civil Engineering Analysis of Fatalities due to Motorized Vehicles in Hazardous Regions of the Western Area of Puerto Rico
2001-02 Cristina Torres Reyes Civil Engineering Private Auto vs. Public Transportation: Application of Revealed and Stated Preference Surveys
2000-01 Yilia M. Baucage Bou Civil Engineering Reference Markers Performance Survey
2000-01 Michelle M. Laboy Toro Civil Engineering N/A
2000-01 Juan C. Rivera Ortíz Civil Engineering N/A
2000-01 Gerard Soto Fernández Civil Engineering N/A
2000-01 Hernán E. López Báez Civil Engineering N/A
2000-01 Cristina Torres Reyes Civil Engineering Private Auto vs. Public Transportation: Application of Revealed and Stated Preference Surveys
1999-00 Michelle M. Laboy Toro Civil Engineering Transit Oriented Development
1999-00 Cristina Torres Reyes Civil Engineering Issues Related to the Implementation of “Públicos”  and Bus Lanes as Feeders for Tren Urbano Plazas:  Río Hondo Case Study
1998-99 Hernán E. López Báez Civil Engineering Geometric and Functional Analysis of the Reversible Lanes of the Las Americas Highway in San Juan (PR-18)
1998-99 Michael M. Loyselle Landrón Civil Engineering Parking Policies at Colleges and Universities
1998-99 Elix Vargas Civil Engineering Red Light Running
1997-98 Michael M. Loyselle Landrón Civil Engineering Parking Policies at Colleges and Universities
1997-98 Iris Ortiz Civil Engineering Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Deployment in Puerto Rico
1996-97 Evan González Civil Engineering Comparison of the Traditional Four Step Procedure for Travel Demand Forecasting with the Individual Choice Models
1995-96 Alberto González Civil Engineering Intelligent Transportation System
1995-96 Zaida E. Rico Rolón Civil Engineering Park-and-Ride & Kiss-and-Ride for Tren Urbano
1994-95 Angela L. Alba Carbó Geotechnical Eng. Geotechnical Application in Transportation
1994-95 Ivonne Natal Civil Engineering Waste Tires:  Problems and Alternatives
1994-95 Miguel M. Pellot Civil Engineering Tren Urbano:  A Feasible Alternative to Alleviate Traffic Congestion in the San Juan Metropolitan Area
1994-95 José Peña Civil Engineering Program for Development of the Architecture for IVHS
1994-95 Ruth Rodríguez Civil Engineering Feasibility Studies for the Use of Vehicles with Alternate Fuels for Public Transportation in the Metropolitan Area of San Juan