· Transportation Technology Transfer Center Staff ·

· Transportation Technology Transfer Center Staff ·

Dr. Alberto M. Figueroa Medina,
Co-Director

Dr. Alberto M. Figueroa Medina is a Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM). He is Co-Director of the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center (PR-LTAP). He leads two research centers at UPRM as Associate Director of the Coastal Research and Education Actions for Transportation Equity (CREATE) and the National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR), part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) supported by the US Department of Transportation. 

Dr. Figueroa-Medina is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. His academic preparation includes a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Transportation Engineering from UPRM, and a Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems from Purdue University, in Indiana.

His research projects and publications cover topics related to highway geometric design and road safety modeling, the analysis of road user behavior and performance using driving simulation and virtual reality simulation tools, and the evaluation of the performance of transportation systems, including quality of service, safety, resilience, and sustainability. Dr. Figueroa-Medina has served in two national research committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB): AKD10 Performance Effects of Geometric Design and ANB20 Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation and is a current member of the Oversight Panel for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 07-29 project: Development of the 8th Edition of AASHTO’s A Policy on the Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book).

Dr. Alberto M. Figueroa Medina,
Co-Director

Dr. Alberto M. Figueroa Medina is a Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM). He is Co-Director of the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center (PR-LTAP). He leads two research centers at UPRM as Associate Director of the Coastal Research and Education Actions for Transportation Equity (CREATE) and the National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR), part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) supported by the US Department of Transportation. 

Dr. Figueroa-Medina is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. His academic preparation includes a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Transportation Engineering from UPRM, and a Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems from Purdue University, in Indiana.

His research projects and publications cover topics related to highway geometric design and road safety modeling, the analysis of road user behavior and performance using driving simulation and virtual reality simulation tools, and the evaluation of the performance of transportation systems, including quality of service, safety, resilience, and sustainability. Dr. Figueroa-Medina has served in two national research committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB): AKD10 Performance Effects of Geometric Design and ANB20 Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation and is a current member of the Oversight Panel for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 07-29 project: Development of the 8th Edition of AASHTO’s A Policy on the Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book).

Dr. Didier M. Valdés Díaz,
Co-Director

Dr. Didier M. Valdés Díaz,
Co-Director

Sra. Grisel Villarrubia Echevarría,
Oficial Administrativo

Sra. Grisel Villarrubia Echevarría,
Oficial Administrativo

Srta. Ciara J. Toro Rosario,
Asistente Administrativo

Srta. Ciara J. Toro Rosario,
Asistente Administrativo

Students

Taina Y. Cordero Chaparro

Keryliz Pérez Luciano

Pedro L. Villalta Grau

Diego A. Carreira Flores

Kathleen Díaz Carrasquillo

Joshua R. Santiago Ibarra

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:

Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center
Civil Engineering and Surveying Department
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus
P.O. Box 9000
Mayagüez, P.R. 00681-9000

 

Phones and Fax Numbers:

Direct Phone: 787-834-6385

Phone: 787-832-4040