NEXTRANS student awarded Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in Science and Technology
December 17, 2010
The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) Awards Competition recognizes outstanding transportation students, faculty, and leaders for their accomplishments in the field of transportation research and education. Each year six students are honored at the Annual CUTC Awards Reception and Banquet. These individuals, who have been nominated by educators from across the country, have emerged as some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.
Dr. Pengcheng Zhang, a former NEXTRANS researcher at Purdue University, was awarded the Pikarsky Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in Science and Technology. Dr. Zhang's dissertation, "A Generalized Modeling Framework to Analyze Interdependencies Among Infrastructure Systems," was advised by NEXTRANS Center Director Srinivas Peeta, Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University.