Smart Transportation Infrastructure

Smart infrastructure will be an integral mobility part of transportation including; roads, bridges traffic lights, parking lots, toll booths, and even more. Communication between vehicles and infrastructure are creating solutions for safety and reduced congestion. Meet the researchers connecting our cars and roadways.


John Velat

John Velat

  • Director, Center for Rural and Tribal Community Resilience
  • Staff, Civil and Environmental Engineering


Amlan Mukherjee, PE

Amlan Mukherjee, PE


Kuilin Zhang

Kuilin Zhang

Vehicle to Grid (V2G)

Pasi Lautala, PE

Pasi Lautala, PE

Rush D. Robinett III

  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy Grid Integration
  • Collective Systems Control
  • Nonlinear Controls
  • Optimization
  • Dynamics
  • Aeroelasticity

Research Interests

  • Energy storage system design for renewable energy grid integration
  • High penetration renewable energy microgrids
  • Collective control of networked microgrids and teams of robots
  • Exergy control for buildings
  • Flutter suppression for wind turbines
  • Nonlinear control system design

Wayne W. Weaver

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Power electronics systems
  • Microgrids
  • Non-linear and game theoretic controls
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Electric drives and machinery

Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I)

R. Swartz, PE

R. Andrew Swartz, PE