John Zeman received his Master's degree in Civil Engineering. His research investigates prestressed concrete ties, particular rail seat abrasion, how it works and how to prevent it with high performance concrete materials. His interests were in transportation structures, construction materials, design, and maintenance. In May 2008, he received his BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UIUC, with a primary in Transportation Engineering and a secondary in Structural Engineering.
Zeman, J.C., J. Edwards, C.P.L Barkan, and D. Lange.Failure Mode and Effect Analysis of Concrete Ties in North America. In Proceedings: International Heavy Haul Conference, Shanghai, China, June 2009.