Graduate Research Assistant
Tel: (217) 244-6063
Email: <schadwi2> at illinois.edu
2010, BS (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2014, MS (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sam Chadwick is currently working on her PhD. Her interests include: research in the area of railroad safety, specializing in highway-rail grade crossings, and developing models to identify grade crossings with high risk of derailment due to grade crossing collisions. Sam is also interested in high speed rail construction, management and operations, and completed a one year internship with Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation learning about all aspects of HSR.
2013-2014 Henry Luce Fellow placed at Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation
2012 AREMA Committee 12 - Rail Transit Scholarship
2010 American Council of Railroad Women Scholarship
Chadwick, S.G., N. Zhou and M.R. Saat. 2014. Highway-Rail grade crossing safety challenges for shared operations of high-speed passenger and heavy freight rail in the U.S. Safety Science. 68 (2014) 128-137.
Chadwick, S.G., C.P.L. Barkan and M.R. Saat. 2017. Quantitative Prediction of the Risk of Heavy Haul Freight Train Derailments due to Collisions at Level Crossings. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.
Chadwick, S.G., M.R. Saat, C.T. Dick and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Decreasing Derailment Occurrence and Severity at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2013, pp. 2-26.
Chadwick, S.G., C.T. Dick, M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2013. Statistical Modeling of Freight Train Derailments at Highway-Rail Level Crossings. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.
Chadwick, S.G., M.R. Saat and C.P.L. Barkan. 2012. Analysis of Factors Affecting Train Derailments at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. In: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 91th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C, January 2012.
Sogin, S.L., B.M. Caughron and S.G. Chadwick. 2012. Optimizing Skip Stop Service in Passenger Rail Transportation. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2012.
Chadwick, S.G., R. Saat, T. Dick and C. Barkan. 2014. Understanding the risk of level crossing derailments. Railway Gazette International. 170: March, pp. 28-32.