Christopher Barkan, Ph.D.

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Professor
George Krambles Director – RailTEC
Director, National University Rail (NURail) Center

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1245 Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 244-6338
Fax: (217) 333-9464

Christopher P. L. Barkan is Professor, Executive Director of the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC), and George Krambles Faculty Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) where he has been on the faculty for over 22 years. As Director of RailTEC he is responsible for railroad engineering research and academic activities at Illinois and supports research on a wide range of topics to improve rail safety, reliability and efficiency. Prior to joining Illinois he directed the railroad industry’s risk engineering research in the AAR’s Research & Test and Safety & Operations Departments. He has been actively involved in positions of leadership at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Barkan is the author or editor of more than 100 railroad-engineering papers, reports, chapters or books on a range of topics. He has been an invited or keynote speaker at conferences, universities and corporations around the globe.

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  • Chuang, S.L., A. Hsu, E. Young, C.P.L. Barkan, R. Reiff, M. Schroeder, D. Williams and T. Johnson. 2002. Fiber-optic sensor technology for railroad technologies. In: H.L. Reis and C.P.L. Barkan, (Eds.) Nondestructive Testing for the Railroad Industry, Topics on Nondestructive Evaluation (TONE) Series -Volume 5. The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Columbus, OH, pp. 89-100.

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  • Hockensmith, E., J.E. Waggener, C.M. West and C.P.L. Barkan. 1993. The environmental impact of lubricating railroad rails. In: G.J. Doucet, C. Sguin and M. Gigure, (Eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management. Vice Presidence Environment Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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