Past Seminars

William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar

Past Seminars

2021 Spring Semester

Date Name Company Title
05 Feb @ 12:30 pm (Central) John Popovics University of Illinois Assessment of Rail Track Condition Using Novel Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies

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19 Feb @ 12:30 pm (Central) William Barbour Vanderbilt University Rail dispatch analysis methods using optimization and empirical data

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19 Mar @ 12:30 pm (Central) Mike Roney Iron Moustache (Canadian Pacific Railway – Retired) Heavy Haul 4.0 – The Future of Heavy Haul Railroad Freight Transportation

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09 Apr @ 12:30 pm (Central) Gary Wolf Wolf Railway Consulting Essential Strategies for Derailment Elimination in Today’s PSR Environment

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16 Apr @ 12:30 pm (Central) Sebastian Stichel KTH Royal Institute of Technology Wheel and Rail Maintenance Planning with Support of Digital Twins

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30 Apr @ NOON (Central) Sam Alibrahim Federal Railroad Administration Positive Train Location (PTL) – Supporting Next Generation Methods of Train control and Operations

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28 May @ 12:30 pm (Central) Gary Wolf Wolf Railway Consulting Essential Strategies for Derailment Elimination in Today’s PSR Environment – Part 2

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04 June @ 12:30 pm (Central) Mike Iden Tier 5 Locomotive LLC (Union Pacific – Retired) The ‘Dual Challenge’ of Decarbonizing and Improving the Fuel Efficiency of Freight Railroads

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2020 Fall Semester

Date Name Company Title
28 August @ 1:00pm (Central) Marcus Dersch University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Timber Crosstie Spike Failures: Overview, Loading Demands, and Mitigation Considerations

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11 Sept. @ 12:30pm (Central) Richard     Fox-Ivey Railmetrics Innovations in Track Inspection – The Use of 3D Laser Sensing and AI to Detect Changes in Track Condition

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06 Nov. @ 12:30pm (Central) Maryam Allahyar Federal Railroad Administration FRA Research, Development, and Technology Overview

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20 Nov. @ 12:30pm (Central) Bill Spencer University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Autonomous wireless monitoring and assessment of railroad bridges

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04 Dec. @ 12:30 pm David Thurston Canadian Pacific Railway Canadian Pacific and the Challenges of Crossing the Canadian Rockies

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2020 Spring Semester

Date Name Company Title
07 Feb 2020 Ronald Batory Federal Railroad Administration

Update from the Honorable Ronald L. Batory

This seminar was available to on-campus participants only.

14 Feb 2020, 12:15 pm Zhen Yang Delft University of Technology Wheel-rail dynamic interactions and related problems

This seminar was available to on-campus participants only.

21 Feb 2020, 12:15 pm Dimitris Rizos University of South Carolina Remote Sensing Techniques for Railway Infrastructure Monitoring

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28 Feb 2020, 12:15 pm Chuck Coyle, Bill Kleftis and Rich Matusiak New York Air Brake (NYAB) Development of Autonomous Heavy-Haul Freight Trains

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2019 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
11/15 @ 12:15 pm (Central) Avery Grimes Patriot Rail and Ports, LLC Remote Control Trains, Moving Block and Their Effects on the Future Economics of Railroading

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2019 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
3/13 @ 12:15 pm (Central) Dr. Allan Zarembski University of Delaware Big Data in Railway Infrastructure and Rolling Stock
(On Campus Participation Only)
2018 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
9/28 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Tila-Riikka Loponen and Riku Varis Tampere University of Technology, Finland Railway Track Superstructure Research at Tampere University of Technology, Finland

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2018 Spring Semester

Date Name Company Title
2/2 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Brennan Caughron BNSF BNSF Railway Logistics Park Chicago Wide-Span Crane Expansion Project

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2/16 @
12:15 pm (Central)
TC Kao UIUC The Future of High Speed Rail Systems

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3/2 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Jeremiah Dirnberger and Ravi Palakodeti

 

GE Transportation Leading the Digital Transformation of the Rail Industry

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3/16 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Juna Snow Innovated Consulting, LLC Factoring in the Human Element when Designing for Change in the Railroad Industry

On campus participation only.

3/30 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Bruce Marcheschi Metra Introduction to Metra’s Engineering Department and Overview of the , 2018 Capital Program

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4/27 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Mike Franke Amtrak
(retired)
Career Experiences of a U of I Railroad Engineering Graduate

On campus participation only.

2017 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
12/8 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Andreas Hoffrichter Michigan State University An Overview of Alternative Motive Power and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion for Rail Vehicles

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2017 Spring Semester

Date Name Company Title
1/27 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Dimitris Rizos University of South Carolina High Strength Reduced Modulus Concrete for Prestressed Concrete Railroad Ties

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2/17 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Nick Chodorow, Chris Murphy and
Aneet Shourie
Belt Railway Company of Chicago Implementation of Positive Train Control at the Belt Railway of Chicago and other non-Class I Railroads: Challenges and Solutions

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4/21 @
4:00 pm (Central)
Allan Zarembski University of Delaware Fundamentals and Selected Technical Issues for High Speed and Heavy Axle Railroad Engineering

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4/28 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Eric Gehringer Union Pacific Railroad 7 Disciplines of Engineering at Union Pacific Railroad

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2016 Fall Semester

Date Name Company Title
12/2 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Zhong Chen uGRIDD uGRIDD for Rail & Transit Infrastructure Big Data Management

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11/11 @
12:15 pm (Central)
Daniel Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Data Driven Methods to Improve Arrival Time Estimates on Rail Networks
Please note: Because this seminar contained proprietary data it was available for on-campus attendees only. We will not be posting the presentation or a historical recording.
10/14 @ 12:15 pm (Central) Semih Kalay TTCI An Overview of AAR Railway Research and Technology Innovation
2016 Spring Semester

Date Name Company Title
3/04 @ 12:20 pm (Central) David Lange University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Freeze-Thaw Durability of Concrete Crossties

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3/18 @ 12:20 pm (Central) Dave Davis TTCI Advanced Designs to Improve the Performance of Special Trackwork

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4/01 @ 12:20 pm (Central) Marco Eibenschutz Italcertifer ERTMS/ETCS L2  – Issues and challenges in the certification process
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4/15 @ 12:20 pm (Central) Ken Sito Union Pacific Engineering Strategy and Technology Overview

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4/29 @ 12:20 pm Guoqing Jing Beijing Jiaotong University High-Speed Rail Ballast Flight and Measures

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2015 Fall Semester

Date Name Company Title
11/13 @ 12:15 pm (Central) Mark A. Martin HDR Engineering Design and Construction of the BNSF/UP Tower 55 Project in Fort Worth, Texas

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11/20 @ 12:15 pm (Central) David Ferryman CN CN’s Steelton Hill Double Track Project

Due to technical difficulties, a recording of this presentation is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

12/4 @ 12:15 pm (Central) TC Kao University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Current Status of Taiwan High Speed Rail Privatization
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2015 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
1/30 @ 12:20 pm Tim Stark University of Illinois
2/27 @ 12:20 pm John Popovics University of Illinois Non-destructive in-place condition assessment technologies for deterioration in railroad ties

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3/13 @ 12:20 pm Dan Peltier BNSF BNSF Expansion in the Upper Midwest

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4/3 @ 12:20 pm Hamed Pouryousef

Chen-Yu Lin

Michigan Technological University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Introducing Hybrid Optimization of Train Schedule (HOTS) Model as Timetable Management Technique

Hazards Associated with Shared-Use Rail Corridor Operations

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4/10 @ 12:20 pm Sean Robitaille CN Canadian Rail Traffic Control Fundamentals

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4/17 @ 12:20 pm Sam Levy

Ahmadreza Talebian

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Chicago Shared-use Passenger Corridors in California: HSR and the Peninsula Corridor

Capacity Allocation in Vertically Integrated Railway Systems: A Sequential Bargaining Game Approach

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5/1 @ 12:20 pm Michael Martino Association of American Railroads Rail Safety: Lessons Learned, Improvements and Opportunities

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5/29 @ 2:00 pm Lei Nie School of Traffic and Transportation in Beijing Jiaotong University The Development of High Speed Rail in China and its Economic and Social Benefits

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2014 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
8/29 @ 12:00 pm Eric Pachman

Mark Dingler

CSX Transportation Railroad Capacity Analytics at CSX

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9/12 @ 12:00 pm Pauli Kolisoja Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland Railway Track Structures Research at Tampere University of Technology, Finland

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10/3 @ 12:00 pm Erol Tutumluer University of Illinois Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Railroad Track Transitions Using Multidepth Deflectometers and Strain Gauges

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10/17 @ 12:00 pm Bo Zou University of Illinois at Chicago Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger and Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared Use Rail Corridors

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11/14 @ 12:00 pm Ray Benekohal

Juan Medina

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Railroad Grade Crossing Accident Analysis at Microscopic and Macroscopic Levels

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12/5 @ 12:00 pm Jerry Rose University of Kentucky Maintaining Adequate Trackbed Structural Support – An Important Railway Infrastructure Issue

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2014 Spring Semester

Date Name Company Title
3/14 @ 12:15 pm Stephen E. Schlickman University of Illinois Chicago An Overview of the Funding and Finance of Transportation Projects

Following is the link to the recording of Steve Schlickman’s Hay Seminar presentation

4/11 @ 12:15 pm Andrew Kish Kandrew Inc. Consulting Services Fundamentals of Track Lateral Stability

Following is the link to the recording of Andrew Kish’s Hay Seminar presentation

4/18 @ 12:15 pm Gary Carr Federal Railroad Administration Embracing Technology for Railroad Track Inspection

Following is the link to the recording of Gary Carr’s Hay Seminar presentation

2013 Fall Semester

Date Name Company Title
9/27 @ 12 pm Gordon English TranSys Research, Ltd. Transportation Energy Analysis and Modal Comparisons

Following is the link to the recording of Gordon English’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

10/25 @ 12 pm David Staplin Amtrak Moving Towards High Speed Rail

Following is the link to the recording of David Staplin’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

11/1 @ 12 pm John Gray, II Association of American Railroads Measuring Performance of the National Rail Network

Following is the link to the recording of John Gray’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

12/6 @ 12 pm Anthony Perl Simon Fraser University Global lessons in High-Speed Rail and their relevance for North America

Following is the link to the recording of Anthony Perl’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

2013 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
2/15 @ 12 pm Michael Iden Union Pacific Railroad Freight Railroad Energy: Alternatives and Challenges

Following is the link to the recording of Michael Iden’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

3/1 @ 12 pm J. Riley Edwards RailTEC Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems: Previous Experiences, Current Research, and Future Advances

Following is the link to the recording of J. Riley Edwards’ presentation at the Hay Seminar

4/5 @ 12 pm Dwight Clark & Stephen Ashmore Union Pacific Railroad Union Pacific’s Next Generation Track Technologies

Following is the link to the recording of Dwight Clark’s and Stephen Ashmore’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

4/26 @ 12 pm Sebastian Stichel KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Simulation Modeling of Vehicle-Track Interaction in Swedish HeavyAxle Load Iron Ore Wagons
6/18 @ 12 pm Gilles Saussine SNCF

Paris, France

Ballast Flying and Projection Phenomena: Issues and Challenges
2012 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
9/14 @12pm Yung-Cheng Lai National Taiwan University Development of the Evaluation Process and Models for Metro System Service Stability and Efficiency

Following is the link to the recording of Professor Lai’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

9/21
@12pm
Marina Aguado University of the Basque Country Broadband Communication Technologies for Train to Ground Communication Services

Following is the link to the recording of Marina Aguado’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

10/5
@12pm
Brad Kerchof Norfolk Southern Railway Causes of Rail Cant and Controlling Cant Through Wheel/Rail Interface Management

Following is the link to the recording of Brad Kerchof’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

11/2
@12pm
James LaFave University of Illinois Structural Engineering Research for Railroad Bridge Performance Assessment

Following is the link to the recording of James LaFave’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

11/30 @12pm Cameron Lonsdale Amsted Rail Recent Research to Better Understand Wheel Rim Axial Residual Stress and Vertical Split Rim Wheel Failures

Following is the link to the recording of Cameron Lonsdale’s presentation at the Hay Seminar

2012 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
2/17 @ 12 pm Seyed Mohammad Nourbakhsh University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Optimal Fueling Strategies for Locomotive Fleets in Railroad Networks
3/16 @ 12 pm Samuel Sogin University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Simulating the impact of Higher Speed Rail on North American Freight Railroads

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4/13 @ 12 pm Xiang Liu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Risk Management Framework

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2011 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
8/26 @ 12 pm Robert Leilich Independent Consultant Catching the Dragon China’s Goal to be the World’s High Speed Rail Leader: What Can We Learn From Them?
9/9 @ 12 pm Ian Savage Northwestern University Geographical Analysis of Railroad Pedestrian Fatalities in Metropolitan Chicago 2004-10
9/23
@12pm
Michael Franke Amtrak Opportunities for High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Development
10/21
@12pm
Gerhard Thelen Norfolk Southern Energy Savings, a Key to Successful Railroading
11/4
@12pm
Joseph Lorenzini Metra Commuter Railroad Engineering and the State of Good Repair
11/18
@12pm
Thomas Hoback The Indiana Rail Road Engineering the Transformation of a Regional Railroad: Taking Indiana Rail Road from Light Density to Heavy Haul
12/2
@12pm
Thomas D. Simpson Railway Supply Institute The North American Railway Supply Industry
2011 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
1/28 Tsung-Chung (TC) Kao University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign and Railway Technology Research Center
National Taiwan University
High-Speed Rail Experience in Asia: A Comparative Assessment
2/11 Fan Peng University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Optimal Scheduling of Railroad Track Inspection Activities and Production Teams
2/25 Erol Tutumluer University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Field Validated Model for Predicting Railroad Ballast Behavior
4/1 Mark Yachmetz Federal Railroad Administration The Public Sector Takes A New Look At Railroads
4/15 Avery Grimes Independent Consultant Metrolink: Commuter Railroad in Transition
4/29 John Friedmann Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern’s Joint Ventures: Speedy, Snowy or Stymied
2010 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
8/27 Bryan Schlake University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Impact of Automated Condition Monitoring Technologies on Railroad Safety and Efficiency
9/10 Kim Bowling CSX Relating Railcar Truck Optical Geometry Detector Data to Teardown Inspection Results
9/24 Esther Resendiz University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Machine Vision for Railroad Track Inspection
10/8 Ahmed Shabana University of Illinois at Chicago Finite Element/Multibody System Algorithms for Railroad Vehicle System Dynamics
10/22 David Burns RR Industrial Eng. Consultant Is there a Future to the Passenger Train?
11/19 Robert Boileau BNSF Railway Capital Expansion Program for the BNSF Railway
12/3 Steve Cox Pandrol Effect of Rail-Tie Fastening Systems on High-speed Railway Noise and Vibration
2010 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
1/29 TC Kao and Visiting Scholar UIUC National Taiwan University Privatization of the Taiwan
High Speed Rail Project
2/12 Brent M. Wilson Amsted Rail Managing the Increasing Stress-State of the Railroad by Improving the Metallurgical Quality of Tapered Roller Bearings
2/26 Clive Roberts University of Birmingham Railway Energy Efficiency through Monitoring, Optimisation and Innovation: A UK Perspective
3/12 Hamid Sharif University of Nebraska-Lincoln High Speed Wireless Data Networks in Mobile Railroad Environments
video 1,video 2,video 3
4/2 Steven Potter CSX CSX Network Planning: The View in 2010
4/16 John Zeman University of Illinois Hydraulic Mechanisms of Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration
5/14 Michael N. Armstrong BNSF Flange-bearing frog technology: Experience and future plans on the BNSF Railway
2009 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
9/11 M. Rapik Saat University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Optimizing Railroad Tank Car Safety Design
9/25 Tim Drake and Jim Carter Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern Heartland Corridor Capacity Project
10/9 Mark Walbrun TranSystems Bringing State-of-the-Art High Speed Rail to Illinois
Video
10/23 Athaphon Kawprasert University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Effects of Train Speed and Infrastructure Improvement on Hazardous Materials Transportation Risk
11/6 Gordon Trafton CN Integration of the EJ&E Railroad into the CN System
12/4 Todd Wimmer Union Pacific Replacement of the Kate Shelley Bridge Across the Des Moines River Valley
Additional Photos
12/18 John Sharkey & David Lowe Illinois Central’s Single Track Project – Working as a Team to Achieve Results
2009 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
1/30 Bryan Schlake University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A Feasibility Study of Machine-vision Inspection of Railcar Structural Components
2/13 Jim Giblin Transportation Consultant Trains versus Trucks: Who Shot the Freight Train?
2/27 Michael Steidl Vossloh Fastening Systems America Corporation Design of Slab Track and Fastening Systems for High Speed Trains
3/13 Yanfeng Ouyang University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Optimizing Installation Locations for Railroad Wayside Defect Detection Facilities
4/3 David Thurston Parsons Stochastically Optimizing Safe Braking Distance
4/17 John Harms Hanson Professional Services, Inc. Relocation of the Paducah & Louisville Railroad at Kentucky Dam
5/1 Ian Savage Northwestern University Why Has Safety Improved at Rail-Highway Grade Crossings
5/15 Steven Sawadisavi University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Development of Machine-vision Technology for Inspection of Railroad Track
Video 1, Video 2, Video 3
2008 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
8/29 Dan Peltier University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / BNSF Railway Measuring and Evaluating Progressive Epoxy Debonding in Bonded Insulated Rail Joints
9/12 Mark Dingler University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Using the RTC Simulation Model to Evaluate Effects of Operating Heterogeneity on Railway Capacity
9/26 Christopher Berry and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita University of Chicago CN’s Acquisition of the EJ&E: A Political Economy Analysis
10/10 Erol Tutumluer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Effect of Coal Dust on Railroad Ballast Strength and Stability
10/24 Mark Stehly BNSF Railway Reducing Railroad Locomotive Emissions: Technology and Efficiency Improvements
11/7 Chris Baker University of Birmingham The Effect of Climate Change on Railways
12/5 Jon Jeambey TTX Corp. TTX Research & Development: Truck Performance Basics
2008 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
2/1
Tyler Dick
HDR
2/12
Henry Ward
Dow Chemical Company

The Next Generation Rail Tank Car Project

2/29
Ravindra Ahuja
University of Florida
3/14
David Ferryman
CN
3/28
David Connell
Union Pacific Railroad
4/11
James McClellan
Woodside Consulting
4/25
Yung-Cheng Lai
University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
5/9
Darwin Schafer
University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
2007 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
8/24
David Bilow
Portland Cement Association
9/7
Gordon Trafton
CN

The Next Generation Rail Tank Car Project

9/21
Hai Huang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10/19
Chuck Allen
Norfolk Southern
11/1
Jerry Rose
University of Kentucky
11/2
Jim Marty
URS Corporation
URS Corporation Update
11/9
William Garfield
Bechtel SAIC Company
11/30
Dharma Acharya
CSX Transportation
2007 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
1/26
M. Rapik Saat
University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
2/9
Wei Xie
University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
2/23
Gary Potts and
Riley Edwards
Hanson Professional Services Inc./

Hanson Wilson Inc.

Design and Construction of Intermodal Terminals
3/9
Larry Milhon
BNSF
3/30
Bill Shust
Objective Engineers, Inc.
4/13

Roger Baugher

BNSF

4/27
Larry Etherton
NS
The Road to the Austell: Lessons Learned Constructing a New Intermodal Terminal
5/11
Bob Leilich
Trainmaster, Inc.
2006 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
9/8
Yung Cheng Lai
University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
9/22
Linda Morgan
Covington & Burling
9/28
William W. Hay Library Dedication Ceremony
10/6
Robert Gallamore
Retired Northwestern University; Private Consultant
10/20
Earl Currie

Human Factor Issues on
Today’s Railroads

11/3
Rainer Dronzek
TranSystems
11/17
Shane Farritor
University of Nebraska
12/1
Chuck Gullakson
CSX Transportation
Programmed Rail
Grinding on CSX
12/15

Dennis Buda

Detroit Edison Energy
2006 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
1/27
Mike Franke
Amtrak
The Challenges of Managing
Railway Capacity
2/10
Jeffrey McCracken and Chuck Johnson
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Restoring Norfolk Southern Rail
Service to New Orleans Following
Hurricane Katrina
2/24
Ted Glickman
George Washington University
Optimal Vendor Selection in a
Multiproduct Supply Chain with
Truckload Discounts
3/10
Bill Thompson
AAR
3/10-11
EOH
EOH
Engineering Open House
3/31
Narendra Ahuja
University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Railcar Inspections using
Computer Vision
4/14
Stephen Dick
Hanson Professional Services
4/28
Bob Kollmar
HDR
5/12
Jeremiah Dirnberger
University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
2005 Fall Semester
Date Name Company Title
8/26 Mike Koob University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Vibration Technique for Estimation of Neutral Temperature in Continuously Welded Rail
9/2 Pooja Anand University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Environmental Risk Analysis of Chemicals Transported in Railroad Tank Cars
9/16 Darrell Socie University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Smart Sensors
9/30 Dave Davis TTCI Title Unknown
11/4 Robert Moore HNTB Lidar Arial Mapping
12/2 Chris Barkan University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Title Unknown
12/16 Mike Garcia IDOT You Want to Do What!!! (Rehabilitation of an exisiting freight railroad line to a 110 mph HSR line in Illinois – Lessons learned.)
2005 Spring Semester
Date Name Company Title
1/28 J. Lee Hutchins ENSR Railroad Freight Transportation: Local Community and Environment
2/3 David Ferryman CN Current CN Railroad Engineering Projects
2/10 David Gunn Amtrak

 

1st Annual George Krambles Seminar

Amtrak: Managing Intercity Rail Passenger Service

2/25 Mark Walburn Transystems Railroad Engineering and its Key Role in Passenger and Freight Multi-Modal Facilities
3/4 Carl Hanson HMMH Wheel/Rail Noise and Vibration
3/11 EOH CEE Dept., CN,
Norfolk Southern
Engineering Open House
4/1 Mike Gorman University of Dayton Optimizing Rail Maintenence Gang Scheduling on the BNSF
4/15 David Burns RR Industrial Eng. Consultant Railroad Profitability: Short-term and Long-term Issues
4/29 Robert Anderson University Of Illinois
at Urbana Champaign
Quantitative Analysis of Factors Affecting Railroad Accidnet Probability and Severity