Herff College of Engineering Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI)
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Research is one of IFTI's key result areas.

Strategic Research Objectives:

  • ­Perform cutting-edge freight transportation research of regional and national significance
  • ­Establish cooperative research programs with other leading universities
  • ­Concentrate transportation and transportation related research to policy, modeling, simulation, green technologies and sustainability
  • ­Support private sector research initiatives

 Actions to Achieve Objectives:

  • ­Engage and fund Engineering, Business and other faculty in freight transportation research that will enhance the movement of goods and economic development in the US
  • Prepare proposals and receive research funding from governmental agencies, industry, and other organizations on freight-related topics
  • ­Publish and present research in peer-reviewed publications and at highly regarded professional conferences
  • Coordinate efforts with the CFIRE consortium (University Transportation Center)

Completed Research

Research in Progress

Student Research

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