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Academic Experience
  • Professor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, July 2019 – Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, July 2015- 2019
  • Assistant Professor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, July 2009- 2015
  • Instructor, University of Puerto at Mayagüez, Aug 2001-Jun 2004
  • Instructor, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Jun 2001-Jul 2001
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Sept 1999-May 2001
Non-Academic Experience
  • Researcher, Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:
    • Study of Bead Gun Angle when Applying Glass Beads on Waterborne Paint, Sep 2008-Apr 2009.
    •  Effectiveness of Speed Minders on Rural Highways in PA, Apr 2007-June 2008.
    •  Evaluation of Wide Edge Lines on Horizontal Curves on Two-Lane Rural Highways, May 2006-Sep 2006.
  • Project Manager, Pennsylvania State University and the United State Sign Council: The Effects of On-premise Sign Lighting Level on Nighttime Sign Legibility and Traffic Safety, May 2008-Aug 2008.
Honors & Awards
  • Recognized at the 7th Anniversary of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020; May 30th, 2018; San Juan, PR.
  • 2014 UTC Award: Transportation Informatics (TransInfo): Harnessing the Power of Big Data in Support of USDOT Strategic Goals. In collaboration with the University of Buffalo (PI).
  • 2012 UTRC Award: Improving Transportation Engineering Education by Applying the Inverted Classroom (PI).
  • 2012 UTRC Award: Speed and Design Consistency of Combined Horizontal and Vertical Alignment (Co-PI).
  • Scholarships: Sloan Recipient (Pennsylvania State University, 2006-2009 & Michigan State University, 1999-2001) and Carmen E. Turner Graduate Scholarship, WTS (Philadelphia, 2005).
Ivette C.
Professor, Civil Engineering
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
MSCE, Civil Engineering, Michigan State University, 2001
BSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 1999