Christopher M. Poe, Ph.D., P.E.

Poe, Christopher

Assistant Agency Director
Senior Research Engineer

Research and Implementation Division
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
9441 LBJ Freeway, Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75243
ph. (972) 994-2206 Ext. 13106 · fax (972) 994-0522
cpoe@tamu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1999.
  • M.Eng., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1987.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1986.

Experience

  • Division Head, Research and Implementation Division, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Present.
  • Assistant Agency Director, Research and Implementation Division, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, December 2006 - Present.
  • Senior Research Engineer, Research and Implementation Division, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, June 2005 - Present.
  • Center Director, TransLink® Research Center, Texas Transportation Institute, December 1996 - August 1999.
  • Associate Reseaarch Engineer, System Monitoring Program, Texas Transportation Institute, January 1996 - August 1999.
  • Research Assistant, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, 1993 - January 1996.
  • Assistant Research Engineer, System Operation Management, Texas Transportation Institute, September 1991 - August 1993.
  • Engineering Research Associate, System Operation Management, Texas Transportation Institute, December 1987 - August 1991.
  • Research Assistant, System Monitoring Program, Texas Transportation Institute, September 1986 - December 1987.
  • Junior Structural Engineer, Hudson Products Corporation, 1985 - December 1985.
  • Junior Structural Engineer, Raymond Kaiser Engineers, 1984 - May 1984.

Consulting

  • Parsons Brinkerhoff Farradyne, Dallas, Texas, October 2002 - May 2005.
  • Parsons Brinkerhoff Farradyne, Dallas, Texas, August 1999 - October 2002.

Professional Registration

Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Registration No. 70345.

Affiliations

  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Texas Section (TexITE), Technical Committee.
  • Member, Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), ITS Education and Training Subcommittee.
  • Member, Pennsylvania State University, Industry and Professional Advisory Committee.
  • Member, Pennsylvania State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Advisory Committee.
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Highway Design and Operations Committee.
  • Chair, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Automated Highway Task Force.
  • Member, Chi Epsilon - The National Civil Engineering Honor Society.
  • Secretary, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Task Force on Vehicle-Highway Automation.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Geometric Design Committee, Subcommittee on Geometric Design Synthesis.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board (TRB), High-Occupancy Vehicle Systems Committee.
  • Member, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Operational Effects on Geometrics Committee.
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
  • Chair, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Residential Street Design Committee.
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Neo-Traditional Neighborhood Design Committee.
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Texas Section (TexITE), Area Coordinator and Membership Committee.
  • Member, Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), ITS Education and Training Subcommittee, 2002 - Present.
  • Chair, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Automated Highway System Paper Review Committee, 1996 - Present.
  • Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Innovative Intermodal Solutions for Urban Transportation Paper Award Committee, 1996 - Present.
  • President, Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), Penn State Student Chapter, 1995 - Present.
  • Participant, Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), ITS Education and Training Strategic Plan Workshop, June 1995 - Present.

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Student Award, Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center, 1996.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, 1993.

Eno Transportation Fellow, Eno Transportation Policy Education Conference, 1995.

College of Engineering Graduate Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Pennsylvania State University, 1995.

John B. Hawley Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Section, 1993.

Student Paper Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1987.

Outstanding Student Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Texas Section (TexITE), 1987.

Academic Courses Taught

Transportation Engineering Systems. Pennsylvania State University.

Selected Publications

S.A. Cooner, J.A. Crawford, J.A. Epps, E.G. Fernando, M.Q. Le, D.E. Newcomb, C.M. Poe, C.A. Quiroga, Y.K. Rathod, E.J. Seymour, W.R. Stockton, A.J. Wimsatt. TxDOT Administration Research: Tasks Completed FY 2012. 0-6581-TI-4. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. August 2013.

J.R. Harding, M. Elizer, J. Alderman, M.J. Frankel, S.T. Chrysler, C.M. Poe, L.L. Higgins, C.P. Beaty, L. Theiss, A. Smiley, T. Smahel, J.A. Pangburn, C. Berger, T. Esch. Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside. ACRP Report. 52. Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. 2011.

C.M. Poe. Operational Factors that Impact Truck Use of Toll Roads. 0-5377-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

C.M. Poe. Geometric Design and Operational Factors that Impact Truck Use of Toll Roads. 0-5377-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. September 2010.

C.M. Poe. Guide for Geometric Design and Operational Factors that Impact Truck Use of Toll Roads. 0-5377-P2. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. September 2010.