Adam Matthew Pike, P.E.

Pike, Adam

Assistant Research Engineer

Signs and Markings Program - TTI Headquarters and Research Building, Room 255
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-4591 Ext. 24591
a-pike@tamu.edu

Short Biography

Adam Pike is currently an Assistant Transportation Researcher with the Operations and Design Division of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute where he ha worked since 2004. Adam holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University (College Station, TX), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY). Adam is registered as an Engineer-In-Training in the State of Texas (EIT No. ' 36361), and registered as an Intern Engineer in the State of New York (Certificate Number 082206).

Adam conducts research in areas of traffic signing, pavement marking, and work zones with an emphasis on traffic engineering principles, visibility needs, human factors, and safety implications. His responsibilities include assistance with proposal preparation, experimental design, data collection, data analysis, report preparation, and research presentations. Adam's primary areas of interest are traffic engineering, traffic control devices, traffic operations, highway safety, and geometric design. Adam has gained experience with many devices used for data collection including but not limited to the following: MX30 handheld retroreflectometer, LTL-X handheld retroreflectometer, CCD photometric camera, Minolta T-1 and T-10 illuminance meters, Pro Laser LIDAR gun, and nu-metrics DMI's.

Education

  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University, 2005.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, 2004.

Experience

  • Assistant Research Engineer, Signs and Markings Program, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, February 2010 - Present.
  • Associate Transportation Researcher, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, January 2008 - February 2010.
  • Assistant Transportation Researcher, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, December 2005 - December 2007.
  • Graduate Assistant Research, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, September 2004 - December 2005.

Affiliations

  • Member, Texas A & M University. Advanced Institute in Transportation Systems Operations and Management., September 2004 - December 2005.
  • Member, TexITE Student Chapter Committee, October 2004 - 2005.

Honors & Awards

Clarkson Tranfer Leadership Award Recipient, Clarkson University, 2003.

Clarkson Tranfer Leadership Award Recipient, Clarkson University, 2002.

Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipient, Clarkson University, 2001.

Academic Excellence Scholarhsip Recipient, Clarkson University, 2000.

Selected Publications

A.M. Pike, P. Songchitruksa, I. Damnjanovic, S.R. Geedipally, D. Kang. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Performance Based Pavement Marking Maintenance Contracts in Texas. 0-6705-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2014.

M.P. Pratt, S.R. Geedipally, A.M. Pike, P.J. Carlson, D. Lord. Evaluating the Need for Surface Treatments to Reduce Crash Frequency on Horizontal Curves. 0-6714-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2014.

M.P. Pratt, S.R. Geedipally, A.M. Pike, P.J. Carlson, A.M. Celoza, D. Lord. Evaluating the Need for Surface Treatments to Reduce Crash Frequency on Horizontal Curves. 0-6714-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2014.

A.M. Pike, P. Songchitruksa, I. Damnjanovic, S.R. Geedipally, D. Kang. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Performance Based Pavement Marking Maintenance Contracts in Texas. 0-6705-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. January 2014.

A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles. NCHRP Report 759: Effective Removal of Pavement Markings. Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. 2013.

O. Smadi, N. Hawkins, B. Aldemir-Bektas, P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike, C. Davies. Predicting the Initial Retroreflectivity of Pavement Markings from Glass Bead Quality. NCHRP Report. 743. Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. 2013.

P.J. Carlson, E. Park, A.M. Pike, R.J. Porter, J.D. Miles, B.O. Boulanger, O. Smadi, N. Hawkins, S. Chalmers, F. Darmiento, A. Burde, B.T. Kuhn, W.D. Ealding. Pavement Marking Demonstration Projects: State of Alaska and State of Tennessee. FHWA-HRT-12-048. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal HIghway Administration, Office of Safety Research and Development, McLean, VA. November 2013.

A.M. Pike, P.J. Carlson. Pennsylvania Turnpike: Dry and Wet Retroreflectivity Test Results of Different Combinations of Retroreflective Optics Installed in an Epoxy Binder. TTI-2013-24. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. November 2013.

P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, B.R. Ullman, D.W. Borchardt. Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices, Year 4. 9-1001-3. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. August 2013.

A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles. Effective Removal of Pavement Markings. 478080-1. May 2013.

P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike. Evaluation of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) in North America. 600181-1. May 2012.

P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, B.R. Ullman, D.W. Borchardt. Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices, Year 3. 9-1001-2. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2012.

Y. Zhang, H. Ge, A.M. Pike, P.J. Carlson. Development of Field Performance Evaluation Tools and Program for Pavement Marking Materials. 0-5548-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2011.

P.J. Carlson, E. Park, A.M. Pike, R.J. Porter, J.D. Miles, O. Smadi, N.M. Hawkins, B.O. Boulanger, S. Chalmers, F. Darmiento, A. Burde, B.T. Kuhn, W.D. Ealding. Pavement Marking Demonstration Projects: State of Alaska and State of Tennessee. 475980-9. December 2011.

P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, B.R. Ullman, R. Stevens, D.W. Borchardt. Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices, Year 2. 9-1001-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2011.

Y. Zhang, H. Ge, A.M. Pike, P.J. Carlson. Development of Field Performance Evaluation Tools and Program for Pavement Marking Materials: Technical Report. 0-5548-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2011.

P.J. Carlson, R.P. Bligh, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, W.L. Menges, S.C. Paulus. On-Going Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices. 0-6384-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. September 2010.