The 2007 TTI/Trinity Research Champion Award has been presented to Dr. Robert J. Reilly, the former director of the Cooperative Research Program at the Transportation Research Board.
“Bob Reilly is much deserving of this award,” noted Director Dennis Christiansen. “Under his 22 year leadership, the program has grown dramatically. Bob established the hallmarks of the program, which include high-quality research, tangible and valuable results, usable products, integrity and impartiality and close coordination with sponsoring agencies and organizations.”
“It is an honor to receive this award from TTI,” Reilly said during the presentation. “TTI is one of the premier university-affiliated research groups in the country, and it is a privilege to be recognized as a research champion.” While in College Station to receive the award, Reilly presented a seminar on the Cooperative Research Program to TTI staff and students.
“The Research Champion Award recognizes individuals who provide significant contributions to advancing transportation research, technology transfer, implementation and professional development,” noted Associate Director Katie Turnbull. “The award is presented on an annual basis to an individual selected by a committee that includes members of the TTI Advisory Council and the leadership team from nominations submitted by staff and Advisory Council members.”