TTI Research EngineerInfrastructure Protection
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1254 Avenue A, Room 100
Bryan, TX 77807
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University, 2001
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering & Technology, 1998
Mr. Nauman Sheikh is the Program Manager of TTI's Infrastructure Protection Program. He is also a Research Engineer in the Roadside Safety and Physical Security Division of TTI. Mr. Sheikh is a licensed Professional Engineer with the state of Texas (No. 105155) and has more than 23 years of experience an engineer. He is specialized in the field of infrastructure protection, perimeter security, roadside safety, vehicle impact crash testing, and finite element modeling and simulation.
Mr. Sheikh is actively involved in the design and evaluation of physical security and roadside safety devices using full-scale crash testing and non-linear dynamic modeling and simulation. Examples of such devices have included physical security gates, wedges, bollards, fences, and roadside concrete barriers, metal guardrails and end-terminals, crash cushions, etc.
Mr. Sheikh has served as principal investigator and co-principal investigator on various research projects sponsored by the NCHRP, state DOTs, NHTSA, AASHTO, and Department of State. Furthermore, Mr. Sheikh has extensively worked with private industry sponsors in developing and crash testing of physical security and roadside safety devices.
Mr. Sheikh has several peer-reviewed journal publications and has won various awards for his work, including twice being awarded the Transportation Research Board’s prestigious K.B. Woods Award for outstanding research paper published on design and construction of transportation facilities (2012 and 2007).