Research Activities


Dr. Fries in the SIUE
              traffic signal lab.Ryan Fries Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Civil Engineering
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Mail Dr. Fries
(618) 650-5026 - Phone
(618) 650-2555 - Fax

Research     Publications     Courses Taught    Education   Honors and Awards   Professional Activities

SIUE students in
            front of signal lab they helped create


Grants

Illinois Department of Transportation, 2015-17. “Establishing Procedures and Guidelines for Pedestrian Treatments at Uncontrolled Locations.” ($199,000).

   

Illinois Department of Transportation, 2015-16. “Real-time Information Dissemination Requirements for Illinois per New Federal Rule Project Extension (Phase II).” PI Ryan Fries. ($75,000).

Illinois Department of Transportation. 2013-15. "Real-Time Information Dissemination Requirements for Illinois per new Federal Rules (23 CFR 511).” PI Ryan Fries, Co-PI Mashrur Chowdhury (Clemson Univ.), Co-PI Eric Minge (SRF Consulting). ($160,000 )

National Science Foundation, 2013-18. “Student Teams Engaging Peers for Undergraduate Progress (STEP-UP).” PI S.C. Karacal, Co-PIs Z. Agustin, R. Fries, R.W. Krauss, G. Pelekanos. ($830,000).

Illinois Department of Transportation. 2012-13. " East St. Louis Evacuation Traffic Study.” PI Ryan Fries.  Co-PIs Huaguo Zhou and Xin Chen. ($150,000).

The Meridian Society, 2012-13. "Turkey Trail Bridge Design and Construction" Public Service Grant to Ryan Fries ($2,750).

Illinois Department of Transportation, 2009-11. “Development of a Highway Incident Management Operational and Training Guide Phase II” PI Huaguo Zhou, Co-PI Ryan Fries ($300,000).

Illinois Department of Transportation, 2010-12. “Investigation of Contributing Factors Regarding Wrong-Way Driving on Freeways. “ PI Huaguo Zhou, Co-PI Ryan Fries ($231,000).

SIUE Senior Assignment Fund, 2011-12.“Realigning Civil Engineering Senior Assignment with Changing Accreditation Outcomes.” PI Ryan Fries  ($3,047).


Illinois Department of Transportation, 2009-11. “Development of a Highway Incident Management Operational and Training Guide.” PI Huaguo Zhou, Co-PI Ryan Fries, ($134,994).


SIUE Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 2011. “Investigating price elasticity for travel demand and the impact of ITS on derived travel demand.” PI Ryan Fries. 

Illinois Department of Transportation, 2010. “Summer Transportation Institute.” PI Ramanarayanan Viswanathan, Co-PIs: Sanjeev Kumar, Ryan Fries, Huaguo Zhao, J. Kent Hsiao and Chris Pearson. ($50,000).


SIUE Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 2010. “Investigating the impact of smart parking technology on driver behavior.” PI Ryan Fries.


SIUE Excellence in Undergraduate Education, 2010-11. “Nurturing Synergy between Research and Education: Integrating Transportation Engineering Research Tools into Coursework.” PI Ryan Fries, Co-PI H. Zhou, C. Lin. ($7,475).


SIUE Institute of Urban Research, 2009-10. “Investigating the Impact of In-Vehicle Guidance Technologies on Driver Distraction.” PI Ryan Fries, ($4,118).

SIUE Senior Assignment Fund, 2009-10. “Evaluating the shift from traditional class-room-based design format to internship-based format in Civil Engineering senior design course.” PI Ryan Fries. ($1,159).

SIUE Excellence in Undergraduate Education, 2009-10. “Civil Engineering Traffic Signal Education.” PI Ryan Fries, Co-PI Huaguo Zhou, ($9,323).

SIUE Excellence in Undergraduate Education,2009-10. “Development of Traffic Simulation and Animation Modules for Transportation Engineering Undergraduate Courses.” PI Huaguo Zhou, Co-PI Ryan Fries, ($8,600).

South Carolina Department of Transportation, 2007-10. “Evaluation of Communication Alternatives for Intelligent Transportation Systems,” PI M. Chowdhury (Department of Civil Engineering), Co-PIs, Ryan Fries, Jennifer Ogle, K-C Wang, Clemson University, ($249,650).

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