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Andrew Russ

Research Engineer/Scientist
Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment
STKR 411
russa@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.597.2543

Andrew Russ worked at Ohio University's Center for Geotechnical and Groundwater Research from 1989-1992, and he is, as far as he knows, the only journalism student to ever receive a Stocker Fellowship. After a stint at Penn State University studying quantum chaos, he joined ORITE's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory as a part-time worker in January 2001, and later joined ORITE on a full-time basis in October 2004. He now works as a Research Engineer/ Scientist, where his duties range from writing, formatting, and editing technical reports, proposals, and other documents to occasional computer maintenance to mathematical and technical research tasks on ORITE's many ongoing research projects.


Research Interests: Traffic Signs, Signals, Road Markings, Weather Information Systems

All Degrees Earned: M.S., Journalism, Ohio University, 1993. M.S., Physics, University of Maryland, 1988. B.S., Physics, Ohio University, 1984. B.S., Mathematics, Ohio University, 1984.

Publications:

1. Gayle F. Mitchell, R. Guy Riefler, and Andrew Russ, “Removal of medium and low concentrations of pollutants from simulated highway runoff using a vegetated bio filter”, Paper No. 11-3291 presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January 2011. Published in Transportation Research Record, No. 2262, February 2012, p. 214.

2. Andrew Russ, Gayle F. Mitchell, and Wallace Richardson, “Decision Tree for Pretreatments for Winter Maintenance”, Paper No. 08-2810, Transportation Research Record, No. 2055, 2008, p. 106.

3. Helmut T. Zwahlen, Andrew Russ, Şahika Vatan, Jessica Hirth, and Ken Greene, “Traffic Signal Group Revamping Model”, Paper No. 04-2764, Transportation Research Record, No. 1877, 2004, p. 17.

4. Gayle F. Mitchell, R. Guy Riefler, and Andrew Russ, Vegetated Biofilter for Post Construction Storm Water Management for Linear Transportation Projects, Final Report No. FHWA/OH-2010/7, for the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment, Civil Engineering Department, Ohio University, May 2010.

5. Helmut T. Zwahlen, Andrew Russ, and Şahika Vatan, Field Evaluation of Unlighted Overhead Guide Signs Using Older Drivers, Final Report No. OH-2003/015, for the Ohio Department of Transportation, Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory, Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment, Civil Engineering Department, Ohio University, August 2003.

Awards:

1. Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism honor society), inducted 1989

2. Phi Beta Kappa, inducted 1984

3. Outstanding Undergraduate in Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, 1983-1984

4. Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics honor society), inducted 1983, academic achievement award, Ohio University, 1984

5. Phi Kappa Phi, inducted 1983

Responsibilities:

data analysis, writing and editing research reports, proposals, and other documents, preparing presentations, assisting with correspondence, other duties as requested by faculty

Something you may not know about me: I have been published in the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR)