DRC-Disaster Research Center

Dr. Sue McNeil

166H Graham Hall
Newark, DE 19716-2581
Phone: (302) 831-0760
Fax: (302) 831-2091
Email: smcneil@udel.edu
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Teaching Schedule
CIEG 351 Transportation Engineering, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 am
CIEG 865 Civil Engineering Seminar, TBD

Office Hours
By appointment for Spring 2009


Sue  McNeil  is  Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Urban Planning and Public Affairs at University of Delaware. She also serves as the Director of the Disaster Research Center and the University Transportation Center at the University of Delaware. She was formerly the Director of the Urban Transportation Center and Professor in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining UIC, she was a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public  Policy  at  Carnegie  Mellon  University. 

Her research and teaching interests focus on transportation infrastructure management with emphasis on the application of advanced technologies, economic analysis, analytical methods, and computer applications. 

Dr. McNeil has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. She chairs the Transportation Research Board Committee on Asset Management. She chaired (1988-1993) the ASCE Urban Transportation Division Committee on Transportation Facilities Management and is a founding Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems.  She is a registered professional engineer.

Current Studies

COT Institute for Safety, Security and Crisis Management, “Learning from a Large Scale Flood Exercise in the Netherlands” (with Joseph Trainor), 8/15/08 -3/31/09, $25,450.

Delaware Department of Transportation, “Advancing Asset Management in DelDOT” 9/1/08-8/31/09, $50,000

Delaware Department of Transportation “Infrastructure Security and Emergency Preparedness” (with Tricia Wachtendorf, Earl Lee, Rachel Davidson, Joseph Trainor), 9/1/08-8/31/09, $50,000

Delaware Department of Transportation, “Pavement Performance Models” with Nii Attoh-Okine,  $50,000, 9/1/07-12/31/08.

Evaluating the Current State of the BOSFOLK Transportation Corridor and Indicators of Resiliency (D. Ames and S. McNei

Research and Innovative Technology Administration, University Transportation Center, University of Delaware, “Resiliency of Transportation Corridors, $500,000 per year, 2006-2010. 

Resiliency of Transportation Corridors before, During, and After Catastrophic Natural Hazards (S. McNeil, J. Nigg, and T. DeLiberty)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Assessing and Interpreting the Benefits Derived from Using Asset Management Systems, 2/5/08-11/30/08, $69,000.


Selected Publications

Moore, Christine, Martin Tjioe, Anthony Manzella, Kristen Sanford Bernhardt and Sue McNeil, “Asset Management Insights Using Agent Models,” ASCE Workshop on Computer in Civil Engineering, July 2007.

Croope Silvana, and Sue McNeil, “Understanding Critical Infrastructure Management Challenges for the 21st Century”, Paper presented at the 11th World Conference on Transport Research, Berkeley, CA, June, 2007.

Pagano, Anthony M., Sue McNeil and Elizabeth Ogard, “Linking Asset Management to Strategic Planning Processes: Best Practices from State DOT’s,” Transportation Research Record, No. 1924, pp 184-191, 2005.

Pannapa Herabat and Sue McNeil, “Asset Management,” in Fwa, Tien (editor) (2005) Highway Engineering Handbook. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Switzer, Aileen and Sue McNeil, “A Road Map for Transportation Asset Management Research,” Public Works Management and Policy, Volume 8, Number 3, January 2004, pp 162-175