DRC-Disaster Research Center

Pruttipong (Palm) Apivatanagul

Postdoctoral Researcher
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: (302) 831-6936
Email: palm@udel.edu

Bio

Pruttipong (Palm) Apivatanagul received a Ph.D. from  Transportation Science Program at the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation research focuses on the development of the strategic network design for freight transportation networks. Prior to joining the PhD program, he worked as a transportation engineer for TEAM (Thailand), a national consulting company, focusing on government project evaluation. He earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Chulalongkorn University and an MS in Transportation Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. In addition to strategic planning for freight movements, his interests include supply chain management, optimization of routing and scheduling, and technology adoption in the logistics industry.

Currently, he is interested to apply risk analyses in transportation and is working as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Rachel Davidson. The current project is Integrated optimization of evacuation and sheltering for hurricanes funded by NSF. The project relates to an application of risk analyses and dynamic transportation models for hurricane sheltering and evacuation planning.

Selected Publications

Apivatanagul, P., and A.C. Regan, “Long Haul Freight Network Design Using Shipper-Carrier Freight Flow Prediction: A California Network Improvement Case Study”, Transportation Research, Part E, under review.

Apivatanagul, P., and A.C. Regan, “A Solution Algorithm for Long Haul Freight Network Design Using Shipper-Carrier Freight Flow Prediction with explicit capacity constraint”, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2008 (in press).

Apivatanagul, P., and A.C. Regan, “A Modeling Framework for the Design of a Multimodal Long Haul Freight Network”, proceedings of the 2007 meeting of the Transportation Research Board.