Edward J Smaglik, Ph.D., P.E.
NAU’s Director of AZTrans: The Arizona Laboratory for Applied Transportation Research
Dr. Edward J. Smaglik, P.E., is a Professor at Northern Arizona University (NAU), Flagstaff, AZ, in the Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering. The Director of AZTrans: The Arizona Laboratory for Applied Transportation Research, Dr. Smaglik has over 13 years of academic research and teaching experience, preceded by 2 years of experience as a post-doctoral research associate.
Dr. Smaglik currently serves as Chair of the TRB ACP25 Traffic Signal Systems Committee and his research focuses on advanced uses of vehicle detection, traffic signal systems analyses, transportation performance measures, and multimodal operations.
A faculty member at NAU since 2007, Dr. Smaglik has served as the Principal Investigator on transportation related projects over a wide range of topics in this discipline. Specifically, he has investigated projects on the following topics: improving pedestrian operations and reducing bicycle conflicts at signalized intersections to provide for a more livable environment for all users, developing performance measures from existing infrastructure at signalized intersections, mitigating special event congestion through the use of ITS technologies, the development of a sustainable traffic counting device, improving safety on free flow facilities using ITS technologies, and investigating the impacts of alternative vehicle detection devices on adaptive traffic control.
Dr. Smaglik has been recognized as the Department Scholar Exemplar in 2017 and 2014, is the recipient of the 2008 Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Traffic Engineering Council Outstanding Paper Award, as well as a recipient of awards for outstanding performance as a teaching assistant and graduate student during his tenure in graduate school.
May 2005 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Civil Engineering, PhD
May 2001 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Civil Engineering, MS
May 1999 Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Civil Engineering, BS
05/2017 – Present Professor, Northern Arizona University
05/2013 – 05/2017 Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University
08/2007 – 05/2013 Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University
08/2005 – 07/2007 Post-Doctoral Visiting Faculty, Purdue University
01/2002 – 05/2006 Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University
08/1999 – 05/2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University
05/1999 – 08/2001 Summer Traffic Control Intern, City of Milwaukee, WI
01/1997 – 08/1998 Project Intern, Opus North Corporation
Licenses and certificates
Registered Professional Engineer, AZ #50962
Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Member, ITS Arizona
Chair, TRB Committee ACP25 Traffic Signal Systems
Member, ASCE Street & Highway Operations Committee