USU Engineering Student Wins TRB Research Award
A Utah State University Ph.D. student is one of 12 recipients to receive the Transportation Research Board Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award.
Atul Subedi is a doctorate student in civil and environmental engineering who was selected as a recipient of the TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award.
Atul Subedi is a doctorate student in civil and environmental engineering under his mentor, Associate Professor Patrick Singleton. His paper, titled “Feasibility and Potential of Electric Air Taxis for Long-Distance Airport Access/Egress Trips” earned him the award.
“It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award,” Subedi said. “I want to thank Dr. Singleton and everyone else involved for helping me along the way.”
These prestigious awards focus on applied research on airport and related aviation system issues to help the public sector continue to improve the quality, reliability, safety and security of the U.S. civil aviation system.
This year’s 11 graduate student awardees represent eight universities from across the U.S. on research focused on a wide variety of topics including pavements, baggage handling, cybersecurity, runway incursion prevention systems, airport arts programs and airport noise.
Atul Subedi (right) studies under his mentor, Dr. Patrick Singleton. Their research is in transportation.
Each awardee receives a $12,000 stipend as well as the opportunity to present their work at TRB’s 2025 Annual Meeting, and the possibility to have their final research paper published in TRB’s journal, Transportation Research Record. Awardees are also assigned a panel of experts to advise them throughout their research.
The Airport Cooperative Research Program is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to airport challenges. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board, which is a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, engineering and medicine.
More information can be found at www.trb.org/ACRP/GraduateResearchAwards.