UTC Research Assistants

Graduate students from the UIC colleges of Urban Planning and Public AffairsEngineering and others work closely with UTC research staff and affiliated faculty to provide creative solutions to the complicated transportation challenges addressed in research projects. This level of real-word experience gives students an opportunity to hone skills learned in the classroom and apply that knowledge to modern transportation research.

Upon graduation, UTC student researchers are better prepared to lead and excel in the workplace.

Afshin Allahyari
College of Engineering
aallah2@uic.edu

Pietro Buffoni
Master's Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
pbuffo2@uic.edu

Pujari Chaitanya
Master's Candidate, College of Engineering
cpujar2@uic.edu

Nahid Farazi
Ph.D. Candidate, College of Engineering
nfaraz2@uic.edu

Briana Gipson
Master's Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
brianag2@uic.edu

Andry Gonzalez-Meza
Master's Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
agonz212@uic.edu

Amy Hofstra
Ph.D. Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
ahofst3@uic.edu

Scott Grieg
Master's Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
sgreig2@uic.edu

Quinn Kasal
Ph.D. Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
kasal2@uic.edu

Jean Paul Manzanaraz
Master’s Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
jmanza4@uic.edu

Sanghamitra Muhuri
Master’s Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
smuhur2@uic.edu

Zenaid Santos
Master’s Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
zsanto4@uic.edu

Yun-Ni Tsai
Master’s Candidate, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
ytsai34@uic.edu