About CCAT

With a $2.4M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the University of Michigan, along with its partners, has created the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT). CCAT aims to advance research in the field of transportation safety, mobility, and sustainability via connected vehicles, connected infrastructure, and autonomous vehicles.

Located at the focal point of the U.S. auto industry, CCAT will play a unique regional role in promoting connected and automated transportation research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer activities, which are of critical importance to the future of the region’s economy. The CCAT team’s extensive and substantive collaborations with stakeholders such as the region’s state DOTs, local governments, and the CAV industry will ensure that our research translates to practical outcomes through prototypes, field tests, technology transfer, implementation, and policies.

U-M’s partners include: Washtenaw Community College, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Akron, and Central State University.

The U.S. DOT invests in the future of transportation through its University Transportation Centers (UTC) Program. The UTC Program advances the state-of-the-art in transportation research and technology and develops the next generation of transportation professionals. UTC awards and administers grants to consortia of colleges and universities across the United States.

CCAT Directory of Key Personnel

Dr. Henry Liu • UMTRI

Dr. Henry Liu • UMTRI

CCAT Director

2901 Baxter Rd.
Room 103

Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Ph: (734) 647-4796
henryliu@umich.edu

Debby Bezzina • UMTRI

Debby Bezzina • UMTRI

Managing Director

2901 Baxter Rd.
Room 105
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Ph: (734) 763-2498
Fax: (734) 764-1221
dbezzina@umich.edu

Samuel Labi • Purdue

Samuel Labi • Purdue

CCAT Associate Director

NEXTRANS Center
3000 Kent Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Ph: (765) 496-9726; 494-5926
Fax: (765) 807-3123
labi@purdue.edu

Imad Al-Qadi • UIUC

Imad Al-Qadi • UIUC

Professor of Civil Engineering

1207 Newmark Civil Engineering
205 N. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 265-0427
alqadi@illinois.edu

Alan Lecz • WCC

Alan Lecz • WCC

Advanced Transportation Center Director

4800 E. Huron River Dr.
Occupational Education Bldg.
Room 160-F
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Ph: (734) 677-5472
Fax: (734) 677-5482
alecz@wccnet.edu

Ping Yi • University of Akron

Ping Yi • University of Akron

Professor of Civil Engineering

ASEC 213
302 E. Buchtel Ave.
Akron, OH 44325
Ph: (330) 972-7294
Fax: (330) 972-6020
pyi@uakron.edu

Krishna Kumar Nedunuri • Central State University

Krishna Kumar Nedunuri • Central State University

Professor of Civil and Chemical Engineering

105 C.J. McLin Center #111
1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH 45384
Ph: (937) 376-6455
Fax: (937)-376-6257
knedunuri@centralstate.edu