Kelvin C.P. Wang, Ph.D. is the director of Western Transportation Institute and a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in MSU’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering. Wang, a past Regents Professor and Dawson Chair of Civil Engineering at the Oklahoma State University, has decades of experience in transportation and civil engineering. He was a highway engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation for four years and a professor at the University of Arkansas for 18. Between 2011 and 2023, he was an endowed professor at Oklahoma State. In 2017 Wang received the prestigious Francis C. Turner Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, and he was named a distinguished member of ASCE in 2021. Dr. Wang is known for his technological achievements in 3D laser imaging and associated artificial intelligence solutions for highway and airfield pavement surveys and bridge evaluations. He was formerly the president of ASCE’s Transportation and Development Institute.
Lura Johnson is an undergraduate lab technician in the Cold Climate Operations and Systems program. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Engineering at Montana State University, and is also involved with the honors college. Lura is assisting with various road deicing tests and materials, including roadway friction evaluation and ice melting capacity testing.