Richard P. Braun Distinguished Service Award

The Richard P. Braun Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a transportation professional for outstanding leadership in research and innovation. It is named after founding CTS director Richard Braun for his leadership and contribution to research, and as a champion of transportation innovation.

Winners

2020 Recipient

This year’s recipient is Carol Shield, a College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Shield has been involved with more than 30 transportation-related research projects funded by MnDOT, NSF, NCHRP, and the Army Corp of Engineers. Her primary research areas are the use of fiber-reinforced polymers in infrastructure and the behavior of prestressed concrete girders. She was the director of the University’s MAST Laboratory from 2004–2015. 

Past Winners

2019

Gary Davis, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

2018

Greg Lindsey, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

2017

Mary Vogel, Co-director, Center for Changing Landscapes, University of Minnesota

2016

John Gulliver, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota

2015

Timothy Henkel, Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Modal Planning and Program Management Division, Minnesota Department of Transportation

2014

Yingling Fan, McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

2013

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

2012

Robert C. Johns, Director, U.S. Department of Transportation's John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

2011

David Levinson, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

2010

Lee Munnich, Director, State and Local Policy Program and the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

2009

Gene Skok, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

2008

Randy Halvorson, Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics

2007

Max Donath, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute

2006

Kathryn Swanson, Director, Department of Public Safety

2005

Catherine French, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Metropolitan State University

2004

John S. Adams, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography; faculty, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

2003

Robert Benke, Principal engineer, Community Resource Partnerships

2002

Panos Michalopoulos, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

2001

Barbara Lukermann, Senior fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; senior fellow, Center for Urban andRegional Affairs

2000

David Kittelson, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering: co-director, Center for Diesel Research

1999

James Denn, Former commissioner, Mn/DOT

1998

Fred Beier, Executive Committee chair

1997

Ted Galambos, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

1996

Roger Appeldorn

1995

Miles Kersten, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering