Rongfang (Rachel) Liu, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. An expert in high-speed rail lines and other transportation issues, Liu has extensive experience in the area of intermodal transportation planning and engineering, environmental impact and major investment studies and travel demand forecasting and simulation modeling.
Liu has managed and conducted long-range transportation plans for federal, state, and local government agencies and developed traffic engineering designs for various public and private sector clients. She has gained this broad-based experience through her various positions with consulting firms, research institutes, and government agencies as well as her extensive involvement with Transportation Research Board committees and modeling development task forces.
Liu has published six books and book chapters and more than 20 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
She received her doctorate in civil engineering from the University of South Florida.
Last update: January 23, 2012
Topics: high-speed rail lines, intermodal transportation planning and engineering, environmental impact and major investment studies, travel demand forecasting and simulation modeling