The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites you to attend our RailTEC Short Courses in Summer 2022.
Track Engineering Fundamentals | 18-21 July 2022
Course Topics: Rail; Crossties & Fasteners; Ballast & Subgrade; Drainage; Slab Track; Turnouts & Special Trackwork; Track Structural Analysis; Track Structural Design; Track Standards & Inspections; Track Maintenance Technologies; Asset Management & Life Cycle Costs
Time: Noon-4pm CDT
Lead Instructor: Conrad Ruppert
14 Professional Development Hours
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Instructor: Conrad Ruppert, Jr. joined RailTEC in May 2012 as a Senior Research Engineer and to serve as the NURail Center's Associate Director for Research. Mr. Ruppert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Princeton University (1977) and a Master of Science degree in technology management from the University of Pennsylvania (1999). Over the course of his 35-year career with Amtrak on the Northeast Corridor, he held positions covering most aspects of railway track engineering, maintenance operations and track research. This experience is used to direct research programs and help mentor civil engineering students who are interested in pursuing careers in railroad engineering. Mr. Ruppert's research interests include improving the performance of railroad infrastructure, optimizing railroad maintenance operations and advancing the use of asset management systems.