Amirarsalan Molan

 

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Amirarsalan Molan

Lecturer
Transportation


Email: amolan@calpoly.edu

 

Amir M. Molan, PhD, PE, is a Lecturer at California Polytechnic State University. He obtained his BS and MS degrees from Azad University in Tehran, Iran, and his doctoral degree from Wayne State University in 2017. Amir worked for Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Wyoming before moving to California Polytechnic State University. To date, he has been first author and co-author of over 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles in civil engineering journals and conferences. One of Amir's recent article has been selected as the 2018 best paper in the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. He is an active researcher in the field of traffic operation analysis, alternative intersections, highway safety, traffic simulation modeling, and pedestrian and bicycle safety. Particularly, Amir is interested in evaluating new designs for improving the performance of existing interchanges and intersections to provide a better service for all transportation users (drivers, pedestrians, etc.). Amir has invented a new design called a super DDI (super diverging diamond interchange) as an alternative for failing interchanges.
 

Research Interests

  • Traffic Operation Analysis
  • Alternative Intersections
  • Traffic Simulation Modeling
  • Highway Safety
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Courses Taught

  • Modeling and Simulation in Transportation
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Introductory Experiments in Transportation Engineering
  • Highway Design (at Wayne State University)
  • Transportation Design (at Wayne State University)

Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer (PE) – Wyoming
  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Associate Editorial Member, The Open Transportation Journal
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue, The Open Transportation Journal
  • Paper Reviewer for Accident Analysis and Prevention, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, and Transportation Research Record
  • Research Associate, Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)
  • Chi Epsilon Member, Wayne State University

Recent Publications

  • Molan, A.M., Moomen, M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “The Impact of Traffic Barrier Geometric Features on Crash Frequency and Injury Severity of Non-Interstate Highways.” Journal of Safety Research, Elsevier. (In Press)
  • Alzoubaidi, M., Molan, A.M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Comparing the Efficiency of the Super Diverging Diamond Interchange to Other Innovative Interchanges.” Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier. (In Press)
  • Molan, A.M., Moomen, M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Estimating the Effect of Geometric Features of Side Traffic Barriers on Crash Severity of Interstate Roads in Wyoming.” Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier, Vol 144 (2020) 105639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2020.105639
  • Molan, A.M., and Hummer, J. (2020). “Improving Traffic Operations at Service Interchanges Using the New Offset Diamond Design.” Transportation Research Record (TRR), SAGE Publishing, Vol 2674, Issue 5, 522–536. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120916730
  • Molan, A.M., Rezapour, M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Modeling the Impact of Various Variables on Severity of Crashes Involved with Traffic Barriers.” Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, Taylor & Francis. Vol 12, Issue 6, 800-817. https://doi.org/10.1080/19439962.2018.1547995
  • Molan, A.M., and Hummer, J. (2020). “Proposing the New Parclo ProgressA Design as a Substitute for the Conventional Partial Cloverleaf A Interchanges.” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/02286203.2020.1738979
  • Molan, A.M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Factors Impacting the Injury Severity of Crashes Involving Traffic Barrier End Treatments.” International Journal of Crashworthiness, Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2019.1701878
  • Molan, A.M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Impact of Side Traffic Barrier Features on the Severity of Run-Off-Road Crashes Involving Horizontal Curves on Non-Interstate Roads.” International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtst.2020.07.006
  • Molan, A.M., Rezapour, M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Investigating the Relationship between the type of Traffic Barrier and Crash Severity in Trucks and Light Vehicles.” Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Elsevier, Vol 7, Issue 1, 125-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2019.03.004
  • Molan, A.M., Nazneen, S., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Variables Impacting the Severity of Crashes Involving Traffic Barriers on Horizontal Curves: Actual Crash Data Analysis of Interstate Roads in Wyoming.” International Journal of Crashworthiness. https://doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2020.1785110
  • Rezapour, M., Molan, A.M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Analyzing Injury Severity of Motorcycle at-Fault Crashes using Machine Learning Techniques, Decision Tree and Logistic Regression Models.” International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, Elsevier, Vol 9, Issue 2, 89-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtst.2019.10.002
  • Rezapour, M., Wulff, S., Molan, A.M., and Ksaibati, K. (2020). “Application of Bayesian Ordinal Logistic Model for Identification of Factors to Traffic Barrier Crashes: Considering Roadway Classification.” Transportation Letters The International Journal of Transportation Research, Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/19427867.2020.1728041

 

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