John D. Sangster, PE
602 Cambridge Road (540) 808-2046
Blacksburg, VA 24060 johns80 [at] vt [dot] edu
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (May 2015)
MS in Civil Engineering Dec. 2011
BS in Civil Engineering 2004
BS in Architectural Engineering 2002
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Blacksburg, VA
Junior Transportation Engineer Feb. 2013 – Present
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, VA
Graduate Research Assistant Aug. 2010 – Jan. 2013
Geometric Design of Highways, CEE 4654, Virginia Tech
Graduate Teaching Assistant Spring 2013
Guest Lecturer (2 lectures) Spring 2012
Introduction to Transportation Engineering, CEE 3604, Virginia Tech
Guest Lecturer (4 lectures) Fall 2011
Stantec Consulting Inc., Auburn, New Hampshire
Transportation Engineer Apr. 2007 – July 2010
Vollmer Associates, Concord, New Hampshire (merged into Stantec Consulting)
Transportation Engineer July 2005 – Apr. 2007
Alvord, Burdick & Howson LLC, Chicago, Illinois
Junior Engineer Feb. 2003 – May 2005
Professional Engineer (Civil) State of New Hampshire, 2008
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2006 – Present
President, Virginia Tech Student Chapter, 2011 – 2012
Vice President, Virginia Tech Student Chapter, 2010 – 2011
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2011 – Present
Young Member, Conduct of Research Committee (ABG10), 2011 – Present
Association of Engineering Educators (ASEE) 2011 – Present
Journal Publications (Peer Reviewed)
Sangster, J., Rakha, H., and Du, J., Application of Naturalistic Driving Data to Modeling of Car-
Research Board, (in print).
Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)
Sangster, J., & Rakha, H. (2013, January). Enhancing and Calibrating Rakha-Pasumarthy-
92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
Sangster, J., & Rakha, H. (2012, January). Critique of the Critical Sum Method: Case Study
Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.
Du, J., Rakha, H., & Sangster, J. (2012, January). Can Electricity Powered Vehicles Serve
Traveler Needs? Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research
Board, Washington, D.C.
Sangster, J., & Hummer, J. (2010, May). Barriers to Innovation in Highway Design:
Unconventional Intersections. Unpublished paper presented at the Annual Meeting of
District 1 of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Portland, ME.
Sangster, J. (2010, May). Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: North American State of the
Practice. Unpublished paper presented at the Annual Meeting of District 1 of the Institute of
Transportation Engineers, Portland, ME.
Sangster, J. (2013, January). Alternative Intersections – Benefits, Issues, Etc. Speech
presented at TransportationCamp, Washington, D.C.
Sangster, J. (2012, November). Can We Live With Traffic? Speech presented at TEDx
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
Sangster, J. (2012, October). Expanding our Geometric Toolbox for Intersection Design.
Speech presented at the Fall Meeting of the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation
Engineers, Wintergreen, VA.
Selected Consulting Activities
Traffic Impact Analysis Studies
Peer Review, Londonderry, NH (330 hr) Oct. 2005 – June 2010
Road Design and Corridor Study, Londonderry, NH (950 hr) Dec. 2005 – Apr. 2010
Tax Increment Financing District, Londonderry, NH (200 hr) Mar. 2008 – Oct. 2008
Subdivision Design, Lowell, MA (1,400 hr) July 2005 – Oct. 2008
Corridor Study and Improvements, Wolfboro, NH (550 hr) Feb. 2009 – July 2010
Subdivision Roadway Improvements, Salem, NH (400 hr) Nov. 2006 – Feb. 2008