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                                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

Research Positions

      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

Teaching Positions

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

Consulting Positions

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                                                                                                                                   

Professional Affiliations

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-

            Following Behavior, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation 

            Research Board, (in print).

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

      Sangster, J., & Rakha, H. (2013, January). Enhancing and Calibrating Rakha-Pasumarthy-

            Adjerid Car-Following Model Using Naturalistic Driving Data. Paper presented at the 

            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

            on Quadrant Roadway Design. Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the 

            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.

Speaking Engagements

      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
      Transportation Planning
            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
      Land Development
            Subdivision Design, Lowell, MA                                        (1,400 hr) July 2005 – Oct. 2008
      Roadway Improvements
            Corridor Study and Improvements, Wolfboro, NH           (550 hr) Feb. 2009 – July 2010
            Subdivision Roadway Improvements, Salem, NH                (400 hr) Nov. 2006 – Feb. 2008