Dr. Nagui Rouphail has been named a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. A member of the NC State faculty since 1994, Rouphail also served as director of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at NC State from 2002-17.
His research interests are in the analysis and optimization of traffic operations and vehicle systems. This includes modeling and managing freeway and signalized networks, developing methods for reliability assessment, and modeling, simulation and optimization of highway networks for both mobility and environmental effects.
Among his recognitions, he has been had 13 best paper awards that he received along with his graduate students as co-authors. He is also the recipient of the Grant Mickle National Best Paper Award in the areas of Transportation Operations, Management and Safety in 2010 given by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
Rouphail earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Cairo University (1972), M.S. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981) in transportation and civil engineering from The Ohio State University.