Ron Faller

Ron Faller 

Ron Faller
Contact Information:
130R WHIT
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-6864
rfaller1@unl.edu
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Associate Research Professor
  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award for "Midwest Guardrail System for Long Span Culvert Applications", 2007
  • Better Roads Magazine Top Rollout Award for "MGS Barrier System", 2006
  • Best Paper Award for "Midwest Guardrail System for Standard and Special Applications", 2004
  • Paper was nominated for the K.B. Woods Award for "Midwest Guardrail System for Standard and Special Applications", 2004
  • Inaugural Pioneering and Innovation Award, 2004
  • Pocono Raceway Bill France, Sr., Award of Excellence, 2004
  • Herb Porter Indianapolis Memorial Motor Speedway Award, 2004
  • NASCAR Bill France, Jr., Award of Excellence, 2003
  • R&D Top 100 Award, 2003
  • SEMA Motorsports Engineering Award, 2002
  • Best of What's New Award for Top 100 Technical Innovations, 2002
  • 36th Annual Louis Schwitzer Award, 2002
  • Best Paper Award for "Compliance Testing of a Bullnose Median Barrier System", 2002
  • Federal Highway Administration Safety Award, 1996
  • Best Paper Award for "Perormance Level 1 Bridge Railings for Timber Decks", 1993

Selected Publications

Analysis of Existing Work Zone Sign Supports using MASH Safety Performance Criteria published in, 2011

Development of a Low-Cost, Energy-Absorbing Bridge Rail published in Transportation Research Record, 2011

Design and Testing of Two Bridge Railings for Transverse Nail-Laminated Timber Deck Bridges published in Transportation Research Record, 2011 

Non-Blocked, Midwest Guardrail System for Gabion Wall Applications published in Transportation Research Record, 2011 

Evaluating the Cost‐Effectiveness of Roadside Culvert Treatments published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, 2011 

Head Ejection during Barrier Impacts published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, 2011 

Analysis of Existing Work-Zone Devices with MASH Safety Performance Criteria published in ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 2010 

Development and Evaluation of the Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) Placed Adjacent to a 2:1 Fill Slope published in Transportation Research Report, 2010 

Dynamic Evaluation of a Pinned Anchoring System for New York State’s Temporary Concrete Barriers - Phase II published in New York State Department of Transportation Research Report, 2010 

New Test Level 2 Rough Stone Masonry Guardwall published in Transportation Research Record 2195, 2010 

Performance Evaluation of Type II and Type IIA Box Beam End Terminals - Volume II: Appendices published in New York State Department of Transportation Research Report, 2010 

Performance Evaluation of Type II and Type IIA Box Beam End Terminals - Volume I: Research Results and Discussion published in New York State Department of Transportation Research Report, 2010 

Termination and Transition of Temporary Concrete Barriers published in Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Mtg, 2010 

Safety Investigation and Guidance for Work-Zone Devices in Freight Transportation Systems Subjected to Passenger Car and Truck Impacts with New Crash Standards published in MATC Final Report, 2010 

New Test Level 2 Rough Stone Masonry Guardwall published in Transportation Research Record, 2010 

Inertial Effects During Impact Testing published in Transportation Research Record 2120, 2009 

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