Aemal Khattak

Aemal Khattak

Aemal Khattak
Contact Information:
City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-8126

Professor, Associate Department Chair
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D. (Civil Engineering - Transportation), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1999
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science (with honors) in Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1988
Chair, TRB Standing Committee AHB60

Dr. Khattak Chairs the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Highway/Rail Grade Crossings (AHB60). This committee is concerned with the safety, economic considerations, traffic flow and delay, and countermeasures at highway/rail crossings including the proximate surrounding environment and rail transit facilities.

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Transportation Safety
  • Transportation Infrastructure Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
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Courses Taught

Honors and Awards

Dr. Khattak received the UNL College of Engineering Faculty Service Award, 2016. 
Dr. Khattak received the UNL University-Wide Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015. 

Selected Publications

Zhao, Shanshan, Amirfarrokh Iranitalab and Aemal J. Khattak. A clustering approach to injury severity in pedestrian-train crashes at highway-rail grade crossings. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, January 2018 (DOI:10.1080/19439962.2018.1428257).

Zhao, Shanshan and Aemal J. Khattak. Factors associated with self-reported inattentive driving at highway-rail grade crossings. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 109, October 2017 (p 113-122).

Zhao, Shanshan and Aemal J. Khattak. Injury severity in crashes reported in proximity of rail crossings—the role of driver inattention. Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, June 2017 (DOI: 10.1080/19439962.2017.1323061).

Iranitalab, Amirfarrokh and Aemal J. Khattak. Comparison of four statistical and machine learning methods for crash severity prediction. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 108, September 2017 (p 27–36).

Kang, Yashu and Aemal J. Khattak. A cluster based approach to analyze crash injury severity at highway-rail grade crossings. Transportation Research Record 2608, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017 (p 58-69).

Naik, Bhaven, Li-Wei Tung, Shanshan Zhao and Aemal J. Khattak. Weather impacts on single-vehicle truck crash injury severity. Journal of Safety Research, 58, September 2016 (P 57-65).

Lee, Myungwoo and Aemal J. Khattak. Application of Light Detection and Ranging technology to assess safe passage of low-ground-clearance vehicles at highway-rail grade crossings. Transportation Research Record 2545, 2016 (p 131-138).

Zhao, Shanshan, Aemal J. Khattak, and Eric C. Thompson. Safety and economic assessment of converting two-way stop-controlled intersections to roundabouts on high speed rural highways. Journal of Transportation Research Forum, 54(1), 2015 (p 131-144).

Tung, Li-Wei and Aemal J. Khattak. Distracted motor vehicle driving at highway-rail grade crossings. Transportation Research Record 2476, 2015 (p 77-84).

Gyawali, Sunil, Anuj Sharma, Aemal J. Khattak, and Edward Smaglik. Use of decision assistance curves in advanced warrant analysis for indirect left turn intersections. Transportation Research Record 2486, 2015 (p 54-63).

Zhao, Shanshan and Aemal J. Khattak. Motor vehicle drivers' injuries in train–motor vehicle crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 74, January 2015 (p 162-168).

Khattak, Aemal J. Investigation of train warning times and gate violations. Transportation Research Record 2458, 2014 (p 104-109).