Nikhil Menon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W236G
777 W Harrisburg Pike
W236G Olmsted Building
Middletown, PA 17057
    Biography

    Nikhil Menon, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg working in the areas of transportation and urban mobility – specifically in emerging mobility, travel behavior, and sustainable cities. 

    Dr. Menon’s research is multidisciplinary, multimodal, and involves the application of both quantitative and qualitative approaches and frameworks to address transportation challenges faced in urban and rural environments. He is an expert on emerging and native data collection techniques including stated preference (SP) experiments and has demonstrated excellence in publishing with his works appearing in top-tier peer-reviewed transportation journals focusing on statistical and econometric modeling, and data analysis to support planning and policy research. He has been involved in extensive research efforts – leading and being part of projects at the federal, and state-level including funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). He is actively involved with various Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committees, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI).

    Before joining Penn State Harrisburg in August 2021, Dr. Menon held positions as research faculty (2020-2021), and a postdoctoral research associate (2017-2020) at the Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida.

    Research Interests
    • Emerging Mobility
    • Travel Behavior
    • Sustainable Cities
    • Transport Planning
    • Application of Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Data Collection Experiments – Stated Preference (SP)
    • Econometric Modeling
    Education

    B. Tech; M.Sc.; M.S.; Ph.D. (University of South Florida)

    Course Schedule
    ET 300 (F21, S22)
    CE 333w (F21)
    CE 308 (S22)
    EMCH 211 (S22)