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Airton Kohls

Airton Kohls


Center for Transportation Research

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  • Phone: 865-974-0298
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  • Biography

    Kohls is currently appointed as a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research. He received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2010. His PhD research focus on Adaptive Traffic Signal Control. Kohls is the developer and lead instructor of the Traffic Signal Academy, a program recommended by FHWA's Arterial Management Program since 2012. Kohls has program management experience from his 10 years of work in Brazil and was a Principal Investigator for the FHWA Upgrade of Geographic Information System project in 2014, Principal Investigator for TDOT Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment in 2013 and FHWA NHI Highway Traffic Noise in 2012. Kohls is a member of ITE and a reviewer for the TRB Traffic Signal Committee.

    Traffic signals and operation


Airton Kohls

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