Nikhil Menon

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Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Science, Engineering & Technology (Harrisburg)

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).

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Recent Publications

Unlocking the Narrative: Using Text Mining to Reveal the Hidden Factors behind Suicide Related Traffic Crashes

Das, S., Kutela, B. & Menon, N., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Archives of Suicide Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A statistical assessment of work-from-home participation during different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

Barbour, N., Menon, N. & Mannering, F., Sep 2021, In: Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 11, 100441.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Analyzing transportation network performance during emergency evacuations: Evidence from Hurricane Irma

Staes, B., Menon, N. & Bertini, R. L., Jun 2021, In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 95, 102841.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A statistical analysis of consumer perceptions towards automated vehicles and their intended adoption

Menon, N., Zhang, Y., Rawoof Pinjari, A. & Mannering, F., Apr 2 2020, In: Transportation Planning and Technology. 43, 3, p. 253-278 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Shared automated vehicles: A statistical analysis of consumer use likelihoods and concerns

Barbour, N., Menon, N., Zhang, Y. & Mannering, F., Aug 2019, In: Transport Policy. 80, p. 86-93 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Shared autonomous vehicles and their potential impacts on household vehicle ownership: An exploratory empirical assessment

Menon, N., Barbour, N., Zhang, Y., Pinjari, A. R. & Mannering, F., Feb 7 2019, In: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. 13, 2, p. 111-122 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review