David Nelson has become an integral member of  the RTP as a Senior Research Engineer, supporting activities across the program.

Dave brings a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering which will help as we continue to push for multidisciplinary collaboration across the university. He also has an MS in teaching, including seven years of experience in primary and secondary schools which assists RTP’s development of materials geared towards energizing students at the K-12 level.

Dave's 20+ years of engineering and management experience with the US Air Force, including an AF tour teaching at the US Air Force Academy, and his time with the Maine Department of Transportation, bring a unique set of skills and experiences to our program.

Dave is also a member of AREMA Committee 24, and the TRB Standing Committee on Highway/Rail Grade Crossings.  


Senior Research Engineer
(906) 487 1734
Dillman Hall 301K