Quadrifoglio awarded Fulbright Scholar grant

Image of Luca QuadrifoglioDr. Luca Quadrifoglio, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. In order to receive the grant, Quadrifoglio had to develop a very intensive proposal. The aim of this award is to promote a better knowledge of the south of Italy and promote knowledge exchange and research in south-related issues at universities in the south of Italy.

Quadrifoglio received his undergraduate degree at Politecnico di Milano in 1996. He then moved to the United States to work toward becoming an academic professional, after obtaining his master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.

His research focuses on the design, optimization and operations of demand responsive services such as transit feeders, paratransit services and ride-sharing service, as well as the logistics within port container terminals. He recently was appointed the graduate coordinator and advisor for the transportation division within the civil engineering department.

“This award for teaching and research is a wonderful opportunity for scholars like me to give back and to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of southern Italy at the University of Cagliari,” he said.

He plans to deliver a graduate student course specializing in transportation engineering and conduct research to improve local transit services, beginning his six months at University of Cagliari in January 2016.