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Dr. Abhay Lidbe

Assistant Research Professor


  • 2014 Smart Communities and Innovation Building
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B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Mumbai University, 1999
M.B.A., Business Administration, Mumbai University, 2002
M.S., Operations Management, University of Alabama, 2012
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, 2015
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, 2016

Dr. Abhay Lidbe joined the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Alabama as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023. Prior to that, he worked as an Associate Researcher at the Alabama Transportation Institute where he was involved in several funded research projects such as Transportation Safety, Connected Vehicles, Traffic Simulation, Traffic Signal Optimization, and others. He also played a key role in the state-funded projects – 2040 Alabama Transportation Infrastructure Performance and Conditions and Alabama Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Plan.

Dr. Lidbe has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and more than 30 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. His research focuses on the intersection of transportation and human needs such as access to healthcare, employment, education, food and nutrition, medicine, foster care, and other social activities. Specifically, his work addresses transportation equity, accessibility and barrier issues to improve the quality of life in rural communities. His long-term research goals are developing a framework for measuring and evaluating transportation equity.

Dr. Lidbe was also selected for the 2022-2023 cohort of the Emerging Community Engagement Scholars program. He is a member of the TRB’s Joint Subcommittee on Supply Chain Resilience. He serves on the editorial board of Advances in Transportation Studies and engaged in refereed work for several journals.

Affiliated Areas
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Alabama Transportation Institute

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