Montana State University

Patrick McGowen joins civil engineering department at MSU

October 5, 2006 -- MSU News Service


Patrick McGowen (MSU photo by Elizabeth Brock.)   High-Res Available

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Patrick McGowen has accepted a joint appointment as an assistant professor for the Civil Engineering Department and the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) of Montana State University's College of Engineering.

McGowen has been a research engineer at WTI for the past six years. With an expertise in transportation engineering, McGowen's research and teaching interests include transportation safety, highway-wildlife interactions, predicting traffic patterns through travel modeling, and technologies such as electronic warning signs and travel advisory systems.

McGowen earned a doctorate in traffic systems engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2006 and his master's and bachelor's of science degrees in civil engineering at MSU. McGowen is a registered professional engineer in Montana.

Patrick McGowen at patm@coe.montana.edu or (406) 994-6529.