Background and activities

Research Interests:

  • urban transport
  • freight transport
  • street and road planning and design


  • TBA 4203 Geometric Design of Roads (3rd year course)
  • BA6057 Road Building (EVU, Experienced based masters program)
  • BA8616 Geometric Design of Roads (PhD course)
  • Lecturer in TBA4204 BM3 Transport Infrastructure, TBA4345 Sustainability Issues in Transport, BA6052 Strategic Planning of Transport Infrastructure

Education and Employment:

  • Associate Professor, NTNU, January 2013 - present
  • PhD Civil Engineering, University of Washington (Seattle, US), 2008 - 2012
  • Masters Civil Engineering, University of Washington (Seattle, US), 2006 - 2008
  • Senior Engineer (bridge and roadway design), Berger/ABAM Engineers (Seattle, US), 2001-2006
  • Bachelors Civil Engineering, Villanova University (Villanova, PA, US), 1997-2001

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Flaata, Ellen Heffer; Pitera, Kelly. (2018) Analogue Learning in the Digital Age: Can we use 'old-fashioned' active learning methods to educate engineers in the modern world?. Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference.