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Dr. Pasi T. Lautala

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Assistant Professor and Director,...

Phone: (906) ***-****  
Email: p***@***.edu
Michigan Tech University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton , Michigan 49931
United States

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Employment History

  • RTP Director and Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech University
  • Director, Rail Transportation Program
    Michigan Technological University
  • Assistant Professor and Director of the Rail Transportation Program
    Michigan Technological University
  • Associate Director of Education
    National University Rail Center
  • Member, Rail Transportation Program
  • Director of the New Program
  • Director of Railroad Engineering Program
  • Team Members and Partners


  • bachelor's degree , civil engineering
    Tampere University of Technology
  • doctorate , civil engineering
    Michigan Technological University
  • master's degree , civil engineering
    Michigan Technological University
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Pasi Lautala (Co-PI)
Pasi T. Lautala, Ph.D., P.E., is an Assistant Professor and Director, Rail Transportation Program at the Michigan Tech University. Prior to his academic career, he has several years of railroad and railroad consulting experience related to survey, design and construction of railway track in the United States and Finland. His research includes various topics aspects related to railroads and rail transportation, such as multimodal transportation systems, asset infrastructure management for railroads, railroads in cold climates and railroad transportation/engineering education. Dr. Lautala served as principal investigator on a cold climate related research project, titled "Synthesis of Railroad Engineering Best Practices in Areas of Deep Seasonal Frost and Permafrost" and has completed numerous conference papers and presentations in the topic. Dr. Lautala also serves as Associate Director of Education for National University Rail Center (NURail) and is actively involved in international research and educational activities related to rail transportation / engineering.
Moreover, the department is developing a ... [cached]
Moreover, the department is developing a new certificate program in rail that would be offered to undergraduate and graduate students, says Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech's RTP director and assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.
"We're definitely seeing an increase in students who are interested in rail," says Lautala, adding that not all those students are enrolled in the engineering program.
When the RTP was launched seven years ago, about 10 to 15 students took a course or were involved in a rail project or extracurricular activity through the school's American Railway Engineering and Maintenance Association (AREMA) chapter; today, that number is closer to 75, Lautala says.
Through NURail grants and matching funding from the rail industry, Michigan Tech students completed senior design and enterprise projects over the past two to three years, Lautala says.
Also under NURail, the coalition has worked to share rail course content online with other colleges and universities, now known as "NURail affiliate" campuses. About 14 universities are involved in the program, resulting in more campuses offering a full course in rail engineering or at least integrating a few sessions on rail into their basic transportation programs, Lautala says.
"There's no doubt there are many more universities interested in the rail field" as a result, he says.
Another way to gauge the interest: the increase in AREMA student chapters. Michigan Tech was among the first schools to establish one.
"There's been an explosion in interest in forming AREMA chapters over the last three or four years. And starting a new chapter requires more than just student interest; you have to find a faculty member who's interested in advising the chapter," says Lautala.
If the state's logistics and supply ..., 5 Sept 2015 [cached]
If the state's logistics and supply chain assets are ignored, valuable opportunities could be missed, said Pasi Lautala, a civil and environmental engineering assistant professor at Michigan Technological University and a member of Snyder's Commission for Logistics and Supply Chain Collaboration.
"With the study we've at least started the work on identifying our shortfalls and the types of actions needed to address them," Lautala said.
"Some of these accidents with the ..., 20 Mar 2015 [cached]
"Some of these accidents with the crude oil trains have been drastic reminders that there's still a long way to go," says Pasi Lautala, director of the rail transportation program at Michigan Technological University.
Lautala says, in some ways, freight rail in the U.S. is a victim of its own success, making money and growing enough to attract admirers from around the world - but still facing expensive challenges.
Les Brand, CEO, appointed to the Michigan Commission for Logistics Collaboration | Supply Chain Solutions, 6 Nov 2013 [cached]
Dr. Pasi Lautala, of Hancock, is an assistant professor and director of the Rail Transportation Program at Michigan Technological University, where he has worked for 10 years. He previously worked as a transportation engineer with CH2MHill in Chicago, as a design engineer with CTE Engineers and as an engineering trainee with VR Track Ltd, in Finland. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Tampere University of Technology in Finland, and both a master's degree and doctorate in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University.
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