CAIT Central Administration

Patrick Szary, Ph.D.

Associate Director, CAIT
Rutgers University

Rutgers CAIT
100 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
United States

Dr. Patrick Szary is the associate director for the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University. As PI/Co-PI he has generated more than $75.2M in funding for the Center.

Along with Director Ali Maher, Szary leads the development of CAIT’s competitive proposals to maintain the USDOT-designated University Transportation Center (UTC) status.

He has been an integral part of CAIT since its inception in 1998 as a UTC Program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Building on the Center’s past experience and successes as a Regional and National Center, Dr. Szary has adopted a far-reaching research vision that directly aligns with USDOT priorities and strategic goals, and has been instrumental in making the Center a stable resource in the dynamic and ever-changing NY/NJ metropolitan area.

He directs research topics and themes at CAIT to ensure research is focused on the USDOT strategic areas of improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure and preserving the existing transportation system. He also aligns CAIT projects with all regional stakeholders’ needs, from more resilient pavements and bridges to supporting the transportation workforce and developing cutting edge technology and tools.