CUTR has a team of experienced and dedicated personnel who work on a range of transportation-related projects and programs. The center’s staff includes educators, researchers, and technical experts who are committed to improving transportation safety for all road users.

In addition to its core staff, CUTR also works with a network of partners and collaborators in the transportation field. These partners include other research institutions, government agencies, and industry associations. By leveraging the expertise and resources of these partners, CUTR is able to make a greater impact on transportation safety and driver education issues.

Seçkin Özkul, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management Director, USF Supply Chain Innovation LabSchool of Marketing and Innovation | Muma College of Business
Phone: 813-974-2530
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Dr. Seckin Ozkul, P.E. is an Assistant Professor and the founding director of the Supply Chain Innovation Lab at the School of Marketing and Innovation of the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida (USF). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Auburn University, AL, a Master’s in Engineering from USF, a Master of Science in Marketing with Supply Chain Management concentration from USF, and a Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering with emphasis on commercial heavy vehicle operations from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Ozkul’s expertise is in supply chain optimization and logistics modeling, economic impacts of supply chain modeling, operations management, logistics activity center location/site selection optimization as well as freight mobility and planning. He is the Committee Chair of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Transportation Research Board (TRB) Freight Transportation Economics and Regulation (AT010) Committee and the Committee Secretary of TRB’s Urban Freight Transportation (AT025) committee. He is a fellow of the International Road Federation (IRF) and a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Florida. He was recently reappointed to the Florida Freight Advisory Committee, which advises the state of Florida on freight-related priorities, issues, projects, and funding.



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