Peter Savolainen

Peter  Savolainen
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Peter Savolainen is an MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research examines the fundamental nature of road user behavior, particularly how traffic safety and operations are influenced by behavior in consideration of roadway and traffic characteristics. Over the course of his career, he has served as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $14 million of externally funded research through competitive grant awards from agencies including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and various state departments of transportation.

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