Eric Hildebrand

Professor

PhD

Civil Engineering

Gillin Hall D-102

Fredericton

edh@unb.ca
1 506 453 5113



Speciality: Highway Safety; Transportation Planning; Traffic Engineering

Background

  • PhD, University of Waterloo
  • BScE and MScE Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick
  • Professor Hildebrand has extensive consulting experience in the fields of Transport Safety and Traffic Engineering

Research interests

  1. Road Safety Engineering and Highway Planning/Design
  2. The Use of Microsimulation in Transportation and Traffic Planning
  3. Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Vehicle Crashworthiness
  4. Elderly Drivers and Mobility
  5. Traffic Engineering
  6. Road Safety Audits and Reviews

Courses taught

  • CE 3201 Introduction to Transportation Engineering
  • CE 5222 Traffic Engineering
  • CE 6204 Transport Data Analysis
  • CE 6214 Transportation Simulation
  • CE 6223 Road Safety Engineering
  • CE 6234 Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • CE 6283 Transportation Policy

Chairs, memberships and groups

  • Past President: Canadian Transportation Research Forum
  • Transportation Association of Canada, Chair of Scholarship Committee
  • Transportation Association of Canada, Road Safety Standing Committee
  • Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals, Board of Directors

Recent publications

Lougheed, P. and Hildebrand, E.D., Road Safety Audits and Major P-3 Freeway Projects: Quantifying the Findings, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, doi: 10.1139/cjce-2014-0546, October 2015.

Hazzard, K. and E.D. Hildebrand, School Zone Safety: Are We Pandering to Parents?, proceedings of the Transportation Association of Canada annual conference, Charlottetown, PE, September 2015.

Hildebrand, E.D., and R. Esligar, Failure Mechanisms of Energy Absorbing Guardrail Terminals,Proceedings of the Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference XXV , Ottawa, ON, May 2015.

Hanson, T.R., C.A. Cameron, and E.D. Hildebrand, Evaluation of low-cost consumer-level mobile phone technology for measuring International Roughness Index (IRI) values, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 819-827, September 2014.

Hildebrand, E.D. and D.D. Mason, Effectiveness of countermeasures to reduce vehicle speeds in freeway work zones, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 686-694, August 2014.

Hildebrand, E.D., D.D. Mason, D.P. Paradis, and K.E. Hazzard, Long-Term Effectiveness of Radar Speed Display Boards in School Zones, Proceedings of the Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference XXIV , Vancouver, BC, June 2014.

Adamson, J. and E.D. Hildebrand, Collision Prediction Models for Albertan Highways, proceedings of the Transportation Association of Canada annual conference, Winnipeg, MB, September 2013.

Paradis, D.P., E.D. Hildebrand and J.S. Christie, Deterioration of Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity in New Brunswick, Proceedings of the Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference XXIII , Montreal, QC, May 2013.

Paradis, D., J.S. Christie, and E.D. Hildebrand, Traffic Sign Management Implications of Proposed Minimum Retroreflectivity Standards for Canada, Proceedings of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Halifax, May 2013.

Mulkern, M.P. and E.D. Hildebrand, Potential Benefits of Installing Left Side Rumble Strips on Rural Divided Highways in New Brunswick, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers 2013 General Conference, Montreal, QC, May 29 to June 1, 2013.

Hildebrand, E.D., J. Morrall, G. Forbes, and F.R. Wilson, Road Safety Audits: Lessons Learned From the Pre-Opening Stage, Proceedings of the Transportation Association of Canada annual conference, Fredericton, NB, October 2012.

Esligar, R. and E.D. Hildebrand, An Evaluation of Energy-Absorbing Guide Rail Terminals, Proceedings of the Transportation Association of Canada annual conference, Fredericton, NB, October 2012.

Hildebrand, E.D., Aging School Bus Drivers: Is Mandatory Retirement Appropriate? Proceedings of the Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference XXII , Banff, AB, June 2012. (Dr. Charles Miller Award, Best Technical Paper).

Recent distinctions

2017 Sanford Fleming Award, for outstanding contributions to transportation engineering research and practice in Canada, to be awarded by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering at their annual conference in Vancouver, June 2017.

Award of Academic Merit for 2012, Transportation Association of Canada, presented at the October 2012 Annual Conference in Fredericton, NB.

Dr. Charles Miller Award for Best Technical Paper, Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Banff, AB, June 10-14, 2012.

Eric Garland Teaching Award presented by the Civil Engineering Student Body, 2010, 2011 and 2013.