Nicholas N. Ferenchak


Fax: 505-277-1988

Physical Address

Room 3050
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC 01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

Photo: true

Assistant Professor

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Registered Professional Engineer

New Mexico

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver, 2018

MA, Geography & Planning, West Chester University, 2013

BA, Engineering Studies, Lafayette College, 2010


Dr. Ferenchak is focused on developing sustainable and resilient transportation systems primarily through improved health and safety outcomes. His current research focuses on multimodal aspects of emerging transportation technologies and their impact on health and safety. Dr. Ferenchak teaches highway and traffic engineering on the undergraduate and graduate level. He is active in domestic and international societies including the Transportation Research Board and Institute of Transportation Engineers. Dr. Ferenchak is the center director of the Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety, a tier-1 University Transportation Center funded by US DOT.

Teaching Interests

  • Highway and Traffic Engineering (CE 482/582)
  • GIS for Transportation

Research Interests

  • Emerging Technologies and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Transportation Safety and Health
  • Active Mobility
  • Sustainable and Resilient Transport Systems