Research Staff


Niel ThomasNeil Thomas
P.h.D., Industrial Psychology
(T) 865.576.5365
(F) 865.576.0279

Specialty Research Areas:

  • Software Analysis, Design, and Implementation
  • Data Visualization
  • Internet-based Geographic Information Systems
  • Database Design, Implementation, and Management
  • Modeling and Simulation Integration
  • Human Information Processing
  • Decision Support and Analysis

Current or Recent Work:

  • Integrated Modeling, Analysis, Visualization, and Research Center
  • Air Cargo Explosives Detection Pilot Program
  • Air Cargo Screening Cost Estimation
  • Rail Cargo Screening

Significant Publications:

Combs, Todd, Ike Patterson, Rekha S. Pillai, Ingrid Busch, Richard Schmoyer, Michael Schultze, Neil Thomas, Rick Goeltz, Robert Gibson, and Jacquelyn Richardson. "Air Cargo Cost Analysis Project Summary Analysis Report: Los Angeles International Airport (Freighter)," ORNL/TM-2009/064, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2009.

Pillai, Rekha S., Ike Patterson, Ingrid Busch, Richard Schmoyer, Neil Thomas, Michael Schultze, and Todd Combs. "Air Cargo Explosives Detection Pilot Program: Enterprise Modeling and Analysis Results," ORNL/TM-2009/014, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2009.


JUST RELEASED! 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report was released March 31, 2014 via the web. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets. This report is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Edition 32 of the Transportation Energy Data Book Released
The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 32. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Numerous CTA Staff make presentations at the DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, May 13-17, 2013.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program held May 13–17, 2013. The staff members attending were David Greene, P.T. Jones, Andreas Malikopoulos, Zhenhong Lin and Stacy Davis

ITS Asset Viewer Unveiled at ITS-America Meeting in Nashville, TN
At the Annual Intelligent Transportation Association of America (ITS-A) meeting held in Nashville on April 22 -24, the U.S. DOT unveiled the new ITS Asset Viewer that uses visual mapping technology to identify locations of specific ITS deployments by type. Mike Schultz and Steve Gordon worked with their U.S. DOT Joint Program Office sponsor, James Pol, to provide demonstrations during the meeting.