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Civil Engineering

Fresno State RAILTEAM


Our vision is to become the go-to source of railroading in the Central Valley, CA.


Our mission includes:

  • Provide quality railroading education to current BSCE and MSCE students
  • Raise awareness of railroading education/profession among K-12 students in the local community
  • Identify and perform research addressing the needs of railroad industry

Meet the team

Dr. Green

John Green, PhD, PE
Adjunct Professor
Expertise: Railways and transits

Dr. John Green has more than 25 years of experience in Civil Engineering, primarily in railroading, with his career starting at the Illinois Central Railroad, and including time as a Field Engineer with the CN Railway, but also including projects with highways, traffic studies, parking facilities, and traffic signals.  



Dr. Choo

Ching Chiaw Choo, PhD, PE
Associate Professor
Expertise: Structural Concrete

Dr. Ching Chiaw Choo’s research involves transportation infrastructures; rehabilitations of structural systems and components, structural modeling, fiber-reinforced polymers for structural applications, seismic analysis of structural systems, and structural health monitoring.



Students and faculty visiting the San Joaquin River Viaduct

Visiting CA’s High-Speed Rail Construction Sites

In collaboration with CAHSR regional Fresno office, Drs. John Green and Ching Chiaw Choo conducted a field trip with a group of 13 students, visiting three CAHSR construction sites.

Learn more about our site visits
Dr. Ching Chiaw Choo visited classrooms of middle- and high-school in the local community

Educating Students about Railroad Engineering / Industry

As a part of education and outreach about railroad engineering/industry, Dr. Ching Chiaw Choo visited classrooms in the local community.

Learn more about our student outreach