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The IRF Fellows Alumni Association (IFAA) was developed to help IRF Fellows continue their lifelong learning opportunities and volunteer leadership through contacts with other IRF Fellows.

The IFAA is a membership organization that connects its diverse students through communications, activities, programs, and services. It creates a network of international professionals in the transportation field worldwide. This vast network allows IRF Fellows and IRF members to connect for business opportunities, research initiatives, and knowledge exchanges.

The IFAA Chairman and the IFAA Immediate Past Chairman nominate the Regional Coordinators for each of the five regions. The Regional Coordinators are in turn assisted by Sector Coordinators and in some countries, by Country Coordinators, as well.

Regional IFAA Coordinators are responsible for:

  • Locating all Fellows in their region to ensure contact information is current
  • Recommending future Fellow candidates from region
  • Submitting Fellows’ success stories to publicize accomplishments of Fellows
  • Submitting regional summaries from time to time
  • Participating in the evaluation process of the applications for the Dr. Mino Award of Excellence
  • Encouraging development of country Fellow associations
  • Assisting Fellowship solicitation process for regional Fellowship candidates
  • Helping nominated Fellows from their region to ensure a smooth Fellowship transition

IRF Members and Fellow Alumni have exclusive access to the IRF’s Interactive Fellows Map, powered by Esri

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IFAA Leadership

IFAA CHAIRMAN

Taylor Lochrane
University of Central Florida – 2010
United States of America

IFAA IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN

Jerzy Zemajtis
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – 1991
Poland

AMERICAS
REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Kadri Parris
The Ohio State University – 2009
Guyana

SECTOR COORDINATORS

NORTHERN AMERICA

Joe Seidel
Purdue University – 2008
United States of America

CARIBBEAN

Julio Roa
Virginia Tech University – 2008
Dominican Republic

Ivette Cruzado
Penn State University – 2009
Puerto Rico

CENTRAL AMERICA

Carlos Cornejo
Purdue University – 1990
Peru

Luis Quintana
University of Texas-El Paso – 2011
Mexico

SOUTH AMERICA

Lucas Lahitou
Virginia Tech University – 2008
Argentina

Carlos Chang
Texas A&M University – 1997
Peru

ASIA

REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Rong Luo
Texas A&M University – 2007
China

CENTRAL ASIA

Shoaib Yosoufzai
University of Kansas – 2010
Afghanistan

Issa Mahmodi
Purdue University – 2007
Afghanistan

EASTERN ASIA

Masato Matsumoto
University of Colorado – 2003
Japan

Yu-Min Su
University of Florida- 2009
Chinese Taipei

Johnny Chan
University of Florida – 2011
China, Hong Kong SAR

Sung-Hwan Kim
The Ohio State University – 1986
Korea

SOUTHERN ASIA

Muhammed Irfan
Purdue University – 2008
Pakistan

Asif Iqbal
Purdue University – 2003
Pakistan

Syed Zaidi
University of Central Florida – 2009
Pakistan

Mohammad Hossain
The Ohio State University 2009
Bangladesh

SOUTHEASTERN ASIA

Pattharin Sarutipand
Northwestern University – 2008
Thailand

WESTERN ASIA

Basak Aldemir-Bektas
Iowa State University – 2009
Turkey

Saleh Al-Hammad
George Washington University – 2004
Saudi Arabia

Ulas Toros
University of Florida – 2007
Turkey

Amir Golaipour
University of Wisconsin- 2012
Iran

AFRICA

REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Amin Akhnoukh
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – 2007
Egypt

SECTOR COORDINATORS

NORTHERN AFRICA

Imen Zaabar
Michigan State University – 2009
Tunisia

SOUTHERN AFRICA

Joe Zietsman
Texas A&M University – 2000
South Africa

WEST AFRICA

Les Mills
University of Delaware – 2012
Ghana

EUROPE

REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Attila Tompos
Purdue University – 1999
Hungary

SECTOR COORDINATORS

EASTERN EUROPE

Miklos Berencsi
University of Florida – 2010

Hungary

Jerzy Zemajtis
Virginia Tech University – 1991
Poland

NORTHERN EUROPE

Kristine Malnaca
Purdue University – 2000
Latvia

SOUTHERN EUROPE

Eirini Kastrouni
Iowa State University – 2012
Greece

Konstantina (Nadia) Gkritza
Purdue University – 2006
Greece

WESTERN EUROPE

David Salgado Manzano
University of Texas-El Paso – 2012
Spain

OCEANIA

REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Les Louis
Purdue University – 1965
Australia

SECTOR COORDINATOR

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

Gavin Soward
University of Florida – 2007
Australia

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