Affiliated Environmental Faculty

Faculty By Field Of Study:

Economics and Business

Gilbert Bassett
Professor, Finance, College of Business Administration
Statistics, energy and environment
Richard Kosobud
Professor Emeritus, Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Environmental economics, policy macroeconomics
John McDonald
Professor Emeritus, Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Urban economic development – theory and policy, congestion pricing on urban highways, land values and zoning, urban real estate markets
Arkalgud Ramaprasad
Professor Emeritus, Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration
eMedicine, eBusiness strategy, information systems discontinuity, and information systems operability
Dale W.R. Rosenthal
Assistant Professor, Finance, College of Business Administration
Commodity and related (weather, emissions, shipping) markets

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Engineering

Suresh K. Aggarwal
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Ignition and combustion of multi-component fuel droplets and sprays; turbulent spray combustion; direct numerical simulations of shear layers; partially premixed flame structure; transient combustion phenomenon including flame-vortex interactions, passive/active control of two-phase processes, and emissions
Farhad Ansari
Professor and Department Head, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Structural engineering with emphasis in Structural Health Monitoring, smart sensors, nondestructive testing, integrated fiber optic sensors for condition monitoring of bridges, fiber optic acoustic emission sensors for real time monitoring of corrosion and fracture, development of MEMS based sensors for civil structural systems, optical fiber distributed sensor for post seismic monitoring of damaged structures, monitoring the state of repaired and strengthened structures, development of weigh-in-motion systems, image processing techniques for characterization of entrained air bubble system in concrete
Rodica Baranescu
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Research and development activities in low emission diesel engines for truck applications, simulation and modeling of combustion, emissions, fuels, processes and systems in diesel engines, evaluation and development of alternative fuels for heavy-duty engines
Kenneth Brezinsky
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering; Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
High temperature gas phase chemical kinetics related to combustion processes with special emphasis on environmental impact; combustion synthesis of non-oxide refractory materials
Kenneth Copenhaver
Research Engineer, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Development and application of hyperspectral sensors from multiple platforms including airborne, tripod and microscope to applied problems including agriculture, security and medical; the application of geospatial data to agricultural, environmental and bio-fuel concerns including land use, productivity, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions; the application of remotely sensed imagery for agriculture including projects which have led to reduced applications of nitrogen and other farm chemicals
Isabel F. Cruz
Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering
Databases, geographic information systems, semantic web, information visualization, and security, semantic data integration, ontology matching, geospatial interoperability, context-aware role based access control, privacy-preserving record linkage, personal information management, and semantic desktop
John J. Cuttica
Director, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Energy and environmental sustainability, distributed generation, bio-energy, alternative energy sources
Sybil Derrible
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Assistant Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure planning, complex systems, infrastructure network design, network science, urban economics
Mitra Dutta
Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
Optoelectronics devices and novel quantum and nanoscale devices, optical characterization of optoelectronic devices and structures, wide band gap structures and devices, bio-optoelectronics
Siddhartha Ghosh
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Compound Semiconductors and Multifunctional Oxides, fabrication of high-performance optoelectronic devices, characterization HgCdTe detectors and avalanche photodiodes using state of the art noise and bandwidth measurement system, developing spintronic devices using nanowires and novel spin injectors
David He
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Failure and reliability analysis of manufacturing systems, equipment and process diagnosis and prognosis, statistical process control, agile manufacturing systems, scheduling and control for agile production and manufacturing, environmentally conscious manufacturing
Amid Khoudadoust
Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Environmental separations technologies; remediation of contaminated soils and sediments; biodegradation of PCBs in sediments; arsenic in fly ash
Andreas A. Linninger
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, College of Engineering
System design and analysis, advancing mathematical modeling and computational methods in process design and optimization, integrated design and control and systems biology
Leilah Lyons
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineerign
Educational software design, computer-supported collaborative learning, human-computer interaction for mobile devices, interactive museum exhibit design
Sudip Mazumder
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Fuel cells and alternative renewable energy systems
Constantine M. Megaridis
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Fluid dynamic phenomena in carbon nanotubes, experimental diagnostics in micro/nanoscale systems, nanoparticle formation in high temperature flows, multiphase heat and mass transfer, nanoparticle colloidal suspensions, droplet and spray technologies, super-repellent coatings, superhydrophobicity, micro/nanofluidics
Sohail Murad
Professor and Department Head, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Classical and statistical thermodynamics
Krishna R. Reddy
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater; waste containment; groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling; beneficial reuse of waste and recycled materials
Karl J. Rockne
Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Active capping and contaminated sediment cleanup; biodegradation of hazardous pollutants; ecological and human health threat mapping in the Great Lakes; fate of brominated flame retardants; transport of organic contaminants in soil and sediment; micro-structure characterization of sediment, soil, and soot particles; soot transport to Great Lakes sediments/role of soot as vector for  semi-volatile organic pollutant transport
Michael Stroscio
Richard and Loan Hill Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Electrical, optical, and mechanical properties of nanostructures, quantum transport, solid state electronics and optoelectronics, phonons in nanostructures, theory of nanodevices, applications of nanoscale structures and devices in electrical engineering and bioengineering
Christos G. Takoudis
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Microelectronic materials and processing, heterogeneous catalysis and surface chemistry
Thomas L. Theis
Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Mathematical modeling and systems analysis of environmental processes, the environmental chemistry of trace organic and inorganic substances, interfacial reactions, subsurface contaminant transport, hazardous waste management, industrial pollution prevention, industrial ecology
Ouri Wolfson
Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering
Database systems, distributed systems, transaction processing, mobile computing
Bo Zou
Assistant Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Transportation systems analysis, transportation economics, planning and policy, sustainable transportation, infrastructure asset management, air transportation, port management and waterborne shipping

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Environment and Humanities

Christopher Boyer
Associate Professor, History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Environmental history, especially in Mexico
David Hilbert
Associate Professor, Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Color, philosophy of perception, philosophy of mind
Kirk Arden Hoppe
Associate Professor, History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern African history and modern world history, including environmental history, African wildlife and nature preservation
Dan Peterman
Associate Professor, Studio Arts, School of Art and Design
Recycled materials

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Environmental and Occupational Health Science and Medicine

Badi M. Boulos
Associate Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Shool of Public Health
Placental transfer of pollutants and compounds and hazards to the unborn fetus, basic toxicology, carcinogenesis, industrial, environmental and clinical toxicology with examples as health hazards in the arts and crafts
Paul Brandt-Rauf
Dean, School of Public Health; Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Publich Health
Environmental carcinogenesis, molecular epidemiology, protein structure-function, gene-environment interactions, cancer prevention, environmental health policy, environmental health ethics
Sherry Brandt-Rauf
Research Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Legal, social, and ethical issues surrounding genetic testing, occupational and environmental health policy, environmental justice, intersection of law and medicine
Michael Cailas
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Water quality monitoring network design, environmental data analysis, risk assessment and cost benefit analysis
Lorraine Conroy
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Characterizing workplace contaminant sources, ventilation system model development and validation, workplace exposure assessment
Irina V. Dardynskaia
Research Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Radiation medicine and radiation protection, epidemiological studies of health effects of radiation and chemical exposure on women and children. Health effects of in utero radiation and chemical exposure, in utero dose reconstruction
Samuel Dorevitch
Research Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Environmental epidemiology, incorporating objective measures of health and exposure; health effects of air pollution; inner-city asthma; occupational allergies and asthma; water quality and health
Serap Erdal
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Environmental and occupational exposure assessment, health risk assessment, development of exposure measurement methods/techniques, multi-media exposure analysis and modeling, aerosol science and technology, validation of size selective particle samplers
Nurtan Esmen
Research Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Application of engineering principles and math to occupational and environmental health problems, with special emphases on aerosol physics, exposure estimation and characterization, and the theory of decisionmaking in environmental health sciences.
Linda Forst
Division Director and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Occupational health disparities, farm worker health and safety, occupational injury epidemiology, web-based teaching in environmental health, occupational diseases
Lee S. Friedman
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Injury epidemiology, occupational health, road injury prevention, real-time surveillance, military health issues, child health, conflicts of interest in biomedical research, nnon-ionizing radiation, community health
David L. Geenen
Assistant Professor, Section of Cardiology, College of Medicine
Cardiac physiology and cardiac muscle Intracellular Signaling, and hormonal changes in the environment
Daniel O. Hryhorczuk
Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Director, Environmental Global Health, College of Medicine
Health effects of exposure to dioxins, PCBs, heavy metals, and ionizing radiation; global environmental and occupational health; pediatric environmental health; environmental stressors and maternal and child health in eastern Europe
An Li
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Environmental organic chemistry
Babette J. Neuberger
Clinical Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration; Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Public Health
Environmental/occupational health law and policy nationally and internationally
Victoria Persky
Professor, Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Epidemiology of chronic diseases; epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases
Peter Scheff
Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Air quality management, development of measurement-based receptor models, characterization and control of indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology
Daniel Swartzman
Professor Emeritus, Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health
Social ethics, toxic substance law and policy, government decisionmaking, medical malpractice litigation and policy,  public health advocacy,  environmental health policy
Simon Silver
Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine
Molecular genetics and biochemistry of how bacterial cells cope with toxic overload of inorganic cations and anions
Leslie T. Stayner
Professor of Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Occupational and environmental epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, risk assessment, cancer and other chronic diseases
Charles A. Warren
Research Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Human factors and behavioral toxicology, neuropsychological studies of the impact of environmental stressors and pollutants, impact of addiction status (tobacco and gambling) and states of relaxation of EEG, ERP and heart rate
Sylvia H. Washington
Research Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Environmental history, environmental justice, environmental health

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Environmental Policy, Planning and Design

Ning Ai
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Urban environmental planning, industrial ecology, sustainable economic development, system analysis of urban sustainability, waste management
Kheir Al-Kodmany
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Urban Data Visualization, GIS, Urban Design, Crowd Management, Community Planning
Sarah Dunn
Associate Professor, Architecture, College of Architecture and the Arts
Green architecture, planning and design
Roberta Feldman
Professor, Architecture, College of Architecture and the Arts
Affordable and public housing design
Michael Gelick
Professor, Architecture, College of Architecture and the Arts
Sustainable design
Charles Hoch
Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Physical planning, housing planning and policy
Martin Jaffe
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Land use control, water resources policy and management, environmental protection
Susan Kaplan
Outreach Activities Coordinator, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Visiting Research Coordinator, Occupational Health Service Institute, School of Public Health
Brownfields, green building, environmental health
Cindy Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Sustainability in higher education, sustainability tracking and rating systems
Henry Kurth
Associate Director, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Energy efficiency, renewable resource, sustainable development
Steffen Mueller
Principal Research Economist, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Efficient energy utilization to reduce energy consumption and emissions, industrial energy system economics, air emissions and other regulatory compliance requirements for distributed energy, resource potential for distributed energy systems
Michael A. Pagano
Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs; Professor, Public Administration, College of Urban Planing and Public Affairs
Budgeting and finance, urban policy, federalism and intergovernmental relations
Grace Pedersen
Visiting Research Engineer, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Reducing our environmental impact through the built environment
David C. Perry
Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Economic development, planning theory and political economy
Steve Wallon
Visiting Research Engineer, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Energy efficiency, environmental, social and economic sustainability, and design-behavior principles
Rachel Weber
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy and Associate Director for Research and Program Development, Great Cities Institute, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Urban and regional economic development, development finance, municipal government law, planning theory, industrial restructuring, public finance
Eric Welch
Associate Professor, Public Administration,
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Environmental policy; science and technology policy; R&D performance evaluation; electronic government
Howard Wial
Executive Director, Center for Urban Economic Development and Associate Research Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Manufacturing and urban and regional economic development
Curtis R. Winkle
Associate Professor and Department Head, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Health planning, management skills, program evaluation, statistics
Mosheh Wolf
Visiting Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Ecology of human-modified and urban landscapes; the interface between the native species and the anthropogenic environs; biodiversity and sustainability in human-controlled landscapes; spatial animal ecology
Moira Zellner
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Environmental planning

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Natural Sciences

Rafail Abramov
Associate Professor, Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Statistical description of chaotic dynamical systems with many conserved quantities, information theory-based predictability, fluctuation-dissipation theorem and its geophysical applications
Mary V. Ashley
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Molecular ecology, landscape genetics, conservation biology
Hormoz BasiriRad
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ecophysiology, plant nutrition and global climate change
Jean E. Bogner
Research Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Landfill gas processes and emissions/contaminant hydrogeology
Joel Brown
Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Evolutionary ecology
George Crabtree
Distinguished Professor, Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sustainable energy production, storage and use, materials science, nanoscale superconductors and magnets, vortex matter in superconductors, highly correlated electrons in metals
Andrew J. Dombard
Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Planetary Science and Exploration, Geophysics
Peter T. Doran
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Hydrology, quaternary, lacustrine processes, periglacial environments, extreme environments, exobiology
Martin F. J. Flower
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Petrology, geochemistry, geodynamics, earth evolution
Steven L. Forman
Professor and Undergraduate Director, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Quaternary environments, paleoclimatology, eolian depositional systems, arctic land-sea interactions, neotectonics, geochronology
Miquel Gonzalez-Meler
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Global change biology, plant and ecosystem physiology, isotope ecology, respiration
Stephen J. Guggenheim
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Clay mineralogy, organo-clays, phyllosilicates, thermal analysis, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction
Luke Hanley
Professor and Department Head, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research interest lay at the interface of analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, bioengineering, and surface science. We apply advanced instrumental methods to modify and characterize both biological and materials surfaces in several distinct projects
Henry Howe
Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Community ecology, experimental restoration, rodent-plant interactions, ecology of tropical seed dispersal
Boris Igic
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Evolution, mating systems, diversity and disparity within/among organismal groups, quantitative trait loci
Lon Kaufman
Professor, Biological Sciences; Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cell signaling processes, sustainable engineering of crop plants of importance to prevent damage caused by stress
Brian Kay
Professor and Department Head, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Fabien Kenig
Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, wtable isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, life in extreme environments
Roberta J. Mason-Gamer
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Molecular phylogenetics, evolution of polyploids and hybrids, grass systematics
D’Arcy Meyer-Dombard
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Geobiology, microbial geochemistry, environmental genomics, ecology of “extreme” environments
Emily Minor
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Landscape ecology, urban ecology, conservation planning, dispersal and invasions
Kathryn L. Nagy
Research Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Professor and Department Head, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Environmental geochemistry, mineral-water interface kinetics and thermodynamics, clay chemistry
Dennis Nyberg
Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural area revitalization and conservation
Roy E. Plotnick
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Paleontology, paleoecology, landscape ecology, spatial statistics, fractals
Preston T. Snee
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Energy transfer in semiconductor nanocrystals
Carol A. Stein
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Plate tectonics, marine geophysics, heat flow
Neil Sturchio
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Geochemistry of rock-water systems, synchrotron radiation studies of mineral-fluid interfaces, environmental geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, actinide decay-series geochronology
Kate Warpeha
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Cellular stress as a result of environmental change; changing environmental signals (UV, cooling/warming, salt in soils/water table) and how they affect plant developmental responses; plant biochemical technology and engineering
David Wise
Associate Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Causes and implications of food-web complexity and explores how human-induced impacts, such as global climate change and habitat modification, will affect the functioning of terrestrial food webs
Reika Yokochi
Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Noble gas geochemistry: Hydrosphere, atmosphere and mantle

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Transportation

Lise Dirks
Research Transportation Specialist, Urban Transportation Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Land Use and travel behavior, public transportation planning and policy, job access/reverse commute program, Geographic Information Systems in transportation
Kazuya Kawamura
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Freight transportation, transportation economics, congestion pricing, accessibility
Jie Lin
Research Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Associate Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Statistical and mathematical modeling of transportation problems and issues; transportation energy and environmental studies; sustainable transportation systems; data mining
Paul Metaxatos
Associate Director for Research Programs and Research Assistant Professor, Urban Transportation Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Passenger and Freight Demand Forecasting, Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning, Transit Planning
Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian
Associate Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Travel behavior analysis; transportation planning; activity-based travel demand modeling; microsimulation modeling methods of urban activities; integrated land-use and transportation models; applied econometrics and disaggregate choice models; urban travel survey data and data mining; transportation systems analysis; intelligent transportation systems; performance evaluation of transportation systems
Nadereh Moini
Research Assistant Professor, Urban Transportation Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Planning, Design and Assessment of Transportation Systems, Application of State-of-the-Art Technologies
Steve Schlickman
Executive Director, Urban Transportation Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Transportation funding, finance, planning, advocacy, politics and general management
Siim Sööt
Associate Professor Emeritus, Urban Transportation Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Urban sprawl, travel demand
P.S. Sriraj
Senior Associate and Research Assistant Professor, Urban Transportation Center, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Public transportation systems, Welfare-to-work, Transportation Asset Management, GIS in transportation, socio-economic factors in transportation, and systems thinking/complex problems in transportation
Nebiyou Tilahun
Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Transportation planning, travel behavior, use of agent based models for transportation planning applications

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