ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH FACULTY

Blue highlights indicate ITS-Davis faculty who are affiliated with the Graduate Group in Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP).

Name Title Research Interests

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Daniel Sperling

Founding Director, ITS-Davis
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
Faculty Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy
  • Transportation technology assessment
  • Energy and environmental aspects of transportation
  • Transportation policy
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Ralph C. Aldredge III

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

  • Analytical, computational and experimental studies of turbulent flame propagation and combustion instabilities
  • Development of computational models and algorithms for simulation of reactive-flow dynamics
  • Biological-fluid dynamics
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Gwen Arnold

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Energy policy and planning
  • Use and interpretation of scientific knowledge/information in environmental policy decisions and processes

 

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Francis F. Assadian

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of dynamic systems-bond graph approach
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Global chassis control systems
  • Alternative powertrain
  • Energy optimization
  • Automatic and robust control

 

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Kit Batten

Executive Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
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Alison M. Berry

Professor, Plant Sciences
Director, UC Davis Road Ecology Center, John Muir Institute of the Environment (JMIE)
  • Nitrogen-fixing plants
  • Plant-microbe interactions in symbiotic biological nitrogen fixation
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David S. Bunch

Professor, Graduate School of Management
  • Consumer choice behavior
  • Choice modeling
  • New product development and introduction
  • Travel behavior, vehicle choice and alternative fuel vehicles
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Andrew F. Burke

Research Engineer, ITS-Davis
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle design, analysis, and testing
  • applications of batteries and ultracapacitors for electric vehicles

 

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James Bushnell

Associate Professor, Economics
  • Industrial organization and regulation
  • Energy economics and policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Game theoretic optimization models
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Gustavo Collantes

Assistant Director, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
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Harry A. Dwyer

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Fluid Dynamics, Droplet Dynamics, Biological Fluid Dynamics
  • Combustion and Flame Propagation, Internal Combustion Engines
  • Chimera Grid Methods, and Numerical Methods
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Paul Anders Erickson

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Electric and Hybrid Drive Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles and Power Systems
  • Hydrogen Production and Utilization
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Solar Energy Utilization
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Yueyue Fan

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Adviser, Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group
  • Transportation and renewable energy infrastructure system modeling and optimization
  • Critical transportation and energy system protection
  • Adaptive network routing and research allocation processes
  • Stochastic and dynamic system modeling and computational methods
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Y. Hossein Farzin

Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
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Andrew A. Frank

Emeritus Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical design
  • Control systems
  • Electric-hybrid vehicles
  • Internal combustion engine design
  • Dynamics of machines
  • Automated highways
  • Ground transportation systems
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Lewis M. Fulton

Director, STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways)
  • International transport and energy policy
  • Transportation technology potential, costs and benefits
  • Global energy transition modeling
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Joanna R. Groza

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering
  • Electrical Field/Current Activated Sintering
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Susan L. Handy

Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
Interim Director, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS)
Associate Director for Education, Institute of Transportation Studies
Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation
Chair, Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group
  • Relationships between transportation and land use
  • The impact of land use on travel behavior
  • Factors influencing bicycling as a mode of travel
  • Strategies for reducing automobile dependence
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Andrew B. Hargadon

Associate Professor of Technology Management
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Management
Director, Energy Efficiency Center
  • The effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Development and commercialization of sustainable technologies
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John Harvey

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Principal Investigator, UC Pavement Research Center
  • Pavement engineering, including materials, construction, design, management, life cycle cost and environmental life cycle assessment
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Amy Myers Jaffe

Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability
  • Oil and natural gas geopolitics
  • Strategic energy policy
  • Corporate investment strategies in the energy sector
  • National oil companies
  • Sustainability and energy
  • US unconventional oil and natural gas
  • Natural gas and transportation
  • Renewable natural gas and biofuels
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Miguel Jaller

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Sustainable transportation systems
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Bryan Jenkins

Professor, Biology and Agricultural Engineering
  • Energy systems in agriculture
  • Biomass fuel production, thermal conversion, and environmental impacts
  • Combustion and gasification of biomass fuels
  • Properties of fuels
  • System models
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Alissa Kendall

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Graduate Adviser, Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group
  • Life cycle modeling applied to transportation systems
  • Energy systems
  • Construction materials, and buildings, with the goal of developing sustainable systems.
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Ian M. Kennedy

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
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Sangtae Kim

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Mass and charge at solid interfaces
  • Size effects on oxygen and proton conduction in solids
  • Solid oxide fuel cells, Nanoscale chemical/bio-sensors
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Michael Kleeman

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Study of urban and regional air quality problems
  • Composition of atmospheric particles and gas-to-particle conversion processes
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Kurt Kornbluth

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Renewable energy technologies
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Ken Kurani

Associate Researcher, ITS-Davis
  • Household response to alternative fuel and electric-drive vehicles
  • Energy, climate, and environment in household travel choices
  • Behavioral theory in transportation and energy
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C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell

Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics and Environmental Science & Policy
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Microeconomics
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Frank Loge

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
  • Water and waste
  • Water treatment
  • Water reuse
  • Small and decentralized waste treatment
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Mark Lubell

Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
  • Human behavior
  • Role of governance institutions in solving collective action problems and facilitating cooperation
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Alan Meier

Faculty Researcher and Associate Director, Energy Efficiency Center
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • How people and equipment use energy; opportunities to reduce energy consumption
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Marshall Miller

Senior Development Engineer, ITS-Davis
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle propulsion systems
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Patricia L. Mokhtarian

Professor Emerita, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Impact of telecommunications technology on travel behavior
  • Land use and transportation interactions
  • Attitudes toward travel
  • Congestion-response behavior
  • Travel time budgets
  • Transportation/air quality impacts of transportation demand management measures
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Erich Muehlegger

Assistant Professor, Economics

 

  • Industrial organization
  • Public finance
  • Economic regulation
  • Environmental policy
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Debbie A. Niemeier

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Sustainable Design Academy
  • Air Quality-Transportation
  • Transportation-Climate Change
  • Transportation-Energy-Land Use
  • Infrastructure Funding Policy
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Joan Ogden

Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
Director, NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways)
  • Technical and economic assessment of new energy technologies
  • Modeling hydrogen infrastructure development
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Ahmet Palazoglu

Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Modeling
  • Control and analysis of complex systems
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Jae Wan Park

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, UC Davis Green Transportation Laboratory
Director Kor-US Transportation Study Program, ITS-Davis
Director UC Davis Formula Hybrid racing team
  • Electrochemical Systems (fuel cells, batteries)
  • Energy Storage and Solar (grid ties, PV charging)
  • Advanced Powertrains (series hybrid, vehicle modeling)
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Richard Plevin

Research Scientist, ITS-Davis

 

  • Life cycle analysis
  • Carbon accounting
  • Biofuels
  • Environmental policy
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Model development, software design and development in various languages
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James F. Quinn

Professor, Environmental Science and Policy
  • Environmental applications of Semantic Web technologies
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David Rapson

Assistant Professor, Economics
  • Industrial Organization
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Bahram Ravani

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Computational kinematics and dynamics
  • Bio-dynamics of impact trauma
  • Computational geometry in design and manufacturing,
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Caroline Rodier

Chair, U.S. Transportation Research Board Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public
Transport and Technologies
Associate Director, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS)
  • Integrative modeling
  • Transportation and land use planning
  • Environmental policy analysis
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Simon Sadler

Professor of Architectural and Urban History and Chancellor’s Fellow, UC Davis
  • Urbanism
  • Design
  • Bicycles and cars
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Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Scaled Model Aerospace and Research Laboratory (SMARTLAB)
Co-Director, Transportation Noise Control Center (TNCC)
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Systems/Vehicles Structural Dynamics
  • Acoustics and Aeroeasticity
  • Vibroacoustics
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Julie Schoenung

Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Nanostructured and ultrafine grained materials
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Gian-Claudia Sciara

Assistant Professional Researcher, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS)
  • Transportation policy and finance
  • Regional planning and governance for sustainability
  • Organizational and institutional aspects of transportation
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Pieter Stroeve

Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Co-Director, California Solar Collaborative
  • Solar energy
  • Colloid and surface science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Electrochemical engineering
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Gil Tal

Assistant Professional Researcher, UC Davis
  • Travel behavior, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Travel Demand Modeling, Transportation Planning, Environmental Policy
  • Non motorized transportation
  • Creation and use of data in transportation planning process
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Tom Turrentine

Director, Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center
Research Anthropologist
  • The role of travel and movement in the evolution of culture, society and lifestyle
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Yunshi Wang

Director, China Center for Energy and Transportation
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Anthony S. Wexler

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Land, Air, and Water Resources
Director, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory
  • Air Pollution
  • Biomedical Engineering
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Stephen Wheeler

Professor, Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Environmental Design
  • Climate change planning for mitigation and adaptation
  • Evolution of built landscapes in metropolitan regions
  • Theory and practice of sustainable development
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James E. Wilen

Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Economics
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Julie Witcover

Assistant Project Scientist, UC Davis
  • Indirect land use effect of biofuels policy
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Christopher Yang

Research Scientist, ITS-Davis
  • Infrastructure analysis of hydrogen and electricity for vehicle fuels
  • Role of transportation alternative fuels and advanced vehicles in reducing energy system greenhouse gas emissions
  • Energy system modeling for policy analysis
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Sonia Yeh

Research Engineer, ITS-Davis
  • Energy economic modeling
  • Climate change
  • Energy policy
  • Renewable energy
  • Transportation fuel policy
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H. Michael Zhang

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Hengbing Zhao

Associate Project Scientist, ITS-Davis
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Applications of batteries and ultracapacitors for electric vehicles and their charging stations
  • Distributed power generation systems.