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Academic Positions

  • Present 2011

    Assistant Professor

    Arizona State University,
    Civil, Environmental, & Sustainable Engineering

  • 2011 2010

    Guest Researcher

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
    International Energy Studies Group

  • 2011 2008

    Post-doctoral Researcher

    University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. 2008

    Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering

    University of California, Berkeley

  • M.S.2005

    M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering

    University of California, Berkeley

  • M.S.2003

    M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • B.S.2005

    B.S., double major in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy

    Carnegie Mellon University

Honors and Awards

  • 2013
    National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education
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    One of 73 faculty in the US selected for the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education workshop in Irvine, CA in October 2013.
  • 2013
    Departmental Teaching Award
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    Teaching Award from Arizona State University's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment for 2013.
  • 2012
    Testimony to the California Legislative Analyst's Office on High-speed Rail
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    Testified to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office on the environmental impacts of high-speed rail in April 2012.
  • 2011
    Distinguished Publication in Environmental Research Letters
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    Publication Environmental Assessment of Passenger Transportation Should Include Infrastructure and Supply Chains selected to Environmental Research Letter’s 2011 5th Anniversary Collection as one of the top 3 articles of 2009.
  • 2010
    National Research Council’s Hidden Cost of Energy Study
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    Participated (as a researcher and chapter author) on the National Research Council’s Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption in the preparation of the Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use 2010 report.
  • 2007
    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley
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    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor awarded by the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate Council for the 2006-2007 academic year.
  • 2001
    Stephen Omar Lee Course Project Award at Carnegie Mellon University
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    Participant in the Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy course project Voting System Transitions: What are the Options for Pennsylvania? which received the Stephen Omer Lee Award as the outstanding project course in 2001.
  • 2000
    Stephen Omar Lee Course Project Award at Carnegie Mellon University
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    Participant in the Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy course project Environmental Impacts of E-commerce - A Case Study of Book Purchasing which received the Stephen Omer Lee Award as the outstanding project course in 2000.