We define transportation sustainability as reconciliation of environment, economy, and society (“three pillars” of sustainability).  The objective of the researches in transportation sustainability is (a)  To support economic vitality with consideration of developing infrastructure in a cost-efficient manner within a society‚Äôs ability and willingness to pay;  (b) To encounter social needs by building transportation accessible, safe, and secure and developing infrastructure that is an asset to publics; (c)  To create innovative solutions that are compatible with the environment, reduce emissions and pollution from the transportation system, and decrease the resources (e.g., fuels and materials for automobiles and infrastructure) required to maintain transportation.

Example Projects

  • Advanced vehicle technologies and traffic management strategies on air quality and energy consumption
  • Monitoring and modeling of emission of pollutants from transportation system
  • Advanced fuels and infrastructure
  • Sustainable pavement technologies
  • Driver and exposure
  • Monitoring device for fuel consumption
  • Commerce and transportation
  • Life cycling analysis of materials and system


Lili Du, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil and Coastal Engineering

Myoseon Jang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences

Yongpei Guan, Ph.D.

Professor Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering