August 5, 2016

Congratulations Monireh and Xuesong

Monireh Mahmoudi and Xuesong Zhou received two significant awards on their paper titled “Finding optimal solutions for vehicle routing problem with pickup and delivery services with time windows: A dynamic programming approach based on state–space–time network representations”. The paper will be published in the Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, one of the top tier journals in transportation […]

July 13, 2016

Jiachuan Yang featured on CBS 5 Arizona talking about Phoenix’s Urban Heat Island

Jiachuan Yang was interviewed by CBS 5 Arizona for his research work on Phoenix Urban Heat Island; he is a researcher at the NCE SMART. His experimental work in the field reveals that porous materials and coating could help mitigate the Urban Heat Island problem. Jiachuan is a PhD candidate in hydrosystems engineering, supervised by Professor Zhihua […]

April 5, 2016


Co-directors, Drs. Shane  Underwood and Mike Chester, have been awarded, along with Dr. Kristen Parrish, the top 5% teaching awards by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering for 2015. Congratulations to an outstanding performance!

March 29, 2016

GPH598 Special Topics: Urban Heat Islands

Professor David Sailor conducts research at the intersection of urban climate and the built environment. He is a Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and a Senior Sustainability Scientist with GIOS. He also holds an affiliation with the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Dr. Sailor brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to this course that […]

March 29, 2016

Congratulations Andrew Fraser!

Andrew Fraser was recognized for his commendable academic achievement by the National Transportation Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments, and Decisions at the University of Maryland. Andrew received a certificate for Outstanding Student Achievement in addition to a check of USD$500. Andrew is a Transportation graduate student working with Professor Mikhail Chester, Co-Director of the […]

March 14, 2016

Jill Provost wins the 2015 IRF Student Essay Competition; Brent Allman and Alan Ruck were the runner-up!

Jill Provost is the winner of the 2015 edition of the International Road Federation’s (IRF) Student Essay Contest. Her prize is a check of $500 and publication in IRF’s periodical, the IRF Examiner ( Notably, Brent Allman and Alan Ruck were the runner-up and their essays will be published in IRF’s periodical the IRF Examiner. Jill, Brent […]

November 6, 2015

Congratulations to Kan Wu!

Kan Wu, a SSEBE Transportation graduate student won a Second Place in a national paper competition. Kan was recently notified by the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), for his contest entry paper entitled “A Methodology for PCI-Based Flexible Pavement Performance Modeling Using LTPP […]

October 23, 2015

Congratulations Monireh Mahmoudi and Dr. Xuesong Zhou for receiving the ITS (Intelligent Transportation Society) Arizona 2015 best graduate paper award!

ITS Arizona 2015 best Graduate Paper: A City with Fully Coordinated Vehicle Sharing System: Finding Optimal Solutions for Vehicle Routing Problem with Pickup and Delivery Services with Time Windows, Monireh Mahmoudi and Xuesong Zhou Optimization of on-demand transportation systems and ride-sharing services involves solving a class of complex vehicle routing problems with pickup and delivery […]

September 4, 2015

International Workshop on High-Speed Rail Planning and Operations

International Workshop on High-Speed Rail Planning and Operations Toward Economic Development and Sustainability Friday, October 30, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Washington D.C. This one-day workshop will bring together leading high-speed rail planners and researchers from the US, Denmark, and China. Keynote speakers and sessions will discuss the economic and environmental challenges […]

August 6, 2015

SSEBE 2015 Outstanding Instructor Award goes to Dr. Shane Underwood

Congratulations to Dr. Underwood on being selected for the Outstanding Instructor Award within the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment. SSEBE Teaching Award Criteria: “This award will be presented annually to a faculty member in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (lecturer or assistant, associate, or full professor) who has demonstrated excellence […]