Christopher Cherry, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his project “Sustainability Implications of Transportation Choice in China.” The CAREER award is a foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
Cherry has been exploring behavioral and environmental issues related to electric bikes, scooters and larger electric vehicles in his research. His most recent publication, with H. Min, is “Alternative Methods of Measuring Operating Speed of Electric and Traditional Bikes in China-Implications for Travel Demand Models” in the Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (2010.)
Cherry received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the UT College of Engineering as a faculty member in 2007. Cherry received a 2009 Faculty Environmental Leadership Award from the university for his demonstration of strong and continuing commitment to environmental stewardship on campus.
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