Dr. Rowangould Wins Young Professional Best Paper Award

September 25, 2014

Dr. Rowangould Wins Young Professional Best Paper Award

Dr. Gregory Rowangould has been awarded the Young Professional Best Paper Award from the Environmental Management Group of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA).  His study aimed at creating a method for estimating population exposure to vehicle emissions from competing regional transportation plans.

Dr. Rowangould is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rowangould has over 8 years of transportation policy, planning, and modeling research experience. He is focused on developing a more sustainable transportation system by improving the models and analytical techniques used to make critical transportation planning and policy decisions, and by developing a better understanding of how transportation system users respond to changes in infrastructure and land use. Dr. Rowangould teaches courses in economics, transportation planning, and travel demand modeling at UNM.

Prior to joining UNM in the fall of 2012, Dr. Rowangould was a Science Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Santa Monica, California. While at NRDC he conducted research on population exposure to mobile source emissions, urban freight movement, the design of air quality monitoring networks, and the emission of air pollutants from locomotives. In addition to his research role at NRDC, he helped low income and minority groups develop more sustainable transportation and landuse plans for their communities. He also supported NRDC’s advocacy and legal staff by reviewing the modeling and analytical methods used to support multibillion dollar transportation projects and compliance with California’s landmark transportation and and-use law (SB375) which requires reducing per capita greenhouse gas emissions though integrated land-use and transportation planning.