Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Zia Wadud

Associate Professor

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 38768 (ITS); +44 (0)113 34 37733 (CIER)
Room: 2.15 (ITS); G.20 (CIER)
Email: Z.Wadud@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

Dr Wadud holds a joint appointment with the Centre for Integrated Energy Research (CIER, http://www.cier.leeds.ac.uk/) at the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE,  https://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/chemical/)

Key Research Interests

  • Transportation, energy and environment
  • Econometric modeling (energy/transport)
  • Tradable permits
  • Developing countries
  • Aviation
  • Impacts of vehicle automation

Employment History

  • 2016-present, Associate Professor, Centre for Integrated Energy Research, Institute for Transport Studies and School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds
  • 2012-2015, University Research Fellow, Centre for Integrated Energy Research, Institute for Transport Studies and School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds
  • 2011-2012, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engg., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • 2008-2011, 2004, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engg., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • 2008, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2007-2008, Research Associate, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
  • 1999-2002, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engg., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Education

  • PhD, Imperial College London, 2008
  • MDevTech, University of Melbourne, 2003
  • MSc (Civil Engg.), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2002
  • BSc (Civil Engg.), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1999

Professional Engagements

  • Member of the Editorial Panel, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
  • Member of the Editorial Panel, Proceedings of the ICE: Energy
  • Member, Committee on Transportation Energy, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Member, Committee on Aviation Economics and Forecasting, TRB
  • Member, Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy, TRB
  • Member, Engineers Institution, Bangladesh

Research Impact News

  • TR-A paper Help or hindrance? Travel, energy and carbon implications of highly automated vehicles is the most downloaded paper of the journal for the last one year. A policy briefing here: www.its.leeds.ac.uk/mobilityenergyfutures-selfdrivingcars 
  • Press: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3831/will_driverless_cars_increase_reliance_on_roads
  • BBC Radio Why Factor (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04263vj)
  • University spotlight feature: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/site/custom_scripts/spotlight/driverless-cars.php

Research Grants (at Leeds)

  • Microsimulation of energy and emissions impacts of self-driving vehicles, Arup Global Challenges
  • Modeling Residential and Transport Energy for Downstream Policies, Marie Curie Actions, (PI)
  • Dynamics of Energy Mobility and Demand Centre, RCUK

Other Ongoing Research

  • TCO analysis for automated vehicles and its adoption/uptake 
  • Travel time use in automated vehicles
  • Asymmetry in fuel demand using household data
  • Diesel demand in the freight sector
  • Heterogeneity in transport energy elasticities in the UK

Doctoral Research Students

  • Richard Riley, CO2 benefits of hybrid vehicles for taxi fleet (completed 2016)
  • Holly Edwards, Low carbon cockpit: reducing fuel use in aircraft operations (completed 2015)
  • Abdullah Alsebaei, Solid waste management in Mina during the Hajj season (completed 2015)
  • Khaled Abdullah, Traffic modelling of automated vehicles
  • Xudong Chen (visiting), Environmental traffic capacity
  • Kate Palmer, Modeling energy and emissions implications of future transport fleet
  • Charlotte Stead, Biodiesel for Indian Railway
  • Thalia Hernandez Amezcua, Reducting transport carbon emission in Mexico (tentative)
  • AVIA3030 Aviation Futures
  • TRAN5231M Global Issues in Transportation
  • CAPE5470M Policy and Economics for Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Supervision of Undergraduate, Masters and PhD dissertations at ITS, SCAPE, Civil Engg. & Business School

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