Morteza Taiebat

Doctoral Track: 
Resource Policy and Behavior (RPB)
Entering year: 
2016
Education: 

MS, University of British Columbia (mechanical engineering), 2015

BS, Iran University of Science and Technology (mechanical & automotive engineering), 2013

Morteza is currently a PhD student in Resource Policy and Behavior (RPB) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is interested in assessing the energy and environmental implications of emerging connected and automated vehicles as well as investigating the policy mechanisms that would promote sustainable deployment of this mode of transportation. 

He utilizes big data analytics and optimization techniques for evaluating transportation trajectory data as well as making informed decisions regarding the integration of vehicles with power systems and optimal siting of charging infrastructure.
 
Before joining SNRE, he worked as an Energy Efficiency Analyst at BC Hydro in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He also contributed to a research project on transportation electrification at the UBC Clean Energy Research Center. While obtaining his undergraduate degree, Morteza gained industrial experience in the automotive research and development sector.


Research: 

Vehicle automation and electrification, Energy policy and environmental sustainability, Big data analytics.