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Ph.D. Candidate in Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

Morteza is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan, pursuing a joint degree in Environment and Sustainability as well as Transportation Engineering. He is interested in the nexus of transportation energy and environmental sustainability. His research focuses on leveraging vehicle automation, electrification, and shared mobility to maximize economic, social and environmental sustainability. He utilizes analytical, statistical, and econometric techniques to understand the energy trade-offs and environmental externalities associated with these potentially disruptive technologies. He has also contributed to several projects aimed at reducing the negative environmental impacts of consumption of goods and services in the US. He is currently a recipient of Dow Sustainability Fellowship. Before joining University of Michigan, Morteza worked in the energy efficiency sector as well as automotive R&D industry.


  • –present
    Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan


  • 2020 
    University of Michigan, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2015 
    University of British Columbia, Master of Science


Dow Sustainability Fellow