George Lu, Ph.D.
UVM Transportation Research Center
210 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-9035
George Lu joined the UVM-TRC as a Researcher in August 2010, after completing his Ph.D. of civil and environmental engineering in December 2008 and then a post-doctoral session at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Lu obtained his Master degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville. As a key research staff in the TRC, he has led the spatial modeling effort in a signature project to assess how land use and built environment factors can be utilized to dynamically estimate travel demands of sustainable modes in Chittenden County. Dr. Lu also played an active role in developing proposals and conducted research work in transportation-related directions regarding mobility, sustainability, and livability.
Under the new TRC leadership and strategic plans, Dr. Lu is initiating and boosting extensive research efforts upon integrating land-use, regional transportation & environmental modeling and other in-depth themes to contribute with collaborators to addressing the 21st century’s transportation challenges. He has lasting enthusiasm for the intellectual pursuits in transportation planning & land use, spatial studies, traffic control, transportation sustainability, roadway safety, ITS, and pedestrian dynamics.
Dr. Lu has published as lead author a series of peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, some of which have creatively addressed critical traveler-focused issues and drawn wide attention in relevant community.