Dr. Sevgi Erdogan has been promoted to associate research professor by the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. A researcher at the National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG), Erdogan’s work centers at the intersection of socio-economic activity, the environment and human infrastructure. She has extensive expertise in transportation and logistics, smart growth policy, mobility, modeling and land use, and her interdisciplinary research collaborations have made significant contributions to enhancing human-environment relationships through smart city and energy-efficient transportation technologies.
“Dr. Erdogan has been a prolific researcher and scholar, an effective teacher, and a great citizen of the center and the school,” said Interim Dean Donald Linebaugh. “This is incredibly well-deserved and acknowledges her significant achievements and contributions to the field.”
In addition to her work at the NCSG, Sevgi holds a position with the Maryland Transportation Institute and recently launched a joint research project with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies to determine how environmental quality influences human behavior. She is also currently working with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to examine commuting and travel behavior of Maryland residents before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Erdogan’s past research has been integral to the field of electric vehicle fleet operations and infrastructure design. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings and 15 technical reports. In addition to her serving on a number of national transportation-related advisory boards, she was recently appointed to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Transportation Research Board, Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Forecasting.
Erdogan holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland specializing in transportation, and earned M.S. degrees in Operations Research from the University of Delaware and in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.
Read more in her biography.