Professor of civil and materials engineering
Jane Lin is a professor in the civil and materials engineering department and holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy. Her research has three areas of focus: transportation emissions and air-quality modeling and exposure, green freight transportation and urban logistics, and computational transportation science. Lin has more than 75 refereed publications and is editor of Transport Policy and associate editor of Transportation Research Part D: Transportation and Environment.
She also serves on the editorial boards of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice and the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. She is vice-chair (2017-2020) and incoming chair (in April 2020) of the Section on Energy and Environment at the Transportation Research Board, which is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prior, Lin was chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Transportation and Air Quality from 2011 to 2017.
Lin received master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Davis and a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment before joining UIC.
- Sustainable transportation systems modeling and analysis, with a focus on air pollution mitigation
- Green freight transportation and urban logistics design and strategies
- Emerging mobility service enabled by information technology (parking, ridesharing, and crowd shipping)
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