LEVER Research Team

University of Tennessee Research Team

The University of Tennessee includes researchers (Drs. Cherry, Frymier, Bassett, Fitzhugh, Autry), some who have focused on e-bike research since the early growth in Asia as well as recent new technologies that enable more widespread access to e-bikes through bikesharing systems. The UT team includes faculty from engineering, health, and business departments. 

Dr. Christopher Cherry

Professor
Department of Civil and Env. Engineering

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Dr. David R. Bassett, Jr.

Professor
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

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Dr. Daniel Costinett

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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Dr. Eugene C. Fitzhugh

Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

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Dr. Paul Frymier

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Dr. Chad Autry William J. Taylor

Associate Professor
Department of Marketing and Logistics

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Dr. Candace Brakewood

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Student Researchers

Mojdeh Azad

PhD Civil Engineering

Current

Yi Wen

PhD Civil Engineering

Current

Nitesh Shah

PhD Civil Engineering

Current

Sameer Aryal

PhD Civil Engineering

Current

Saurav Parajuli

Masters in Civil Engineering

Current

Abubakr Ziedan

PhD Civil Engineering

Current

Emma Parks Sexton

MS Civil Engineering

Graduated 2021

Dr. Ziwen (Zoe) Ling

PhD Civil Engineering

Graduated 2017

Nirbesh Dhakal

MS Civil Engineering

Graduated 2017

Dr. Taekwan Yoon

PhD Civil Engineering

Graduated 2014

Dr. Hongtai Yang

PhD Civil Engineering

Graduated 2013

Dr. Casey Langford

PhD Civil Engineering

Graduated 2013

Dr. Luke Jones

PhD Economics

Graduated 2011

Dr. Shuguang Ji

PhD Civil Engineering

Graduated 2012

Portland State University Research Team

Portland State University is one of the leading U.S. institutions in bicycle research with faculty focusing on aspects of safety, infrastructure, behavior, policy and economics. PSU houses the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), a program of the Oregon Transportation Research & Education Consortium (OTREC).

John MacArthur

Research Associate
Sustainable Transportation Program Manager
Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), Portland State University

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Dr. Jennifer Dill

Professor
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning Portland State University

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Student Researchers

Cameron Bennet

MS Civil Engineering

Current

Michael Harpool

Masters of Urban Planning

Current

Gaby Abou-Zeid

MS Civil Engineering

Graduated 2021

Mike McQueen

MS Civil Engineering

Graduated 2020

Baxter Shandobil

Masters of Urban Planning

Graduated 2020

Nick Kobel

Masters of Urban Planning

Graduated 2015

Monash University (Australia) Research Team

Monash University continues to be one of the leading Australian institutions in bicycle research. Dr. Geoff Rose is Professor of Education for Sustainability with his appointment split between the Institute of Transport Studies, in the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI). Through the Institute of Transport Studies he continues his research and teaching in sustainable transport. His role through MSI is focussed on the development of a university wide strategy to embed sustainability in education programs at Monash.

Dr. Geoff Rose

Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of the Institute of Transport Studies

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Dr. Marilyn Johnson

Senior Research Fellow in
Civil Engineering

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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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Dr. Katie Harmon

Research Associate
Highway Safety Research Center

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Dr. Laura Sandt

Highway Safety
Research Center

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Alyson West

Research Associate
Highway Safety Research Center

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Bevan Kirley

Senior Research Associate
Highway Safety Research Center

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Queensland University of Technology

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Dr. Narelle Haworth

Research Professor
Faculty of Health

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Amy Schramm

Senior Research Officer
Faculty of Health

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Dr. Divera Twisk

Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health

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Dr. Mohammed Elhenawy

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty of Health

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Kristiann C Heesch

Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health and Social Work

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Dr. Tracy Washington

Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment

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