NUTC Emerging Research & Core Topics

The research program at Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) addresses a broad range of complex issues affecting the movement of materials, people, energy and information, and the policies and economics that govern such movements. NUTC’s research is driven by an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective on transportation systems focusing on the efficient and productive operations and management of transportation and logistics organizations in the public and private sector.



Our research team is composed of skilled researchers representing a wide range of academic interests and expertise. Represented departments include:


  • Economics
  • History
  • Neurobiology & Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology


  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences
  • Management & Organizations


  • Management & Organizations
  • Management & Strategy
  • Management Economics & Decision Sciences
  • Marketing