Research Overview

The NUTC’s research program addresses a broad range of complex issues affecting the movement of materials, people, energy, and information, as well as the policies and economics that govern such movements. Driving this research is an integrated 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.

The Center's emerging areas of research are:

The Center's core areas of activity are:

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