Dr. Shams Tanvir is an Assistant Professor in the CSULB Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly SLO and a research faculty at the University of California- Riverside. Dr. Tanvir is a member of Transportation Research Board (part of National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine) steering committees on Transportation Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Highway Capacity and Quality of Services. He chairs the Sustainable Transportation committee at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Tanvir received his Ph.D. in Transportation Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University. He received B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka.

Dr. Shams Tanvir conducts research and teaches in the area of sustainable mobility. His research aims at the development and characterization of transportation technologies that minimize energy consumption and emissions while enhancing mobility efficiency and equity. Tanvir led projects sponsored by US Department of Transportation, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the US Department of Education, and the California Department of Transportation.

At CSULB, Dr. Tanvir works with the students of Sustainable Mobility Laboratory (SuMoLab). The two main building blocks of the SuMoLab are high-fidelity system simulation and piloting of emerging technologies.

For more information on SuMoLab’s recent activities and publication, please visit the website or follow Tanvir on Twitter (@NoGuiltMobility).