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New Researchers Join the Urban Freight Lab

New Researchers Join the Urban Freight Lab
New Researchers Join the Urban Freight Lab
September 16, 2019   //   

Urban Freight Lab Expands with New Talent

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019  The Urban Freight Lab (UFL) is pleased to announce its recent hires of Research Engineer Andisheh Ranjbari and Research Associate Giacomo Dalla Chiara, who joined the research team in March and September 2019 respectively.

Ranjbari will manage the UFL organization beginning in mid-October. She holds a PhD in Transportation Engineering from the University of Arizona, where she was recognized as Outstanding Graduate Student and won the Rodney Slater Award from the Eno Center for Transportation. She comes to us from the Sustainable Transportation Lab, also at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, where she was a post-doctorate research associate. She previously interned with the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) and San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA).

Dalla Chiara leads a technical team working on the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Technologies for Delivery Efficiency project and serves as project manager for the E-Bike Delivery Pilot Test in Seattle analysis with UPS and the City of Seattle Department of Transportation. He holds a PhD in Engineering Systems from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where he received a President’s Graduate Fellowship and was a post-doctoral research fellow for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Research Lab and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). He completed a MSc in Statistics from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and a BSc in Economics from LUISS University (Italy).


About the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): An innovative public-private partnership housed at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington, the Urban Freight Lab is a structured workgroup that brings together private industry with City transportation officials to design and test solutions around urban freight management.