University of Leeds
Dr. Zia Wadud is an Associate Professor of Transport and Energy Interactions at the University of Leeds. Zia’s research focuses at the juncture of transport, energy and environment in a multidisciplinary setting. He is also an expert in econometric and statistical data analysis, with particular focus in transport, energy and emissions modelling in national and international context. He has worked on societal implications of autonomous vehicles, heterogeneity and asymmetry in energy demand, modelling energy transition impacts, peak car, oil vulnerability in transport, energy use in higher education institutions and innovative carbon mitigation policies. Zia is a member of three expert committees of the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on energy, climate change and aviation. He has published over 40 papers in leading journals and his recent works on the impacts of vehicle automation and sharing, and costs of EVs have gained international media attention (Times, Boston Globe, Guardian, Business Insider, MIT Tech Review).
Zia is currently the Director of the Centre for Integrated Energy Research with joint appointments with the Institute for Transport Studies and School of Chemical and Process Engineering. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), did a Masters from the University of Melbourne, and completed his PhD from Imperial College London. Prior to moving to Leeds, he has worked at the University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BUET.
Zia contributes to the transport theme and leads the long-distance travel project of CREDS.