Dr Zia Wadud

Dr Zia Wadud


Dr. Wadud works at the junction of transport, energy and the environment. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London and a Master in Development Technologies from the University of Melbourne. Prior to his appointment at the University of Leeds, he had worked at the Department of Civil Engineering at Bangladesh University of Technology, Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

At Leeds, Dr. Wadud holds a joint appointment with Institute for Transport Studies, where he leads the Sustaniable Transport Policy Research Group. 

Research interests

  • Transportation, Energy and Environment
  • Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles
  • Econometric and Integrated Modelling (Energy/Transport)
  • Asymmetry and heterogeneity of demand and effects on equity
  • Tradable permits and energy policies
  • Aviation
  • Developing Countries
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Professional memberships

  • Member, Editorial Panel, Proceedings of the ICE: Energy
  • Member, Committee on Transportation Energy, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Member, Committee on Aviation Economics and Forecasting, TRB
  • Member, Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy, TRB
  • Member, Engineers Institution, Bangladesh

Student education

Dr Wadud teaches at the School of Chemical and Process Engineering and the Institute for Transport Studies. He also supervises student dissertations at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels at ITS, SCAPE, Civil Engg and the Business School.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Integrated Energy Research
  • Energy Leeds
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures
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