Lynette Cheah is adjunct faculty at the Singapore University of Technology of Design (SUTD) and Chair Professor of Sustainable Transport at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. She directs the Sustainable Urban Mobility research laboratory, which develops data-driven models and tools to reduce the environmental impacts of passenger and urban freight transport. Her expertise is in transport modelling and simulation, life-cycle assessments (LCA) of products and systems, and urban metabolism. As an active member in her academic communities, she is Editor for Transportation Research Record and Journal of Industrial Ecology. She served as Review Editor for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. She obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from MIT and master’s in Management Science from Stanford University.


  • Ph.D., Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
  • M.Sc., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 2002
  • B.Sc., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2001


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Research Interests

  • Urban transportation modeling and simulation
  • Energy use and emissions from the road transportation sector
  • Life-cycle energy and environmental assessment (LCA)
  • Material and energy flow analysis in industrial systems

Research Opportunities

I welcome the opportunity to work with students and postdocs on research projects of mutual interest. Interested researchers are welcome to get in touch. Useful links: