Don MacKenzie is an Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. He leads the Sustainable Transportation Lab, which develops and evaluates technical and policy solutions for making our transportation system more economically viable and environmentally benign, while providing access to opportunities for all. Professor MacKenzie holds a PhD in Engineering Systems and SM in Technology and Policy, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BASc in Chemical & Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Transportation Energy, and chairs its Subcommittee on Energy and Demand Implications of Connected and Automated Vehicles.
- Ph.D. in Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2013
- S.M. in Technology & Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2009
- B.A.Sc. in Chemical & Biological Engineering (Environmental Option), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2001
The goal of MacKenzie's research is to understand how emerging transportation technologies can be leveraged to make our transportation system more economically viable and environmentally benign, while providing access to goods, services, and opportunities for all.
Discrimination's impact on ride share
Depending on your ethnicity and gender, Uber or Lyft might not be such a quick ride. A team of researchers including CEE...
An expert on the anticipated environmental impact of self-driving cars, Assistant Professor Don MacKenzie's research was...
Driverless cars could intensify car use
Driverless vehicles could intensify car use — reducing or even eliminating promised energy savings and environmental...
Private shuttles vs. public transit
Private shuttles picking up employees at public bus stops throughout Seattle concerns some residents that there may...
People wary of autonomous vehicles
New research led by CEE faculty Don MacKenzie suggests that people would rather drive themselves than have an...