The Goods Movement Collaborative (GMC) is located in 135 More Hall at the University of Washington. We conduct research on a variety of topics related to the movement of goods. These vary over time depending on the interests of our researchers, partners, and research need.

Current Research Topics:

Current Lab Students

Zun Wang is pursuing a Ph.D. in transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Survey and Geographic Information Science, and a Master of Engineering degree in Transportation Engineering. Her research interests lie in freight transportation, with a particular enthusiasm for freight project impacts assessment and freight performance measures. Her current research focuses on quantifying the full range of freight benefits associated with transportation investments. She is also working on freight performance measures using truck GPS data.
Maura Rowell is pursing a PhD in the Civil and Environemntal Engineering department studying structures and transportation engineering. Maura received her Bachelors of Science degree in Systems Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Virginia. In 2012-2013, Maura studied marine structures at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden as a Valle Scholar. Within GMC, Maura conducts statistical anaylsis of truck data aiming to improve freight models. Outside of GMC, she is interested in researching marine structures, specifically structural response of distressed vessels undergoing salvage operations. Maura spends most summers interning for the United States Navy. She enjoys photography, sailing, and car-less living.
Erica Wygonik is a PhD Candidate in Transportation Engineering in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is interested in the relationship between land use and transportation and in modeling complex systems. Erica holds a Master of Science degree in Transportation Engineering from the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Science from Dartmouth College. Before matriculating at the University of Washington, Erica worked for Resource Systems Group, a transportation and environmental engineering consulting firm based in Vermont. A Senior Associate at RSG, she led the Microsimulation and Traffic Operations practice areas. She is a licensed professional engineer. At the University of Washington, Erica is studying ways to optimize urban goods routing with a special focus on minimizing the externalities of urban goods movement on proximate populations. She is also working to facilitate biking as a practical mode for daily travel.
Jerome Drescher graduated with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington in 2008. Since then, he has worked in the transportation sector for WSDOT, BNSF Railway, and as a project engineer on the Sounder Expansion project in Tacoma, and returned to the University of Washington in 2012 to pursue a master's degree in Transportation Engineering. In his free time, Jerome enjoys "studying alpine transportation" (climbing and skiing).