Chris Cherry

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 865-974-7710

Departmental Website

Chris Cherry is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is an expert in transportation and in particular of environmentally-friendly modes of transportation. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and has received many civil engineering awards for his research.

Topics of expertise: Transportation planning, public transportation systems, environmental impacts of transportation, and transportation infrastructure in developing countries.

Media coverage:

In the ongoing, heated battle between bicyclists just trying to stay alive and motorists trying to shave a few minutes off their commutes, the motorists have gained an important ally: bicycle manufacturers and bicycling advocates. The Washington Post, Paul Basken, July 28

According to Cherry, e-bikes are 10 to 20 times more energy-efficient than a car. These vehicles can fill in a particular transit niche in denser areas—trips up to 3 to 4 miles—and can help replace journeys spent behind the wheel of a vehicle. Curbed, Patrick Sisson, June 5