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H. Oliver Gao receives an endowed professorship
H. Oliver Gao, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received the inaugural Howard Simpson Professorship that will take effect on July 1, 2021. Howard Simpson was a CEE graduate, Class of 1942, who was one of the partners who founded Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) in Boston.
Dr. Gao is the Director of Systems Engineering and the Associate Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy. His research focuses on transportation systems, environment, (especially air quality and climate change), energy, and sustainable development. He also studies sustainable food systems, quantifying and mitigating green-house gas emissions from food supply chains and is the director of CTECH, the Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health.