Deb Niemeier
UC Davis ADVANCE Mentorship and Networking Initiative Committee Member, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Deb Niemeier is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Niemeier’s research interests span transportation, air quality modeling, energy consumption and land use interactions, sustainability and the project development process for major infrastructure projects.She has served on the expert independent review teams to assess the cost increases associated with the San Francisco Bay Bridge and to review the cost methods used for the proposed 3rd locks of the Panama Canal.She has published more than 110 journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Niemeier has served as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and she recently served for four years as the Director of the John Muir Institute and Associate Vice Chancellor in the Office of Research at UC Davis. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research, Part A and is a member of the MARs Corporation Scientific Advisory Council (Sustainability). She is also the Director of the UC Davis-Caltrans Air Quality Project, a continuing state and federally funded research program, which began in 1999, aimed at improving vehicle emissions modeling and developing regulatory responses for state and local agencies. She has received a number of awards including the Aldo Leopold Leadership Award (2005), the Chancellor’s Fellow Award (2001-2004), an NSF CAREER award (1997), and UC Davis Outstanding Faculty Mentor (1997) and Faculty Advisor (1995) Awards. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington.