Transportation engineers co-author prize winning paper

Award was one of eight selected from 600 eligible entries

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Oct 27, 2011

Panos Prevedouros
Panos Prevedouros
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Engineering Professor Panos Prevedouros and Lambros Mitropoulos, an engineering doctoral student, co-authored a scientific paper that received the sustainable development category award from the World Road Association (PIARC). The award was presented in September at the 2011 World Road Congress held in Mexico City. 
Entitled, Life cycle assessment through a comprehensive sustainability framework: A case study of urban transportation vehicles, Prevedouros, Mitropoulos and E.G Nathanail, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Thessaly in Greece, presented a unique approach of measuring the life cycle of passenger cars, pickup trucks and transit buses in enabling transportation sustainability. In addition to regular gasoline and diesel engines, vehicles with hybrid, electric and fuel cell technologies were examined.  Awards were given out in eight different categories and were selected from 600 eligible entries.
“We congratulate Professor Prevedouros and Mr. Mitropoulos on a job well done,” said Dean Peter E. Crouch. “One of our main thrusts is sustainability and I’m pleased that our faculty and students are continuing their outstanding efforts in this vital area of research.”
Established in 1909, the World Road Association continues to foster and facilitate global discussion and knowledge sharing on roads and road transport. The association now boasts 118 government members worldwide and retains consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.