C2SMART Announces 2021 USDOT Funded Projects
C2SMART has designated funding for 14 new projects that seek to tackle a wide range of issues in transportation that fall under the center’s 6 research areas. This year’s request for proposals emphasized either the implementation of previous research, such as expanding the FloodSense team’s hyperlocal flood sensors to a greater geographic area, or new collaboration between departments, like the joint research project “Equitable Access To Residential (EQUATOR) EV Charging” conducted by NYU CUSP’s Professor Yury Dvorkin and Professor Burçin Ünel, Energy Policy Director at the Institute for Policy Integrity the NYU School of Law. NYU Professor Massoud Ghandehari and Associate Provost for Research at Rutgers University-Camden, Benedetto Piccoli, join the Center’s group of principal investigators.
A request for proposals was put out in November 2020, and proposals were solicited from C2SMART’s member institutions. Submitted proposals underwent a multi-step review process, including multiple independent reviews. The following projects were award in March 2021: