Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.

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Bicycle commuting improves public health, reduces medical costs

A new study by U of M researchers shows that bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities metro area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs.

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Meet a Researcher

Frank B. Rowley Distinguished Professor
Mechanical Engineering

David Kittelson's main research interests are energy conversion and particle technology, with a focus on the formation of pollutants and contaminants in energy conversion and manufacturing processes. His recent research has focused on particle and nanoparticle emissions from diesel engines.