CESTi CC_logoThe Tier 1 Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC) is a consortium of three universities, led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and including Montana State University (MSU) and Washington State University (WSU).

The consortium provides multi-disciplinary programs engaged in innovative research, education, and technology transfer focused on transportation issues for environmental sustainability.

The consortium members also have a history of excellence in transportation research and technology transfer, with their work sponsored by the National Research Council, FHWA, USDA, USFS, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DEQ/DEC, private foundations, and numerous states, and implemented by states and various multi-state stakeholder groups.

The consortium offers unique abilities to ensure a successful UTC that addresses national, state and local needs in sustainable transportation and “advance environmentally sustainable policies and investments that reduce harmful emissions from transportation sources”. It brings together programs with unique strengths and capabilities well matched to achieve the USDOT goal of Environmental Sustainability through an integrated, holistic approach to sustainable transportation and through accelerated research implementation and technology deployment.

The CESTiCC theme “systematic approaches to environmental sustainability in transportation for cold regions and beyond” presents a unique opportunity to enable cross-disciplinary research, education, and technology transfer —which is valuable in light of the cross-cutting nature of today’s transportation challenges in cold regions. Our Center goal is “to systematically engineer environmentally sustainable transportation infrastructures in cold climates, considering the entire life cycle of transportation planning, design, materials selection, construction, maintenance and operations, preservation, and recycling through the collaboration of academia, industry and other stakeholders.”

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Upcoming Webinar

  • Planning and Preparation for an Academic Career, April 26th, 2016
  • April 26, 2016 - 10:00AM Alaska Time
  • Moderator

    Zhanping You, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Michigan Technological University


    Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow of ASCE, Professor, University of Kansas
    Baoshan Huang, Ph.D., P.E., Edwin G. Burdette Professor, University of Tennessee
    Xiong (Bill) Yu, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Case Western Reserve University
    Jie Huang, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC)
  • PO Box 75 5900
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5900