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Carla Tejada

Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


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842 West Taylor Street, MC 251, Chicago, IL 60607

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Research Interests:

  • Urban Freight and City Logistics
  • Freight Network Modeling
  • Multimodal Network Modeling
  • Freight Data and statistic methods
  • Sustainable Transportation Systems
    • Alternative Transportation Modes
    • Impacts of Freight in Cities and Communities

Selected Publications

  1. Tejada, C., & Conway, A. (2023). What Happens Before the Last Mile? Exploring a Package’s Journey. Transportation Research Record2677(2), 15–32.
  2. Rai, H. B., Kang, S., Sakai, T., Tejada, C., Yuan, Q. J., Conway, A., & Dablanc, L. (2022). ‘Proximity logistics’: Characterizing the development of logistics facilities in dense, mixed-use urban areas around the world. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice166, 41-61.

Notable Honors

2022, Scholarship to attend Summer School in Urban Logistics (Belgium), University of Antwerp

2020, September 11th Memorial Program for Regional Transportation Planning Award, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC)

2018, Distinguished student fellowship, Grove School of Engineering at City College of New York


Ph.D., Civil Engineering
The City College of New York, CUNY, 2023

M.S., Supply Chain Management
University of Maryland, 2015

B.S., Industrial Engineering
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, 2013