Carlos SunDr. Sun has over twenty-seven years of transportation experience, starting as an aircraft engineer with Airshow (now Rockwell-Collins). He has been a faculty member at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) since 2001. His degrees are in electrical engineering (B.S. University of California-Irvine), civil engineering (M.S., Ph.D. UCI), and law (J.D. Mizzou). He was previously at the University of California-Berkeley (postdoc), University of Southern California (instructor), and Rowan University (assistant professor).  He also had externship/internship experiences with the Chief Counsel’s Office at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Emery Sapp & Sons/Associated General Contractors. His teaching and research awards include the 2018 William T. Kemper Teaching Excellence, 2015 AASHTO Sweet Sixteen High Value Research Project, 2010 Innovative Researcher Achievement Award (MoDOT), and the 2000 “best of ITS” award from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.  His research and teaching interests include smart cities, autonomous vehicles, simulators, drones, sharing community, safety, ITS, work zones, traffic flow theory, geometric design, airport engineering, project delivery, legal issues, and STEM education and museums. He has been funded by NSF, SHRP2, NCHRP, ACRP, FHWA, USDOT, USDoED, MoDOT and other state and local agencies. In his career, he has been active with ASCE, IEEE, ABA, MSPE, and ITE. He is a member of the following honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Xi Epsilon (civil engineering), Phi Beta Kappa (arts & sciences), Eta Sigma Phi (classics), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering) and Phi Delta Phi (law).

Carlos Sun Ph.D., P.E., J.D.
Professor and Curator, Missouri Museum of Engineering (ZOUME)
Civil & Env. Engineering
University of Missouri
E2509 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 884-6330
Fax: (573) 882-4784
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