Chris Cherry News

Electric Vehicles to be Displayed May 1-3 at Baker Center

Electric vehicles will be on display May 1 through 3 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy while a conference is under way for industry professionals, government agencies, and communities to discuss planning for the growing electric-drive vehicle market. The display, which is free and open to the public, will be on the plaza in front of the Baker Center. Cars are on loan from the Tennessee Valley Authority and GM.

Reuters: Norway shows the way with electric cars, but at what cost?

Chris Cherry, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was interviewed by Reuters for a story about the positive and negatives of electric cars. The story highlighted the growing popularity of the vehicle in Norway. Cherry, who conducts his research in China, said in countries like China, electric cars can add to environmental problems because

Read more

Inspiring Ideas: College of Engineering


Get to know Chris Cherry and Lynne Parker from the College of Engineering. Cherry, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is responsible for launching the nation’s first automated e-bike sharing system on UT’s campus. Parker is a professor and the associate head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

UT Science Forum: Cherry Discusses Electric Vehicles, Gas Emissions in China

chris cherry new

Chris Cherry, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been working in China since 2005 and has researched a variety of topics, including emissions from gasoline and electric vehicles. Cherry will discuss his discoveries at this week’s Science Forum at noon on Friday, September 21.

New York Times: Batteries Add Power and Market Appeal to Bicycles

Chris Cherry, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was interviewed about electric bicycles by the New York Times. Cherry has become a well-known expert on electric bikes after studying them and their popularity in China and launching the U.S.’s first fully-automated electric bike sharing station on UT’s campus for a research project.

Electric Bike Sharing Stations Generating Data

Fully-automated electric bike sharing station

UT is home to the nation’s first fully-automated electric bike sharing stations thanks to civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Chris Cherry. Cherry and his team are collecting data on a number of questions related to safety, environmental impact, and travel behavior to see if electric bikes could become more popular here in the US.

Big Idea: Professor Brings e-Bikes to Campus

Chris Cherry

Chris Cherry has made UT home to an automated electric bicycle (e-bike) sharing system. The civil and environmental engineering assistant professor started the pilot program as a subject of an ongoing research study. He got the idea after arriving in Kunming, China, on a research grant in 2005 and noticing the city was buzzing with e-bikes.

U.S. News: Chinese Electric Car Pollution More Harmful to Humans Than Gas Cars

Chris Cherry, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been interviewed by multiple media sources, including U.S. News & World Report, about his latest study in China which finds that electric vehicles may be more harmful to your health and the environment than gasoline vehicles.