PSU Transportation Seminar: Driving the Future: Intersection of Emerging Transportation Technologies and Energy Consumption

Friday, December 1, 2023, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST
Tanmoy Bhowmik, Portland State University
Free and open to the public
ONLINE and IN-PERSON: PSU's Vanport Building (Room 269) 1810 SW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97201
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1

Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. Formerly known as the Friday Transportation Seminar series, we've opened up PSU Transportation Seminars to other days of the week to better accommodate attendance. You can always watch online via Zoom.



The world of transportation is in a constant state of evolution, with emerging technologies offering greater efficiency and safety in our daily lives. However, these innovations at the same time also have far-reaching impacts on energy sectors. The rise of electric and autonomous vehicles is set to quickly transform the residential energy consumption pattern. A critical question to consider is: “How can we ensure that our energy infrastructure is ready to meet the changing demands”. To adequately prepare for this transformation, this study attempted to gain insight into the future energy pattern under different scenarios.


  • A comprehensive understanding on what factors influence residential energy consumption patterns
  • Understanding about the interconnectivity of transportation technologies and shift in energy usage
  • Assess potential energy outcomes under various EV adoption scenarios
  • Some proactive strategies to ready energy infrastructure for changing residential consumption


Tanmoy Bhowmik, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

Dr. Tanmoy Bhowmik joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall of 2023. Prior to that, he worked as a post-doctoral associate and graduate faculty scholar at University of Central Florida. His research primarily focused on the formulation and development of data centric statistical and econometric models and applying them to different transportation sectors — including transportation planning, safety, and energy — to understand the underlying behavioral patterns and decision processes.




This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) is home to the U.S. DOT funded National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), PORTAL, BikePed Portal and other transportation grants and programs. We produce impactful research and tools for transportation decision makers, expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engage students and professionals through education and participation in research.