Dr. Zhu’s research focuses on four areas: Transportation--Land Use--Urban Form nexus; Travel Behavior (including automobile, transit, non-motorized transportation modes, and telecommuting), with Relation to Economic, Environmental and Health Issues; Links between Transportation and Economic Development (e.g. mobility, accessibility and labor market success; transportation finance and the economic impacts of transportation infrastructure); International Development Issues (e.g. high-speed rail investment and urban development in China and Europe). To date, his work has been published in major academic journals such as Landscape and Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Annals of Regional Sciences, Transportation, Transportation Research Part D, Urban Geography, Cities, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Due to his exceptional work in the field of Regional Science, Dr. Zhu was awarded the 25th Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science in 2011 and the Regional Science Springer Prize in 2014.