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Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Farquharson, D., Jaramillo, P., Samaras C. (2018). Sustainability Implications of Electricity Outages in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017, Nature Sustainability, 1, 589-597 [Journal Version] [Open Access Version]

  2. Harper, C.D., Hendrickson, C.T., Samaras, C. (2018). Exploring the Economic, Environmental, and Travel Implications of Changes in Parking Choices due to Driverless Vehicles: An Agent Based Simulation Approach. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 144(4), 04018043. [Journal Version] [Open Access Version]

  3. Lopez-Cantu, T., Samaras, C. (2018). Temporal and spatial evaluation of stormwater engineering standards reveals risks and priorities across the United States, Environmental Research Letters. 13 074006 [Open Access Version]

  4. Schivley, G., Azevedo, I., Samaras, C. (2018). Assessing the evolution of power sector
    carbon intensity in the United States, Environmental Research Letters. 13 064018. [Open Access Version]

  5. Stolaroff, J.K., Samaras, C., O'Neill, E.R., Lubers, A., Mitchell, L.S., Ceperley, D. (2018). Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery, Nature Communications. 10.1038/s41467-017-02411-5. [Open Access Version]

  6. Vasebi, S., Hayeri, Y. M., Samaras, C., Hendrickson, C.T. (2018). Low-Level Automated Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies Provide Opportunities to Reduce Fuel Consumption, Transportation Research Record, 18-06702.

  7. Cook, L.M., Samaras, C., VanBriesen, J. (2018). A Mathematical Model for Planning for Long-Term Effects of Water Conservation Choices on Wastewater Systems, Journal of Environmental Management, 206(15), 684-697. [Journal Version]

  8. Cook L., Anderson, C., Samaras, C. (2017). Framework for Incorporating Downscaled Climate Output into Existing Engineering Methods: Application to Precipitation Frequency Curves. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. [Journal Version][Open Access Pre-Print]

  9. Abrahams, L. S., Samaras, C., Griffin, W. M., & Matthews, H. S. (2017). Effect of Crude Oil Carbon Accounting Decisions on Meeting Global Climate Budgets. Environment Systems and Decisions. 1-15. [Journal Version]

  10. Kolb, C., Pozzi, M., Samaras, C., VanBriesen, J. (2017). Climate change impacts on bromide, trihalomethane formation, and health risks at coastal groundwater utilities. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems. [Open Access Version]

  11. Harper, C., Mangones, S., Hendrickson, C., Samaras, C. (2016). Estimating Potential Increases in Travel with Autonomous Vehicles for the Non-Driving, Elderly and People with Travel-Restrictive Medical Conditions. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 72, November 2016, Pages 1–9. *Paper selected from among all the papers in Elsevier's 2,600 journals for the Elsevier Atlas Award in December 2016. [Open Access Version]

  12. Harper, C., Hendrickson, C., Samaras C. (2016). Cost and Benefit Estimates of Partially-Automated Vehicle Collision Avoidance Technologies. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 95, 104-115. [Journal Version] [Open Access Pre-Print]

  13. Farquharson, D., Jaramillo P., Carlson, D., Klima, K., Schivley, G., Samaras, C., (2016). Beyond Global Warming Potential: A Comparative Application of Climate Impact Metrics for the Life Cycle Assessment of Coal and Natural Gas Based Electricity, Journal of Industrial Ecology. [Journal Version] [Open Access Pre-Print]

  14. Mersky, A.C., Sprei, F., Samaras, C., & Qian, Z. S. (2016). Effectiveness of incentives on electric vehicle adoption in Norway. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 46, 56-68. [Journal Version]

  15. Mersky A.C., Samaras C. (2016). Fuel Economy Testing of Autonomous Vehicles. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 65, 31–48. [Journal Version] [Open Access Pre-Print]

  16. Abrahams, L. S., Samaras, C., Griffin, W. M., & Matthews, H. S. (2015). Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions From US Liquefied Natural Gas Exports: Implications for End Uses. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(5), 3237-3245. [Open Access Version]

  17. Abramzon, S., Samaras, C., Curtright, A.E., Litovitz, A., Burger, N. (2014). Estimating The Consumptive Use Costs of Shale Natural Gas Extraction on Pennsylvania Roadways. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. [Journal Version] [Open Access Pre-Print]

  18. Litovitz, A., Curtright, A., Abramzon, S., Burger, N., & Samaras, C. (2013). Estimation of regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania. Environmental Research Letters, 8(1), 014017. *Paper Selected as a ERL Highlight of 2013. [Open Access Version]

  19. Mashayekh, Y., Jaramillo, P., Samaras, C., Hendrickson, C. T., Blackhurst, M., MacLean, H. L., & Matthews, H. S. (2012). Potentials for sustainable transportation in cities to alleviate climate change impacts. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(5), 2529-2537. [Journal Version]

  20. Michalek, J. J., Chester, M., Jaramillo, P., Samaras, C., Shiau, C. S. N., & Lave, L. B. (2011). Valuation of plug-in vehicle life-cycle air emissions and oil displacement benefits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(40), 16554-16558. [Open Access Version]

  21. Crane, K., Curtright, A. E., Ortiz, D. S., Samaras, C., & Burger, N. (2011). The economic costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions under a US national renewable electricity mandate. Energy Policy, 39(5), 2730-2739. [Open Access Version]

  22. Johnson, D. R., Willis, H. H., Curtright, A. E., Samaras, C., & Skone, T. (2011). Incorporating uncertainty analysis into life cycle estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from biomass production. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(7), 2619-2626. [Open Access Version]

  23. Weber, C. L., Jaramillo, P., Marriott, J., & Samaras, C. (2010). Life cycle assessment and grid electricity: what do we know and what can we know?. Environmental Science & Technology, 44(6), 1895-1901. [Open Access Version]

  24. Shiau, C. S. N., Samaras, C., Hauffe, R., & Michalek, J. J. (2009). Impact of battery weight and charging patterns on the economic and environmental benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles. Energy Policy, 37(7), 2653-2663. [Journal Version] [PDF]

  25. Jaramillo, P., Samaras, C., Wakeley, H., & Meisterling, K. (2009). Greenhouse gas implications of using coal for transportation: Life cycle assessment of coal-to-liquids, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen pathways. Energy Policy, 37(7), 2689-2695. [Journal Version]

  26. Meisterling, K., Samaras, C., & Schweizer, V. (2009). Decisions to reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture and product transport: LCA case study of organic and conventional wheat. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17(2), 222-230. [Journal Version] [PDF]

  27. Samaras, C., & Meisterling, K. (2008). Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from plug-in hybrid vehicles: implications for policy. Environmental Science & Technology, 42(9), 3170-3176. [Open Access Version]