Professor Niemeier's research has focused on integrating models for estimating mobile source emissions with transportation modeling. Her primary research interest has been on developing highly accurate, accessible processes and emissions modeling and travel behavior models that can be used in the public sector, including the identification and modeling of environmental health disparities and improved understanding of formal and informal governance processes in urban planning. She is interested in emergent properties or characteristics that give rise to inequitable outcomes, particularly those associated with climate change.
Awards & Honors
- 2017 Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
- 2015 Guggenheim Fellow
- 2014 AAAS Fellow
- 2007 Patent: A Microfabricated Ionizer Structure Based on Unipolar Corona Discharge
- 2005 Aldo Leopold Leadership Award
- 2000-2005 Chancellor’s Fellow
- 1997 National Science Foundation, CAREER Award
- 1997 Outstanding Mentor Award, UC Davis Consortium for Res. for Women
- 1995 Outstanding Faculty Advisor, UC Davis, College of Engineering
- 1993 ENO Foundation, Fellow.