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Chris Bachmann

Associate Professor

Contact InformationChris Bachmann

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31303
Location: E2 2308


Biography Summary

Prof. Chris Bachmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada, and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the Province of Ontario. He holds a BASc, MASc, and PhD in Civil Engineering, from the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. He also holds a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) from the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Bachmann is primarily interested in studying the spatial economic and transport interaction (SETI) process, trade and transportation, and transport economics and finance. He is also interested in emerging technologies such as new mobility paradigms and next generation travel demand modelling. His research group has worked with various agencies including Transport Canada, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), the Region of Waterloo, Canada West Foundation (CWF), Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). In 2017, he received the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Fred Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger.

Dr. Bachmann regularly teaches "Economics and Life Cycle Cost Analysis" (CIVE 392) and "Transportation Engineering Applications" (CIVE 341) to undergraduate engineering students at the University of Waterloo. He also teaches "Modelling Transportation and Spatial Economics" (CIVE 645) to graduate engineering students. In 2019, he received the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award for an ongoing record of excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Research Interests

  • Spatial Economic and Transport Interaction
  • Trade and Freight Transportation
  • Transport Economics and Finance
  • New Mobility Paradigms
  • Next Generation Travel Demand Modelling


  • 2020, Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Conrad School, University of Waterloo
  • 2015, Doctorate, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2011, Master of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2009, Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto


  • CIVE 341 - Transportatn Eng. Applications
    • Taught in 2018, 2020
  • CIVE 392 - Econ & Life Cycle CostAnalysis
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • CIVE 640 - Urban Transportation Planning
    • Taught in 2018
  • CIVE 740 - Topics in Transportation Eng
    • Taught in 2019
  • ENVE 392 - Econ & Life Cycle CostAnalysis
    • Taught in 2020
  • GEOE 392 - Econ & Life Cycle CostAnalysis
    • Taught in 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Wang, Wilson and Saari, Rebecca K and Bachmann, Chris and Mukherjee, Ushnik, Estimating transboundary economic damages from climate change and air pollution for subnational incentives for green on-road freight, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 82, 2020
  • Lessan, Javad and Fu, Liping and Bachmann, Chris, Towards user-centric, market-driven mobility management of road traffic using permit-based schemes, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 141, 2020
  • Terry, Jacob and Bachmann, Chris, Spatial characteristics of transit-integrated ridesourcing trips and their competitiveness with transit and walking alternatives, Transportation research record, 2674(3), 2020, 329 - 340
  • Bachmann, Chris, Calibrating and Applying Random-Utility-Based Multiregional Input--Output Models for Real-World Applications, Networks and Spatial Economics, 19(1), 2019, 219 - 242
  • Shahrokhi Shahraki, Hamed and Bachmann, Chris, Designing computable general equilibrium models for transportation applications, Transport Reviews, 38(6), 2018, 737 - 764

Graduate Studies