Assistant Professor

Contact InformationChris Bachmann

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


Biography Summary

Chris Bachmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. He holds a BASc, MASc, and PhD, from the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. Professor Bachmann is primarily interested in studying the interaction between infrastructure and economies. His research group employs methods from both engineering and economics including: Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, Input-Output (IO) analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Random Utility Models (RUMs), Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), travel demand modeling, microscopic traffic simulation, and optimization. He was named one 2017’s recipients of TRB’s Fred Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger. He is a member of the TRB’s Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation (AT020). His research group works with various agencies including Transport Canada, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada , and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Professor Bachmann teaches “Economics and Life Cycle Analysis” and “Transportation Engineering Applications” at the University of Waterloo.

Research Interests

  • Interactions
  • Computable General Equilibrium Models
  • Input-Output Analysis
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Random Utility Models
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • travel demand modeling
  • microscopic traffic simulation
  • optimization


  • 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 292 - Engineering Economics
    • Taught in 2015
  • ENVE 292 - Economics for Environmental Engineering
    • Taught in 2015, 2016
  • CIVE 341 - Transportation Engineering Applications
    • Taught in 2018
  • CIVE 392 - Economics and Life Cycle Analysis
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • CIVE 444 - Urban Transport Planning
    • Taught in 2018
  • CIVE 640 - Urban Transportation Planning Models: Principles & Applications
    • Taught in 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Bachmann, Chris and Roorda, Matthew J and Kennedy, Chris, DEVELOPING A MULTI-SCALE MULTI-REGION INPUT--OUTPUT MODEL, Economic Systems Research, 27(2), 2015, 172 - 193
  • Bachmann, Chris and Kennedy, Chris and Roorda, Matthew J, Estimating regional trade flows using commercial vehicle survey data, The Annals of Regional Science, 54(3), 2015, 855 - 876
  • Bachmann, Chris and Kennedy, Chris and Roorda, Matthew J, Applications of random-utility-based multi-region input--output models of transport and the spatial economy, Transport Reviews, 34(4), 2014, 418 - 440
  • Bachmann, Chris and Chingcuanco, Franco and MacLean, Heather and Roorda, Matthew J, Life-Cycle Assessment of Diesel-Electric Hybrid and Conventional Diesel Trucks for Deliveries, Journal of Transportation Engineering, 141(4), 2014
  • Bachmann, Chris and Abdulhai, Baher and Roorda, Matthew J and Moshiri, Behzad, A comparative assessment of multi-sensor data fusion techniques for freeway traffic speed estimation using microsimulation modeling, Transportation research part C: emerging technologies, 26, 2013, 33 - 48