Dr. Cristiano Façanha, PhD

Global Director, Drive to Zero

As a transportation and environmental engineer with over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, Cristiano’s mission is to reduce climate change and air pollution by cleaning the transportation sector. Cristiano currently leads CALSTART’s Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program, which aims to accelerate the market of zero-emission trucks and buses worldwide. He is also an expert in the design, modeling, and evaluation of transportation emission reduction strategies and policies. Prior to CALSTART, Cristiano led clean transportation activities related to sustainable freight, Brazil and emission inventory tools at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

Cristiano holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a MS in Transportation Management from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.