Nicolae is an Associate Transport Planner in EMBARQ’s Washington DC office, working on transport, urban development, and traffic safety projects across the EMBARQ Network. He has worked on planning, design, road safety auditing, and operational simulation for the Metrobus system in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro’s Bus Rapid Transit network, the TransMilenio in Bogota, as well as transit systems in Turkey and India.
Prior to joining EMBARQ, Nicolae worked as a researcher for three years at the UC Berkeley Center for Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS) and the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC). During this time, he developed planning and urban design recommendations for station areas for the California High Speed Rail Authority, and also worked on transport and land use projects in Beijing, Jinan, and Chengdu, China.
Nicolae holds a Master in Transportation Planning and a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and an undergraduate degree in Architecture and Planning from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure in Lyon, France.