Chris Hendrickson is the Hamerschlag Professor of Engineering, Director of the Traffic 21 Institute, Co-Director of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, member of the National Academy of Engineering and Editor-in-chief of the ASCE J. of Transportation Engineering. His research, teaching and consulting are in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, project management, transportation systems, finance and computer applications.

Current research projects include life cycle assessment methods (especially based on economic input/output tables such as eiolca.net), assessment of alternative construction materials, brownfield development impacts, and congestion management strategies. He has co-authored three textbooks, Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-Output Approach (Resources for the Future, 2005), Project Management for Construction (Prentice-Hall, 1989, now available on the web) and Transportation Investment and Pricing Principles (John Wiley & Sons, 1984) and two monographs, Knowledge Based Process Planning for Construction and Manufacturing (Academic Press, 1989) and Concurrent Computer Integrated Building Design (Prentice-Hall, 1994). In addition, he has published numerous articles in the professional literature.

Prof. Hendrickson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been the recipient of the 2002 ASCE Turner Lecture Award, the 2002 Fenves Systems Research Award, the 1994 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, Outstanding Professor of the Year Award of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section (1990), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award (1989), the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award (1987) and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973).