An infrastructure energy and environment scientist, Mikhail Chester manages a research laboratory in Arizona State University's (ASU) Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering program. His research focuses on understanding how people interact with infrastructure and how infrastructure can be transitioned for twenty-first century goals. He focuses largely on transportation and cities and he and his team develop innovative life-cycle assessment thinking for sustainable infrastructure challenges. Their research includes the development of integrated transportation and land use sustainability frameworks, urban growth models and how infrastructure enables behaviors, transportation environmental life cycle assessment frameworks, and methods for improving vulnerability in a climate-constrained future. Chester teaches courses in the Schools of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Sustainability, and Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.