Richard Ezike is the Mobility and Equity Kendall Science Fellow with the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. His interests lie in the intersection of equity, accessibility, and providing opportunity for every person to a robust transportation system.
Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Ezike taught chemistry at Northern Virginia Community College, and served as a transportation fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, where he studied opportunities for improved access to transit for African Americans. Dr. Ezike has also worked as an environmental consultant and a patent analyst. His doctoral research focused on developing catalysts to reduce dangerous emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered cars. Additionally, he worked on developing catalysts to convert carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide to potential alternative fuels.
Dr. Ezike earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He serves on the Riders Advisory Council of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and on several advisory committees for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.