Oscar Lopez

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

Tempe Campus


Oscar Lopez, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience at Arizona State University. Oscar's research involves the development and use of mapping tools and techniques to support decision making for sustainable infrastructure planning. Oscar earned his PhD and MA in Geography at Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, and his BA in Earth & Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University. Oscar hails from Chicago, Illinois, where he worked with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights and the Kosciuszko Park Advisory Council.


2016 – 2023     PhD in Geography, Arizona State University

2016 - 2018    Master of Arts in Geography, Arizona State University

2010 - 2014     Bachelor of Arts in Earth & Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University


Lopez Jaramillo, O., Rinebold, J., Kuby, M., Kelley, S., Ruddell, D., Stotts, R., Krafft, A., & Wentz, E. (2021). Hydrogen Station Location Planning via Geodesign in Connecticut: Comparing Optimization Models and Structured Stakeholder Collaboration. Energies, 14(22), Article 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14227747

Kelley, S., Krafft, A., Kuby, M., Lopez, O., Stotts, R., & Liu, J. (2020). How early hydrogen fuel cell vehicle adopters geographically evaluate a network of refueling stations in California. Journal of Transport Geography, 89, 102897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102897

Kelley, S., Kuby, M., Lopez Jaramillo, O., Stotts, R., Krafft, A., & Ruddell, D. (2020). Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Drivers and Future Station Planning: Lessons from a mixed-methods approach. Johnson Matthey Technology Review, 64(3), 279–286. https://doi.org/10.1595/205651320X15826270318193

Krafft, A., Kelley, S., Kuby, M., Lopez Jaramillo, O. G., & Stotts, R. (2020). Hydrogen Refueling Station Consideration and Driver Experience in California. Transportation Research Record, 0361198120956999. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198120956999

Stotts, R., Lopez-Jaramillo, O. G., Kelley, S., Krafft, A., & Kuby, M. (2020). How drivers decide whether to get a fuel cell vehicle: An ethnographic decision model. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.12.042

Lopez Jaramillo, O., Stotts, R., Kelley, S., & Kuby, M. (2019). Content Analysis of Interviews with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Drivers in Los Angeles. Transportation Research Record, 2673(9), 377–388. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119845355

Kuby, M., Bailey, K., Wei, F., Fowler, J., Tong, D., Zhong, Q., Lopez, O., & Sheaffer, W. (2018). Collaborative Geodesign for Alternative-Fuel Station Location using “Collablocation” Software. Transportation Research Record, 2672(24), 98–108. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118790375

Expertise Areas


Geographic Information Systems

Citizen Participation

Community Engagement

Transportation Systems