Qingbin Cui is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland. His research interest and expertise related to energy focus on renewable energy development and design, carbon management in infrastructure projects, and building energy efficiency. His current projects include carbon credits in infrastructure development, guarantee design on energy savings performance contracts, and green contracting in transportation projects. Prof. Cui has extensive industrial experience in the construction industry. He was a project analyst with China Fortune Investment and provided feasibility analysis services on energy projects under the Torch Programme. Prior to that, he worked as a field engineer, team leader, and project manager at Sinopec (NYSE: SNP) and managed various types of construction projects including residential and commercial buildings, schools, industrial facilities, and roads. He also served as an estimator in the Kaifeng-Luoyang Expressway project funded by the World Bank. Prof. Cui holds a BS in Construction Engineering and Management and MS in Economics from Tianjin University, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.