Appendix B
Committee Biographies

Trevor O. Jones (NAE) (Chair) is chairman and CEO of ElectroSonics Medical, Inc. Earlier, he was founder, chairman, and CEO of Biomec Incorporated, a biomedical-device company. He had also been chairman of the board of Echlin, Incorporated, a supplier of automotive components primarily to the after-market. Mr. Jones is chairman and CEO of International Development Corporation, a private management-consulting company that advises on strategy and technology. He was chair, president, and CEO of Libbey-Owens-Ford Company, a major manufacturer of glass for automotive and construction applications. Before that, he was an officer of TRW, Incorporated, serving as vice president of engineering in the company’s Automotive Worldwide Sector and group vice president, Transportation Electronics Group. Before joining TRW, he was employed by General Motors (GM) in many aerospace and automotive executive positions, including director of GM Proving Grounds; director of the Delco Electronics Division, Automotive Electronic and Safety Systems; and director of GM Advanced Product Engineering Group. He received the U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Award for Engineering Excellence in 1978 and the H. H. Bliss Award from the Center for Study of Responsive Law in 1991; both awards recognized his pioneering contributions to the development of automotive inflatable occupant-restraint systems. Mr. Jones was appointed to the National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council by Secretary of Transportation John Volpe in 1971 and was appointed vice chairman of the council in 1972. In 1975, President Ford appointed him to a 3-year term on the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee. In 1976, he was appointed the first nongovernment chairman of the committee. Mr. Jones is a life fellow of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has been cited for “leadership in the application of electronics to the automobile”. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Automotive Engineers, a fellow of the British Institution of Electrical Engineers, an honorary fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit, a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, and a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom. He holds many patents and has lectured and written on automotive safety and electronics. He was a member of the National Research Council Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems. Mr. Jones has served on several other National Research Council committees, including the Committee for a Strategic Transportation Research Study on Highway Safety; chaired the NAE Steering Committee on the Impact of Products Liability Law on Innovation; and for 7 years chaired the Committee on Review of the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles for six reviews. He currently serves on the Committee for the Small Business Innovative Research study. He holds a Higher National Certificate in electrical engineering from Aston Technical College and an Ordinary National Certificate in mechanical engineering from Liverpool Technical College. He was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by Cleveland State University and was recognized for outstanding developments in fuel cells and biomedical devices.


Thomas W. Asmus (NAE) is retired senior research executive of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. He has also held positions at Mead Corporation and was an adjunct faculty member of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan and a professor of physical chemistry at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He has over 30 years of experience and has played a leadership role in nearly all aspects of internal-combustion engine and fuels research and development, focusing mainly on fuel-consumption and exhaust-emissions reduction. His entry into this field was based on a background in combustion and emissions-formation mechanisms for both gasoline and diesel engines; with time and circumstances, his activities have expanded to include gas-exchange processes, controls, lubrication, many types of fault diagnoses, and heat management. He is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a recipient of the Soichiro Honda Lecture Award for 1999. He has a BS in paper science and engineering and an MS and PhD in physical chemistry from Western Michigan University.



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Appendix B Committee Biographies Trevor O. Jones (NAE) (Chair) is chairman and CEO of ElectroSonics Medical, Inc. Earlier, he was founder, chairman, and CEO of Biomec Incorporated, a biomedical-device company. He had also been chairman of the board of Echlin, Incorporated, a supplier of automotive components primarily to the after- market. Mr. Jones is chairman and CEO of International Development Corporation, a private management- consulting company that advises on strategy and technology. He was chair, president, and CEO of Libbey- Owens-Ford Company, a major manufacturer of glass for automotive and construction applications. Before that, he was an officer of TRW, Incorporated, serving as vice president of engineering in the company’s Automotive Worldwide Sector and group vice president, Transportation Electronics Group. Before joining TRW, he was employed by General Motors (GM) in many aerospace and automotive executive positions, including director of GM Proving Grounds; director of the Delco Electronics Division, Automotive Electronic and Safety Systems; and director of GM Advanced Product Engineering Group. He received the U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Award for Engineering Excellence in 1978 and the H. H. Bliss Award from the Center for Study of Responsive Law in 1991; both awards recognized his pioneering contributions to the development of automotive inflatable occupant-restraint systems. Mr. Jones was appointed to the National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council by Secretary of Transportation John Volpe in 1971 and was appointed vice chairman of the council in 1972. In 1975, President Ford appointed him to a 3-year term on the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee. In 1976, he was appointed the first nongovernment chairman of the committee. Mr. Jones is a life fellow of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has been cited for “leadership in the application of electronics to the automobile”. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Automotive Engineers, a fellow of the British Institution of Electrical Engineers, an honorary fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit, a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, and a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom. He holds many patents and has lectured and written on automotive safety and electronics. He was a member of the National Research Council Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems. Mr. Jones has served on several other National Research Council committees, including the Committee for a Strategic Transportation Research Study on Highway Safety; chaired the NAE Steering Committee on the Impact of Products Liability Law on Innovation; and for 7 years chaired the Committee on Review of the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles for six reviews. He currently serves on the Committee for the Small Business Innovative Research study. He holds a Higher National Certificate in electrical engineering from Aston Technical College and an Ordinary National Certificate in mechanical engineering from Liverpool Technical College. He was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by Cleveland State University and was recognized for outstanding developments in fuel cells and biomedical devices. Thomas W. Asmus (NAE) is retired senior research executive of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. He has also held positions at Mead Corporation and was an adjunct faculty member of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan and a professor of physical chemistry at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He has over 30 years of experience and has played a leadership role in nearly all aspects of internal-combustion engine and fuels research and development, focusing mainly on fuel-consumption and exhaust-emissions reduction. His entry into this field was based on a background in combustion and emissions-formation mechanisms for both gasoline and diesel engines; with time and circumstances, his activities have expanded to include gas-exchange processes, controls, lubrication, many types of fault diagnoses, and heat management. He is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a recipient of the Soichiro Honda Lecture Award for 1999. He has a BS in paper science and engineering and an MS and PhD in physical chemistry from Western Michigan University. 21

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Rodica Baranescu (NAE) is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, she was manager of the Fuels and Lubricants and Engine Group of the International Truck and Engine Corporation in Melrose Park, IL. She is an internationally sought-after public speaker on technical issues related to mobility technology, environmental control, fuels, and energy. She has extensive expertise in diesel-engine technology and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001 “for research leading to effective and environmentally sensitive diesel and alternative-fuel engines and leadership in automotive engineering”. She is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers International, of which she was president in 2000. In 2003, she received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Internal Combustion Engine Award. Dr. Baranescu received her MS and PhD in mechanical engineering in 1961 and 1970, respectively, from Politehnica University in Bucharest, Romania, where she also served as assistant professor (1964-1968), lecturer (1970-1974), and associate professor (1974-1978). Jay Baron is president of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and director of CAR’s Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Group. Dr. Baron’s recent research has focused on developing new methods for the analysis and validation of sheet-metal processes, including die-making, tool and die tryout, and sheet-metal assembly processes. He developed functional build procedures that result in lower tooling costs and shorter development lead times while improving quality—particularly of sheet-metal assemblies. He has been researching new technologies in the automotive industry, including looking at body-shop design and flexibility and evaluating the manufacturing capability of evolving technologies. He recently completed investigations on the state-of-the-art of tailor-welded blank technologies, the economics of weld-bond adhesives, and the analysis of car-door quality and construction methods. Before becoming Director of Manufacturing Systems at CAR and subsequently president, Dr. Baron was the manager of manufacturing systems at the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He also worked for Volkswagen of America in quality assurance and as staff engineer and project manager at the Industrial Technology Institute in Ann Arbor and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Manufacturing Productivity in Troy, NY. Dr. Baron holds a PhD and a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Patrick F. Flynn (NAE) is retired vice president for research at Cummins Engine Company, Inc. Among other professional associations, Dr. Flynn was on the executive advisory board of the U.S. Army University Research Initiative and the advisory board for the Department of Energy’s combustion- research facility at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Flynn is a member of the Combustion Institute and a registered professional engineer in Indiana. He has served on a number of National Research Council boards and committees, including the Board on Army Science and Technology, the Committee on Portable Energy Sources for the Objective Force Warrior (of which he was chair), the Committee on the Future of Personal Transport in China, and the Committee on Army after Next Logistics. He has expertise in diesel-engine design, mechanical engineering, and integrated power systems. He received his bachelor and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from the University of Minnesota, his MBA from Indiana University, and his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. David Friedman is research director of the Clean Vehicles Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Washington, D.C. He is the author or coauthor of more than 30 technical papers and reports on advancements in conventional, fuel-cell, and hybrid electric vehicles and alternative energy sources with an emphasis on clean and efficient technologies. Before joining UCS in 2001, he worked for the University of California, Davis (UCD) in the Fuel Cell Vehicle Modeling Program, developing simulation tools to evaluate fuel-cell technology for automotive applications. He worked on the UCD FutureCar team to build a hybrid electric family car that doubled its fuel economy. He previously worked at Arthur D. Little, researching fuel-cell, battery electric, and hybrid electric vehicle technologies and photovoltaics. He was a member of the National Research Council Panel on the Benefits of Fuel Cell 22

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R&D of the Committee on Prospective Benefits of DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy R&D Programs, Phase 1, and the Committee on National Tire Efficiency. He is a member of the National Research Council Committee on the Assessment of Resource Needs for Development of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a doctoral candidate in transportation technology and policy at UCD. David Greene is a corporate fellow of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He has spent over 20 years researching transportation and energy policy issues. His research interests include energy-demand modeling, economic analysis of petroleum dependence, modeling of market responses to advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuels, economic analysis of policies to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions from transportation, and theory and methods for measuring the sustainability of transportation systems. After joining ORNL in 1977, he founded the Transportation Energy Group in 1980 and later established the Transportation Research Section in 1987. Dr. Greene spent 1988-1989 in Washington, D.C., as a senior research analyst in the Office of Domestic and International Energy Policy of the Department of Energy. He has published over 150 articles in professional journals, contributions to books, and technical reports and has given congressional testimony on transportation and energy issues. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Greene served as the first editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transportation and Statistics, the only scholarly periodical published by the Department of Transportation. He serves on the editorial boards of Transportation Research Part D, Energy Policy, Transportation Quarterly and the Journal of Transportation and Statistics. Active in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the National Research Council, Dr. Greene has served on several standing and ad hoc committees. He is past chair and member emeritus of TRB’s Energy Committee, past chair of the Section on Environmental and Energy Concerns, and a recipient of TRB’s Pyke Johnson Award. Dr. Greene received a BA from Columbia University in 1971, an MA from the University of Oregon in 1973, and a PhD in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1978. Linos Jacovides recently retired as director of Delphi Research Labs, a position he held from 1998 to 2007. Dr. Jacovides joined General Motors Research and Development in 1967 and became department head of electrical engineering in 1985. His research was in the interactions between power electronics and electric machines in electric vehicles and locomotives. He later moved to Delphi with a group of researchers from GM to set up the Delphi Research Labs. He received a BS in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in machine theory from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1961 and 1962, respectively. He received his PhD in generator control systems from the Imperial College, University of London, in 1965. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and past president of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society. John H. Johnson is a Presidential Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering- Engineering Mechanics of Michigan Technological University (MTU) and a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). His experience spans a wide array of analysis and experimental work related to advanced engine concepts, diesel and other internal-combustion engine emissions studies, fuel systems, and engine simulation. He was previously project engineer in the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Center and chief engineer in Applied Engine Research at the International Harvester Company before joining the MTU mechanical-engineering faculty. He served as chairman of the MTU mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics department from 1986 to 1993. He has served on many committees related to engine technology, engine emissions, and health effects—for example, committees of SAE, the National Research Council, the Combustion Institute, the Health Effects Institute, and the Environmental Protection Agency—and consults with a number of government and private-sector institutions. In particular, he served on the National Research Council Committee on Fuel Economy of Automobiles and Light Trucks and the Committee on the Impact and Effectiveness of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards and chaired the Committee on Review of DOE’s Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. He is the chair of the 23

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Committee to Review the DOE 21st Century Truck Program. In 2002, he was honored with the ASME Soichiro Honda Medal for advancing the understanding of vehicle cooling problems and research investigations into the origin of diesel-exhaust pollutants and their effects on human health. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. John G. Kassakian (NAE) is professor of electrical engineering and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems. His expertise is in the use of electronics for the control and conversion of electric energy, industrial and utility applications of power electronics, electronic manufacturing technologies, and automotive electric and electronic systems. Before joining the MIT faculty, he served in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Kassakian is on the boards of directors of a number of companies and has held numerous positions with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), including being founding president of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is a fellow of IEEE and a recipient of the IEEE William E. Newell Award for Outstanding Achievements in Power Electronics (1987), the IEEE Centennial Medal (1984), and the IEEE Power Electronics Society’s Distinguished Service Award (1998). He has served on a number of National Research Council committees, including the Committee on Review of the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles and the Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program. He has a ScD in electrical engineering from MIT. John J. Moskwa is professor of mechanical engineering and founding director of the Powertrain Control Research Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He has more than 33 years of experience in the powertrain industry. In addition to 19 years on the faculty at Wisconsin, he has worked for Cummins Engine Company, General Motors Research Labs, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (Propulsion Division. and System Simulation and Technical Division), Ford Motor Company’s R&E Centre in England, the City of Detroit Department of Transportation, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory. Dr. Moskwa is a fellow in the American Society of Mechanic Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers. His academic background includes a PhD from MIT and an MSE and a BSE from the University of Michigan. Gary W. Rogers is president, chief executive officer, and sole director of FEV Engine Technology, Inc. He is also president of FEV Test Systems, Inc. He has been director of the Power Plant Engineering Services Division and senior analytic engineer at Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., a design development engineer at Garrett Turbine Engine Company, and an exploration geophysicist at Shell Oil Company. He has extensive experience in research, design, and development of advanced engine and powertrain systems, including homogeneous and direct-injected gasoline engines, high-speed direct-injected passenger-car diesel engines, heavy-duty diesel engines, hybrid vehicle systems, gas turbines, pumps, and compressors. He provides corporate leadership for a multinational research, design, and development organization specializing in engines and energy systems. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, is an adviser to the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency on Heavy-Fuel Engines, and sits on the advisory board to the College of Engineering and Computer Science of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. He served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Review of DOE’s Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies Program, Committee on the Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, and Panel on Benefits of DOE’s Light-Duty Hybrid Vehicle R&D Program. He also recently supported the Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by conducting a peer review of the NHTSA CAFE Model. He has a BSME from Northern Arizona University. Robert F. Sawyer (NAE) is the Class of 1935 Professor of Energy Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). He recently served as chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). His previous positions include research engineer and chief, Liquid Systems Analysis, U.S. Air Force 24

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Rocket Propulsion Laboratory; member of the research staff, Princeton University; member, CARB; and vice-chair for graduate studies of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and chair of the Energy and Resources Group at UCB. He also served as president of the Combustion Institute. He conducts research in engine combustion, pollutant formation and control, alternative fuels, and regulatory policy. Dr. Sawyer has served on numerous National Research Council committees, including the Committee for the Evaluation of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the Committee to Review EPA’s Mobile Source Emissions Factor (MOBILE) Model, and the Committee on Adiabatic Diesel Technology. He holds a BS and an MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an MA in aeronautical engineering and a PhD in aerospace science from Princeton University. 25