chief engineer, Applications; director, diesel engineering; general director, Engineering (Engines and Transmissions); and senior vice president, Engineering. Mr. Marrion has extensive expertise in the research, development, and manufacturing of advanced diesel engines, including alternativefueled engines. He is a Society of Automotive Engineers fellow and a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served as president of the Engine Manufacturers Association, a member of Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Committee, a member of the Coordinating Research Council, and a member of the U.S. Alternate Fuels Council. He served on the National Research Council’s Standing Committee to Review the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles. He is a consultant to DDC, which includes Compliance Auditor for the Consent Decree signed with EPA/California Air Resources Board/Department of Justice in 1998. Mr. Merrion is the co-inventor on a patent for a diesel-electric hybrid vehicle. He has a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) and a master’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Gary W. Rogers is president and chief executive officer, FEV Engine Technology, Inc., and executive vice president (Geschäftsführer), FEV Motorentechnik, GmbH. He is also president, FEV Test Systems, Inc. His previous positions have included director, Power Plant Engineering Services Division, and senior analytical engineer, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc.; design development engineer, Garrett Turbine Engine Company; and exploration geophysicist, 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 injection passenger car diesel engines, heavy-duty diesel engines, hybrid vehicle systems, gas turbines, pumps, and compressors. Mr. Rogers provides corporate leadership for a multinational research, design, and development organization specializing in engines and energy systems. He is a 25-year member of both the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and sits on the advisory board of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. He served as a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Review of DOE’s Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies Program, the NRC committee on the Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, and the NRC 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. Mr. Rogers has a B.S.M.E. from Northern Arizona University.
Yang Shao-Horn is assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before that she was a National Science Foundation International Research Fellow at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry in Bordeaux, France (2000-2002). Prior to that, Dr. Shao-Horn spent 3 years (1998-2000) as a staff scientist at the Eveready Battery Company. Her areas of interest include electrochemically active materials for batteries and fuel cells, electrocatalysis, application of transmission electron microscopy techniques, intercalation chemistry, and solid-state ionics. She holds a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from Beijing University of Technology and a PhD in metallurgical and materials engineering from Michigan Technological University.
Dale F. Stein (NAE) is President Emeritus of Michigan Technological University and retired professor of materials science. He has held positions at Michigan Technological University, the University of Minnesota, and the General Electric Research Laboratory. He is a recipient of the Hardy Gold Medal of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the Geisler Award of the American Society of Metals (Eastern New York Chapter) and is an elected fellow of the American Society of Metals, The Metallurgical Society (TMS), and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on numerous National Research Council committees, including as the chair, Committee for the National Tire Efficiency Study, and member of the Committee on Review of DOE’s Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. He previously was a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Research Advisory Board. He is also an internationally known authority on the mechanical properties of engineering materials. He received his Ph.D. in metallurgy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in metallurgy from the University of Minnesota.
Wallace R. Wade was chief engineer and technical fellow, Powertrain Systems Technology and Processes, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, where he served for 32 years before retiring in 2004. He was responsible for the development, application, and certification of emission and powertrain control system technologies for all Ford Motor Company’s North American vehicles. Today he is a consultant to industry and government in the areas of engine research and development, emission control systems, powertrain electronic control systems, powertrain calibration, and systems engineering. He holds the M.S.M.E. degree (awarded by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1964); and the B.M.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1963), both in mechanical engineering.