John H. Johnson, Chair, is a Presidential Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University (MTU), and a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His experience spans a wide range of analysis and experimental work related to advanced engine concepts, diesel and other internal-combustion engine emissions studies, fuel systems, and engine simulation. Dr. Johnson had been previously Project Engineer, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Center, and chief engineer, Applied Engine Research, International Harvester Company before joining the MTU mechanical engineering faculty. In 1986-1993, he served as chairman of the MTU Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. He has served on many committees related to engine technology, engine emissions, and health effects—for example, committees of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the National Research Council (NRC), the Combustion Institute, the Health Effects Institute, and the Environmental Protection Agency—and has been a consultant to a number of government and private-sector institutions. In particular, he served on the NRC’s Committee on Fuel Economy of Automobiles and Light Trucks and the Committee on the Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Standards and chaired the Committee on Review of DOE’s Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. Presently, he is a member of the NRC Committee on the Fuel Economy of Light-Duty Vehicles. In 2002, Dr. Johnson was honored with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Soichiro Honda Medal. He was recognized with this medal for advancing the understanding of vehicle cooling problems and for research investigations into the origin of diesel exhaust pollutants and their impact on human health. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Jewel B. Barlow is director of Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research areas include applied aerodynamics, experimental aerodynamics, flight mechanics and control, vehicle design process, and vehicle aerodynamics. Dr. Barlow is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Road Vehicle Aerodynamics Committee. His publications include the book “Low Speed Wind Tunnel Testing,” now in its third edition (Wiley 1999) and numerous papers. He holds a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in aerospace engineering, both from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto.
Paul N. Blumberg (NAE) is a consultant in the areas of engines and powertrain systems. His previous positions at Ford Motor Company include director, Physical Sciences and Systems Research Laboratory and Powertrain and Vehicle Research, Ford Research Laboratories; director, Task Force on Fuel Consumption Reduction, Research & Vehicle Technology, Product Development and Director, Global Product Development Information Technology Systems. Other positions that Dr. Blumberg has held include president/principal engineer, Ricardo North America Incorporated; and manager, Engine & Powertrain Systems Technology, Science & Technology Laboratory, International Harvester Company. He has extensive experience with engine systems analysis; hybrid powertrains; fuel economy technologies; internal combustion engines, including diesel, gasoline, compressed natural gas and hydrogen; emission control systems and catalysts, and aluminum alloy casting technology. Dr. Blumberg was elected fellow of the Society for Automotive Engineers. He serves on a number of advisory boards including as outside reviewer to some of the national laboratories work on advanced vehicle technologies, such as combustion engines and fuel cell power plants. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, an S.M. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an S.B. from MIT.