the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Roger D. Fruechte retired from General Motors in 2003 as director of the Electrical and Controls Integration Lab at GM’s R&D center in Warren, Michigan, and as co-director of the Collaborative Research Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. He was responsible for research in the areas of active safety, including crash avoidance, vehicle electrical architecture, chassis and power train control, hybrid vehicles, and telematics. He began his career with GM as a development engineer with the Delco Electronics Division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then spent 31 years at the GM R&D center working on various automotive control system projects and intelligent transportation systems. He currently serves as a member of the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award Board for SAE, as a design judge for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, and as a member of Kettering University’s ECE Industrial Advisory Board. He received the B.E.E. from Kettering University, an M.S.E.E. from the University of Toledo, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a specialty in automatic control from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Ron Graves is director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center (FEERC) with programmatic, technical, and strategic responsibility for this U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) User Facility and the numerous projects conducted therein. He joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 1976. He was national project manager for the DOE Alternative Fuels Utilization Program from 1984 to 1990, during which he started the fuels-engine laboratory at ORNL that grew to be FEERC. He was technical manager of DOE’s earliest projects in diesel emission controls. He was chosen by DOE to be technical coordinator for the Diesel Crosscut Team in 1997 and continues in that role. He was a member of the DOE/Industry Advanced-Petroleum Based Fuels Steering Committee, the DOE program that contributed heavily to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule for lowering sulfur in diesel fuel in December 2000. Dr. Graves is ORNL’s representative to the 21st Century Truck Partnership “Lab Council” and is responsible for facilitating the engine-fuels efforts in that government-industry initiative. He was a major contributor to DOE’s heavy vehicle R&D plans from 1983 to 1997 and then authored the emission-control sections of the 21st Century Truck Technical Roadmap in 2000. He is an invited member of the FreedomCAR Advanced Combustion and Emission Control Tech Team and also a member of the Coordinating Research Council Working Group on Advanced Vehicle Fuels and Lubricants. He has a record of over 55 publications and reports that encompass subjects in fossil energy, internal combustion engines, fuels, and materials. He is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and has organized or chaired over 20 technical sessions at technical conferences. He has three patents, with an additional one in progress. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Tennessee and has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Garrick Hu retired in 2008 after 36 years in the commercial vehicle industry and now works as a consultant in the area of strategic technology related to heavy trucks. He last served as vice-president of global engineering for ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems. While at ArvinMeritor he directed the concept and development of a plug-in battery electric vehicle program with Unicell and Purolator, as well as the concept and development of a dual-mode hybrid electric Class 8 vehicle in partnership with International Truck and Engine, Cummins Engine Company, and WalMart. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, he was group vice-president of advanced engineering for Volvo Global Trucks. He also served as a group vice-president for the Renault/Mack Group and as senior vice-president for Mack Truck Company. He has also worked as director of advanced vehicle systems concepts and development for International Truck and Engine Company. He was director of engineering at Kenworth Truck Company and general manager of the Paccar Technical Center. He has served as vice-chair of the Truck Manufacturers Association and as chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers Vehicle Dynamics subcommittee. He is on the external advisory board of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and serves on the visiting committee of the University of Michigan Dearborn College of Engineering. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Chapman College.
John H. Johnson is a presidential professor with the 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. He was previously a project engineer with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Center and chief engineer at Applied Engine Research, the International Harvester Co., before joining the MTU mechanical engineering faculty. He served as chair 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 the Society of Automotive Engineers, the National Research Council (NRC), the Combustion Institute, the Health Effects Institute, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he serves as a consultant to a number of government and private-sector institutions. In particular, he served on the NRC Committee on Fuel Economy of Automobiles and Light Trucks, the Committee on Advanced Automotive Technologies Plan,