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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES Appendix C: Biographical Sketches STANDING COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES Board on Energy and Environmental Systems Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems Transportation Research Board National Research Council Trevor O. Jones (NAE) is Chairman (retired) of the Board of Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., a major manufacturer of glass for automotive and construction applications and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Development Corporation, a private management consulting company. Previously, he was an officer of TRW Inc., serving in various capacities in the company’s Automotive Worldwide Sector: Group Vice President for Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Business Development Activities; Group Vice President and General Manager, Transportation Electronics Group; and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining TRW, he was employed by General Motors in many aerospace and automotive executive positions, including Director of General Motors Proving Grounds; Director of the Delco Electronics Division, Automotive Electronic and Safety Systems; and Director of General Motors’ Advanced Product Engineering Group. Mr. Jones is a 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 and a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, and a Charted Engineer in the United Kingdom. He holds many patents and has lectured and written on the subjects of automotive safety and electronics. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems. Mr. Jones has served on NRC study committees, including the Committee for a Strategic Transportation Research Study on Highway Safety, and chairs the NAE Steering Committee on the Impact of Products Liability Law on Innovation. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from Aston Technical College and mechanical engineering from Liverpool Technical College.
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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES Harry E. Cook (NAE) is Director of the Manufacturing Research Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Previously, he was General Manager of Scientific Affairs, Chrysler Corporation, and Director of Automotive Research and Technical Systems. He spearheaded the development of the first cooperative research program within the U.S.–based automotive industry, which led to a precompetitive research joint venture on polymer based structural composites. He also initiated joint efforts to set industry standards for new generation of CAD/CAM systems and was instrumental in bringing CAD/CAM technologies and knowledge-based systems to the production line. Prior to joining Chrysler, Dr. Cook held a variety of management positions at the Product Development Group at Ford. In 1972, he joined the Department of Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he held a joint full professorship in the two departments. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Metals and a Fellow of the American Society of Automotive Engineers. He is a member of the NAE and the NRC’s National Materials Advisory Board. Dr. Cook served as a member of the NRC Committee on Materials for the 21st Century. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgy from Case Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in material science from Northwestern University. Kennerly H. Digges is Research Professor of Engineering and Director of Biomechanics and Automotive Safety Research, George Washington University. Previously, he was a senior executive in the U.S Department of Transportation ’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). At NHTSA, he managed research to advance motor vehicle crash safety standards such as side impact protection and led the development of experimental automobiles that protect occupants in severe crashes. He was also head of NHTSA’s Rulemaking Office and contributed to the introduction of automatic restraints for new cars. Prior to joining NHTSA, Dr. Digges spent ten years directing the U.S. Air Force Research Program in Mechanical Systems for Aircraft. He is a past Director of the Transportation Rehabilitation Engineering Center of the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University. Dr. Digges is a member of the American Society of Automotive Engineers, serving as a Technical Board Member and a seminar instructor in computer accident reconstruction. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of automotive safety and has published numerous papers on accident characterization and safety performance. Deborah Gordon is Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Transportation Policy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Previously, she was UCS’s Transportation and Energy Policy Analyst of the Energy Policy Program. She served as Research Assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Laboratory and held an L.B.J. Fellowship at the U.S. House of Representatives, working in the area of energy and the environment. She was a chemical and regulatory engineer in the Production Department of Chevron U.S.A., Inc. Ms. Gordon earned her B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her master’s of public policy degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent publication,
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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES featured in Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, is titled “Alternative Fuels Versus Gasoline: A Market Niche?” She is the author of the 1991 book Steering a New Course: Transportation, Energy and the Environment and several other papers and reports. She has delivered expert testimony on energy and environmental issues at the local, state, and national levels. Robert L. Hirsch is a Senior Vice President with General Atomics, located in their Washington, D.C. office. Prior to June 1994, he was Vice President, Washington Office, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He is a member of the NRC’s Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and was a member of the NRC’s Energy Engineering Board from 1992-1994. He has also served on several National Research Council committees and was chairman of the Committee to Examine the Research Needs of the Advanced Extraction and Process Technology Program (Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology). Prior to joining EPRI, Dr. Hirsch was Vice President and Manager, Research and Technical Services Department, ARCO Oil and Gas Company; Chief Executive Officer of ARCO Power Technologies; Manager, Exxon Baytown Research and Development Division; and General Manager, Exploratory Research, Exxon Research and Engineering Company. Earlier, he served as Assistant Administrator for Solar, Geothermal, and Advanced Energy Systems and Director, Division of Magnetic Fusion Energy Research, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering and physics from the University of Illinois. Craig Marks (NAE) is President, Creative Management Solutions. He is also Visiting Professor in both the College of Engineering and the School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan and Co-Director of the Michigan Joint Manufacturing Initiative. He is a retired Vice President of Technology and Productivity for Allied-Signal Automotive with responsibility for product development; manufacturing; quality; health, safety, and environment; communications; and business planning. Previously, in TRW’s Automotive Worldwide Sector, Dr. Marks was Vice President for Engineering and Technology and later served a the Vice President of Technology at TRW Safety Restraint Systems. Prior to joining TRW, he held various positions at General Motors Corporation: Executive Director of the Engineering Staff, Assistant Director of Advanced Product Engineering, Engineer in Charge of Power Development, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, Supervisor for Long Range Engine Development, and Executive Director of the Environmental Activities Staff. He is a member of the NAE and a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Marks received his BSME, MSME, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Seymour L. Meisel (NAE) is retired Vice President for Research, Mobil Oil Corporation. He was responsible for all corporate research activities directed at exploration, production, refining, catalysis, petroleum products, and petrochemicals. His work also addressed research and development on synthetic fuels from coal and shale, and, as a Director of Mobil Solar Energy Corporation, he was involved in a venture to produce photovoltaic systems. Dr. Meisel is a Director of Environgen, a Fellow of
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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Chemical Society and of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is a member of the NAE and has served as a member of the NRC’s Energy Engineering Board from 1990–1994. He is the author or coauthor of many scientific publications, holds a number of patents, and has lectured extensively to university and industrial groups. Dr. Meisel received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois. C. Michael Walton (NAE) holds the Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering and is Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a joint academic appointment in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He has been actively involved in research related to transport policy and engineering analysis for approximately twenty-nine years and he has served on or chaired a number of national study panels. Dr. Walton was elected to the NAE in 1993. He is Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the NRC. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Road Federation and is chairman of the Technical Activities Committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Walton received his B.S. in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL STAFF Mahadevan (Dev) Mani is the Director of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the NRC. He has been with the NRC since April 1989. The board conducts a program of activities to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the U.S. government and the private sector on energy and related environmental issues affecting public policy. Dr. Mani came to the NRC from TRW, where he had held various positions since 1975. He was Director, Federal Marketing Development, for the Federal Systems Group of TRW’s Space and Defense Sector from 1987 to 1989. Previously, he was Director, Planning and Analysis, in TRW ’s Science and Technology department. From 1975 to 1983 he was with TRW’s Energy Development Group, responsible for the management of projects undertaken for the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Information Administration, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other clients. Dr. Mani received his Ph.D. in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S. in materials engineering from Drexel University, and his B.Tech in metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Nan Humphrey is a Senior Staff Officer at the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a unit of the NRC. She has been with the Studies and Information Services Division of TRB for eight years and has managed several policy studies, ranging from an evaluation of size regulations for heavy trucks on highway safety, industry productivity, traffic operations, and road wear to a strategic study of highway safety research priorities and programs to a study of data requirements to support transportation policy.
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REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES Currently, she is managing a study of the effects of highway capacity improvements on air quality and energy consumption, which is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, state departments of transportation (through the National Cooperative Highway Research Program), and TRB. Ms. Humphrey has a master’s degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Management. Wendy Orr is a Project Assistant in the NRC’s Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. She has been with the NRC since 1993. She received her B.A. in political science, with a minor in education, from the University of Southern California and taught high school social science for two years in Long Beach. Ms. Orr is currently studying toward a master’s degree in bilingual/multicultural education at George Mason University. Archie L. Wood is the Executive Director of the NRC’s Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, the parent body of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. He has been with the NRC since 1987 and assumed his current duties in 1990. From 1981 to 1985, he was on the corporate staff of TRW, initially as the Director for Planning and Analysis in the Science and Technology Department and later as the Vice President for Information Resources. Previously, he was with TRW’s Energy Development Group, conducting and managing assignments for a number of clients, including the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining TRW in 1975 Mr. Wood was with the Brookings Institution, where he co-authored the book Modernizing the Strategic Bomber Force--Why and How? He served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategic Programs from 1971 to 1974, following his retirement from the U.S.Air Force. In the Air Force, he held a number of assignments in the Minuteman System Project Office and on the staff of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Wood is a graduate of West Point and of the National War College. He also received M.S. degrees in aeronautical engineering and management from MIT.
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