JOHN G. KASSAKIAN, Chair, is a professor of electrical engineering and former 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 Electronic Engineers (IEEE), including as founding president of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, 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 is a coauthor of the textbook Principles of Power Electronics and has served on a number of National Research Council committees, including the Electric Power/Energy Systems Engineering Peer Committee, the Committee on Assessment of Solid State Lighting, the Committee on Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership Phase 2, 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 an ScD in electrical engineering from MIT.
DAVID L. BODDE is an engineering professor and senior fellow in Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research. Before joining Clemson University, Dr. Bodde held the Charles N. Kimball Chair in Technology and Innovation at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He serves on the boards of directors of several energy and technology companies, including Great Plains Energy and the Commerce Funds. His executive experience includes vice president of Midwest Research Institute and president of MRI Ventures, assistant director of the Congressional Budget Office, and deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy. He holds a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University, MS degrees in nuclear engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS from the U.S. Military Academy. He served in the Army in Vietnam.
JEFF DOYLE is a principal with D’Artagnan Consulting, LLP, a firm that specializes in the use of advanced technologies to achieve important transportation policy and finance objectives. Prior to that, Mr. Doyle served as director of public-private partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), where he oversaw a program that develops partnerships with the private sector to advance transportation projects, programs, and policies. His office implemented the West Coast Electric Highway, a partnership project that provided the nation with its first border-to-border network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. Mr. Doyle also served as co-chair of Washington’s Plug-in Vehicle Task Force, as a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Advisory Committee, and as a member of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project Panel 20-83 (04), “Effects of Changing Transportation Energy Supplies and Alternative Fuel Sources on Transportation.” Other public-private partnership projects include redeveloping public ferry terminals, providing transit-oriented development with advanced traveler-information systems at state-owned park-and-ride facilities, and implementing alternative finance and funding mechanisms for transportation infrastructure development and maintenance. Prior to joining WSDOT, Mr. Doyle served as staff director and senior legal counsel to the Transportation Committee in the Washington legislature, where his work focused on transportation policy, finance, and freight mobility issues. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and serves on the Supervisory Committee of a state-chartered credit union in Washington. Mr. Doyle earned a BA in political science from Western Washington University and a JD from Seattle University.
GERALD GABRIELSE is Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University. His previous positions include assistant and associate professor, University of Washington, and chair of the Harvard Department of Physics. His research focuses on making accurate measurements of the electron magnetic moment and the fine structure constant and on the precise laser spectroscopy of helium. Dr. Gabrielse also leads the International Antihydrogen TRAP (ATRAP) Collaboration, whose goal is accurate laser spectroscopy with trapped antihydrogen atoms. His many awards and prizes include fellowship of the American Physical Society, the Davisson-Germer prize of the American Physical Society, the Humboldt Research Award (Germany, 2005), and the Tomassoni Award (Italy, 2008). Harvard University awarded him its George Ledlie Research Prize and its Levenson Teaching Prize. His hundreds of outside lectures include a Källén Lecture (Sweden), a Poincaré Lecture (France), a Faraday Lecture (Cambridge, U.K.), a Schrödinger Lecture (Austria), a Zachariasen Lecture (University of Chicago), and a Rosenthal Lecture (Yale). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has participated on many National Research Council committees, including the Committee on Review of the U.S. DRIVE Research Program, Phase 4, and the Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 3. He has a BS from Calvin College and an MS and a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago.
KELLY SIMS GALLAGHER (committee member until June 2014) is an associate professor of energy and environmental policy of the Fletcher School, Tufts University. She directs the Energy, Climate, and Innovation research program of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. She is also a senior associate and a member of the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of Harvard University, where she previously directed the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group. Broadly, she focuses on energy and climate policy in the United States and China. She is particularly interested in the role of policy in spurring the development and deployment of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies domestically and internationally. She speaks Spanish and basic Mandarin Chinese and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (MIT Press, 2006), editor of Acting in Time on Energy Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), and author of numerous academic articles and policy reports. A Truman Scholar, she has an MA in Law and Diplomacy and a PhD in international affairs from the Fletcher School and an AB from Occidental College.
ROLAND HWANG is the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and works on sustainable transportation policies. He is an expert on clean vehicle and fuels technologies and was a member of the Technology Assessment and Economics Panel of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Hwang serves or has served on numerous advisory panels, including the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative, the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Fuel Economy, the U.S. EPA Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee, the California Air Resources Board’s Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicles program, the California Hydrogen Highway Network Advisory Panel, the Automotive X Prize, and the Western Governors’ Association Transportation Fuels for the Future Initiative. Before joining NRDC, he was the director of the Union of Concerned Scientists transportation program. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Air Resources Board as an air pollution engineer and was involved in forecasting residential and industrial energy demand, permitting of hazardous waste incinerators, and evaluating toxic air emissions from landfills. He is currently on the National Research Council Committee on Fuel Economy of Light-Duty Vehicles, Phase 2. Mr. Hwang has an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
PETER ISARD is a consultant on economic policy issues and held various managerial positions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1985 to 2008, primarily in the Research Department. Dr. Isard played a lead role in helping Lithuania design an economic transformation program in 1991 and 1992 and spent the 2002-2003 academic year at the University of Maryland. He retired in June 2008 as deputy director of the IMF Institute, the department that provides training on economic policy making for member-country officials. Before joining the IMF in 1985, he spent 1970 in the Research Department of the IMF, taught at Washington University in St. Louis in 1971-1972, held research and management positions at the Federal Reserve Board from 1972 to 1985, and spent a year during 1979 and 1980 at the Bank for International Settlements. Dr. Isard is the author of numerous articles in academic journals, primarily on exchange rates and monetary policy strategies. He is also the author of two books—Exchange Rate Economics (1995) and Globalization and the International Financial System (2005)—and editor of several others. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.
LINOS JACOVIDES is professor of electrical engineering at Michigan State University. From 1998 to 2007, he served as director of Delphi Research Laboratories. 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 transitioned to Delphi with a group of re-
searchers from General Motors to set up the Delphi Research Laboratories. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served on numerous National Research Council committees, including the National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s Panel on Effects of Changing Transportation Energy Supplies and Alternative Fuel Sources on State Departments of Transportation, the Committees on Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy (Phases 1 and 2), the Committee on Review of the U.S. Drive Research Program, Phase 4, the Committee on Electric Vehicle Controls and Unintended Acceleration, and the Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 3. Dr. Jacovides is a fellow of IEEE and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International and served as president of the Industry Applications Society of IEEE in 1990. He received a BS in electrical engineering and an MS in machine theory from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in generator control systems from the Imperial College, University of London.
ULRIC KWAN is a senior managing consultant with IBM, concentrating on helping utilities around the globe enable customer-oriented systems of engagement. Previously, he worked for Pacific Gas and Electric, where he was a leader in the electric vehicle and demand response fields. In this role, he was responsible for the development of business and regulatory justification for utility involvement in electric-vehicle deployments, integration of electric vehicles and customers into the electricity market, creation of a long-term contract between an automaker and utility for demand response, and development of the first integrated point-of-sale rate calculator for electric-vehicle customers. Earlier, he worked at Siemens as an energy engineer and LCG Consulting as an electricity wholesale market consultant and forecaster. Mr. Kwan has participated in numerous regulatory proceedings at the California and federal electricity regulatory bodies on how to integrate customers into the wholesale market and serves or has served on numerous advisory panels, including the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) advisory team for demand response, the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative, and the California Electric Transportation Coalition. Mr. Kwan has a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Calgary and Stanford University, respectively.
REBECCA LINDLAND is a senior fellow with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center and leads its work on transportation policy, technology, and consumer demand. She was formerly the director of research for IHS Automotive where she was responsible for evaluating and assessing vehicle manufacturers that participate in the U.S. and Canada marketplaces. She has a particular interest in how manufacturers’ decisions reflect consumer values. As a member of IHS Automotive, Ms Lindland was frequently quoted in the media, including the New York Times, Business Week, Reuters, Bloomberg News, the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, for her coverage of new product launches and the balance sheet conditions of manufacturers and brands. Prior to her work at IHS, Ms Lindland worked at AlliedSignal in Rumford, Rhode Island, where she forecasted products, such as Bendix brakes. A life-long automotive enthusiast, she began her career as a staff accountant with Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation in Norwalk, Connecticut. Ms Lindland holds a double major in accounting and business administration from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. She is a former board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts, the International Motor Press Association, and Motor Press Guild and was accepted into Strathmore's 2001 Who's Who in American Business.
RALPH D. MASIELLO is the senior vice president and innovation director of DNVGL, Inc. In recent years, his focus has been on electric market and transmission operator business models and systems, including cost-benefit analyses of paradigms for models, systems, and operations. He has also developed technology and strategic plans for market operators and automation and smart grid roadmaps for several independent system operators. His current interests include the market and utility applications of advanced storage devices for ancillary markets, reliability, and energy economics; the grid integration of electric vehicles; and the development of advanced building-to-grid concepts. He has provided expert testimony before Congress on metering systems and market operations and cosigned a Supreme Court amicus curiae brief on transmission access and native load service. He was recently appointed to the Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Council. Dr. Masiello is a fellow of the IEEE and has served as chairman of Power System Engineering, as chairman of Power Industry Computing Applications, on the editorial board of IEEE Proceedings and on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum magazine. He is the winner of the 2009 IEEE PES Concordia award for power system analysis and is a member of the National Academy of Engineers. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in electrical engineering.
JAKKI MOHR is the Regents Professor of Marketing at the University of Montana–Missoula (UM). An international expert and innovator in marketing of high-technology products and services, she has achieved international acclaim for Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations (coauthor with S. Sengupta and S. Slater, with European and India/Southeast Asia editions and translations into Chinese, Portuguese, and Korean). Motivated by the desire to apply the promise of new technologies to solve social and global problems, Dr. Mohr has provided training to companies and universities worldwide in strategic market planning to commercialize innovation. She has received numerous teaching awards—including the Outstanding Marketing Teacher
Award (presented by the Academy of Marketing Science), the Carnegie Foundation CASE Professor of the Year, and the Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award at the University of Montana—and the Distinguished Scholar Award, the John Ruffatto Memorial Award, and the Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment. Dr. Mohr served as a Fulbright senior specialist in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her research has received national awards and has been published in the Journal of Marketing, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and others. In research sponsored by the Marketing Science Institute, she studies how companies use biomimicry (innovations inspired by nature that are based on underlying biologic mechanisms) to solve technical and engineering challenges, the basis of her TEDxSanDiego talk in 2011. Before joining UM in fall 1997, Dr. Mohr was an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder (1989-1997). Before beginning her academic career, she worked in Silicon Valley in advertising for Hewlett-Packard's Personal Computer Group and TeleVideo Systems. Dr. Mohr received her PhD from University of Wisconsin–Madison.
MELISSA SCHILLING is a professor of management and organizations at New York University Stern School of Business. Dr. Schilling teaches strategic management, corporate strategy, and technology and innovation management. She is widely recognized as an expert in innovation and strategy in high-technology industries. Her textbook, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (now in its fourth edition), is the top innovation-strategy text in the world and is available in seven languages. Her research in innovation and strategy has earned her such awards as the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award and the Best Paper in Management Science and Organization Science for 2007 Award. Her research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and Research Policy. She sits on the editorial review boards of Organization Science and Strategic Organization. Dr. Schilling received her BS in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her PhD in strategic management from the University of Washington.
RICHARD TABORS is president of Across the Charles and is director of the Utility of the Future Project at the MIT Energy Initiative. Until July 2012, he was vice president of Charles River Associates (CRA) in the Energy & Environment Practice. He founded the engineering-economics consulting firm of Tabors Caramanis & Associates (TCA) in 1989 to provide economic, regulatory, and financial analytic support to the restructuring of the U.S. and international electric power industry. TCA was sold to CRA in 2004. He was a researcher and member of the faculty at Harvard University from 1970 to 1976 and was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a senior lecturer in technology management and policy and a research director in power systems from 1976 to 2004. He is a visiting professor of electrical engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. His research and development activities at MIT led to his authorship or coauthorship of over 80 articles and books, including Spot Pricing of Electricity, on which the economic restructuring of the electric utility wholesale and retail markets is based. Dr. Tabors continues his directing and consulting activities in regulation, litigation, and asset evaluation in the power industry with a focus on development of future platforms and pricing structure of the smart grid. He received a BA in biology from Dartmouth and an MS and a PhD in geography and economics from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
TOM TURRENTINE is director of the California Energy Commission’s Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis. For the last 20 years, Dr. Turrentine has been researching consumer response to alternative fuels, vehicle technologies, road systems, and policies that have environmental benefits. His most recent work includes multiyear projects to study consumer use of plug-in electric vehicles, including the BMW Mini E, Prius PHEV conversions, the Nissan Leaf, GM Volt, PHEV pickups, and specially designed energy-feedback displays in vehicles. He and his researchers are studying BEV and PHEV driver travel patterns and use of infrastructure and are developing planning tools to advise on deployment of infrastructure and optimal ways to integrate plug-in electric vehicles into California’s grid. He and his team wrote “Taking Charge,” a plan for California to develop a PEV market, which is the blueprint for the California PEV Collaborative. He holds a PhD in anthropology.