JARED L. COHON, Chair, is a university professor of civil and environmental engineering and engineering and public policy, director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and president emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as president from 1997 to 2013. He is the chair of the board of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development and serves on the boards of the Health Effects Institute, the Heinz Endowments, Carnegie Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Lexmark and Unisys. Dr. Cohon has more than 40 years of technology, research, policy, and management experience. He began his teaching career at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where he served as assistant, associate, and full professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering (1973-1992). He also served as vice provost for research (1986-1992), associate dean of engineering (1983-1986), and assistant dean of engineering (1981-1983). Following his tenure at JHU, he became dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a professor of environmental systems analysis at Yale University. Dr. Cohon also served as legislative assistant for energy and environment on the staff of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1977 to 1978. President George W. Bush appointed him in 2002, and President Barack Obama reappointed him in 2009 to the Homeland Security Advisory Council on which he served until 2013. Dr. Cohon was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board in 1995 and as its chair in 1997, a position he held until 2002. Dr. Cohon is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a national authority on environmental and water resource systems analysis, and the author, co-author, or editor of more than 80 professional publications. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
KHALIL AMINE is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and manager of the Battery Technology Team within Argonne’s Chemical Science and Engineering Division. He received five R&D 100 awards in the past 5 years. He also received both the Electrochemical Society Battery Technology Award and International Battery Association Award in 2010 for his advanced research on cathode materials for safe, long-lasting lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Amine founded the annual International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automotive Applications (ABAA) and chaired the inaugural meeting in 2008. He is the president of the International Lithium Battery Association and the president of International Automotive Lithium Battery Association. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Bordeaux, France, and has studied various aspects of new materials for next-generation batteries throughout his career. Before joining Argonne in 1998, Dr. Amine led a number of advanced R&D projects at the Japan Storage Battery Company, now a subsidiary of GS-Yuasa. Prior to his private sector service, he oversaw research projects in the public sector during his tenure at the Osaka National Research Institute and Kyoto University. He was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology from 1998 to 2008 and has written the largest number of papers in the world on battery related topics from 2000 to 2011.
CHRIS BAILLIE is currently the chief engineer of new product development at AxleTech International. He was formerly the supervisor of transmission and driveline design at FEV, an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. Mr. Baillie has extensive experience in light-duty vehicle transmission and hybrid powertrain design. He previously worked at GE Aviation as a lead engineer for gearboxes on turbine engines. He has served as lead design engineer and program manager for two parallel electric hybrid transmissions, four AMTs, a CVT, and two series hybrid powertrains. He also has experience with the design of DCTs, automatics and two-mode transmissions. He served as a consultant for the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Committee on Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy. Mr. Baillie has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Boston University.
JAY BARON is president and director of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). He is also the director of CAR’s Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Group. Dr. Baron’s recent research has focused on developing new methods for the analysis and validation of sheet metal processes including die making, tool and die tryout, and sheet metal assembly processes. He also developed functional build procedures that result in lower tooling costs and shorter development lead times, while improving quality—particularly with sheet metal assemblies. He also has been researching new technologies in the auto industry, including looking at body shop design and flexibility and evaluating the manufacturing capability of evolving technologies. Dr. Baron recently completed investigations on the state of the art of tailor-welded blank technologies, economics of weld-bond adhesives, and the analysis of car door quality and construction methods. Prior to becoming the director of manufacturing systems at CAR and subsequently president, he was the manager of manufacturing systems at the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He also worked for Volkswagen of America in quality assurance and as staff engineer and project manager at the Industrial Technology Institute in Ann Arbor and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI’s) Center for Manufacturing Productivity. Dr. Baron holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from RPI. He served on the NRC’s Committee on Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy.
R. STEPHEN BERRY is the James Franck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Chicago and holds appointments in the College, the James Franck Institute, and the Department of Chemistry. He has also held an appointment in the School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and has worked on a variety of subjects ranging from strictly scientific matters to a variety of topics in policy. He spent 1994 at the Freie Universität Berlin as an awardee of the Humboldt Prize. In 1983 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. His experimental research includes studies of negative ions, chemical reactions, detection of transient molecular species, photoionization, and other laser-matter interactions. His theoretical research has included finite-time thermodynamics, electron correlation, atomic and molecular clusters, and most recently, the micro-macro boundary. Other research has involved interweaving thermodynamics with economics and resource policy, including efficient use of energy. Since the mid-1970s, Dr. Berry has worked on issues of science and the law, and with management of scientific data, activities that have brought him into the arena of electronic media for scientific information and issues of intellectual property in that context. Dr. Berry is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and has served on a number of NRC committees, including recent service on the Committee on Review of the U.S. DRIVE Research Program, Phase 4. He attended Harvard University, where he received an A.B. and an A.M. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry.
L. CATE BRINSON is currently the Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Engineering at Northwestern University and a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department with a secondary appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. After receiving her Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Dr. Brinson performed postdoctoral studies in Germany at the DLR and, since 1992, she has been on the faculty at Northwestern University. Current research investigations involve characterization of local polymer mechanical behavior under confinement, nanoparticle reinforced polymers, the phase transformation response of shape memory alloys, nano- and microscale response of biomaterials, and materials genome informatics research, where investigations span the range of molecular interactions, micromechanics, and macroscale behavior. Dr. Brinson has received a number of awards, including the Nadai Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the ASME Tom JR Hughes Young Investigator Award, and a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. Dr. Brinson is a fellow of the Society of Engineering Science, the ASME, and the American Academy of Mechanics, and she served as a member of the Defense Science Study Group. She has given many invited technical lectures on her research and has authored one book and more than 120 refereed journal publications. She has nearly 10,000 citations and an h-index of 45 in Google Scholar and more than 5,000 citations and an h-index of 40 in ISI Web of Science. Her book has had over 30,000 chapter downloads from the e-version since publication in 2008, and a second edition is being published in early 2015. She is a member of several professional societies and served 5 years on the Society of Engineering Science board of directors, including 1 year as president of the society. Dr. Brinson has also been an associate editor of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. She served two terms on the NRC’s National Materials Advisory Board and has chaired two NRC studies.
MATT FRONK is president of Matt Fronk & Associates, LLC. He has more than 37 years of experience leading both research and product development projects in advanced technology, fuel cells, and energy storage. He spent 20 years leading General Motors’ Fuel Cell Research and Development program. During his tenure at GM, fuel cell systems were developed from laboratory-scale systems to 100 operating vehicles—the largest of any OEM (original equipment manufacturer) auto company at the time. Mr. Fronk also has extensive global supplier development experience. After GM,
he served as director of the Center for Sustainable Mobility at Rochester Institute of Technology and was instrumental in developing durability and life-cycle analyses for new product designs as they moved from concept to product. He also was a founding member and first board chair for NY BEST—an energy storage consortium in New York—and continues to this day as a board member. Mr. Fronk led the design/build of the NY BEST Battery Test Center in Rochester, New York, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2014. He is an expert consultant to the energy storage and fuel cell fields and co-chairs the energy innovation workgroup of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. Mr. Fronk has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Union College.
DAVID L. GREENE is a senior fellow of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy and a research professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Tennessee. Previously, he was a corporate fellow of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a research professor of economics at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is author of more than 275 publications on transportation, energy, and related issues, including 100 articles in refereed journals. He is an emeritus member of both the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and a Lifetime National Associate of the National Academies. He is a recipient of the TRB’s 2012 Roy W. Crum Award for Distinguished Achievement, the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE’s) 2004 Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2007 Hydrogen R&D Award and 2011 Vehicle Technologies R&D Award, the International Association for Energy Economics’ Award for Outstanding Paper of 1999 for his research on the rebound effect, and the Association of American Geographers’ 2011 Edward L. Ullman Award. He was also recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for contributions to the IPCC’s receipt of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from JHU.
ROLAND HWANG is the Energy and 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 IPCC that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Hwang serves or has served on numerous committees and advisory panels, including for the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative, the NRC Committee on Barriers to Electric Vehicle Deployment, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee. Prior to joining the NRDC, he was the director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ transportation program. He has also worked for DOE at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and for the California Air Resources Board as an air pollution engineer, and he was involved in forecasting residential and industrial energy demand, hazardous waste incinerator permitting, and evaluating toxic air emissions from landfills. Mr. Hwang has an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
LINOS JACOVIDES is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University. He retired as director of Delphi Research Laboratories, a position he held from 1998 to 2007. Dr. Jacovides joined GM Research and Development in 1967 and became department head of electrical engineering in 1985. His areas of research were the interactions between power electronics and electrical machines in electric vehicles and locomotives. He later transitioned to Delphi with a group of researchers from GM to set up the Delphi Research Laboratories. He is a member of the NAE and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the SAE. He was president of the Industry Applications Society of IEEE in 1990. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.S in machine theory from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He received his Ph.D. in generator control systems from the Imperial College, University of London.
THERESE LANGER is the Transportation Program director for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Her program analyzes and promotes strategies to reduce energy consumption in the U.S. transportation sector and produces annual environmental ratings of new cars and light trucks. She is the author of publications on light- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies, fuel efficiency standards, feebate policies, consumer vehicle labels, efficiency of the goods movement system, and state policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Dr. Langer provides guidance and analytical support on transportation energy issues to environmental groups, businesses, congressional offices, and agencies. She previously worked as staff scientist at the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic and taught undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses at the University of Minnesota, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Swarthmore College. She has a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.
REBECCA LINDLAND is a senior fellow with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, spearheading their 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 OEMs 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 for her coverage of new product launches and the balance sheet conditions of manufacturers and brands. Prior to her work at IHS, she 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. She is a former board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts, the International Motor Press Association, and the Motor Press Guild, and was accepted into Strathmore’s 2001 Who’s Who in American Business.
VIRGINIA McCONNELL is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) in the Center for Energy and Climate Economics (CECE). She is also a professor of economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. McConnell has worked throughout her career to examine policies to reduce motor vehicle energy use and emissions, assessing both regulatory policies and the role of pricing and other incentive-based policies. Her recent work has focused on the evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) program and on policies toward alternative vehicles and fuels. She has studied the cost-effectiveness of various policies including those designed to increase the share of hybrids and electric vehicles in the U.S. fleet and has explored a range of policies designed to reduce local air pollution. Dr. McConnell is co-editor of Controlling Vehicle Pollution and has published on a range of transportation policy issues. In addition, she has served on a number of EPA and state advisory committees related to transportation, energy use, and air quality. She has been a member of several NRC panels in recent years, including the Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels and the Committee for a Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Transportation. Dr. McConnell received a B.S. degree in economics from Smith College and a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Maryland.
DAVID F. MERRION is the CEO of Merrion Expert Consulting, LLC. He is the retired executive vice president of engineering for Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), a Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary. His positions at DDC included staff engineer, Emissions and Combustion; staff engineer, Research and Development; chief engineer, Applications; director, diesel engineering; general director, Engineering (Engines and Transmissions); and senior vice president, Engineering. Mr. Merrion has extensive expertise in the research, development, and manufacturing of advanced diesel engines, including alternative-fueled engines. He is fellow of SAE and ASME and served as president of the Engine Manufacturers Association. Mr. Merrion is a member of EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Committee, the Coordinating Research Council, and the U.S. Alternate Fuels Council. He has served on a number of NRC committees, including the Standing Committee to Review the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles; the Committee on Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Phase 1; and the Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. He has a bachelor of mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT.
CLEMENS SCHMITZ-JUSTEN is partner and head of strategic consulting at CSJ Schmitz-Justen & Company. Concurrently with this appointment, he was director of international programs in the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University (2008-2010). He is the former president of BMW Manufacturing, LLC, in Spartanburg (2004-2007), where according to Automotive News, he “led a major update of the company’s manufacturing operations in Spartanburg, S.C.” During Dr. Schmitz-Justen’s term of executive leadership at BMW, the Spartanburg plant built its one-millionth vehicle in the United States, underwent a multi-million dollar expansion, began using landfill methane gas to supply the paint shop, and added another generation of the popular X5 Sports Activity Vehicle to its line. He joined BMW in 1991 and served in a variety of senior management assignments within the company, such as head of the Global Painted Body Division and head of Experimental Vehicles at the Research and Innovation Center of BMW Group. Prior to that, Dr. Schmitz-Justen was a research engineer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT (1981-1991), where he also earned his doctorate and served as managing chief engineer. He is an honorary adjunct professor at Chemnitz Technical University in Germany. Dr. Schmitz-Justen earned the equivalent of a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in manufacturing engineering from Aachen Technical University in Aachen, Germany.
ANNA G. STEFANOPOULOU is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan and the director of the Automotive Research Center at the university-based U.S. Army Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation of Ground Vehicles. She was an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1998-2000), and a technical specialist at Ford Motor Company (1996-1997) where she developed nonlinear and multivariable models and controllers for advanced engines. Her algorithms were implemented and tested in experimental vehicles. She is an ASME fellow and an IEEE fellow, the founding chair of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD) Energy Systems Technical Committee, and a member of the SAE Dynamic System Modeling Standards Committee. She was an elected member of the IEEE Control Systems Society board of governors. She was the chair of the transportation committee in ASME DSCD, served as an associate editor of journals, and
is a member of multiple award committees in the IEEE and ASME societies. She is a recipient of the 2012 University of Michigan College of Engineering Research Award, the 2009 ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, a 2008 University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award, the 2005 Outstanding Young Investigator award by ASME DSCD, a 2005 Henry Russel award, a 2002 Ralph Teetor SAE educational award, and a 1997 NSF CAREER award. She was selected as one of the 2002 world’s most promising innovators from the MIT Technology Review. She co-authored Control of Fuel Cell Power Systems and has 11 U.S. patents, 5 best paper awards, and 250 publications on estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries. She obtained her diploma in naval architecture and marine engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan.
WALLACE R. WADE was chief engineer and technical fellow, Powertrain Systems Technology and Processes, Ford Motor Company, where he served for 32 years prior to his retirement. Mr. Wade was responsible for the development, application, and certification of emission and powertrain control system technologies for all of Ford’s North American vehicles. His technical responsibilities have included low-emission technologies for internal combustion engines; analytical and laboratory-based powertrain calibration with objective measures of driveability; the first domestic production OBD II (On- Board Diagnostic) system; technology for diesel particulate filters (DPF) with active regeneration; electronic control systems for gasoline and diesel engines; low-heat-rejection and low-friction, direct-injection diesel engines; and an ultra-low-emission, gas-turbine combustion system. Today Mr. Wade is a consultant to industry and government. He was elected to the NAE in 2011 for implementation of low-emission technologies in the automotive industry. He is a fellow of the SAE and the ASME. He has received the SAE Edward N. Cole Award for automotive engineering innovation, the ASME Soichiro Honda Award for technical achievements in automotive engineering, the Henry Ford Technology Award for exceptional technical contributions, and he has been recognized as a Distinguished Corporate Inventor by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He has received five SAE Arch T. Colwell Awards and the SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award. He has received 26 patents related to improvements in powertrains and has written 25 published technical papers on powertrain research and development. He has served on three previous NRC study committees, including the Committee on Low Heat Rejection Engines and the first and second committees for the Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership. He has an M.S.M.E. degree from the University of Michigan and a B.M.E. degree from RPI, both in mechanical engineering.
WILLIAM H. WALSH, JR., is an automobile safety consultant. He consults on vehicle safety activities with several technology companies to speed the introduction of advanced life-saving technology into the automobile fleet as well as substantive involvement in CAFE rulemakings. He held several positions at the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), including senior associate administrator for policy and operations; associate administrator for plans and policy; director, National Center for Statistics and Analysis; director, Office of Budget, Planning and Policy; and science advisor to the Administrator of NHTSA. He also held the position of supervisory general engineer at DOE’s Appliance Efficiency Program. His expertise covers all aspects of vehicle safety performance, cost/benefit analyses, strategic planning, statistics analyses and modeling, and policy formulation. He served on the TRB’s Occupant Protection Committee and is currently serving on the NRC’s Committee on the Potential for Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies 2010-2050. He has a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in system engineering from George Washington University.