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Project Title: Overcoming Barriers to Electric Vehicle Deployment

PIN: DEPS-BEES-12-01        

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit: Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS
Studies and Special Programs Division


Mantus, Ellen

Subject/Focus Area:  Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   09/25/2012

Dr. Jakki Mohr
University of Montana

Jakki Mohr (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the Regents Professor of Marketing at the University of Montana-Missoula. An international expert and innovator in the field of marketing high-technology products and services, Mohr has achieved international acclaim for Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations (co-authored with S. Sengupta and S. Slater, with translations in Chinese, Portuguese, and Korean as well as European and India/SE Asia editions). Motivated by the desire to bring the promise of new technologies to solve social and global problems, she 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-as well as the Distinguished Scholar Award, the John Ruffatto Memorial Award and the Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment. Professor Mohr served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dr. Mohr's 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, among others. In addition, in research sponsored by the Marketing Science Institute, she studies how companies use biomimicry (innovations inspired by nature, based on underlying biological mechanisms) to solve technical and engineering challenges, the basis of her TEDxSanDiego talk in 2011. Prior to joining UM in the Fall of 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 the advertising area for both Hewlett Packard's Personal Computer Group and TeleVideo Systems.

Dr. John G. Kassakian - (Chair)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John G. Kassakian (NAE) is professor of electrical engineering and former director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems. His expertise is in the use of electronics for the control and conversion of electrical energy, industrial and utility applications of power electronics, electronic manufacturing technologies, and automotive electrical 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 IEEE, including founding president of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is a member of the NAE, a fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of the IEEE’s 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 co-author of the textbook Principles Power Electronics and has served on a number of NRC 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 Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program. He has an Sc.D. in electrical engineering from MIT.

Dr. David L. Bodde
Clemson University

David L. Bodde is an engineering professor and senior fellow in Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research. Prior to joining Clemson University, Dr. Bodde held the Charles N. Kimball Chair in Technology and Innovation at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Dr. Bodde serves on the board of directors of several energy and technology companies, including the Great Plains Energy and the Commerce Funds. His executive experience includes vice president, 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. Dr. Bodde frequently testifies before congressional committees. He holds a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University (1976), M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering (1972) and management (1973), and a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy (1965). He served in the Army in Vietnam.

Mr. Jeff Doyle
Washington State Department of Transportation

Jeff Doyle is Director of Public/Private Partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation, a position he has held since July 2005. He oversees a program that develops partnerships with the private sector to advance transportation projects, programs and policies. His office is currently implementing the West Coast Electric Highway, a partnership project that will provide the nation’s first border-to-border network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. Mr. Doyle also serves 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 NCHRP Project Panel 20-83 (04), “Effects of Changing Transportation Energy Supplies and Alternative Fuel Sources on Transportation”. Other current 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 State 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 B.A. degree in Political Science from Western Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University.

Dr. Gerald Gabrielse
Harvard University

Gerald Gabrielse (NAS) is Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University. His previous positions include assistant and associate professor, University of Washington-Seattle, and chair of the Harvard Physics Department. His physics research focuses on making the most accurate measurements of the electron magnetic moment and the fine structure constant, and on the precise laser spectroscopy of helium. Professor Gabrielse also leads the International Antihydrogen TRAP (ATRAP) Collaboration, whose goal is accurate laser spectroscopy with trapped anti-hydrogen atoms. His many awards and prizes include fellow of the American Physical Society, Davisson-Germer prize of the American Physical Society, the Humboldt Research Award (Germany, 2005) and the Tomassoni Award (Italy, 2008). Harvard University awarded him both 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 Schrodinger 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 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 B.S. from Calvin College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Roland Hwang
Natural Resources Defense Council

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 Economic Panel of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that 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, and 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. Prior to joining the 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, hazardous waste incinerator permitting, 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 M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Peter Isard
Independent Consultant

Peter Isard is a consultant on economic policy issues. Held various managerial positions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during 1985-2008, primarily in the Research Department. Played a lead role in helping Lithuania design an economic transformation program during 1991-92. Spent the 2002-03 academic year at University of Maryland. Retired in June 2008 as Deputy Director of the IMF Institute, the department that provides training on economic policymaking to member country officials. Before joining the IMF in 1985, he spent 1970 in Research Department of the IMF, taught at Washington University in St. Louis during 1971-72, held research and management positions at U.S. Federal Reserve Board during 1972 1985, and spent a year during 1979-80 at 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). Editor of several others. He has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1965) and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University (1971).

Dr. Linos J. Jacovides
Paphos Consulting

Linos Jacovides (NAE) 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 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 National Academy of Engineering and has served on numerous National Research Council committees, including the NCHRP Project Panel on Effects of Changing Transportation Energy Supplied and Alternative Fuel Sources on State Departments of Transportation, the Committees on Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy (Phase 1 and 2), the Review of the U.S. Drive Research Program Phase 4, the Committee on Electric Vehicle Controls and Unintended Acceleration, and the Committee on Reivew of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program, Phase 3. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s in Machine Theory from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1961 and 1962, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Generator Control Systems from the Imperial College, University of London, in 1965.

Mr. Ulric Kwan
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Ulric Kwan is the Manager of Electric Vehicles at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). He oversees policy, strategy, and engagement in this field. Mr. Kwan is also one of the leaders for PG&E in Demand Side Management and the utilizing the demand side in wholesale markets and for transmission and distribution applications. Before PG&E, Ulric worked at Siemens as an Energy Engineer and with LCG Consulting as a wholesale market consultant. Mr. Kwan has both a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Calgary and Stanford University, respectively.

Ms. Rebecca Lindland
IHS Automotive

Rebecca Lindland is Director of Research for IHS Automotive and is based in Norwalk, CT. She is responsible for evaluating and assessing OEMs on a global basis and has a particular interest in how manufacturers’ decisions reflect consumer values. As part of an 8-person global team for IHS Automotive, Rebecca utilizes her 15+ years of automotive industry experience to specifically cover new product launches and the balance sheet conditions of the manufacturers and brands. Rebecca is frequently quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Business Week, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. Rebecca averages over 100 national and international TV appearances annually, including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNBC, BNN, Bloomberg TV, PBS, etc. Lindland joined IHS in September 1999 from 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. She is a former board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts, the International Motor Press Association, Motor Press Guild, Automotive Press Association, and was accepted into Strathmore's 2001 Who's Who in American Business. She is currently on the National Research Council Committee on Fuel Economy of Light-Duty Vehicles, Phase 2. Ms. Lindland holds a double major in accounting and business administration from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts.

Dr. Ralph D. Masiello
DNV Kema, Inc.

Ralph D. Masiello (NAE) is the KEMA Senior Vice President, Innovation. In recent years, his focus has been on electric market and transmission operator business models and systems, including cost-benefit analyses of different paradigms for models, systems, and operations. He has also developed technology and strategic plans for market operators and has done automation and smart grid roadmaps for several ISOs. 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 on metering systems and market operations to the US Congress, and co-signed a Supreme Court amicus curae brief on transmission access and native load service. He was recently appointed to the Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Council. Dr. Masiello is a Fellow of the IEEE and has served as Chairman, Power System Engineering, Chairman of Power Industry Computing Applications, Editorial board of IEEE Proceedings and 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 Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Melissa Schilling
New York University

Melissa Schilling is a professor of management at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Schilling teaches courses in strategic management and technology and innovation management. Professor Schilling has two primary research areas: technological innovation, and knowledge creation. With respect to technological innovation, she has published numerous articles on new product development processes and standards battles in the personal computer, PDA and video game industries. She has also published theoretical and empirical papers on the adoption of modular product architectures and the use of modular organizational forms. With respect to knowledge creation, Professor Schilling has conducted research on learning curves, and cognitive insight and creativity. Professor Schilling has been published in many journals including Academy Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and Organization Science. Before joining NYU Stern, Professor Schilling taught at Boston University and the University of Washington. Professor Schilling received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Doctor of Philosophy in strategic management from the University of Washington.

Dr. Richard Tabors
Charles River Associates

Richard Tabors is Vice President of Charles River Associates in the Energy & Environment Practice. He founded the engineering economics consulting firm of Tabors Caramanis & Associates in 1989 to provide economic, regulatory and financial analytic support to the restructuring of the US and international electric power industry. TCA was sold to CRA in 2004. From 1970 to 1976 he was a researcher and member of the faculty at Harvard University and from 1976 to 2004 he was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Senior Lecturer in Technology Management and Policy and a research director in power systems. He is a visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. His research and development activities while at MIT led to being author or co-author 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. Richard continues his work directing consulting activities in regulation, litigation and asset evaluation in the power industry with a focus on development of the future platforms and pricing structure of the "smart grid." He received a B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in Geography and Economics.

Dr. Tom Turrentine
University of California, Davis

Tom Turrentine is Director of the California Energy Commission’s Plug-in Hybrid Electric & Vehicle Research Center at the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis. For the past 20 years, Dr. Turrentine has been researching consumer response to alternative fuels, vehicle technologies, road systems, and policies with environmental benefits. His most recent work includes multi-year projects to study consumer use of the Plugin Electric Vehicles including the BMW MINI E, PRIUS PHEV conversions, Nisan Leaf, GM Volts, PHEV Pickups and specially designed energy feedback displays in vehicles. He and his researchers are studying EV and PHEV driver travel patterns, use of infrastructure, developing planning tools to advise deployment of infrastructure, and optimal ways to integrate plug in vehicles with California’s grid. He and his team wrote "Taking Charge" a plan for the State of California to develop a PEV market, which is the blueprint for the California PEV Collaborative. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology.

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Effective June 2014, the committee membership changed with the resignation of Dr. Kelly Sims Gallagher.