Dr. David L. Greene
David L. Greene is a Senior Fellow of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy and a Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. In 2013 he retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Corporate Fellow after a 36-year career at ORNL. He holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Greene’s research interests are focused on energy use in transportation and policies to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a transition to sustainable energy sources. He has published extensively on automotive fuel economy and the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and served on all four National Research Council committees that evaluated US fuel economy policy and technologies for cars and light trucks. He was also a member of the Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels. How technology and policy can accomplish a cost-effective transition to sustainable energy for transportation is a current focus of his research and modeling. He is an author of more than 275 professional publications on transportation and energy issues, including 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 12 National Research Council reports. The 2012 recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s Roy W. Crum Award, he is also an emeritus member of both the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the TRB and a lifetime National Associate of the U.S. National Academies. He received the Society of Automotive Engineers’ 2007 Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis, the Department of Energy’s 2007 Hydrogen R&D Award, DOE’s 2011 Vehicle Technologies R&D Award, and DOE’s Distinguished Career Service Award. Dr. Greene was recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for contributing to the IPCC’s receipt of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Mr. Daniel Kapp
Daniel Kapp, is principal, D.R. Kapp Consulting providing consulting services in the area of automotive powertrain product technology and strategy, following his retirement from Ford Motor Company 2012. He was with Ford since 1977 upon graduation from Michigan Technological University with a BSME degree. He has spent his entire 35+ year career in the area of engine and powertrain product development. From the late 80's through the mid 90's, Kapp was involved in the design and development of the "Modular" V8 and V6 engines as Ford revamped its engine line-up to modern overhead cam designs. He was the Program Manager of the Triton V8 truck engines through their launch and then spent 3 years in the Truck Vehicle Center as the Powertrain Systems Manager for full size trucks and SUV's. In 2001, Kapp was appointed to his first executive position as Director of Core and Advanced Powertrain Engineering responsible for powertrain controls, catalyst and emission systems, and calibration. One year later, he became Executive Director for Powertrain Operations and for five years led the product development of all engines and transmissions in North America, during which time he also acted as a global powertrain product development lead for the enterprise. In late 2006, Kapp moved to Ford's Research and Advanced activity and remained there until retiring in 10/12. During that time he led the development of advanced powertrain technologies such as EcoBoost. In that role, he also led the development of Ford’s technology roadmaps for future sustainability and emission reduction strategy. He served as an internal technical consultant in the field of powertrain technologies and did significant external interfacing as a spokesman for Ford in this area.
Dr. Therese Langer
Therese Langer is the Transportation Program Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Langer works to advance energy efficiency of both vehicles and systems for the movement of passengers and freight. Her current areas of activity include: technologies and policies to improve light- and heavy-duty fuel economy; energy impacts of vehicle automation; applications of information and communications technology to reduce transportation fuel use; integration of electric vehicles into the electric grid; and life-cycle and fuel-cycle environmental impacts of motor vehicles. Prior to joining ACEEE in 2001, Langer was staff scientist for the Rutgers University Environmental Law Clinic, working to make the transportation system in the greater New York metropolitan area more sustainable. Langer holds a PhD in mathematics from UC Berkeley. She served as a member of the NRC Committee on the Assessment of Technologies for Improving Fuel Economy of Light-Duty Vehicles, Phase 2.
Dr. Zhenhong Lin
Zhenhong Lin a senior R&D staff member at National Transportation Research Center of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and joint Associate Professor of University of Tennessee, Industrial & Systems Engineering. As PI and manager of the Transportation Energy Evolution Modeling (TEEM) program, he is interested in analyzing technologies, strategies and policies that can transform the transportation energy system for societal objectives. Lin received the 2017 Vehicle Technologies Office Distinguished Achievement Award on his contribution to a joint study on CAV energy impact. He also received the 2011 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office R&D Award for his work on modeling consumer choices of advanced powertrain technologies. Having authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, Lin has studied electric vehicle market acceptance, range optimization for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles, on-road fuel economy, alternative fuel infrastructure optimization, diesel engine injection control and fuel cell powertrain simulation. Lin is a member of the Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies Committee of the Transportation Research Board and a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He received his PhD in Transportation Engineering in 2008 and MS in Transportation Technology & Policy from University of California, Davis. Before that, Lin obtained his BE/MS in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Dr. Joshua Linn
Joshua Linn is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland and a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF). Linn’s research centers on the effect of environmental regulation and market incentives on technology, with particular focus on the electricity sector and markets for new vehicles. His work on the electricity sector has compared the effectiveness of cap and trade and alternative policy instruments in promoting new technology, including renewable electricity technologies. Studies on new vehicles markets investigate the effect of CAFE standards and fuel prices on new vehicle characteristics, technology, consumer well-being, and manufacturer profits. He has published in leading general interest and field journals in environmental, energy, and health economics. Linn, who joined the University of Maryland in 2018, joined RFF in March 2010, was an assistant professor in the economics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a research scientist at MIT. Linn holds a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Astronomy and physics from Yale University.
Dr. Nic Lutsey
Nic Lutsey is Program Director at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), where he directs its electric vehicle research and co-leads its U.S. activities. Nic manages the ICCT’s role as the Secretariat for the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance. He has co-authored 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and dozens of reports on technology potential, regulatory design, and policy cost-effectiveness. He has received awards from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the University of California at Davis, the Transportation Research Board, and the California Air Resources Board for his research contributions. In 2015, he received the SAE International Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis. Previously, with the California Air Resources Board, he participated in the regulatory development of the 2004 and 2012 greenhouse gas emission regulations for automobiles. He received a B.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology and Policy from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. JoAnn Milliken
JoAnn Milliken is currently self-employed as a Senior Energy Consultant. She has 34 years of Federal program management experience, more than 20 of those with the Department of Energy, where she developed and directed clean energy R&D portfolios having budgets of up to $200 million per year. She has a strong track record of success in advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, practices and policy, working in collaboration with industry, universities, small businesses and national laboratories. Dr. Milliken is a recognized expert in hydrogen and fuel cell systems, and experienced in leading Federal programs in energy efficient buildings, solar, wind, and geothermal energy. Prior to joining DOE in 1994, Dr. Milliken was a research chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and a program manager at the Office of Naval Research where she conducted and managed mission-related materials research. She earned a B.A. degree in chemistry from LaSalle University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, researching electronically conducting polymers under Nobel Laureate Professor Alan MacDiarmid. Dr. Milliken retired from DOE in 2015.
Dr. Anna Stefanopoulou
Anna G. Stefanopoulou is the William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing at the University of Michigan. She has been on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2000. She obtained her Diploma (1991, Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and her Ph.D. (1996, University of Michigan) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She served as the Director of the Automotive Research Center a multi-university U.S. Army Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation of Ground Vehicles (2009-2018). She was an assistant professor (1998-2000) at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a technical specialist (1996-1997) at Ford Motor Company where she developed and implemented multivariable controllers for advanced engines and powertrains. She has been recognized as a Fellow of three different societies; the ASME (08), IEEE (09), and SAE (18). She is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Division and the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society. She is the Founding Chair of the ASME DSCD Energy Systems Technical Committee and a member of a U.S. National Research Council committee on the 2025 US. Light Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards. She is a recipient of the 2018 Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, the 2017 IEEE Control System Technology award, the 2012 College of Engineering Research Award, the 2009 ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, a 2008 Univ. of Michigan Faculty Recognition award, the 2005 Outstanding Young Investigator by the ASME DSC division, a 2005 Henry Russel award, a 2002 Ralph Teetor SAE educational award, a 1997 NSF CAREER award and selected as one of the 2002 world’s most promising innovators from the MIT Technology Review. She has co-authored a book, 20 US patents, and more than 250 publications (5 of which have received awards) on estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries.
Dr. Deidre Strand
Deidre Strand is Chief Scientific Officer at Wildcat Discovery Technologies. Dr. Strand has over twenty five years of experience in materials research, development, and commercialization, primarily in the areas of energy storage (lithium ion batteries) and electronic applications. Prior to joining Wildcat in 2012, Dr. Strand served as a Research Fellow at Dow Chemical, where she was the technical lead in Dow Energy Materials, as well as the Principal Investigator on external research programs with universities and national labs on battery materials. Dr. Strand also has extensive experience in patent analysis and technical due diligence of new technologies. Dr. Strand completed her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the supervision of Professor John Schrag. Her Ph.D. research focused on rheology and birefringence of polymeric solutions. Dr. Strand also holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from North Dakota State University.
Dr. Kate Whitefoot
Kate Whitefoot is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a thrust leader of Technology Commercialization for the NextManufacturing Center and a Faculty Affiliate at the Carnegie Mellon Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. Prior to her current position, she served as a Senior Program Officer and the Robert A. Pritzker fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine where she directed the Academies’ Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation program. Professor Whitefoot’s research bridges engineering design theory and analysis with that of economics to study the design and manufacture of energy efficient and low-carbon products and processes and their adoption in the marketplace. Her areas of expertise include vehicle fuel efficiency, consumer choice, design and adoption of green products, energy-efficient and productive manufacturing, and energy and environmental policies. Professor Whitefoot has gained recognition nationally and internationally for her research and teaching. She served on the National Academies Committee on the Review of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Laboratory. Her research is featured in the Washington Post, Popular Mechanics, Bloomberg Business, and Business Insider, and referenced in the 2017-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy rulemaking. She has worked with several companies in automotive, aerospace, and high-tech industries, and has been invited to present briefings at the White House, Capitol Hill, the Department of Commerce, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Whitefoot earned three degrees from the University of Michigan: a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Design Science—a multidisciplinary program where she concentrated in Mechanical Engineering and Economics, completing course sequences and having an advisory committee across both disciplines.