Technology Integration Program Contacts

Clean Cities is part of the Technology Integration program in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO). Technology Integration information and tools provide objective/unbiased data and real-world lessons learned to inform future research needs and support local decision making. The program’s scope includes alternative fuels, energy efficient mobility systems (EEMS), and other measures that improve transportation efficiency and reduce transportation energy costs. Contact information is provided here for program staff. The Technology Integration team includes staff from DOE headquarters, national laboratories, and technical contractors.

VTO technology integration activities are managed by DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C. Headquarters staff provide program direction and oversight to regional managers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and for related program activities at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), and other national labs. Headquarters support members shown below provide technical assistance and help to manage VTO technology integration projects.

VTO Technology Integration Team Staff

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Mark Smith
Technology Integration Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
202-287-5151
mark.smith@ee.doe.gov

BIO

Mark Smith is the Technology Integration Program Manager within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office. In this role, he oversees a broad technology portfolio, which is focused on accelerating the development and widespread use of advanced vehicle technologies to help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and to provide reliable and affordable transportation choices. The Technology Integration Program portfolio includes Alternative Fuels, Fuel Economy, Electrification, Energy Efficient Mobility Systems, and the Alternative Fuels Regulatory Program.

Before joining DOE in 2010, Mark was an alternative fuel vehicle consultant to American Honda. In this position, he promoted the use of Honda's advanced technology vehicles to public and private fleet managers and implemented programs to increase adoption of these vehicles. Mark also understands that alternative fuel vehicle use hinges upon the development of refueling/re-charging infrastructure. From his previous positions with FuelMaker and Clean Energy, he has provided alternative refueling solutions ranging from home refueling of a single vehicle to some of the largest commercial, airport, and transit fueling stations in the United States.

Address

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW EE-3V
Washington, DC 20585

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Dennis Smith
National Clean Cities Director
U.S. Department of Energy
202-586-1791
dennis.a.smith@ee.doe.gov

BIO

Dennis Smith is the National Clean Cities Director and serves as a Technology Integration Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office. His duties include working closely with truck and auto manufacturers, fuel providers, state and regional governments, national laboratories, public safety officials, and other key stakeholders to expand the use of alternative fuels and other technologies and practices to improve fuel efficiency in the transportation sector. Other DOE duties have included managing an R&D portfolio related to renewable and alternative fuels as well as engine and vehicle development. Dennis is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager and has been working in the energy and environmental industry for over 35 years.

Prior to DOE, Dennis served as Director of Energy Services at Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC), a large Atlanta-based utility. During his 20 years at AGLC, he specialized in introducing new energy and environmental technologies to private industry and the general marketplace. From 1992 to 1996, Dennis served as president of the American Gas Association's Olympic Clean Air Team, which was responsible for all logistics and operations associated with the fleet of 600 natural gas vehicles used to support the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

Address

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW EE-3V
Washington, DC 20585


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Linda Bluestein
National Clean Cities Co-Director
U.S. Department of Energy
202-586-6116
linda.bluestein@ee.doe.gov

BIO

Linda Bluestein is the National Clean Cities Co-Director and has served in this position since 2008. She works at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) on day-to-day management of Technology Integration core activities, leads efforts to strengthen local partnerships and coalitions, and helps coordinate competitive DOE funding opportunities. Bluestein collaboratively leads alternative fuel efforts for Technology Integration working with national laboratories and other researchers to educate communities on alternative transportation technologies that improve transportation resiliency, lower end user costs, and strengthen energy security.

Previously, Linda managed DOE's Alternative Fuel Transportation Program. She worked directly with fleets to help them find solutions that would lower emissions and strengthen technology diversity at the local level. In addition, Linda worked closely with the VTO Director and the Office of the Assistant Secretary on suggesting legislative changes to proposed energy bills.

Before government service, Linda consulted VTO managers on fuel and vehicle programs. In this capacity, she worked with DOE to establish the first National Alternative Fuels Hotline, the Clean Cities Hotline, and worked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the alternative fuel area and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and certification in regulatory and legislative studies from the Kennedy School of Government and Georgetown University.

Address

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW EE-3V
Washington, DC 20585

Headquarters Support

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Ellen Bourbon
Senior Energy Policy Analyst
Allegheny Science & Technology
202-287-5311
ebourbon@alleghenyst.com

BIO

Ellen Bourbon provides programmatic support for Technology Integration as an employee of Allegheny Science & Technology (AST). She assists the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Technology Integration (TI) Program headquarters and the regional managers with coalition designations and re-designations, and works with Clean Cities coalitions across the country as they develop and revise their coalition strategies. She also oversees preparation of the quarterly Alternative Fuel Price Report. As AST's team lead for TI, Ellen also serves as project coordinator, and reviews and edits papers and reports prepared for TI.

Previously, Ellen worked for the New Jersey Office of Clean Energy for 14 years as the alternative fuels project manager. During that time, she also served as New Jersey's Clean Cities coordinator, establishing the program and growing it into a statewide coalition. She worked extensively on projects involving natural gas, propane, biodiesel, and hybrid electric vehicles, and developed a range of incentive programs to encourage state and local governments to use alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. Prior to that, she worked for 5 years for the New Jersey Office of Recycling. After leaving the Office of Clean Energy in 2007, Ellen worked for several years in the nonprofit sector doing fundraising for an inner-city Philadelphia Catholic elementary school. In August 2010, she relocated to the Washington, D.C., area to accept her current position.

Ellen has a B.A. in Mathematics from Providence College, and an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy and a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Margaret Smith
Engineer
Energetics
202-656-4373
msmith@energetics.com

BIO

Margaret Smith has provided programmatic and technical support for the U.S. Department of Energy's Technology Integration Program since 2010. Margaret supports headquarters staff with various activities, such as organizing Clean Cities coordinator trainings, developing resources for Clean Cities coalitions, and creating presentations. She supports coalitions engaging with VW Settlement activities and coordinates discussions among coalitions of similar organizational structures. She has created Technology Integration resources on the costs of alternative fueling infrastructure and facilitated coalitions sharing best practices.

Prior to working with Clean Cities, she worked for Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc. In this role she supported biodiesel and ethanol projects that improve infrastructure, develop feedstocks, educate stakeholders, and promote the use of biodiesel in heating oil. She has two years of experience with the design, manufacturing, and sales of underground stormwater treatment systems that remove pollution from stormwater runoff. Margaret holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a concentration in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia.

Regional managers offer guidance to coordinators in their regions, monitor regional coalition activities, and foster relationships among coordinators in neighboring states.

United States map showing the states in each Clean Cities region. The Northwest region includes Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The North Central region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Northeast region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Mid-Atlantic region includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Southeast region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The South Central region includes Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The California region includes California.

Contact Addresses

Use these addresses to contact the regional managers by mail.

Morgantown, WV

U.S. Department of Energy, NETL
P.O. Box 880
3610 Collins Ferry Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

Pittsburgh, PA

U.S. Department of Energy, NETL
P.O. Box 10940
626 Cochrans Mill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940

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Brett Aristegui
California Regional Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
412-386-4641
brett.aristegui@netl.doe.gov
Primary point of contact for California

BIO

Brett Aristegui is a project manager in the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Vehicle Technologies Division. He serves as the Clean Cities regional manager for the California region and is the point of contact for Clean Cities coalitions in California.

Brett joined the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Northeast Regional Office in 2002 working in business operations. He transferred to NETL in 2006, worked as a project manager supporting the Building Technologies Division, and then became a Clean Cities regional manager in May 2011. Brett supports his region's coalitions by facilitating the development of regional collaborative strategies, fostering relationships with public partners, hosting annual regional meetings, and speaking at regional events. Prior to DOE, Brett worked as an IT developer.

Brett has a master's in Business Administration and master's certificates in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and Project Management from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, Connecticut. Brett brings experience in strategic analysis and planning, marketing, customer-oriented process improvement, and facilitating cross-functional and cross-cultural collaboration.

Address

National Energy Technology Laboratory
P.O. Box 10940
626 Cochrans Mill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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Trev Hall
Southeast Regional Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
304-285-5290
trevelyn.hall@netl.doe.gov
Primary point of contact for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

BIO

Trev Hall is the Clean Cities regional manager for the Southeast Region. He is the point of contact for Clean Cities coalitions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Trev started with the U.S. Department of Energy as a project manager in the Weatherization Assistance Program in 2009. In January 2013, he started the Clean Cities regional manager role. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a master's in Business Administration from West Virginia University. Trev brings experience working as a process-improvement engineer, co-founding start-ups, and leading small-growth companies. Trev has served as an adjunct professor at West Virginia University teaching entrepreneurship/business planning and has a passion for training, technology, marketing, and outreach.

Address

National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
P.O. Box 880
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

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David Kirschner
North Central Regional Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
412-386-7336
david.kirschner@netl.doe.gov
Primary point of contact for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

BIO

David Kirschner is the Clean Cities regional manager for the North Central Region and is the point of contact for Clean Cities coalitions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. David became a Clean Cities regional manager in September 2011 and supports Technology Integration efforts from traditional project management duties to providing technical assistance.

David started with the U.S. Department of Energy working as a project manager in the Weatherization Assistance Program in 2009. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Address

National Energy Technology Laboratory
P.O. Box 10940
626 Cochrans Mill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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Neil Kirschner
South Central Regional Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
412-386-5793
neil.kirschner@netl.doe.gov
Primary point of contact for Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

BIO

Neil Kirschner is the Clean Cities regional manager for the South Central region and is the point of contact for Clean Cities coalitions in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. He also serves as the team lead of the Clean Cities regional managers in the EERE Project Management Center.

Neil has been a Clean Cities regional manager since August 2006. Prior to that, he worked at the National Energy Technology Laboratory performing a wide variety of duties as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) employee in support of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, and DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

Address

National Energy Technology Laboratory
P.O. Box 10940
626 Cochrans Mill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940

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Daniel Nardozzi
Northwest Regional Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
412-386-7423
daniel.nardozzi@netl.doe.gov
Primary point of contact for Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

BIO

Dan Nardozzi is the Clean Cities regional manager for the Northwest Region and is the point of contact for Clean Cities coalitions in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Dan became a Clean Cities regional manager in 2015. He has worked as a project manager in the Office of Energy Project Management's Building and Efficiency Technology Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) since 2009. He brings a strong technical background with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management, as well as being a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional. Dan formerly managed projects at NETL with a focus on developing cost-effective and advanced technologies supporting net-zero energy performance goals for commercial buildings. He has also acted as project lead for Training Curriculum Development for Commercial Building Specialists.

Address

National Energy Technology Laboratory
P.O. Box 10940
626 Cochrans Mill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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Erin Russell-Story
Northeast Regional Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
412-386-7334
erin.russell-story@netl.doe.gov
Primary point of contact for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont

BIO

Erin Russell-Story became a Clean Cities regional manager with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory in 2009. All totaled, Erin has over 20 years of experience in the transportation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy fields. She initiated the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition in 1997, where she was the coordinator until 2001, and then served as the coordinator for Vermont Clean Cities until 2003. She was honored with the Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year Award in 2003 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

She has supported programs for the former U.S. DOE Northeast Regional Office, the Gas Technology Institute, Renewable Energy Vermont, the Vermont Biofuels Association, and the Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative. Additionally, Erin has an extensive portfolio of non-profit organizational skills including fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and media relations.

Erin has a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Transportation from the University of Washington, an M.S. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University. She is also a certified Project Management Professional.

Address

National Energy Technology Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Rd.
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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Darren Stevenson
Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
412-386-4746
darren.stevenson@netl.doe.gov
Primary point of contact for Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

BIO

Darren Stevenson is the Clean Cities regional manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He is the point of contact for Clean Cities coalitions in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Prior to becoming a Clean Cities regional manager in January 2012, Darren served as a National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Project Officer for several U.S. Department of Energy market transformation and deployment programs including the State Energy Program, Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons, Clean Cities, and Building Energy Codes Program at the mid-Atlantic (Philadelphia) Regional Office since 1987. Darren grew up in Philadelphia but moved to Pittsburgh when the programs moved to NETL in June 2006. Darren has a B.S. in Liberal Studies from West Chester University.

Address

National Energy Technology Laboratory
P.O. Box 10940
626 Cochrans Mill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

DOE's national laboratories provide technical expertise and assistance, develop educational materials, and provide robust online tools and information resources.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed and manages the information, data, and tools available through the Alternative Fuels Data Center. NREL also provides technical expertise and project management and oversees the Technical Response Service.

Argonne National Laboratory manages the Clean Cities internship program, provides technical expertise, and develops and operates many emissions and modeling tools.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory produces and distributes the annual Fuel Economy Guide and manages the FuelEconomy.gov website. ORNL also develops tools, provides technical support, and conducts fuel economy research.

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Debbie Bain
Fuel Economy Information Project Lead
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
865-946-1311
baindt@ornl.gov

BIO

Debbie Bain leads Oak Ridge National Laboratory's annual production of the U.S. Department of Energy's publication of the Fuel Economy Guide.

Address

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

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Wendy Dafoe
Sr. Project Leader
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
303-275-4470
wendy.dafoe@nrel.gov

BIO

Wendy Dafoe serves as the Technology Integration project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Wendy works closely with the NREL team and the U.S. Department of Energy program staff to identify information needs and execute projects that advance the Technology Integration mission. In 2009, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award for 15 years of outstanding service to Clean Cities.

Address

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway, MS 1610
Golden, CO 80401

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Judi Deitchel
Project Assistant
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
303-275-4461
judi.deitchel@nrel.gov

BIO

Judi Deitchel provides database and project support for Technology Integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Judi monitors Vehicle Technologies Office publications, manages exhibit schedules and logistics, and helps keep the Clean Cities and the Alternative Fuels Data Center websites updated. Prior to joining NREL, Judi provided technical and quality assurance project support for the U.S. Geological Survey on the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain project.

Address

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway, MS 1610
Golden, CO 80401

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Janet Hopson
Research Associate Professor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
865-946-1460
hopsonjl@ornl.gov

BIO

Janet Hopson is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a member of the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Tennessee. Since 1999, she has worked with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Economy Information Program. This program, funded by Technology Integration, develops and maintains the joint DOE/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) FuelEconomy.gov website, publishes the annual DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Guide, and conducts research on fuel economy and related topics. In addition to her work on FuelEconomy.gov, Janet also teaches Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee.

Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Janet worked as a post-graduate research associate for the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education and was an instructor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has an M.S. in Geology from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Tennessee.

Address

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

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Sandra Loi
Project Leader
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
303-275-4345
sandra.loi@nrel.gov

BIO

Sandra Loi is a project leader for Transportation and Hydrogen Systems at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Sandra focuses on Technology Integration coordination, education, and outreach activities, such as supporting coordinators, preparing new program initiatives, and organizing webinars and trainings for coordinators and stakeholders. Sandra supports the network of approximately 100 local Clean Cities coalitions throughout the United States as the main NREL point of contact for coordinators. Sandra develops and strengthens partnerships with community organizations, industry partners, media, and other stakeholders. Sandra also leads and manages the Technical Response Service.

Before joining NREL, Sandra worked for the Propane Education & Research Council in Washington, D.C., as a project manager focusing on product commercialization and marketing for on- and off-road vehicles, forklifts, and agricultural engines. Sandra also conducted education and outreach for propane technology. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Marketing from The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., and an M.S. in Management and Organizations with a specialization in Global Management from the University of Colorado.

Address

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway, MS 1610
Golden, CO 80401

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Marcy Rood
Principal Environmental Transportation Analyst
Argonne National Laboratory
217-413-8446
mrood@anl.gov

BIO

Marcy Rood worked for Clean Cities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C., from 1995 to 2008. She currently manages an Argonne team of experts supporting Technology Integration in a number of areas, such as strategic planning, analysis of the U.S. natural gas and electric-drive markets, and management of the development of tools and information on idle reduction technologies, emissions reductions, and total cost of ownership of alternative fuels.

During her time at DOE, she served as the Deputy Director of Clean Cities and the Director of Clean Cities Coalitions, directing the program efforts of both headquarters and regional DOE staff, overseeing the activities of the network of coalitions and collaborating with national stakeholders, fuel trade associations, infrastructure developers, and federal agencies. She provided direction for grant programs, training initiatives, the Alternative Fuels Data Center, and assisted in the planning of National Clean Cities Conferences. She is a native Ohioan and has a Master of Public Administration from Ohio State University.

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Mike Scarpino
Transportation Project Engineer
U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
617-494-3373
michael.scarpino@dot.gov

BIO

Mike Scarpino works at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center and provides technical and programmatic support for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Technology Integration Program through various special projects and interagency collaborations. Recent work has involved facilitating and coordinating activities between Clean Cities coalitions and various DOT agencies, such as Alternative Fuel Corridor designation process and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program with the Federal Highway Administration, CNG safety initiatives with the Federal Transit Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and connected and autonomous vehicle initiatives with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology.

Mike has been involved with Technology Integration since May 1997, previously working as the Northeast Clean Cities regional manager for DOE's Northeast Regional Office in Boston until June 2006, and at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory from June 2006 to September 2013. Mike is considered one of the "program old-timers" and in 2009 received a Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, creative thinking, and devotion to the program. Recently, Mike received a 2015 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Distinguished Achievement Award for contributions to Clean Cities and strengthening DOE and DOT collaboration.

Mike worked for two years as a nuclear engineer at DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, and for 10 years as a nuclear engineer for the Department of the Navy at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Mike has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.

Address

U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

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John Smart
Advanced Vehicles Group Lead
Idaho National Laboratory
208-526-5922
john.smart@inl.gov

BIO

John Smart is the leader of the Advanced Vehicles Group in the Energy Storage and Advanced Vehicles Department at Idaho National Laboratory. John has led research teams in regional and national plug-in electric vehicle demonstrations and is currently leading projects in vehicle/grid integration and smart mobility. Prior to joining INL, John was a product engineer in Powertrain Product Development at Ford Motor Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He enjoys exploring the Idaho wilderness with his wife and three sons, who are training him to become the world's best boy scout leader.

Address

Idaho National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83415

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Brian West
Group Leader, Fuels and Engines Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
865-946-1231
westbh@ornl.gov

BIO

Brian West is Group Leader for the Fuels and Engines Research Group at the National Transportation Research Center, where he also manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Fuel Economy Information (FEI) Project. The FEI project supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by preparing and distributing the annual Fuel Economy Guide as well as maintaining and continuously updating the FuelEconomy.gov website.

Brian's research at ORNL has involved vehicles, fuels, engines, lubricants, and emissions control technologies. His work with Lean NOx Traps was cited by EPA in the ultra-low diesel sulfur rule in 2000. He led portions of DOE's Intermediate Ethanol Blends Program, enabling EPA's approval of the waiver allowing E15 in 2001 and newer vehicles (2010 and 2011 rulings). His current research is focused on demonstrating the fuel economy and emissions benefits of high-octane fuels, measurement of vehicle-level fuel economy improvements from advanced lubricants, and vehicle research to support development of accurate, up-to-date, and useful driving tips on the FuelEconomy.gov website.

Brian holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.

Address

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

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