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The Changing Landscape in Transportation Energy Utilization

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Thursday, February 23, 2023, 4 pm

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ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker Series

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Jeffrey D. Naber, PhD

Advanced Power Systems Research Center, MTU


Energy utilization for mobility, industrial, and transportation is undergoing significant changes with the advancement of technologies in electrical energy storage and power conversion. We will discuss how this is changing industry and engineering and examine regulation and how this impacts consumers and other stakeholders. I will discuss ongoing research projects in light-duty vehicles to industrial applications.


Dr. Jeffrey D. Naber is the Director of the Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS), a University Professor, and the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor in Energy Systems of Energy Systems in the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Department. The APS LAB Center manages R&D activities working in partnership with federal agencies, OEMs, suppliers, fuel and energy companies, and small innovation companies to advance energy efficiency and reduce emissions for on-road, off-road, and power generation technologies. This includes developing technologies for a 30% energy reduction for light-duty vehicles through connected and automated intelligent vehicles, a 25% CO2 reduction through advancements in powertrain and use of natural gas and bio-gas for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and 50-70% CO2 reduction through fuels and energy produced from industrial and municipal waste streams including plastics. Dr. Naber also leads the University’s Tech Forward initiative in Autonomous and Intelligent Vehicles.

Invited by: Radheshyam Tewari

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