Ann M. Schlenker
Ann Schlenker is the Director of Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research. In this role, she leads a team of scientists and engineers conducting research and developing technologies with the goal of reducing the transportation sector’s reliance on petroleum and imported oil.
Schlenker oversees engineering research to improve engine fuel efficiency and combustion processes, reduce friction losses, evaluate powertrain and vehicle architectures in virtual and experimental contexts and validate interoperability with the smart grid. She also oversees the Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions for education of the next generation of automotive engineers.
Prior to joining Argonne in 2009, Schlenker worked for Chrysler, LLC, for more than 30 years, most recently as Director of Advanced Vehicle Engineering and Alliances. She previously held a variety of engineering positions in research, regulatory development and front line product development.