Forrest Jehlik is currently an engineer in the Vehicle Systems section of the Center for Transportation Research (CTR). He leads a Green Racing program to promote adoption of renewable fuels and advanced technology’s through motorsports that may be transferred to production based vehicles. He also researches and supports bench-marking of a large range of advanced technology vehicles to support research at the CTR’s Advanced Powertrain Research Facility (APRF). This includes plug-in hybrid vehicle and sustainable fuel technologies.
Mr. Jehlik joined Argonne in 2005 as the lead technical coordinator for Challenge X, the country’s premier advanced vehicle technology competition managed by CTR staff. Forrest provided his technical leadership and expertise to this program by establishing a technology objective, creating competition rules, operational and safety procedures, and assuming the lead for the competitive inter-collegiate vehicle engineering events.
Previous to joining Argonne, Mr. Jehlik was employed at General Motors Research & Development/Powertrain in Detroit, MI from January 2001 – July 2005. Forrest was the lead combustion engineer on a 10-member team that developed a proprietary combustion system. The results of this work led to the production of a 4.5L Duramax engine.