Michael Wang is the manager of the Systems Assessment Group, Energy Systems Division at Argonne. His research areas include the evaluation of energy and environmental impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels, the assessment of market potentials of new vehicle and fuel technologies, and the projection of transportation development in emerging economies such as China.
Wang leads the ongoing development of Argonne’s GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) software model for life cycle analysis of advanced vehicle technologies and transportation fuels. At the end of 2012, GREET had more than 20,000 registered users worldwide. Using the GREET model, Wang has done extensive research in life cycle analyses of petroleum fuels, biofuels, hydrogen, electricity and advanced vehicle technologies such as hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery-powered electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Wang’s research in biofuels, electric-drive technologies and the GREET model have been used by government agencies in North America, Asia and Europe to develop transportation fuel policies such as low-carbon fuel standards and vehicle greenhouse gas emission regulations.
In addition to his work in the United States, Wang has collaborated with government agencies, automotive companies, energy companies, universities and research institutions in China, Brazil, Canada and Europe.