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Argonne scientist elected as SAE Fellow

SAE recognizes Michael Wang’s significant contributions and demonstrated leadership.

Scientist Michael Wang from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory was recently inducted as a Fellow of the professional engineering organization SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). The organization reserves this prestigious grade of membership for members who have made significant contributions to mobility technology and have demonstrated leadership in their field.

This honor recognizes Wang’s work in the reduction of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, specifically through his development of the GREET (Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation) life-cycle analysis model, funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

I feel extremely fortunate to be among such outstanding professionals who have contributed incredible work to the field of mobility science and sustainability.”  — Michael Wang, Manager, Systems Assessments Group, Energy Systems Division

The GREET model was used in developing California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard and other federal Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards. The model assesses the energy and environmental effects of vehicle technologies, transportation fuels, and other energy systems. More than 35,000 individuals and organizations — including governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities, automotive companies and energy companies — use GREET worldwide to tackle sustainability issues related to transportation.

It is a great honor to become an SAE fellow,” said Wang. I feel extremely fortunate to be among such outstanding professionals who have contributed incredible work to the field of mobility science and sustainability.”

Wang is an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, Senior Scientist and Manager of the Systems Assessments Group in Argonne’s Energy Systems Division. He is a joint faculty associate in the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow at the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. An author of more than 260 publications, he also serves as an associate editor for Biotechnology for Biofuels, Automotive Innovation, Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering in China and Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Changes.

Wang is one of only 12 SAE members elected as a Fellow this year. The organization celebrated Wang and the other 2018 inductees at the SAE World Congress in April 2019 with a dinner and awards ceremony.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supports early-stage research and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to strengthen U.S. economic growth, energy security, and environmental quality.

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