Don Hillebrand is the Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems Division, leading a team of engineers and scientists developing sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization, minimize America’s dependence on imported energy, and enhance U.S. national security.
James Miller is a senior scientist in the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He also currently serves as the Secretary-General of the International Energy Agency’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Program. He has 40 years of research experience at Argonne National Laboratory, working on advanced batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen, and electric vehicles.
Program Lead, Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems
Guenter Conzelmann is Manager of the Advanced Grid Modeling group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems division. His research focuses on the development and application of modeling and simulation tools to study strategic energy and power sector issues, including renewable energy integration, smart grid and microgrid implementation, advanced grid modeling, and energy sector resilience.
Program Lead, Interoperability and Grid Integration
Keith Hardy is the Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Electric Vehicle (EV)-Smart Grid Interoperability Center, which plays a key role in supporting global harmonization of standards and technology for the EV-grid interface, as well as charging interoperability to ensure future electric vehicles and charging stations worldwide work together seamlessly.
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.
Vladimir Koritarov is the Manager of the CEESA Power Systems group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems division. The group provides analytical services on strategic energy and environmental issues to government agencies, international organizations, and private institutions around the world. He is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC).
Dan Fraser is Manager of the Global Energy Solutions group in the Energy Systems division of Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago. He has resolved issues affecting a broad range of industries, including oil & gas, seismology, financial analysis, nuclear energy, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, automotive engineering, bioinformatics and program management.
Rajesh Ahluwalia manages the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen group in Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems division. He is a co-developer of GCTool (General Computational Toolkit), a software package that helps design, analyze, and optimize automotive and stationary distributed fuel cell power generation systems, as well as other power-plant configurations.
Michael Wang is an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, Senior Scientist, and Manager of the Systems Assessments Group of the Energy Systems division. Michael Wang has led the development and applications of Argonne’s GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) model for life-cycle analysis of advanced vehicle technologies, transportation fuels, and other energy systems.
Aymeric Rousseau is the Manager of the Systems Modeling and Control Section. He received his engineering diploma at the Industrial System Engineering School in La Rochelle, France in 1997 and is currently pursuing his Executive MBA at Chicago Booth. For the past 20 years, he has been evaluating the impact of advanced vehicle and transportation technologies from a mobility and energy point of view including the development of Autonomie (vehicle system simulation), RoadRunner (multi-vehicle simulation) and POLARIS (large-scale transportation system simulation). In addition to leading numerous projects for OEMs and US Department of Energy, Aymeric Rousseau has been providing the vehicle energy consumption analysis for the USCAFE regulations and has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers related to vehicle electrification.
Douglas Longman is theManager of Engine Research at Argonne National Laboratory. This research spans internal combustion engine experimental study of fundamental combustion properties, low-temperature combustion, heavy-duty IC engine biofuels, and large engine stationary and locomotive engine research, microturbines, and combined heat and power systems.
Sibendu Som leads a Computational Fluid Dynamics team at Argonne National Laboratory that focuses on developing nozzle-flow, spray, and combustion models; and high-performance computing for internal combustion engine applications. The team develops predictive simulation capabilities to advance high-efficiency low-emission engines and the implementation of uncertainty quantification for engine simulations.
Section Manager, Advanced Mobility and Grid Integration Technology
Thomas Wallner manages the Advanced Mobility and Grid Integration Technology Research section in Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research. His team focuses on the experimental evaluation and analysis of advanced vehicle technologies including conventional, electrified and connected and automated vehicles as well as electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Kristen Wahl is the Manager of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) Program in Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Systems division, where she has organized and managed more than 25 student automotive engineering competitions since 1997, including the most recent EcoCAR 3 series.