January 21, 2014
Washington, D.C., USA
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Terrence F. Alger
Advanced Combustion and Emissions Section and
Advanced Vehicle Technology and Hydraulic Vehicle Technology Section
Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division
Dr. Alger's formal training is in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Thermal/Fluids Systems. Within this field, he has specialized in Combustion Systems and Combustion Research and Optical Diagnostics. His formal education in Mechanical Engineering is enhanced by the project management skills he learned as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Dr. Alger graduated from the United States Military Academy as a Distinguished Cadet in 1992 and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers. During his 5 years in the Army, Dr. Alger served as a platoon leader and task force engineer for the 3/325th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team) and participated in operations in Bosnia and Africa. In 1996, he was assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Southwest Division, as a project officer. After resigning from the Army, Dr. Alger began his graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Both his master's thesis and doctoral dissertation focused on optical investigations in a direct injection gasoline engine to determine the effect of flow fields and other engine parameters on fuel/air mixing, emissions and performance.
Dr. Alger worked at Ford Motor Company's Research and Advanced Engineering Division upon completing his PhD. While working on Ford's optical engine, Dr. Alger developed several new diagnostic capabilities, including PIV based turbulence measurements, a Spontaneous Raman Scattering residual diagnostic and a method for using a borescope to take flow field measurements. He was also heavily involved in the development of Ford's Light Stratified Charge Direct Injection Gasoline Engine. Dr. Alger joined Southwest Research Institute in 2003 in the Advanced Combustion and Emissions section, where he was involved in engine testing and combustion analysis. He is currently the manager of the Advanced Combustion and Emissions section, concentrating on improving engine efficiency and emissions thorough in-cylinder combustion processes and advanced engine technologies. He is also the manager of SwRI's HEDGE II consortium, which is focused on improving gasoline engine efficiency through the use of cooled EGR, advanced ignition systems and other efficiency enhancing technologies. His current research interests include topics in ignition systems, abnormal combustion in gasoline engines, boosting systems for advanced gasoline and diesel engines and dual-fuel engine applications.
Joseph M. Colucci
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
Joseph M. Colucci retired in 1995 after 36 years with the General Motors Research Laboratories. He is President of Automotive Fuels Consulting, Inc., providing services related to automotive fuels and emissions. He retired as Executive Director, Materials Research. Prior to that he was Department Head, Fuels and Lubricants, for 20 years. During that period he led GM’s efforts to improve commercial fuel and lubricant quality for better vehicle performance and reduced vehicle emissions. He led the campaign to obtain proper additives in gasoline to eliminate port-fuel injector deposits, he developed the concept of reformulated gasoline, and he led many programs to quantify its benefits.
Mr. Colucci has a BSME from Michigan State University and an MSME from Cal Tech.
In 1992 he was elected a Fellow of the SAE. He twice received the Octane Week Executive of the Year Award: in 1991 for his leadership in the development of reformulated gasoline, and in 1995 for his leadership in improving automotive fuel quality and reducing vehicle emissions. In 2001, he received the SAE's Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation. In 2002, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2004, he gave the Honda Lecture to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2010 he received the SAE Medal of Honor, the highest recognition the society gives, and the SAE Foundation’s Medal for his service to "A World in Motion." In 2012 he received the SAE Abelson Award.
Mr. Colucci has served on the MSU College of Engineering's Alumni Board. He now serves on the ME Board of Visitors. In 2003, he received the College's Claud R. Erickson Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the University's Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2005, he was inducted into the Brooklyn Technical High School’s Hall of Fame.
In 2002 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. HE has served on two National Research Council panels on the DOE's "21st Century Truck Program." He is a member of NREL's Biofuels Technical Review Panel. He has served on several National Research Council technical advisory committees, and he has consulted for numerous companies in the automotive and energy arenas.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
John Eichberger oversees the association's government relations activities, represents the convenience and petroleum retailing industry before Congress, the Administration and the media, and directs the association's petroleum related activities. Eichberger joined the association in 2000 as Director of Motor Fuels and was named to his current position in 2006.
NACS represents an industry operating more than 148,000 retail locations, of which more than 120,000 sell motor fuels, accounting for 80 percent of the gasoline sold in the country. In 2011, the industry generated $681.9 billion in sales (one of every $22 spent in the United States) and employed more than 1.8 million workers.
Prior to joining NACS, Eichberger served as a legislative assistant for Representative Greg Ganske (R-IA) where he advised the Congressman on such issues as those relating to energy, environment and agricultural policy.
Gasoline Team Lead
Fuels Products and Operations Division of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Jeff has more than 30 years of experience with gasoline quality and automotive technology, and the interactions between the two. Jeff serves as Secretary of ASTM Subcommittee D02.A on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels, and is an active participant in the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) Performance Committee and the Consortium for Clean Air and Water in Europe (CONCAWE). Jeff is also active in the area of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and is a member of the CRC LCA Panel. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Jeff held positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. Jeff holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree from the Cooper Union and a Master of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied combustion in a Ford PROCO engine.
Ronald L. Graves
Sustainable Transportation Program
Dr. Ronald Graves is the Director of the Sustainable Transportation Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which covers the laboratory’s research in vehicle efficiency technologies, fuels, and intelligent transportation systems. He joined ORNL in 1976 after receiving his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has been a member and leader of many projects in transportation fuels and engines since the early 1980s, including work on methanol, ethanol, and the effects of diesel fuel sulfur and fuel composition on combustion and emissions. He currently serves on the technical teams for the U.S. DRIVE Partnership and the 21st Century Truck Partnership. Over 25 years ago, he led the establishment of engine and emissions research at ORNL that continues today. He has participated in Working Groups of the Coordinating Research Council and is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Graves has a record of over 60 publications and reports that encompass subjects in internal combustion engines, fuels, power systems, and materials. He shares four patents with co-workers. He recently served on the National Academy of Sciences committee on Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle fuel economy.
John B. Heywood
Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Heywood has been a faculty member at MIT since 1968, where he has been Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Sloan Automotive Laboratory. His interests are focused on internal combustion engines, their fuels, and broader studies of future transportation technology and policy, fuel supply options, and air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions. He has published over 200 papers in the technical literature, and is the author of five books including a major text and professional reference "Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals." He is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and has received many awards for his work. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Biofuel Implementation Manager
Coleman is focused on the technical aspects of biofuels including properties, manufacturing processes, costs, and interactions with vehicles and petroleum fuels. He supports GM engineering and public policy worldwide on expanding the portfolio of biofuel capable vehicles and supplies of vehicle-ready biofuels. Dr. Jones has been manager of fuels and lubricants for GM Powertrain. His group was responsible for current product support for fuels, engine oils, and transmissions fluids for General Motors. After completing his degrees in chemical engineering and materials science, his first GM positions were at the Powertrain Advanced Materials Development Center working on process and material development.
Senior Policy Advisor
American Petroleum Institute
Patrick handles downstream issues pertaining to regulations on fuels specifications and distribution. Patrick earned his B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and International Business from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Prior to joining API, he worked with a commodities trading firm in Stamford, CT managing gasoline blending compliance and operations including product scheduling for terminal, pipeline and marine movements. He has been with API for seven years and has extensive knowledge of fuels specifications and issues pertaining to alternative and renewable fuels. Patrick resides in Manassas, Virginia with his wife and three children.
Fuel Programs in the Assessment and Standards Division of EPA
Throughout his 27 year career at EPA Paul Machiele has been responsible for a wide range of regulations and initiatives covering gasoline, diesel fuel, and alternative fuels, as well as nonroad engines and heavy-duty highway engines. Most recently he led the development of the renewable fuel standard regulations and is currently leading the team developing EPA’s Tier 3 vehicle and fuel standards. In 2009 Mr. Machiele was the recipient of SAE’s Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis and in 2011 became an SAE Fellow. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Research & Advanced Powertrain Engineering
Ford Motor Company
Tom McCarthy is the Chief Engineer for Powertrain Research & Advanced Engineering currently responsible for the innovation and development of future engine & powertrain technologies. He has worked at Ford for over 22 years, primarily in Powertrain. In 2009 his activity was responsible for launching the 3.5L Duratec 35 V6 GTDI engine, the first Ford EcoBoost application in North America.
Prior to this assignment he was the Director of the European Hybrid Centre based at Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden responsible for electrification technology development in Europe. Before the assignment at Volvo he was the Engine Systems Manager responsible for leading the design and development of the Duratec 35 V6 engine architecture from concept through the initial launch in 2006. On this assignment he championed and extensively deployed Design for Six Sigma in developing the Duratec 35 V6 Engine architecture. Prior to leading the Duretec 35 V6 Engine Program he was Manager of the Advanced Engine Engineering activity responsible for projects such as the Aston Martin 6.0L V12 and Mustang 5.4L V8 Cobra-R engines. During his early career he has held a variety of engine design and development positions in the U.S., England and Germany.
His education includes a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL. He has a MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He is also involved in USCAR as Ford's representative on the Advanced Powertrain Technical Leadership Council and serves on Sandia National Laboratory’s Combustion Research Facilities Advisory Board.
Vice President of Technical Services
Renewable Fuels Association
The National Trade Association for the U.S. Ethanol Industry.
As the technical lead, Ms. Moore is the industry contact for fuel ethanol quality, regulatory, safety and environmental aspects. Kristy is well-known and respected throughout the ethanol industry for her depth of knowledge and expertise. Her prior work experience includes both wet and dry milling ethanol production for Archer Daniels Midland Company. She has extensive knowledge of the Fuel Alcohol industry, as well as the Beverage and Industrial Alcohol industries. Her current primary focus is the commercialization of higher level ethanol blended fuels.
Currently, she co chairs the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition, a diverse group of interested parties dedicated to the development of ethanol safety information for the first response community. The mission of the EERC is to enhance the knowledge, capability and readiness of operational emergency response agencies to effectively respond to fires, spills and other emergencies involving ethanol and ethanol blended fuels. (This coalition is responsible for the development and distribution of ethanol specific emergency response information for the first response community.) Kristy is also a member of the TRANSCAER National Training Task Group, a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and to respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident.
She is also an active participant in ASTM International by chairing the E48 Biotechnology main committee which includes subcommittees on Biomass Conversion and Sustainability. She is a regular contributor to the committees E60 Sustainability and D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants. The Committee D02 recently awarded Kristy the Award of Excellence in recognition of her valuable support of Subcommittee A Gasoline and Oxygenates by providing information on ethanol fuels and for the perspective she brings on the fuel quality interests of the ethanol industry. Kristy also chairs the Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Task Group, International Trade Task Group and the E15 Blendstock Task Group. Kristy is also an industry expert for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on the ISO Biotechnology Council Task Force. Ms. Moore holds a Chemistry degree from Illinois State University.
Director, Light Duty Vehicle and Small
Office of Transportation and Air Quality/ Office of Air and Radiation United States Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Edward Nam is the Director of the Light-Duty Vehicle and Small Engines Center in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality in the US EPA. The Center is primarily responsible for most of the regulations affecting Light- Duty vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks). Dr.
Nam was one of the leads for the historic 2012-2016 as well as the 2017-2025 EPA light-duty greenhouse gas rules finalized in 2010 and 2012 respectively. He managed most of the technical elements of both rules.
Dr. Nam has been with the EPA since 2003, and prior to becoming a Center Director, his research had earned him several technical achievement awards in hybrid vehicle efficiency and particulate matter modeling.
He was instrumental in the development of the EPA MOVES (Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator) and PERE (Physical Emission Rate Estimator) models. Dr. Nam also contributed to the basic design of the 5-cycle fuel economy labeling rule.
Prior to joining the EPA, Dr. Nam was a scientist at the Ford Motor Company, where he conducted research on traffic and (near-roadway) emissions and fuel consumption modeling. He also conducted air conditioner research as well as testing and development with Portable Emissions Measurement Systems.
Dr. Nam earned his Master's and PhD Degrees in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1999. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married, has 2 children and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Fuel and Lubricant Technologies
Serves as team leader for Fuel and Lubricant Technologies in EERE’s Vehicle Technologies Program. The team’s R&D efforts focus on technologies with the potential to directly displace petroleum-based fuels in vehicles, development of improved lubricants that can reduce parasitic energy losses and serve as drop-in retrofits for existing vehicles, and development of the knowledge base on fuel effects in advanced combustion regimes. Previously worked at Argonne National Laboratory and Occidental Petroleum.
Chief, Fuel Economy Division
National Highway Traffic Safety
Jim leads the Fuel Economy Division, within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which is responsible for establishing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations for passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles, and fuel efficiency regulations for medium- and heavyduty commercial vehicles and work trucks. The division is also responsible for reviewing and approving manufacturer petitions for alternative CAFE standards, and implementing consumer information programs, including regulations for some content on the fuel economy label and new regulations for alternative fuel badges on light-duty vehicles.
James P. Uihlein
Fuels Technology Advisor
Chevron Products Company
James P. (Jim) Uihlein is responsible for fuels regulatory development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) and is co-chair of the CRC Emissions Committee. He is also Chair of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) California Fuels Committee.
Jim has over 32 years of experience in the Refining Industry, the majority of which has been spent on a variety of Fuels Technology issues, from production processes to fuel/vehicle interactions and regulatory development. Highlights include involvement in the development of the Federal RFG regulations, the CARB gasoline regulations, and the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
Fuels Technical and Regulatory Affairs Engineer
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
Bill has had a career in the automotive industry spanning over 25 years, including current his responsibilities as a Fuels Technical and Regulatory Affairs Engineer at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. Previously, he served as vehicle and powertrain and NVH development Technical Specialist at Ford Motor Company and Hyundai-Kia Technical Center Inc., as well as exhaust system acoustic component and emissions aftertreatment design/development Program Manager at ArvinMeritor.