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Dr. Nicholas Lutsey Honored with the SAE International Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 31, 2014 -

Dr. Nicholas Lutsey, Program Director with the International Council on Clean Transportation, has won the SAE International Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis. Dr. Lutsey will receive the award during the SAE 2015 Government/Industry Meeting, which will be held Jan. 21-23, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Established in 2004, this award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of improved federal automotive policy. Government policy is an increasingly important and complex influence on the ability of the mobility community to serve humanity. Through this award, SAE International recognizes the importance of sound policy analysis and inspires members of the mobility community in government, industry and elsewhere to strive for excellence.

Dr. Lutsey directs the International Council on Clean Transportation’s (ICCT) heavy-duty vehicle and fuels programs and co-leads the ICCT’s work in the United States. He has co-authored 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and dozens of reports on technology potential, regulatory design, industry compliance, and cost-effectiveness for vehicles and alternative fuels. Previously, with the California Air Resources Board, he participated in the regulatory development and technical analyses toward the 2004 and 2012 adoption of greenhouse gas emission regulations for automobiles.


Dr. Lutsey has previously received awards from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the University of California at Davis, the Transportation Research Board, and the California Air Resources Board for his research contributions. He received a B.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and a PhD in Transportation Technology and Policy from the University of California, Davis.


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