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Keynote Speakers Announced

Dr. Austin Brown

Director, Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Austin Brown is the director of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), leading activities for research, development, demonstration, and deployment of efficient and clean mobility options that are affordable for all Americans.

The Vehicle Technologies Office invests in technologies including advanced batteries and electric drive systems, lightweight materials, advanced combustion engines, alternative fuels, and efficient mobility systems. Through technology transfer and industry partnerships these technologies will continue to transform our transportation system and increase America’s energy security, economic vitality, and quality of life.

Dr. Brown is an expert in clean energy and sustainable transportation technologies, and most recently served as Senior Director for transportation Emissions in the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy. His previous roles included Executive Director of the U.C. Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy; Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Project Leader for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Dr. Brown has also held adjunct faculty positions at U.C. Davis and Johns Hopkins University and previously served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow with DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Dr. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College and a doctoral degree in biophysics from Stanford University.


David Houle

Futurist and Author

Mark Gary

Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments

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