Transportation and Fuels Expert Lauded for Bringing Science to Policy
Daniel Sperling, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize, announced today by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences.
- Consumer response to advanced vehicle technologies, such as
hybrid and electric cars
- Bike- and pedestrian-friendly community planning
- Traffic-flow theory
- Battery and ultracapacitor capabilities and comparisons
- World geopolitical implications of oil and natural gas development
- Biofuels investment and production strategies
- Multitasking and telecommuting
- Hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and
- The potential for converting the globe to 100 percent
years ago, he created the Graduate Group in Transportation Technology and Policy, the unique, multidisciplinary program at the heart of ITS-Davis’s academic offerings. He also co-directs the Institute’s Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways program, a four-year, multidisciplinary research program funded through a consortium of private and governmental organizations. He has advised corporations and governments around the world.
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