In a recent report and Politico op-ed, Jonathan Lesser of the Manhattan Institute purports to demonstrate that replacing internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) with zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) will increase air pollution while having a negligible effect on climate change. This has sparked controversy by many within the electric…
E.J. joined RMI in 2014 and is part of the transportation practice leading the effort to broadly scale the team’s work in Austin, TX, to reduce the number of single-occupant, gas-power trips that take place in urban areas. As part of this work, E.J. was the program manager for d2d—Your Door to Downtown, which provided discounted rides into downtown Boulder, CO, successfully eliminating over 1000 cars parked in downtown. He also supported RMI’s successful work to help Fort Collins, CO, develop and adopt the goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030.
Prior to joining RMI, E.J. worked in aerospace for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Materials Research & Design. He has in depth experience with the analysis and design of polymer and ceramic matrix composites. He led a NASA program to develop a material constitutive model to simulate the high-speed impact of ceramic composite materials. The goal of this program was to improve the impact resistance of these materials for use in turbine engine hot-section components. He has also completed extensive work for Lockheed Martin and the Air Force related to sustained hypersonic flight.
E.J. has earlier experience with dynamic analysis of geosynchronous spacecraft, specifically the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) as part of the program definition and risk reduction team for Lockheed Martin.
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University
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