Jeff Chamberlain and Don Hillebrand: The Electric Car and Beyond
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Ours is the nation of the automobile. From the assembly line to the country’s network of highways, the car has defined transportation in the United States since the early days of the last century. But as gasoline becomes less available and more expensive, and related habits and needs change, a big 21st-century question asserts itself: What is the future of transportation in America? In this program, Jeff Chamberlain, leader of Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Storage Initiative, and Don Hillebrand, director of Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research, discuss developing technologies that could define the future of personal transportation: green diesel technology, omnivorous engines, and the cost-effective, long-lasting batteries needed to make the electric car a reality.
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This program is presented in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory.
Jeffrey Chamberlain is the leader of the Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Storage Initiative. The work involved is coordinated into four research areas: Advanced Battery R&D, Process Engineering for pilot-scale studies of battery materials, Energy Storage studies for power grid management, and Energy Storage R&D in advanced power train systems. Dr. Chamberlain studied vacuum-based surface chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.
Don Hillebrand is the director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Transportation Research. Don is responsible for leading a team of engineers and physicists who are actively seeking to solve transportation problems related to the nation’s reliance on imported energy by developing advanced tools for the analysis of the latest transportation technologies. Hillebrand earned his B.S., two masters (automotive engineering degree at Chrysler Institute of Engineering) and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Oakland University.