EV Part #2 — Innovating technologies for electrified transportation

Original air date:  Thursday June 18, 2020

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Co-Hosts:  Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (energy research partnership between University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Lab) and Colorado State University Systems Engineering

Colorado EV Plan 2020 – FINAL

Webinar host and for more info:
Maury Dobbie, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory
Maury.Dobbie@ColoradoCollaboratory.org    970-682-5707

Moderator:  Thomas Bradley, Woodward Professor and Department Head of Systems Engineering, Colorado State University


  • Maria Eisemann, Transportation Policy Analyst, Colorado Energy Office                                                Marie Eisemann PPT slides
  • Mike King, Assistant Director, Electrification & Energy, Colorado Department of Transportation    Mike King PPT slides 
  • Kandler Smith, Energy Storage Computational Modeling, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  Kandler Smith PPT slides


Tom Bradley
Department Head, Woodward Endowed Professor Systems Engineering
Colorado State University

Dr. Bradley is Department Head and Woodward Endowed Professor of Systems Engineering in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University, where he conducts research and teaches a variety of courses in system engineering, multidisciplinary optimization, and design.  Dr. Bradley’s research interests are focused on applications in Automotive and Aerospace System Design, Energy System Management, and Lifecycle Assessment. He earned BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California – Davis, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an emphasis in systems engineering and decision support. Prior to his academic career, Bradley was sole proprietor of an independent consulting company, performing hybrid electric vehicle design and control modeling for the Electric Power Research Institute in support of vehicle development programs at Ford, Daimler Chrysler and BAE Systems. Dr. Bradley’s research is focused on using advanced system design tools with experimental validation to advance the state of the art in practical, demonstrable systems.

Maria DiBiase Eisemann
Transportation Policy Analyst
Colorado Energy Office

As Transportation Policy Analyst for the Colorado Energy Office, Maria develops and evaluates policy and studies on clean fuels and zero emission vehicles and technologies.  She serves as chair of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition and its Policy and EV Equity subgroups.  She represented the office in the development and implementation of the Regional Electric Vehicle West MOU with eight other western states.  She was also lead in the development of the 2020 Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan released in April 2020.  Prior to her employment at the Colorado Energy Office, Maria was Coordinator of Northern Colorado Clean Cities but has also worked at the US EPA in Washington DC and the National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety at Colorado State University.

Mike King
Assistant Director, Electrification & Energy
Colorado Department of Transportation
Office of Innovative Mobility

Michael King is the Assistant Director of Electrification & Energy for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Mobility. In this role he specializes in program and policy development for vehicle electrification, alternative fuels, and other emerging transportation technologies. During his six years with CDOT, Michael has worked on a variety of projects ranging from the development of the 2040 Statewide Transportation Plan, management of Colorado’s allocation of the Volkswagen Settlement, and the creation of the Mobility Choice Blueprint for the Denver Metro. Current focus areas include the expansion of the statewide DC fast-charging network, integration of zero-emission vehicles into transit agency fleets, and exploring the potential of hydrogen fuel cells for medium and heavy duty vehicles. Prior to joining CDOT, he studied International Development with a focus on Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and spent three years working for nonprofit and government agencies in Latin America.

Kandler Smith
Energy Storage Computational Modeling
National Renewable Energy Lab

Dr. Kandler Smith leads the Energy Storage Computational Modeling Team in the Center for Integrated Mobility Systems at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.  His research interests include Li-ion battery lifetime prediction & extension, application of machine learning for battery performance and life prediction, fast charging, battery computational design and modeling of electrochemical/thermal/mechanical-coupled phenomena in Li-ion batteries including emerging chemistries. Kandler recently co-authored a textbook on design and analysis of large Li-ion battery systems He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in electrochemical modeling and control of Li-ion batteries.







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