Robert M. Wagner

Sustainable Mobility Theme Lead

Dr. Robert Wagner is the Theme Lead of Sustainable Mobility for the Urban Dynamics Institute and the Director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; a faculty member of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). His responsibilities include the coordination and development of strategic internal and external collaborations at ORNL to better support the mission of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office. Dr. Wagner has been principal investigator on many research activities spanning low temperature combustion, unstable combustion fundamentals, nonlinear controls, thermodynamics, renewable fuels, and emissions characterization. This includes the integration of ORNL expertise in high performance computing, neutron sciences, material sciences, and advanced manufacturing to accelerate the development of advanced transportation technologies. Dr. Wagner is on the editorial board of four international journals, on executive committees for ASME and SAE, and has authored more than 100 technical publications. He is also the recipient of ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award (2014) and the SAE International Leadership Citation (2014).

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