Jan 03, 2018
Some engineers are attracted to fuels and engine research out of a love of cars. For Robert Wagner, however, enthusiasm for combustion science and chaos theory drew him to this area of research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
After years of delivering breakthroughs for cleaner, more efficient vehicles, Wagner is now director of the National Transportation Research Center (NTRC), the Department of Energy’s (DOE) only user facility dedicated to transportation technologies. In this role, Wagner provides strategic leadership to the NTRC, including developing external collaborations with industry, universities, and other national laboratories in coordination with the Sustainable Transportation Program to ensure the success and continued growth of ORNL’s transportation research.