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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Amory B. Lovins
Dr. Andreas Schäfer
Dr. Michael Wang

Dr. Amory B. Lovins

Amory B. Lovins is CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org), a 22-year-old nonprofit applied research center he cofounded in Old Snowmass, Colorado. RMI's ~50 staff foster the efficient and restorative use of natural and human capital to create a secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world. Mr. Lovins also founded and chairs RMI's fourth for-profit spinoff, Hypercar, Inc. (www.hypercar.com). A consultant physicist educated at Harvard and Oxford, he has received an Oxford MA, nine honorary doctorates, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Heinz, Lindbergh, Hero for the Planet, and World Technology Awards, the Happold Medal, and the Lindbergh, Mitchell, "Alternative Nobel," Shingo, and Onassis Prizes; held visiting academic chairs; briefed 18 heads of state; published 29 books and several hundred papers; and consulted for scores of industries and governments worldwide.

Most of Mr. Lovins's current work focuses on using competitive forces to transform the car, real-estate, semiconductor, chemical, carpet, water, electricity, and several other industries toward radically increased resource productivity. His invention of a highly integrated ultralight-hybrid car concept, now known as the Hypercar (www.hypercar.com), won the 1993 Nissan Prize at the main European car-technology conference, ISATA, and the 1999 World Technology Award in association with Booz Allen & Hamilton and The Economist. He and his colleagues have advised senior executives and development engineers at several dozen current and intending automakers. These firms have collectively committed some $10 billion to bringing Hypercar vehicles to market. In 1997, Mr. Lovins was named by Car magazine the 22nd most powerful person in the global automotive industry, and in 1999, spun off RMI's Hypercar Center into an independent for-profit technology development firm, Hypercar, Inc. In eight months, with a few million dollars of private equity, it developed an uncompromised, competitively manufacturable, quintupled-efficiency midsize sport-utility vehicle.

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Dr. Andreas Schäfer

Andreas Schäfer holds a M.Sc. in Aero-and Astronautical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Energy Economics, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After spending five years at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, and seven years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is currently a lecturer (associate professor) at the University of Cambridge (UK).

Dr. Schäfer has been working for more than 10 years in the area of technology, human behavior, and the environment. His main areas of interest are modeling the demand for energy services, assessing characteristics of future low-greenhouse gas emission technologies, and simulating the optimum technology dynamics in a greenhouse gas constrained energy system. He has published widely on global travel demand modeling, transport system technology assessment, and the introduction of technology.

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Dr. Michael Wang

Dr. Michael Wang received his Ph.D. degree in environmental science from University of California at Davis. He is an environmental analyst in the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory specializing in the area of energy and environmental impacts of motor vehicle technologies and transportation fuels. At Argonne, he is the manager of the Systems Assessment Section of the Center for Transportation Research.

Dr. Wang has been working in the area of evaluating emission and energy impacts of new transportation fuels and advanced vehicle technologies for over 17 years. He has developed the GREET model at Argonne National Laboratory. The model has been used by governmental agencies, industries, universities, and research institutions to evaluate life-cycle energy and emission effects of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. At present, there are more than 1,900 GREET users in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Wang is the chairman of the International Subcommittee on Transportation Energy and Alternative Transportation Fuels of the Transportation Research Board. He is a director of the Board of the Energy Foundation. Dr. Wang is a member of the Energy Conservation Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Air and Waste Management Association. Dr. Wang has served on technical advisory committees for several major international studies on advanced vehicle technologies and transportation fuels conducted by or for governmental agencies, automotive companies, and energy companies in North America, Europe, and China. He has more than 120 publications.

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