2013 Fall Sustainable Transportation Seminar Series

About the Seminar

The Sustainable Transportation Seminar series is designed to foster a community of faculty, researchers and students around the theme of sustainable transportation policy, systems and solutions. One of the main goals of the seminar is to prepare and inspire students for their thesis.

The presenter has 20 minutes to present a seminar in a chosen topic. We welcome work in progress or in formulation stages. Presentation is followed by 40 minutes of open discussion among attendants.

The seminar was initiated by Dr Lee Schipper, senior researcher at PEEC and prominent figure in the world of sustainable transportation. He passed away on August 16th 2011 and is dearly missed!

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Where and When
The seminar is held on Fridays at 2:30 pm (except where noted below) in room 105 of the Y2E2 building at Stanford University.

Fall Term 2013 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic + Slides Location

Sept 27

Kara Kockelman
University of Texas
Autonomous Vehicles: Anticipating Impacts in a World of Increasingly Shared Mobility (pdf) Room 105, Y2E2
Oct 4 Ben Sharpe
UC Davis / ICCT
Policy Measures for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles: California, the US, and the World (pdf) Room 105, Y2E2
Oct 18 David Vance Wagner
Pollution and Politics in the People's Republic of China: Big Oil, Big Auto, and the Battle for Beijing's Blue Skies (pdf) Room 105, Y2E2
Oct 25 Yang Yu
Stanford University
336% increasing in sales and 55% raise of motor fuel consumption: what happens in China's Automobile Market and Transportation Sector (pdf) Room 105, Y2E2
Nov 1 Diana Ginnebaugh
Stanford University/PEEC
The Future of the Flex-Fuel Vehicle in the US (pdf) Room 105, Y2E2
Nov 8 Hilary Nixon
San Jose State University
Understanding Household Preferences for Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Technologies (pdf)
Room 105, Y2E2
Nov 15 Frances Sprei
Conflicting Interests in Defining an "Optimal" Battery Size when introducing the PHEV Room 105, Y2E2
Nov 22 Eric Cahill
UC Davis
Growing the Market for Plug-in hybrid & EVs (PEVs) in California: What Role for New Car Dealers? (pdf) Room 105, Y2E2
Dec 6* Kara Kockelman
University of Texas
Transportation Systems and the Built Environment: A Life-Cycle Energy Case Study and Analysis (pdf)
Room 105, Y2E2
* Note: this seminar will start at 3pm


For more information or if you want to present at the seminar please contact:

Ram Rajagopal
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Construction Engineering Management and Atmosphere/Energy Programs
Stanford University
Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building, Room 295
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

Diana Ginnebaugh, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Precourt Energy Efficiency Center
Stanford University
Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building, Room 390C
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

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