EERE honors Argonne researchers for vehicle technologies
Several Argonne researchers were honored with awards at the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office 2018 Annual Merit Review and the EERE Fuel Cell Technology Office Awards.
Distinguished Achievement Award:
Andy Burnham (ES)
Burnham was recognized for his work in building the Alternative Fuel Life-cycle Environment and Emissions Transportation (AFLEET) tool. The AFLEET tool is one of the primary ways fleets can understand the environmental impacts of their mobility decisions as well as related costs and benefits.
This practical tool is available to everyone on Argonne’s website and has amassed 7,232 unique users — at last count — who are using it to make important decisions for their fleets.
The model, methodologies and resulting tool were created in collaborations with EPA, vehicle and engine manufacturers, and other national laboratories and beta tested by stakeholders including many Clean Cities coalitions.
Distinguished Achievement Award: Keith Hardy (ES)
Hardy’s outstanding contributions have removed barriers to the penetration of electric vehicles (EV) in the marketplace by focusing on the establishment and harmonization of EV charging technologies for U.S. and global markets.
He has established the Smart Energy Plaza at Argonne to support Grid Modernization investigations on how to integrate EVs and charging infrastructure into the U.S. electric grid.
He’s also led Codes and Standards work that developed the foundational standards for EV charging.
EERE Fuel Cell Technology Office Awards
Amgad Elgowainy (ES) Energy Systems Division of Argonne National Laboratory was honored “for exceptional efforts and visionary leadership on the groundbreaking H2@Scale initiative.”