Jeremy J. Michalek is a professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy. He is the founding director of the Design Decisions Laboratory, founding co-director of the Vehicle Electrification Group, and an active member of the Green Design Institute and the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making. His research focuses on vehicle electrification (including technology, life cycle assessment, consumer behavior, and public policy), as well as design decision-making (including systems optimization, techno-economic analysis, and green design.
Michalek earned his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon (1999), and his M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) from the University of Michigan in mechanical engineering. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan before beginning his current faculty position at CMU.
Michalek teaches courses in design, product development, economic analysis, entrepreneurship, and optimization. His research has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, and he has co-authored and presented policy briefs on Capitol Hill. He has earned awards including the ASME Design Automation Committee’s Best Paper Award, the International Journal on Research in Marketing’s Best Article Award, the George Tallman Ladd Research Award for outstanding research and professional accomplishments, the ASME Design Automation Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
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2005 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
2001 MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
1999 BS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
- advanced vehicle systems
- air quality
- autonomous driving
- clean power systems
- consumer behavior
- electric power systems
- energy systems
- engineered systems
- engineering and public policy
- environmental engineering
- environmental systems
- green design
- management science
- mechanical engineering
- natural gas engineering
- operations research
- product design
- product strategy and innovation
- renewable energy
- sustainable engineering
- systems modeling
- technical innovation
- technology policy
- transportation systems
Michalek quoted in Marketplace article about electric vehicles
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted in a recent article on Marketplace on Electric Vehicles. “If you don’t have off-street parking, you need to know that you are going to have access to public chargers and be able to reliably charge your vehicle,” Michalek said.
Michalek quoted on EVs
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted in Lifewire about new federal Electric Vehicle (EV) charging rules. “For long-distance travel, a robust network of chargers along major routes, like highway rest stops, is needed,” Michalek said.
Michalek quoted on environmental impact of electric vehicles
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek spoke with Newsweek about the carbon footprint of electric vehicles compared to use of gasoline or diesel fuel.
Michalek quoted on school bus environmental impact
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted in a Popular Science article about the new federal Clean School Bus Program.
The Daily Beast
Michalek quoted on electric vehicle adoption
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted by the Daily Beast about changes needed to encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
Michalek on SiriusXM
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek discusses affordability, infrastructure, minority communities, and more in a two-part conversation on Auto Trends with JeffCars on SiriusXM 141. Part 1 runs April 9-14; part 2 runs April 16-21.
Detroit Free Press
Michalek quoted on electric vehicle chargers
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted by the Detroit Free Press about GM’s plan to install electric vehicle chargers at their worksites for free use by employees.
ABC News Radio
Michalek interviewed on transportation technology
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was interviewed on the ABC News Radio on transportation technology.
The New York Times
Michalek quoted on rechargeable electric vehicles
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted in The New York Times on charging solutions for electronic vehicles.
Michalek quoted on climate and travel
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted in Grist on travel and its effect on climate change.
Spectrum Local News
Michalek quoted on EV policy
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted by Spectrum Local News about the bipartisan infrastructure bill’s effect on electric vehicles.
Michalek quoted on ride-hailing trips
EPP/MechE’s Jeremy Michalek was quoted in Bloomberg CityLab on the environmental impact of ride-hailing services.