Jeremy J. Michalek

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy

Jeremy J. Michalek

Source: College of Engineering


5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 324
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-3765

Fax: 412-268-3348



Jeremy J. Michalek is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. 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, energy and environmental policy, green design, systems optimization, and design for market systems.

Jeremy teaches courses in design, product development, techno-economic analysis, and optimization. His research has appeared in the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, CNN Money, U.S. News and World Report, Issues in Science and Technology, and MIT Technology Review, and he has coauthored 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. Jeremy 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).

Related News 

The physics of why we don't have solar-powered cars, Quartz

California says 'nope' to the EPA's car emissions rules, Wired 

Problems with the fuel economy rollback, The Hill 

Scott Pruitt's clean car rollback could have global consequences, Earther

Can California eliminate gas cars?, Scientific American

Congress' plan to kill the electric car tax credit could kill electric cars, Wired

2017 will be the year Tesla reigns supreme--or finally flops, Wired

Climate protection advocates fear a rollback of emissions standards, New York Times 

Sustainability, innovation driving Tesla CEO Musk, WardsAuto

This map reveals the cleanest vehicles based on location, Autoblog 

Want an electric car? The one you should buy depends on where you live car, Tech Xplore 

Demand for Tesla's new lower-priced electric car has been wild, U.S. News 

Does buying an electric vehicle make sense?, NGT News

Electric cars going mainstream sooner?, Atlantic Journal-Constitution 

Federal policy reverses benefits of alternative fuel vehicles,


B.S. 1999, Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. 2001, Ph.D. 2005, University of Michigan

Selected Publications