Professor Joan Ogden

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Dr Joan Ogden is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis and founding Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Program at the campus’s Institute of Transportation Studies.  Her primary research interest is technical and economic assessment of new energy technologies, especially in the areas of alternative fuels, fuel cells, renewable energy and energy conservation. Her recent work centers on the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, hydrogen infrastructure strategies, and applications of fuel cell technology in transportation and stationary power production. She has served on California state committees on hydrogen and greenhouse gas issues, the USDOE Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee, the IPCC panel on Renewable Energy, and on National Academies committees assessing hydrogen fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles. She is author of 2 books and numerous technical articles. She holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Maryland.