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NEXT 10 EVENTS ON OR AFTER April 19, 2014

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Life-Cycle Analysis of Transportation Fuels & Vehicle Technologies

Speaker:  Michael Wang, Energy Systems Div., Argonne National Laboratories

Abstract  Pursuit of sustainable transportation systems requires evaluation of them in a holistic way with life-cycle analysis (LCA). In fact, LCA of transportation fuels and vehicle systems has a history of more than 30 years. Over this period, LCA methodologies have evolved and critical data have become readily available. This is especially true in the past ten years when LCA has been applied extensively to evaluation of hydrogen production pathways, biofuel production pathways, and advanced vehicle technologies such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) and battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). LCA now becomes an integral part of evaluation of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels.

Since 1995, Argonne National Laboratory has been developing the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model for LCA of transportation fuels and vehicle technologies. The most recent GREET version – GREET1.2013 – was released in October 2013.  At present, GREET has more than 22,000 registered users worldwide.

LCA results of vehicle/fuel systems are determined by several critical factors – technology advancements, treatment of co-products in LCAs, system boundary definition, and data availability and reliability, among other factors. In its own LCAs with the GREET model, Argonne has been closely examining these issues. This presentation will discuss these issues and their effects on LCA results. It will present up-to-date results of different vehicle/fuel systems with the most recently GREET version.

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - Lower level Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: www.transportation.northwestern.edu

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Howard Putnam, Former CEO, Southwest Airlines, Group VP, United Airlines & Chairman & CEO, Braniff

NUTC Icarus Society (Aviation Group) presents..

"The Flight Plan-Vision, Leadership and Culture"

Howard Putnam is the former CEO of Southwest and Braniff Airlines and Group VP Marketing for United Airlines. Howard is a business and motivational speaker, author, consultant, commentator, and online mentor on: Leadership, Customer Service, Change, Transformation and Ethics. He has spent many years sharing his views on Leadership and how to design an organization to work at its best during turbulent times.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Airline Hubs: Blessing, Bane... or Both?

Transportation Center Icarus Society (Aviation Group) Event

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Donald P. Jacobs Center 2001 Sheridan Road Room G160 Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Personal Look at 50 Years of Railroad History: Passenger and Freight

Transportation Center Sandhouse Gang (Rail Interest Group) presents:

Speaker:  George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting

Mr. Hamlin will present an overview of rail history through his vast collection of rail photography.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - Lower Level Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fred Mannering, Charles Pankow Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Transportation Center Seminar

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - lower level Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: www.transportation.northwestern.edu

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Christopher Lofgen, President & CEO, Schneider National Inc. - Patterson Transportation Lecture

The 33th Annual William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture will feature Dr. Chris Lofgren

Chris Lofgren's Biography

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Schneider National Inc., a multi-billion dollar provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services.  He has held that role since 2002. Prior to that, Chris served as the Chief Operating Officer of Schneider National, and he has also served as its Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to his time at Schneider National, Chris held engineering and management roles with Symantec Corporation and Motorola Inc.

Chris serves on the boards of Schneider National, the American Transportation Research Institute, CA Technologies, the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Green Bay Chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America, and the American Trucking Associations Inc.

Chris has a bachelor of science and master of science degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University and a Ph.D in Industrial and System Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: McCormick Tribune Center 1870 Campus Drive Forum Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: www.transportation.northwestern.edu

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

NU Transportation Center Business Advisory Council Meeting

The Spring Meeting of the NU Business Advisory Council

Contact Info: Diana F Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - Lower Level Evanston, IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...