Margo Melendez manages the sustainable transportation integration group in NREL's Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. In this capacity, she coordinates industry, government, and fleet interest in implementing projects that reduce the use of petroleum in transportation. She also leads staff working on projects that advance emerging transportation technologies in the marketplace.
Since joining NREL in 1999, she has worked on a variety of issues related to the transportation sector’s transition to alternative fuels and advanced technologies, focusing on topics ranging from regulatory and policy incentives, consumer education and outreach, engine and infrastructure technology research, and alternative fuel and hydrogen transition analysis.
Prior to starting her NREL career, Margo worked in environmental compliance and regulatory affairs at Ford Motor Company.
Alternative fuels and fueling infrastructure
Transportation regulatory planning and implementation
Transportation technology analysis
Natural gas vehicle research
M.S., Engineering Management, University of Michigan
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa
National Renewable Energy Laboratory:
Transportation Technology Integration Group Manager (2012–Present)
Technology Deployment Manager (2010–2012)
Transportation Deployment Supervisor (2008–2010)
Project Leader (1999–2008)
Ford Motor Company, Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Specialist (1994–1999)
Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facility Modification Handbook, Technical Report (2017)
Regional Consumer Hydrogen Demand and Optimal Hydrogen Refueling Station Siting, Technical Report (2008)
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