Alex Schroeder

Alexander Schroeder

Group Research Manager III-Systems Engineering


In 2020, Alex Schroeder embarked on his position as manager for the advanced vehicles and charging infrastructure group in NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. This group leads innovative research on commercial vehicle electrification, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and electric vehicle grid integration. In a previous position for the center, he oversaw strategic planning, technology transfer, and partnership development and served as a principal investigator for energy technology, policy, and market analyses. He also spearheaded the development of NREL’s Sustainable Mobility Initiative, which informed the development of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Program and Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (SMART) Mobility Consortium. During his tenure at NREL, he also managed the institutional planning and performance management group, which administers NREL’s overall strategic planning and investments, contract performance assurance, proposal development, and records management.

Research Interests

Advanced mobility/vehicle technologies

Commercial vehicle technologies

Electric vehicle grid integration

Modeling and analysis tools

Vehicle technology integration


M.S., Engineering and Technology Management, Colorado School of Mines

B.S., General Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Experience

Manager, Advanced Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure (2020–Present)

Manager, Institutional Planning and Performance Management, NREL (2016–2020)

Manager, Transportation Technology Deployment, NREL (2013–2016)

Senior Manager, Transportation Fuels, Colorado Governor’s Energy Office (2011–2013)

Program Director, Transportation Fuels and Radioactive Waste Transportation Office, Western Governors’ Association (2007–2011)

Featured Work

Understanding the Charging Flexibility of Shared Automated Electric Vehicle Fleets, SAE World Congress (2020)

Primer on Motor Fuel Excise Taxes and the Role of Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficient Vehicles, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Transformative Reduction of Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Opportunities for Change in Technologies and Systems, NREL Technical Paper (2015)