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Jeffrey Gonder

Group Manager: Mobility, Behavior and Advanced Powertrains

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Jeffrey Gonder launched his NREL career in 2005 and today manages the mobility, behavior, and advanced powertrains group in NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. He oversees multiple research teams exploring evolving mobility systems, travel behavior, connected and automated vehicles, advanced powertrain technologies, vehicle and mode choices, alternative fueling infrastructure, and transportation-relevant “big data.” Over the years, his work has focused on various simulation and analysis activities ranging from assessing the impact of real-world driving profiles on the efficiency of different powertrains to developing green routing control algorithms and optimizing advanced vehicle designs. He also spearheaded the development of the Transportation Secure Data Center, which provides free access to vetted transportation data from travel surveys conducted across the nation.

Research Interests

Energy efficient mobility systems

Advanced vehicle technologies

Electric vehicle infrastructure analysis

Transportation data and tools

Sustainable mobility

Transportation research


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado

Professional Experience

National Renewable Energy Laboratory:

Group Manager, Mobility, Behavior, and Advanced Powertrains (2013–Present)

Task Lead, Vehicle Systems Analysis and Integration (2011–2018)

Senior Research Engineer, Vehicle Systems Analysis (2005–2011)

Anuvu Incorporated, Systems Engineer (2003–2005)

Pennsylvania State University, Team Leader, Future Truck Competition (2001–2003)

Featured Work

Future Integrated Mobility-Energy Systems: A Modeling Perspective, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2020)

Potential Energy Implications of Connected and Automated Vehicles: Exploring Key Leverage Points through Scenario Screening and Analysis, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2019)

Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator (FASTSim) Validation Report, NREL Technical Report (2018) 

Trip Energy Estimation Methodology and Model Based on Real-World Driving Data for Green Routing Applications, NREL Conference Paper (2018)

Cooperative and Integrated Vehicle and Intersection Control for Energy Efficiency, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2018)

Coupled Approximation of U.S. Driving Speed and Volume Statistics Using Spatial Conflation and Temporal Disaggregation, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2018)

Navigation API Route Fuel Saving Opportunity Assessment on Large-Scale Real-World Travel Data for Conventional Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2018)

First-Order Estimate of Automated Mobility District Fuel Consumption and GHG Emission Impacts, Road Vehicle Automation 4 (2017)

Potentials for Platooning in U.S. Highway Freight Transport, SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles (2017)

Autonomy-Enabled Fuel Savings for Military Vehicles: Report on 2016 Aberdeen Test Center Testing, NREL Technical Report (2017)

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