Title: Professor of Practice / Research Professor
Company: University of Michigan
— Bio —
John M. DeCicco holds a joint appointment as Research Professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute and Professor of Practice at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. A nationally recognized expert on transportation energy use, his work focuses on analysis of vehicle-fuel systems, petroleum demand, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the broader socioeconomic impacts of transportation. He also teaches and guides student research on these topics and general issues of sustainable energy systems, global climate mitigation and environmental policy. Previously Prof. DeCicco was Senior Fellow for Automotive Strategies at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF, 2001-2009) and Transportation Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE, 1990-2000). He has testified before Congress and other federal and state policy bodies, was appointed to a presidential advisory committee (“Car Talk,” 1994-95) on reducing GHG emissions from personal vehicles, and has served on numerous other committees and panels, including as Chair of Transportation Research Board (TRB) Energy Committee (1996-2000). His studies of vehicle efficiency have been influential in the development of regulatory, incentive and information programs to address automobile energy use and GHG emissions. His current research explores the complexities of vehicle-fuel systems, opportunities for addressing GHG emissions from fuels, and the synergies between intelligent vehicle systems and transportation energy use. Prof. DeCicco has three books and over 100 published papers, reports, formal public comments and testimonies to his credit. He is also a leader in consumer information about cars and the environment, pioneering green car ratings in the United States as the author of ACEEE’s Green Book (launched in 1998) and most recently with a new venture, www.AutoEcoRating.com. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Catholic University of America, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University (1988).