DOE Official to Speak at CEIE Seminar

Posted: April 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Thomas J. Gross, deputy assistant secretary for transportation technologies, U.S.

Department of Energy (DOE), will speak at George Mason on Thursday, May 2, as part of the Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Department’s seminar series.

His topic is “Energy Insecurity: Will It Affect Our Mobility?” All are invited to the seminar, which will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room B.

Gross has held his current position since 1994. The Office of Transportation Technologies supports programs leading to improved vehicle fuel economy and greater utilization of transportation fuels produced from domestic resources. Some of these programs include research and development on electric vehicle batteries, transportation fuel cells, hybrid vehicles, lightweight materials, and heavy-duty engines. Gross is also responsible for DOE’s implementation of the transportation-related sections of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and its role in acquisition of alternative fueled vehicles.

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