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Stanley Young, an advanced transportation and urban scientist, joined NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences in 2015. Today he manages the Mobility Innovations and Equity team, which explores the impacts of new mobility systems, particularly in urban areas. He has also served as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) “technologist in city” for the Columbus Smart City program and led the Urban Science pillar in DOE’s Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (a.k.a. SMART) Mobility research initiative. As pillar lead, he initiated the development of the Automated Mobility District toolkit to assess the mobility and energy impacts of automated electric shuttles and other district-scale automated mobility systems. He also provided guidance and vision for the development of the Mobility Energy Productivity tool.

From 2006 to 2015, while on staff at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology, he architected a multi-state traffic monitoring system based on vehicles self-reporting their position and speed. The system, known as the I-95 Vehicle Probe Project, is the largest multi-state traffic monitoring system in the country. He also co-developed and patented a Bluetooth re-identification traffic sensor to directly sample vehicle travel times and co-founded Traffax Inc. to accelerate the commercialization of the technology.

Research Interests

Urban science

Energy efficient mobility

Vehicle automation and connectivity

Mobility energy impacts

Traffic modeling

Energy analysis

Sustainable mobility

Transportation and mobility research

Professional Experience

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Program Lead, Advanced Transportation and Urban Sciences (2015–Present)

University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Transportation Technology, Associate Research Faculty (2006–2015)

Traffax Inc., President, Strategic Technical Development (2008–2015)

Kansas Department of Transportation, Advanced Technology Research Engineer (1994–2006)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University

Master, Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, LeTourneau University

Professional Engineering License, State of Kansas


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