Professor and Director, University of California, Davis
Daniel Sperling is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. He also holds the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board and is Chairman of the California Fuel Cell partnership for 2013.
Among his many awards are the 2010 Heinz Award for his “achievements in the research of alternative transportation fuels and his responsibility for the adoption of cleaner transportation policies in California and across the United States.” In the past two years, he has been a keynote speaker at 40 universities and conferences, featured on the Jon Stewart Daily Show, NPR’s Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air, and published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times.
He is author or editor of 200+ papers and reports and 12 books (including Two Billion Cars, Oxford University Press).