The future of transportation – what vehicles will our grandchildren drives?

Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni
Ford Motor Company Chair in ElectroMechanical Systems, a Professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University

Dr. Rizzoni is the Ford Motor Company Chair in ElectroMechanical Systems, a Professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. He received his B.S. (ECE) in 1980, his M.S. (ECE) in 1982, his Ph.D. (ECE) in 1986, all from the University of Michigan (UM). Between 1986 and 1990 he was a post-doctoral fellow, assistant research scientist and lecturer at UM. He joined the OSU Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1990. He has held visiting positions at the Universita' di Bologna, Italy, the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, Politecnico di Milano, and Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Since 1999 he has been the director of The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR), an interdisciplinary university research center in the college of engineering. CAR conducts research on advanced automotive and transportation technologies and systems engineering, focusing on sustainable mobility, human safety and the environment. Dr. Rizzoni's research interests are in system dynamics, control and fault diagnosis with application to sustainable and safe mobility. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Stanley Harrison Award for Excellence in Engineering Education and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.