John M. DeCicco, Ph.D., is a research professor at the Energy Institute, focusing largely on transportation energy use and its climate mitigation challenge. His research addresses vehicle-fuel systems, petroleum demand, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and transportation energy policy. He also directs the University of Michigan Energy Survey, co-founded UMEI's Beyond Carbon Neutral initiative and serves on the management committee for the Mobility Transformation Center, home of the university's Mcity initiative for research on connected and automated vehicles. He was previously a lecturer and clinical professor at U-M's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE, now known as SEAS). Earlier in career, he was senior fellow for automotive strategies at the Environmental Defense Fund and transportation director for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. He has Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University, where he conducted research at the university's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies.