Advisory Board

The University of Michigan Energy Institute External Advisory Board is composed of entrepreneurs, energy industry representatives, national lab leadership, and the research community. Together, this group advises the Energy Institute on its progress, mission, and challenges ahead.

  • Mark Finley

    • General Manager, Global Energy Markets and US Economics at BP America
  • Russ Ford

    • Oil & Gas Industry Executive at Russell G Ford II LLC; Former Executive Vice President, Contracting and Procurement at Royal Dutch Shell
  • Christopher Grundler

    • Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Howard Learner

    • President and Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
  • Ted Miller

    • Senior Manager, Energy Storage and Materials Strategy and Research at Ford Motor Company
  • Larry Nitz

    • Executive Chief Engineer, Electrification Propulsion, General Motors Company
  • Michael Pcolinski

    • Vice President Advanced Materials & Systems Research, BASF
  • Jim Saber

    • President & CEO, NextEnergy
  • Kevin Self

    • Senior Vice President Strategy, Business Development & Government Relations at Schneider Electric
  • Dan Sperling

    • Director, Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis