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Toward Carbon Neutral Mobility


Tim Wallington, PhD
Senior Technical Leader, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for about 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. As we work together to address the profound climate crisis, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s  speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System, is exploring how to transition to a low-/no-carbon transportation system—one that enables disadvantaged communities to gain access to mobility, jobs, and economic opportunity.

Tim Wallington, PhD, Senior Technical Leader, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, presented his talk "Toward Carbon Neutral Mobility" as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 2021 thought leadership series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System, on August 24, 2021.

About the Speaker

Tim WallingtonTim Wallington, PhD, is a senior technical leader in the Research and Innovation Center at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit and an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan, USA. He holds BA, DPhil, and DSc degrees in chemistry from Oxford University, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from Copenhagen University. 

Wallington works with a global team of Ford scientists and engineers to understand local, regional, and global environmental impacts of transportation and to provide sustainable mobility. 

He is the president of the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. He is member of the California Air Resources Board Research Screening Committee and the U.S. EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. Wallington has coauthored 540 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 26 book chapters, and seven books dealing with various aspects of vehicle emissions and environmental impacts. 

News and Video

Read the news story and watch video highlights of Wallington's talk from this event.