Mr. David Howell is the Team Lead for the Hybrid Electric Systems Team for the Office of Vehicle Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters, in Washington DC. He is responsible for managing the Department’s R&D portfolio of projects related to electric drive vehicle batteries, electric drive components, and vehicle systems analysis and testing. Mr. Howell is also the Department’s Technology Development Manager for the Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Manufacturing Initiative grants awarded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and serves as the Department’s representative to the United States Advanced Battery Consortium Management Committee.
Mr. Howell was a member of the research staff of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for 12 years prior to joining DOE in 2003. At ORNL, he served as Project Manager for Aerospace Technologies. He also served on active duty for 6 years at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio and was assigned as the Program Manager for Advanced Materials for Space Structures at the Air Force Materials Laboratory. Mr. Howell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1985 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.