Dr. G. Scott Samuelsen

Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Irvine

Professor Scott Samuelsen is the HORIBA Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), the Director of “UCI Combustion Laboratory,” the Director of the “National Fuel Cell Research Center” for the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission, and the Director of the “UCI Advanced Power and Energy Program.” He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and is the founding Chair of the UCI Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. His research focuses on energy systems, gas turbine engines and combustion technology, fuel cells and fuel cell systems, microgrid/smart grid technology, the water-energy nexus, and the fueling infrastructure for the next generation of alternative vehicles. Professor Samuelsen pioneered the development of octane posting with the Federal Trade Commission and is responsible for the popular (R+M)/2 posting methodology that is utilized around the world today in the design of internal combustion engines and vehicle fuels, and was recognized by President Obama in 2011 as a “Champion of Change.” He has published over 300 referred journal publications and conference papers, serves as the technical and program chair for the annual presentation of the “International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation (ICEPAG),” the “Microgrid Global Summit,” and the “National Fuel Cell Symposium,” and is a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.