Mr. Sam Taylor is the Operations Manager for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center at West Virginia University (WVU). He has over 10 years’ experience at the forefront of advanced energy technologies and automotive research and development, in a combination of academic, industry, and governmental environments. Since 2004 he has managed technical, schedule, environmental, intellectual property, and cost aspects of over $1,000,000,000 ($1B) in infrastructure, deployment, and research and development projects for both WVU and the US Department of Energy (DOE) through the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). These projects have involved technologies including advanced batteries, hybrid vehicle powertrains, advanced internal combustion engines, power electronics, hydrogen fuel cells, and through the CERC-ACTC, a varied suite of non-renewable energy technologies. Prior to joining DOE, he served at General Motors, as a project engineer for research, design and development of automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems, including system testing, advanced control system design and deployment, and development of components.