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David Christensen

Executive Director of the Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center, Utah State University

Road Map Proposal: The Transportation Revolution

David Christensen is Executive Director of the Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) Research Center. The Center is led by Utah State University and, since its founding in early 2016, the Center has grown from five university partners and a dozen faculty members to 12 core and affiliated university partners, 46 researchers, and globally recognized expertise across sectors in electric transportation research. SELECT’s vision is to develop and strategically grow a network of diverse, inter-disciplinary faculty and students as well as key industry members and other stakeholders while fostering a culture of inclusion across ideas, diverse backgrounds, and research activities to spur pursuit of breakthrough research activities, enabling technologies, and engineered systems in electrified transportation. David coordinates SELECT’s strategic direction, member relations, and commercialization activities in addition to directing membership activities among the Center’s industry members and collaborators. David holds a PhD in Professional Communication/Rhetoric from Utah State University, and he also serves as the Board Chair for the DOE-funded Utah Clean Cities Consortium.