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John M. DeCicco

Research Professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute

John M. DeCicco is a research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute where he addresses energy and environmental challenges through an interdisciplinary approach anchored in physical science while drawing insights from economics and other social sciences. His focus is transportation energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, including vehicle efficiency, consumer issues, petroleum use, biofuels, electrification and the need to offset the CO2 released from liquid fuel combustion. He has analyzed automotive fuel economy and emissions regulations, renewable fuel policies and methodological issues related to biofuels and atmospheric CO2 levels. 
Before joining the University of Michigan faculty in 2009, he spent over twenty years working on energy and environmental policy at nonprofit organizations, including positions as senior fellow for automotive strategies at the Environmental Defense Fund and transportation director for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. He has testified many times before Congress and has over 150 published papers, reports and formal public comments to his credit. John holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Princeton University, where he conducted research at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies.