EPP Faculty :: Jeremy J. Michalek
Jeremy J. MichalekDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 324
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-3765
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering / Engineering and Public Policy
Theories and tools to understand and assist decision-making in design and product development, electrified vehicles
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon, 1999
- Carnegie Mellon 2005-
Jeremy directs the Design Decisions Laboratory, which develops theories and tools to understand and assist decision-making in design and product development. The group is interested in the preferences and economics that drive design tradeoff decisions as well as the impact of those decisions on public and private stakeholders. Research falls into three primary thrust areas:
- Systems Optimization:Develop fundamental knowledge and new methods for multidisciplinary design and complex systems optimization;
- Design for Market Systems:Measure and predict consumer choice and firm behavior in the marketplace to optimize engineering systems for profitability; and
- Green Design & Environmental Policy:Study the effects of economics and public policy on design decisions and the resulting environmental impact of those decisions.
Jeremy co-directs the Vehicle Electrification Group, which studies electrified vehicles including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles. Research thrust areas include:
- Life cycle economic, environmental, and security implications of electrified vehicles
- Battery technology development, design, and evaluation
- Vehicle systems assessment, optimization, and integration with the electrical grid
- Public policy evaluation
Jeremy is also a member of the Green Design Institute, with research focus areas in environmental management, energy and the environment, sustainable infrastructure, and life cycle assessment.
- Michalek, J.J., M. Chester, P. Jaramillo, C. Samaras, C.-S. Shiau, and L. Lave (2011) "Valuation of plug-in vehicle life cycle air emissions and oil displacement benefits," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v108 n40 p16554-16558.
- Shiau, C.-S., C. Samaras, R. Hauffe and J.J. Michalek (2009) “Impact of battery weight and charging patterns on the economic and environmental benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles,” Energy Policy v37 p2653-2663.
- Shiau, C.-S. and J.J. Michalek (2008) "Should designers worry about market systems?" ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, v131 011011 p1-9.