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Aymeric Rousseau

Aymeric Rousseau is the Manager of the Vehicle Modeling and Simulation Section at Argonne National Laboratory.  He received his engineering diploma at the Industrial System Engineering School in La Rochelle, France in 1997.  After working for PSA Peugeot Citroen in the Hybrid Electric Vehicle research department, he joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1999 where he is now responsible for the development of Autonomie. He received an R&D100 Award in 2004 and a 2010 Vehicle Technologies Program R&D Award in 2010. He has authored more than 40 technical papers in the area of advanced vehicle technologies.

Philippe Abiven

Philippe Abiven received a Master’s degree in Science and Executive Engineering from Mines ParisTech, France, in 2011, with a concentration in Energy Systems and Economics. He first joined the team as an intern in 2009 and returned in 2012 to work on advanced powertrain modeling and vehicle-level control optimization.

Charles Folkerts

Chuck Folkerts is a Principal Engineer at Argonne in the Vehicle Modeling and Simulation Section.  His work is focused on math-based design methods, processes and tools for automotive controls and systems.  Also, he is leading efforts to develop automotive industry standards for modeling and simulation.  In 2006, he and Aymeric Rousseau proposed and initiated the Autonomie project.  Previously, he worked for 30 years at General Motors in research and advanced development of powertrain controls at GM R & D Labs and GM Powertrain.  He was a GM Technical Fellow and Engineering Group Manager of Model-Based Controls and Architecture, and has received 2 Boss Kettering awards, 15 patents, 2 trade secrets and 5 defensive publications.  Chuck earned a PhD, MS, and BS in Electrical Engineering with a major in control systems from the University of Illinois.

Shane Halbach

Shane Halbach is the Lead Software Engineer in the Vehicle Modeling and Simulation Section at Argonne National Laboratory. He is in charge of user interface development for both the Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit (PSAT) as well as Autonomie. He came to Argonne in 2006, after working for Lockheed Martin. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, and a Master of Software Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Dominik Karbowski

Dominik Karbowski received a Master’s degree in Science and Executive Engineering with a major in Energy Systems from Mines ParisTech, France, in 2006. At Argonne, Dominik works on modeling advanced powertrains such as hybrids or plug-in hybrids, both light- and heavy-duty. He focuses his research on vehicle level control optimization and powertrain design optimization.

Last update November 2010

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