Ph.D. candidate David Friedman appointed new NHTSA deputy
ITS-Davis Ph.D. candidate David Friedman has been appointed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as its new deputy administrator.
Friedman, who is finishing his doctoral dissertation on fuel cell stack optimization and system modeling, has authored numerous publications for ITS-Davis and led its first consortium on fuel cell vehicle modeling.
Prior to his appointment by the NHTSA, Friedman was a transportation analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he pushed for stricter fuel economy standards and lower oil consumption.
Photo: ITS-Davis director Daniel Sperling (left) and David Friedman prepare to testify on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment