CERC-TRUCK brings together academia, national laboratories, and industry into a consortium of exceptional intellectual strength and expertise in key engineering, natural science, and social science areas
The U.S.-China teams in each of the major research areas focus on maximizing collaborative efforts and leveraging the respective strengths of the research partners in order to both accelerate invention and commercial success through close ties with industry partners in both countries. All teams have a strong representation of scientists, engineers, faculty, and students with diverse backgrounds, spanning the key areas of engineering and science needed to address the Consortium’s grand challenges.
CERC-TRUCK capitalizes on the Consortium’s multidisciplinary nature to produce a rich set of academic and hands-on experiences for the scholars and university students in the program, who will work on TRUCK projects for career development and degree credit, creating a pipeline of new engineers and scientists who focus on solving critical energy and environmental problems in transportation. CERC-TRUCK’s research accomplishments are leveraged to attract new talent in innovation, global transportation energy research, and education.
Industry partners interested in joining the Consortium and conducting cost-shared research should contact Yan Zhou.