Carnegie Mellon University

Jeremy Michalek

Jeremy J. Michalek (E 1999)

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy
Director, Carnegie Mellon Vehicle Electrification Group
Director, Design Decisions Laboratory

  • Scaife Hall 324
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Jeremy J. Michalek is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the founding director of the Design Decisions Laboratory, founding co-director of the Vehicle Electrification Group and an active member of the Green Design Institute and the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making


Michalek's research focuses on vehicle electrification, techno-economic and environmental systems assessment, green design, energy and environmental policy, systems optimization and design for market systems.

Electrified vehicles have the potential to improve energy security, air quality, climate change and economics, which are key priorities in the U.S. Professor Jeremy Michalek discusses the benefits and costs of electric vehicles toward these goals.

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy's Jeremy Michalek discusses several aspects of vehicle electrification: technology, life cycle, consumer behavior and public policy.