Carnegie Mellon University
July 10, 2020

Whitefoot wins 2020 George Tallman Ladd Research Award

EPP Assistant Professor Katie Whitefoot has been selected as one of two winners of this year’s George Tallman Ladd Research Award. The G.T. Ladd award is made to a faculty member within the College of Engineering in recognition of outstanding research and professional accomplishments and potential.

Katie was selected “for her outstanding research contributions to advancing scholarship and influencing practice at the intersection of engineering, economics, and policy in the areas of automotive emissions and manufacturing to address (1) climate change in transportation technology and policy and (2) technological change in production and the workforce. Professor Whitefoot’s automotive work has identified key issues with the science informing greenhouse gas regulations, characterized cost and performance trajectories of proton exchange membrane fuel cells, and optimized additive manufacturing for cost-effective light-weighting. Her manufacturing work has assessed the labor skill implications of automation and parts consolidation in non-assembly environments.”