Danilo J. Santini, a senior economist at Argonne National Laboratory, obtained his Ph.D in Urban Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis from Northwestern University in 1976. From 1992-2008 Dr. Santini was a section leader within the Center for Transportation Research. He served on the Alternative Fuels Committee of the National Research Councilâ€™s Transportation Research Board since 1989, was chair from 1996-2002; is now Emeritus. Since May of 2001 he has been one of the Department of Energyâ€™s technical representatives for the U.S. to the International Energy Agency Implementing Agreement on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. In 2010 he was awarded the Society of Automotive Engineersâ€™ Barry McNutt prize for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis for work on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.