Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Technology
Director of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Lab (AFV)
A passion for motorcycles and classic cars combined with advanced coursework in engineering led Chris to a research focus on alternative fuels in the transportation sector. Since coming to JMU, more than 80 students from a diverse array of disciplines (ISAT, Engineering, Business, Industrial Design, Arts and Communication) have participated in AFV research projects. He has worked with small-scale biodiesel processors, cellulosic ethanol, and hydrogen fuels as well as electric propulsion systems. Chris' most recent efforts involve a partnership with Harley-Davidson Motor Company and MillerCoors brewing that highlight American ingenuity and the potential to transform portions of our current waste-stream into clean, renewable fuels.