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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Ewan Pritchard

Ewan Pritchard
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University

Biography

Ewan is the Associate Director of the FREEDM Systems Center and the Advanced Transportation Energy Center at NC State University. He helps manage the portfolio of research from approximately 200 researchers working on updating the electric utility grid to be more welcoming for renewable energy, integrate new technologies (like electric vehicles), more reliable, and less expensive.  He also works to manage the long term vision of the Center and manages key relationships to ensure the sustainability of the center.  With ATEC, he works with the automotive industry to learn the hurdles to the adoption of vehicle electrification and how NC State can overcome those hurdles.

Ewan is best known for his work to bring plug-in hybrid school buses to the market.  Ewan has been involved with the energy and transportation industry since 1997 and he has worked with numerous vehicle companies and organizations to develop innovative electric and plug-in platforms to reduce environmental emissions and fuel consumption. More recently Ewan was one of the authors of the proposal for a $146M Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Institute announced by President Obama to be housed at NC State University.