May 9, 2008 — Joe B. Redfield, manager of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Section in the Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division at Southwest Research Institute®(SwRI®) , has been named Member of the Year of Region V of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Redfield, an IEEE member for 29 years, was chosen from more than 55,000 members in Region V, which includes the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and parts of Illinois, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming. He currently serves on the Central Texas Section Executive Committee.
Redfield specializes in advanced vehicle propulsion design and energy systems engineering. At SwRI he leads a team of researchers involved in the development , testing and hardware integration of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains; powertrain modeling and simulation; energy storage and fuel cell systems.
A registered professional engineer in Texas, Redfield holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to IEEE, he is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Solar Energy Society, American Wind Energy Association and the National Space Society.
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