Lewis M. Fulton, Ph.D.

  • Director, STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways)
  • International transport and energy policy
  • Transportation technology potential, costs and benefits
  • Global energy transition modeling


Lewis Fulton has worked internationally in the field of transportation, energy, and environment analysis and policy development for over 30 years. He is Director of the Energy Futures Program within the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. There he leads a range of research activities around new vehicle technologies and new fuels, and how these can gain rapid acceptance in the market. He also helps coordinate research internationally through development of ITS-Davis centers in Europe and the Global South. In addition he co-directs the Sustainable Freight Research Program at ITS and currently Chairs the Transportation Working Group of the California hydrogen hub (ARCHES).

From 2007-2012 he was a Senior Transport Specialist with the International Energy Agency, Paris, as well as Division Head for Energy Technology Policy during 2011-2012. He returned to the IEA in 2007 after working there originally from 1999-2005. During 2006-2007 he worked in Kenya with the UN Environment Program, developing and implementing GEF-funded sustainable transport projects around the world. During the 1990s he also worked at the US Department of Energy for 4 years, and taught at the Independent University of Bangladesh and the University of Maryland.

2012 Society of Automotive Engineers SAE/Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis

2005 Transportation Research Board Barry McNutt Award for Best Paper, Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees

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