Alumnus Dr. Dan Short spoke to SPS about the hurdles associated with developing electric and autonomous vehicles. Dr. Short is the Fuels Technology Advisor for Marathon Petroleum Company (the 3rd largest refining company in the United States). He received his B.S. in mathematics from HPU with minors in both chemistry and physics. Thereafter, he earned his Ph.D. in chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California Riverside. At UC Riverside, he worked primarily on vehicle emissions characterization of current and emerging fuels and vehicle technologies. His current job duties at MPC include advising and educating the company on new fuel technologies and staying abreast with future fuel/engine technology trends. Dr. Short currently serves as the CRC emissions committee co-chair, the CRC life cycle analysis panel chair, and the API life cycle analysis group chair. He also serves as one of the fuel producer’s representative to the EPA Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS).