Rachael Nealer, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Rachael Nealer is a program manager at the Department of Energy in the Vehicle Technologies Office. Her current portfolio spans research and development in transportation systems modeling in terms of energy and emissions as well as producing publicly available transportation data and information as a foundation for modeling and analysis done at DOE, the national labs, and beyond.
Previously, Dr. Nealer worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists researching the environmental impacts of electric vehicles compared to gasoline vehicles over their life. Prior to UCS she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Renewable Fuels Standard office and she received her joint PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University where she specialized in lifecycle environmental impacts of transportation.