David Reichmuth is a senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles Program, focusing on oil savings and vehicle electrification. Before coming to UCS, Dr. Reichmuth worked for Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he modeled the potential costs and benefits of the large-scale adoption of battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, and improved petroleum-fueled vehicles. His peer-reviewed publications compared the value of these different vehicles under a range of technology and policy assumptions. Dr. Reichmuth also served as U.S. representative at meetings of the International Energy Agency’s hydrogen analysis experts group and worked with a major U.S. manufacturing company to assess the technical and economic potential of the ethanol biofuel production industry.
Dr. Reichmuth earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees, both in chemical engineering, from University of California-Berkeley where he investigated biological methods to reduce the sulfur content of fuels. He earned his bachelor’s degree at University of California-Davis.