David L. Greene (1999)February 07, 2014
Engineering Science and Technology Division
For distinguished contributions to energy policy research and analysis for transportation, and for advancing understanding of the transportation sector's role in energy and environmental concerns.
David Greene received a bachelor's degree in geography from Columbia University in 1971 and a master's degree in geography in 1973 from the University of Oregon. He earned a doctorate in geography and environmental engineering in 1978 from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Greene's work applies interdisciplinary research findings to national transportation energy and environmental policy. Beginning as a research associate at ORNL in 1977, he is now a senior research staff member for the Center of Transportation Analysis within the Energy Division. He serves as the manager of the Energy Policy Research Programs. From 1982 to the present, Dr. Greene has been a chairman or member of numerous committees for the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council, including committees on energy conservation and transportation demand, forecasting transportation energy demand, energy and environmental concerns, alternative fuels, freight transportation data, transportation information systems and data requirements, and the impacts of highway capacity improvements on air quality and energy consumption. Dr. Greene has written more than 150 professional journal articles, contributions to books, and technical reports. He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transportation and Statistics and currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Energy Policy, Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, Transportation Quarterly, and Transportation Research Part D. Dr. Greene was elected a member emeritus of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Transportation Energy in 1998. He was honored in 1989 and 1993 by a Distinguished Service Certificate from the Transportation Research Board. He received the Energy Specialty Group Paper Award from the Association of American Geographers in 1986 and the Pyke Johnson Award from the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science, in 1984. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the International Association for Energy Economics. He was named a corporate fellow in 1999.