Bryan D. Jungers, EIT
California Engineer in Training (EIT) certification (2003)
Diploma from Boron Jr./Sr. High School; valedictorian (2000)
Battery Systems Analyst for the Electric Power Research Institute
McWick Technology Fellow (2009)
GATE Fellow (2006)
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA 95616 USA
Peak Moment: Team Fate - Designing the Next Generation Hybrid
Kicking the Habit: A 12-Step Program for Oil Addicts
Extended-Range Electric Vehicles
Balance & Flow: Evaluating the Sustainability of Energy Pathways
Analyzing and comparing the various potential pathways to sustainable, world-wide personal mobility. It is rarely refuted that one of the most significant keys to the success and sustainability of new vehicle technologies is the degree to which they are capable of efficiently storing and utilizing low-carbon energy resources. Bryan intends to compare and combine the most viable near-term powertrain technologies, based on their ability to meet consumer needs; reduce dependence on foreign, exhaustible, high-carbon energy resources; and efficiently utilize domestic, renewable, low-carbon energy resources.
As a student leader of the Challenge X team and a researcher in the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center (HEVC), Bryan worked on the design, construction and analysis of a latest-generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) named Trinity. Bryan was the lead or co-author on several technical papers documenting the development of Trinity from 2004 to 2006. You can find more information about the Challenge X project and UC Davis team by visiting the Team Fate website.
Bryan worked part-time at the California Energy Commissions as a Graduate Student Intern in Fall of 2006. Along with researchers and policy makers in the CEC’s PIER program, he helped to craft a contract and statement of work for the new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center (PHEVC), which was approved by the CEC commissioners in December, 2006.
Bryan is currently collaborating with student researchers at MIT and 35 other universities around the world to design a vehicle with a 95% reduction in energy and materials input; fuel economy improvements of over 200 mpg (lifecycle energy cost equivalent); and all without compromising the regionally-specific utility and performance of a 6-passenger personal vehicle. You can find more information about this project by visiting the VDS website.
In addition to his work with UC Davis and MIT, Bryan is also currently working as a Battery Systems Analyst for the Electric Transportation division of the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA.
Bryan is motivated by the potential to make positive impacts on the world through universal social equity, innovative design & engineering collaboration, and a gentle environmental footprint. He has contributed to projects through Engineers Without Borders in El Salvador, Guatemala and Uganda, and intends to involve himself in many future appropriate technology projects around the world. Bryan is an avid bicyclist, a percussive musician, and a gourmet vegetarian cook.