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Elana Chapman

General Motors

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General Motors


Dr. Chapman has been at General Motors, Warren, MI for 13 years. During that time, she has served the last 11 as a Senior Fuels/Biofuels Engineer and previous 2 years in the Advanced Engineering- Diesel group.  She supports the internal Advanced Engineering and Production Combustion groups with test fuels development and technical analysis, and leads projects related to fuels and engine performance to meet future vehicle emissions and performance standards. She graduated in 2008 with a PhD in Fuels Science from Penn State University, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering.  She also received the DOE Graduate Automotive Technology Certification in Advanced Energy Storage Technologies while at Penn State University.  Dr. Chapman received the 2018 Forest R. McFarland award for service to SAE.