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Charles E. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D.

Monday, October 22, 2024

Charles E. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Systems
Southwest Research Institute

Biography: Dr. Roberts manages the SwRI Commercial Vehicle emissions laboratories, which provide engine and emissions development and certification activities to heavy-duty and non-road vehicle companies worldwide. Dr. Roberts also oversees all heavy-duty and non-road powertrain systems advanced R&D activities, including internal research programs and advanced R&D for external clients. Dr. Roberts previously held the title of Institute Engineer at SwRI, where he managed SwRI's Powertrain Consulting Service, providing consulting to transportation industry clients worldwide. In his current role, Dr. Roberts continues to act as a SwRI liaison to regulatory agencies such as the U.S. EPA, DOE, CARB and others.

Dr. Roberts currently oversees and previously managed the SwRI Clean Diesel program, one of the world's longest-running and largest diesel engine cooperative research consortia, consisting of more than 25 client-companies from around the world. Dr. Roberts is an original patent-holder and previous program manager for the SwRI HEDGE® technology and cooperative research program, where cooled exhaust gas recirculation and turbocharging technologies are being developed toward production for the light-duty gasoline industry.