Vincenzo Marano

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Dr. Vincenzo Marano is a Senior Research Associate at The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR). 
He received his B.S./M.S. "cum laude" in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2007, all from the University of Salerno (Italy). 
He started his collaboration with CAR in 2005 while working on his PhD. His research interests are in the areas of energy systems and alternative vehicles. Dr. Marano coordinates and conducts research on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, energy storage, energy management, control strategies for PHEVs, their interaction with renewable energy sources and the grid, macroeconomics and energy policy.
Dr. Marano is currently involved with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), General Electric (GE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), in a Department of Energy (DOE) program aiming at studying benefits, barriers, opportunities, and challenges of grid-connected, plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) in order to establish potential value propositions that will lead to commercially viable PHEVs.
Since 2008, Dr. Marano has served as program manager of the SMART@CAR consortium, a collaborative research program of The Ohio State University - Center for Automotive Research with participation of major automotive OEMs and electric power companies, focused on plug-in electric vehicles and vehicle/grid interaction.
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