Speaker Bio

Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni

Giorgio Rizzoni, Ford Motor Company Chair in Electromechanical Systems and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), joined The Ohio State University in 1990 and has served in his current role as Director of the Center for Automotive Research since 1999.

Rizzoni has advised more than 46 PhD and 112 MS students in his career and was recognized by the MAE Department with the Distinguished Graduate Faculty award in April of 2016. He has led inter alia three Department of Education (DOE) Graduate Automotive Technology Education Centers of Excellence, the participation of Ohio State in two DOE US-China Clean Energy Research Centers and multiple Ohio Third Frontier programs. He is currently leading the ARPA-E NEXTCAR program, with the aim of advancing energy efficiency in connected and automated vehicles, and OSU’s Advanced Air Mobility efforts.

Professor Rizzoni is a Fellow of IEEE (2004), SAE (2005) and ASME (2022). He received his BS, MS and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.