Director, Transportation Program & National Transportation Research User Facility
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ray Boeman leads the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) research efforts in support of and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP). He also has responsibility for ORNL's initiatives and strategic planning in the transportation arena. Boeman is also a principal in establishing, and serves on the board of USAutoPARTs, a Supplier-State-Federal non-profit partnership announced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE).
Dr. Boeman has held various research and management responsibilities since joining ORNL. He has been a contributor to technology roadmaps and multiyear program plans, helped organize multiple conferences, and has been responsible for establishing unique technical capabilities and facilities at ORNL. He served a five-and-a-half-year assignment in Detroit, Michigan, as technical liaison to the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC), a consortium under the auspices of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). During this assignment he was the DOE lead on a composite-intensive body-in-white program and developed additional collaborative programs in materials modeling, processing, and evaluation. Following his Detroit assignment, Boeman served one-year in the EERE-VTP office in Washington DC, as Technical Coordinator to the Director of the 21st Century Truck Partnership.
Boeman holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.