Samveg (Sam) Saxena is a Research Scientist and Principal Investigator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Founder of MyGreenCar. At Berkeley Lab, Sam leads a team that conducts research and deploys tools to overcome technology and consumer perception barriers facing sustainable transportation. His team has developed MyGreenCar, a virtual test drive for car buyers and fleet managers. MyGreenCar compares personalized fuel costs and EV range for any driver in any car– to take much of the uncertainty out of buying clean cars. Sam’s team also developed the Vehicle-to-Grid Simulator (V2G-Sim), which earned the 2015 R&D100 Award. He leads DOE- and CEC-funded research on the integration of hydrogen, vehicle, and grid systems.
Sam earned a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where his research focused on developing advanced internal combustion engines. He has served as a reviewer, organizer, and editorial board member for several prestigious conferences and journals in vehicle powertrain systems. He founded a team that built a solar powered car, received Berkeley Lab’s prestigious Director’s Award recognizing success in launching impactful technologies into the marketplace, and was recognized in the Canadian House of Commons for his leadership excellence.