About

Hey there! I'm Alex Pawlowski, and thanks for stopping by. Let me tell you a little about myself

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, I began a PhD program in Energy Science and Engineering at University of Tennessee in June of 2014. Currently, I am starting research in using additive manufacturing to improve vehicle efficiency. I am focusing on engine components to not only improve AM techniques, but to find paths forward that AM could provide to transportation.

I am not only interested in transportation from the automotive side, but, experiences with VDOT and various commitments in undergrad integrated me into bike advocacy and the larger mobility picture. I love Bikes! and I love finding solutions that enable us to move better and less energy intensive than we have done in the past. In addition, I love the humanity aspect of using alternative modes of transportation to reconnect ourselves with our communities and our environments.

At the University of Virginia, I completed a Double Major in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science through the Engineering Science Program. While at UVa I competed with the Triathlon Team at the University of Virginia where I came to love the sport, competing in 12 races and 2 National Championships. My prides and joy were immersing myself with the Green Grounds Group, Virginia Baja Racing, Student Council, Engineering Student Council, and the various other green involvements I found myself in.

While I had a lot of involvements, each one helped me to exercise my diverse passions and push me forward to where I am now. I am still on my journey to find my future career in the future of sustainable transportation via the automotive industry of which I hope to achieve following my completion of my PhD with the Bredesen Center. Follow the stories I’m following and sharing on Twitter: @alexpawlowski_.

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