Eastern Michigan University GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology to host TechTalk event featuring Reuben Sarkar, president and CEO of American Center for Mobility

Latest TechTalk speaker series event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 26

YPSILANTI — To expose students and faculty to industry leaders, Eastern Michigan University GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology will host TechTalk featuring Reuben Sarkar, president and CEO for the American Center for Mobility at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26. 

Reuben Sarkar
Reuben Sarkar

EMU TechTalk, a series that launched last fall, offers students and faculty an opportunity to hear from established and up-and-coming leaders in the engineering and technology fields. Additionally, this event offers a networking environment to explore internships, careers, and research opportunities at the College. 

“This initiative spotlights industry leaders who are making a difference in their chosen fields,” said Mohamad Qatu, dean of GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. “EMU students learn from these leaders, who give them the willpower to want to advance in their studies and ultimately achieve their career goals.” 

Sarkar’s talk will focus on the importance of shared-use smart mobility test centers as a key enabler for the cost-effective validation of new mobility technologies as well as the state of technology readiness and trends in mobility technologies. 

According to Qatu, the TechTalk series also presents an opportunity to introduce EMU faculty to these companies and bridge connections towards possible research opportunities. “It's a great benefit for everyone," he added. 

Visit EMU Today for more information on how to participate. If you have any questions, contact Rebekah McDow at rmcdow@emich.edu.

More about the speaker:

Reuben Sarkar serves as the President and CEO of the American Center for Mobility. He has more than two decades of experience in transportation innovation in corporate, government, and entrepreneurial roles. Formerly, he was deputy assistant secretary of Transportation for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), where he established EERE’s focus on mobility systems. He has held leadership roles in multiple start-up companies including Forge Nano and Proterra. He was also the lead engineer on the 1st  generation electric drive for the Chevy Volt. He holds both bachelor's and master of science degrees in chemical engineering, as well as an MBA with high distinction from U-M in Ann Arbor. 

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral, and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more

January 12, 2022

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Melissa Thrasher

Melissa Thrasher