Elana Chapman



Dr. Chapman is a senior fuels/biofuels engineer at GM Global Propulsion Systems in Pontiac, Michigan, where she has worked for more than 10 years. She supports the internal Advanced Engineering and Production Combustion groups with test fuels, and projects related to fuels and engine performance to meet future vehicle emissions and performance standards. She graduated in 2008 with a PhD in Fuels Science from Penn State University, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. She also received the DOE Graduate Automotive Technology Certification in Advanced Energy Storage Technologies while at Penn State University. Dr. Chapman received the 2018 Forest R. McFarland award for service to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and has been a member of SAE for over 10 years. Dr. Chapman also serves as GM's executive committee member on the Coordinating Research Council—Advanced Vehicle Fuels and Lubricants (AVFL) Committee.