Glen Prater is a professor of Mechanical Engineering with over 30 years of service at the University of Louisville. His research interests include automotive structural analysis, design software development, computer modeling and simulation, mechanical design, system dynamics, vibration, and acoustics. He earned his PhD, MS, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1988, 1983, and 1982, respectively.
Dr. Prater is the director of the NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems at UofL. In partnership with the University of Alabama, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at Austin, the center develops, validates, and applies innovative technologies for dramatically improving the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of ground transportation vehicles.