Clean Technology 2010
Candace Wheeler

Candace Wheeler

Global Energy System Center

GM Research & Development Center

Candace Wheeler is a Technical Fellow at General Motors' Research and Development Center. Dr. Wheeler serves as the Biofuels Lead in their Global Energy Systems Center. She received her BS degree in chemistry from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and her Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. She joined General Motors in 1981 as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a regular employee in 1983. Her early work involved studying the health effects of diesel particulate, ozone, and fibrous materials. The last 15 years, she has shifted her focus to sustainable transportation including life cycle analysis, alternative fuels, and vehicle recycling. An author of numerous publications, Dr. Wheeler serves on the advisory board of a number of energy and biofuels organizations including two of the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Research Centers. She has been an invited speaker and panelist at several of the industry’s leading conferences. She received a GM Chairman’s Honor Award in both 2006 and 2008 for her work on alternative fuels, and in 2007, she was awarded the Society of Plastic Engineers Enabling Technologies in Processes & Procedures Award.
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