Colin Sheppard

Job title: 
Computational Research Scientist/Engineer
Lead Researcher
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Colin Sheppard is a Transportation Scientific Engineering Associate at LBNL in the Sustainable Energy Systems Group with expertise in energy and transportation systems engineering. For eleven years he has been working in the spaces of sustainable transportation, renewable energy resources development, and energy efficiency. Mr. Sheppard’s role at LBNL under the DOE SMART Mobility Initiative is leading the development of the BEAM Framework (Behavior, Energy, Autonomy, and Mobility), an integrated systems approach to sustainable transportation analysis. BEAM involves agent-based simulation modeling of a fully multi-modal transportation system that includes public transit and shared/autonomous mobility services in addition to traditional modes. Mr. Sheppard also works on developing analytical tools to assess the role that flexible EV loads will play in the future power system, including both an analysis of flexibility from privately owned EVs as well as fleets of shared and automated electric vehicles serving mobility on-demand.

Research interests: 
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Renewable energy resources development
  • Energy efficiency