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Randall Field

Executive Director, Future Energy Systems Center MIT Energy Initiative

Randall Field is the executive director of the MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center. He was previously executive director for the Mobility Systems Center, MITEI’s Low-Carbon Energy Center assessing the impact of emerging transformations in vehicle and fuel technologies, service and business models, policies, demographics, and consumer behavior in the movement of both passengers and goods. He was also the executive director for MIT’s Mobility of the Future study which produced the Insights in the Future Mobility report covering global projections of alternative fuel vehicle fleets and energy consumption, deployment of charging and fueling infrastructure, attitudes towards mobility, and the impacts of innovative technologies and business models on urban mobility. As executive director for the Conversion Research Program at MIT for 10 years, Field worked with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to explore various conversion technologies for production of alternative fuels. Prior to MIT, Field worked for Aspen Technology for 23 years. Field received a SM in chemical engineering practice from MIT and a BS in chemical engineering from Caltech.