1994 – Tom Turrentine

Photo of UC Davis anthropology alumnus Tom Turrentine standing in front of a car.

Tom Turrentine (M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’94, anthropology), the founding director of the UC Davis Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center and a longtime researcher in the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), died unexpectedly on June 2.

He studied consumer response to alternative fuels, vehicle technologies, road systems and policies with environmental benefits. He retired from UC Davis in 2018.

Read more about him in an In Memoriam on the ITS site.

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