GM Executive Director, Larry T. Nitz as Guest Lecturer

General Motors Executive Director, Larry T. Nitz, stands in as guest lecturer for Professor Suljo Linic’s ESENG501 course on Wednesday, November 4th.

Larry leads GM’s Global Transmission and Electrification team, with engineering operations in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.  His team is responsible for all of GM’s automatic and manual transmissions and powertrain electrification products.

Larry’s career has spanned 39 years with GM, allowing him to work on gasoline engines, manual and automatic transmissions, powertrain and vehicle controls, and hybrid and electric systems. He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from Kettering University and a master’s degree from Stanford University.

Larry holds 44 US patents and four GM Boss Kettering Awards for Engineering Innovation.

Larry will be guest lecturing in “Seminars on Energy Systems, Technology, and Policy,” or  ESENG 501 . The class, which is part of the curriculum for the Energy Systems Engineering Master of Engineering program, has both online and on-campus sections. The on-campus section takes place from 6:00-9:00pm on Wednesdays; lectures are recorded and then shared with online students. The lecture-based course discusses cutting-edge technologies and critical barriers within those disciplines. Speakers range from research leaders, to business leaders, to policy makers. These seminars provide a view of the multiple scales of challenges in developing and implementing new energy technologies. Industrial, governmental, and research perspectives are given on promising technologies and policies that will shape our energy portfolio and its environmental consequences in the decades to come. The need to create sustainable energy systems is a common theme, and the speakers will offer their own perspectives on how policy and technology can be effective in doing so.

ESENG 501 is one of many online classes offered through Integrative Systems + Design (ISD). ISD’s Winter 2016 courses are now open for registration for currently enrolled students.