LABS: Alternative Fuels Technology at Cal State LA


LABS: Alternative Fuels Technology at Cal State LA

Saturday, August 10th • 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cal State LA Hydrogen Station, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Grade Level: 7-12

Cost: $50 (Staff will invoice for payment after registration.)


Cal State LA is one of the leading institutions in the USA in advancing alternative fuels technology. Located at the intersection of two of the busiest CA highways, 710 and 10, Cal State LA is keenly aware of air quality and climate change issues. The campus of 27,000 students, serving disadvantaged communities in Southern California, boasts its own hydrogen research and fueling facility, level 2 EV charging, DC fast EV charging and solar installation. The campus currently offers its community a shared mobility option with 10 fuel cell vehicles introducing newest transportation alternative to individual driving. The workshop will offer a tour of the campus alternative fuels infrastructure and a discussion of newest vehicle technology: Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle, Hydrogen Super Eagle racer and EcoCAR3 plug-in hybrid police interceptor.

Please note upon registration, a LABS Series team member will be in touch with you via email to confirm and finalize your child’s enrollment in the workshop.

About the Speaker

Dr. David Blekhman is a Professor in the Sustainable Energy and Advanced Transportation program in the Department of Technology at Cal State LA. Dr. Blekhman received his B.S.-M.S. in Thermal Physics and Engineering from St. Petersburg State Technical University, Russia, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo. He was a key faculty in the construction of the CSULA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility where he is currently serving as the Technical Director. Dr. Blekhman has initiated the electrical vehicle charging program on campus which currently has 19 ports. Bringing emerging green job opportunities to his students, he offers cutting-edge courses such as Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Advanced Engine Design.

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