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Nate J Goulet

Dr. Nate Goulet received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his BA in German Studies from the University of Connecticut (2014), before working in the Automotive industry as a product design engineer for a Tier 1 steering component supplier. After 3 years working in industry, he decided to pursue a graduate degree at Clemson University, where he has since obtained his Ph.D. degree in Automotive Engineering (2023). During his doctoral program, he was the President of the Automotive Engineering Student Association (2017) and a founding member of the Society of Doctoral Students in Automotive Engineering (2023), where he continues to support the organization as a mentor. He is the recipient of the Clemson Automotive Engineering Department Bridgestone Fellowship (2017) and Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award (2023), as well as the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award (2023). His research interests include optimal control and planning, and distributed control and energy-aware planning of automated vehicles.

Nate joined the Applied Research for Mobility Systems group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in February 2024, where he applies his experience and expertise in vehicle modeling, optimal control, and optimal planning to support projects of varying topics. such as the decarbonization of the trucking industry and vehicle-in-the-loop simulation.