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Jonathan Overly

Research Associate and Executive Director
East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

Mr. Overly’s interests and expertise led him to establish the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) in February 2002. The ETCleanFuels focuses on improving regional air quality while building an alternative fuel industry/economy in East Tennessee. The coalition draws a diverse group of members to monthly meetings, where local and regional partnerships are forged.

Mr. Overly applies his knowledge of products and their related energy, environmental, and manufacturing aspects to life-cycle assessment (LCA)-based and energy-based projects on which he works with ISSE’s Center for Clean Products. These life-cycle assessments include entire automobiles (Saturns, specifically), materials for new generation vehicles, and electronics such as CRT and LCD monitors and their components.

Mr. Overly also works on various energy projects, from improving energy efficiency in state buildings to improving energy and meterials use in current and advanced vehicles. In addition, he is currently working with Energy Research Director David Doane and others to establish a nonprofit group that will focus on advancing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) effort in East Tennessee.

Before joining ISSE, Mr. Overly spent four years working with the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, performing energy, environmental, and productivity assessments for manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and five surrounding states. Through his work at the IAC, Mr. Overly developed efficiency-improvement recommendations for 35 manufacturing facilities, representing nearly all manufacturing Standard Industrial Classification groups.

Mr. Overly enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures, hiking, and playing all sorts of games, including racquetball, volleyball, darts, backgammon, and chess. Mr. Overly volunteers for several local organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee and the Knoxville Recycling Coalition.

Education:

  • M.S., Engineering Science, University of Tennessee
  • B.S., Engineering Science, University of Tennessee

Selected Publications:

  • Jonathan G. Overly, "East Tennesseans and Energy Use in the Transportation Sector - Making the Switch" in the Foundation for Global Sustainability's Hellbender Press (Nov/Dec 2002).
  • Jonathan G. Overly, "If we want clean cities, we must end our reliance on oil," EVs in Transit (Autumn 2002).
  • Rajive Dhingra, Jonathan G. Overly, and Gary A. Davis, "Environmental Evaluation of Materials in New Generation Vehicles," prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2001.
  • Sujit Das, Jonathan G. Overly, et al., "Supporting Infrastructure and Acceptability Issues Associated with Two New Generation Vehicles: P2000 and ESX2," Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Energy Division, ORNL/TM-2000/91, May 2000.
  • Maria Leet Socolof, Jonathan G. Overly, et al., "Preliminary Life-Cycle Assessment Results for the Design for the Environment Computer Display Project," in Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, May 2000).
  • Michaela Martin, Jonathan G. Overly, et al., "Industrial Assessment Center Program Impact Evaluation," prepared with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Department of Energy, December 1999.
  • Maria Leet Socolof, Jonathan G. Overly, et al., "An Environmental Life-Cycle Design Tool for Assessing impacts of CRT and LCD Monitors," in Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, May 1999).
  • Rajive Dhingra, Jonathan G. Overly, and Gary A. Davis, "Life Cycle Environmental Evaluation of Aluminum and Composite Intensive Vehicles," prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 1999.