Senior Director of Research
Dan Rutherford directs ICCT’s aviation and marine programs. In that capacity, he helps national and international regulators develop policies to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases from planes and ships. He is an internationally recognized expert on measures to promote the fuel efficiency of international transport, to control short-lived climate pollutants, and to phase out the use of fossil fuels. Dan has helped design environmental policies at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization and International Maritime Organization for over a decade. He also serves as the ICCT’s Japan lead, where he researched the implementation of the world’s largest heavy-duty diesel retrofit program. Dan holds a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota at Morris and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University.