Program lead


Nikita Pavlenko

Nik Pavlenko is ICCT’s Fuels team lead. Mr. Pavlenko’s work is focused on the techno-economics and climate implications of alternative fuels, as well as the policy interventions necessary to support the commercialization and deployment of advanced, ultralow-carbon fuels. He has a background in life-cycle assessment and carbon accounting, and has researched the indirect, market-mediated emissions […]

Uwe Tietge

Uwe Tietge is the Database Research Lead at the ICCT. Drawing from over a decade of experience in transportation research, he creates and manages databases for the entire organization. Uwe holds an MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh and certifications in database systems and data management. He is fluent in English, Swedish, […]

Oscar Delgado

Oscar Delgado leads ICCT’s Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program in Latin America and India. He also co-leads ICCT’s activities in the Zero Emission Bus Rapid-deployment Accelerator (ZEBRA) partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Oscar has 15+ years of experience working in technology and policy topics around heavy-duty vehicles. He has served as principal investigator and project […]

Zifei Yang

Zifei Yang is the Passenger Vehicles Program Lead at ICCT. Her work is aimed at reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles on a global scale. Her research focuses on assessing the potential fuel consumption and emissions reductions from light-duty vehicle technologies and identifying global best practices in regards to fuel efficiency […]

Francisco Posada

Francisco is the South East Asia Regional Lead and Senior Researcher with expertise in vehicle technology and policy. His work focuses on developing roadmaps for emerging markets in their quest towards electromobility and decarbonizing the transport sector and supporting governments in implementing those plans. He leads projects on real-world vehicle emissions, including the testing that […]

Leticia Pineda

Leticia is the Mexico and Canada Regional Lead and also supports the work in Latin America. She leads and develops strategies and technical and policy analysis on light- and heavy-duty vehicles, green freight, and transport electrification projects at a national and local level. She also supports regional strategies in North America on transport decarbonization and […]