Michael P. Walsh is a mechanical engineer who has spent his entire career working on motor vehicle pollution control issues at the local, national and international level.
For the first half of his career, he was in government service, initially with the City of New York and subsequently with the US Environmental Protection Agency. With each, he served as Director of their motor vehicle pollution control efforts. Since leaving government, he has been an independent consultant advising governments and industries around the world. In addition he currently co-chairs the US EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Subcommittee and is actively involved in motor vehicle related projects in several countries around the world. He has participated in numerous National Academy of Science committees and studies and authored or co-authored over 100 papers or reports. He is a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Individual Achievement Award, the California Air Resources Board’s “Haagen Smit” award and has also been selected as a MacArthur Fellow for “extraordinary originality and dedication”. In 2009, he received the Silver Magnolia award from the City of Shanghai. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Council on Clean Transportation.