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. He served as co-chairman of the US EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Subcommittee for the past 12 years and is actively involved in projects in Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Thailand, and China.
He has been a member of several National Academy of Science Committees. 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 was selected as a MacArthur Fellow for “extraordinary originality and dedication”.
In 2009, he received the Silver Magnolia award for his service to the City of Shanghai. In 2010 he received the Friendship award, the highest award for international experts in China. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Council on Clean Transportation