James Madison University
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Chris Bachmann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, ISAT
Director of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Lab (AFV)

  • Office: ISAT/CS 316
  • Phone: 540-568-2735
  • Email: bachmacg@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4102
    701 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia.
  • M.S., BioEngineering, Penn State University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • The design and construction of Alternative Fuel Vehicles and the integration of Transportation Systems with a wide variety of renewable energy production strategies is my primary area of interest.  To compliment these efforts, I’m also learning more about Wind, Solar, Biomass, Hydro, Geothermal, and Nuclear energy generation technologies– as well as advances in energy efficiency, green building, and land-use planning.  
Alternative Fuels Vehicle Lab


  • September 12
    6:00 p.m.
    ICCE Event: Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
    Festival and Student Conference Center 
  • September 19-20
    Capital One/JMU Hack-a-Thon 
    ICE House
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 10-12
    Family Weekend
  • November 1 

Welcome from ISAT

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