About ICF

Sam Pournazeri

Director, Clean Transportation and Energy
Sam is a nationally recognized transportation and energy expert with more than 10 years of experience in air quality and climate change planning and policy development.

Within the clean transportation and energy sector, Sam’s primary focus is on advanced transportation technologies, data analytics, emissions and energy modeling, and the development of sustainable strategies.

Earlier in his career with the California Air Resource Board's (CARB) Mobile Source Analysis Branch, Sam gained extensive knowledge and experience in zero-emission technology and infrastructure assessment. During his tenure at CARB, he led the development of California's 2020 Mobile Source Strategy (2020 MSS), which lays out a blueprint for transitioning California's transportation system to zero-emission technologies. Sam’s infrastructure, zero-emissions technology, and operational characteristics knowledge, combined with his experience developing strategies and policies that integrate planning perspectives and common visions for transforming transportation sectors, were key in the development of the 2020 MSS.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California Riverside
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology