Founding Director, Formula Hybrid Competition, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Doug Fraser is a senior research engineer and laboratory instructor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, where he has taught for 37 years. In 2006, he founded the Formula Hybrid Competition, which challenges engineering students to work across disciplines to design and construct hybrid and electric race cars and participate in an annual on-track competition. A registered professional engineer licensed in mechanical and electrical engineering, he previously founded Binary Technology, Inc., which manufactured hardware and software for microcontroller development and applications (precursors to Arduino and Raspberry Pi boards), and Doug Fraser Racing Engines, which specialized in Formula Ford and Vintage competition engines. He is a member of the SAE and a life member of IEEE. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, is a photographer and an instrument-rated pilot, and in his spare time, he restores and races early British sports cars.
Learn more about our 2018 Innovation Award recipient, the Formula Hybrid Competition, during this Discussion Den led by its founding director, Doug Fraser. The annual competition challenges teams of engineering students to design and construct a fuel-efficient hybrid or electric vehicle. Student teams work throughout the academic year to design and build their cars before bringing […]