Dr. Josipa Petrunić
President & CEO

As the President & CEO of CUTRIC, Dr. Josipa Petrunić is leading the formulation of national transportation and energy systems analyses, including battery electric vehicles (BEV), hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and zero-emissions transit technologies.

As one of Canada’s leading experts in Zero-Emissions Bus (ZEB) innovation deployment projects, Dr. Petrunić has designed, developed and launched the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial, the Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration & Integration Trial and the Canadian National Smart Vehicle Demonstration & Integration Trial.

Under the leadership of Dr. Petrunić, CUTRIC has expanded from five founding members to more than 140 transit, utility, industry, and academic institutional members across North America with projects valued at over $50 million. Dr. Petrunić developed Canada’s first methodological framework for an interdisciplinary physics-, mathematics- and economics-based modelling tool. Rout∑.i™ 2.0, is Canada’s first electric bus modelling tool and helps Canadian public fleets determine how zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) would operate in their communities and the extent to which they would generate operational savings.

In 2018, she was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 by Bloomberg News and Canada’s Top Clean 50. In 2019, she was named Aspioneer Top 10 Influential Women Leaders. In 2020, she received an award in WXN’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards for her role in the Science and Technology industry.

For Josipa’s full bio visit: https://cutric-crituc.org/person/dr-josipa-petrunic/

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