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Kathryn Clay is the Director of Research for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, an industry association that is committed to improving the environment and increasing motor vehicle safety. Previously, she served as a member of the professional staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. While on the committee staff, Dr. Clay worked to develop the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. She was also centrally involved in the development and passage of the America COMPETES Act of 2007 to promote federal investment in science and the development of innovative technologies. Dr. Clay previously served on the staff of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science. She has also held positions with the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources and as a research fellow in the Alternate Fuels Vehicle Division of Ford Motor Company. She received a Ph.D. in physics and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.