Energy Technology Roadmapping Research on the Energy sector using roadmapping methodology for technology and strategic planning
Mapping Solutions for Future Technology Needs

In order to be successful in a time of rapid change, innovation, and shifting economies, companies and organizations within technology-based industries must be able to identify current and future technology needs, implement plans to meet those needs, and steer their research and development efforts in the direction that will help them best achieve their goals. One way to do this is by developing technology roadmaps (TRMs).

There is no single definition of a TRM, but in general, a TRM is a tool for evaluating, planning, and decision making in industries in which technology plays a central role. A TRM assesses needs and indicates possible technological solutions to meet those needs. Organizations such as NASA, Europe’s Strategic Energy Technologies Information System, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was well as companies such as Google, Intel, and Apple frequently employ teams of scientists, engineers, and technology managers to develop and implement TRMs.

In the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Dr. Tugrul Daim and his Research Group on Sustainable Infrastructure and Technology Management are developing TRMs for organizations such as the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Energy Trust of Oregon, EPRI, and other utilities around the country.

Dr. Daim’s group consists of graduate and Ph. D. students with backgrounds in science and engineering; many have come from high-tech industries. Dr. Daim brings decades of experience and expertise in technology management, forecasting, energy policy, and computer and industrial engineering, among other fields to the group. The group’s focus is on industry sponsored projects. BPA is one such sponsor that has provided Dr. Daim funding to aid in the development of a Transmission Technology Roadmap.

“I’ve been working with BPA for eight years,” Dr. Daim said. “The projects I take on assist them with the processes of their technology innovation office: managing technology, evaluating technology costs, needs, technology analysis, and developing technology roadmaps that identify the projects that can fill those gaps.”



Dear students, colleagues and sponsors:

I am happy to announce that we successfully completed a program which lasted close to a decade: Sustainable Infrastructure and Technology Management.
  • We received more than $2M of direct and in kind funding from our sponsors: Bonneville Power Administration, Energy Trust of Oregon, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Science Foundation, Miller Foundation, Maseeh Foundation, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, Fullbright, US Aid, 
  • We collaborated with Intel Corporation, Ford Corporation, IBM Corpotation, Biotronik, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Energy Power Research Institute, OHSU
  • We produced 11 PhD's, more than 10 books and 200 articles
Thank you all for making this happen. 
Our research group will continue to explore innovation and technology management in different sectors and aspects of our lives. 
Dr. Tugrul Daim



Dr. Daim's Research has been attracting the attention of energy-specialized media players. The Renewable energy Global Inovations, a company that ensures that the results of excellent renewable energy research are rapidly disseminated throughout the world, highlighted one of Dr. Daim's research pieces as a key scientific article in the renewable energy area. The link is below:

An Assessment model for energy efficiency program planning in electric utilities: Case of Northwest U.S. 



  • Short Bio

Dr. Tugrul Daim is a Professor and PhD Program Director in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at Portland State University. He has over 20 years of experience with development of technology roadmaps including the industry, government and academic organizations. Organizations that he has helped include US Dept of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, Biotronik, Biopro, Elsevier and organizations from across the US power sector including EPRI, BPA, TVA, US DOE and many other utilities.  His work with power utilities has led to the development of the “National Energy Efficiency Technology Roadmap” and “Collaborative Transmission Technology Roadmap”. Prior to joining PSU, Professor Daim worked at Intel Corporation for over a decade in varying management roles including the management of product and technology development in which he was responsible for developing and implementing technology roadmaps. He is recognized worldwide for his expertise in technology roadmapping, recently receiving awards from the two leading technology management organizations (IAMOT and PICMET) for his academic and industrial leadership in this area.  Dr. Daim has published over 200 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. His papers appeared in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Medical Systems, Energy, Energy Policy and many others. He has several books proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management and North American Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, MS in Engineering Management from Portland State University, and Ph.D. in Systems Science: Engineering Management from Portland State University in Portland Oregon.