Lynn Harris graduated from North Carolina State University in 1999 with a BS in Nuclear Engineering and joined the McDowell Engineers & Associates team in 2010. During this time with MEA, Mr. Harris has served with the North Carolina Department of Transportation – Rail Division’s Equipment Engineering Department as a project engineer on locomotive rebuilds and railcar refurbishments, and lead quality/reliability engineer. He has also been project manager for biodiesel fuel testing and the implementation of Wi-Fi onto NCDOT’s Piedmont rail service. His past employment has included time with GE, Applied Materials, and multiple start-up companies. Mr. Harris’s recent focus has been as project manager on the NCDOT Rail Division’s successful implementation of a retrofit emissions reduction system onto one of their passenger locomotives. He has been the Rail Division Operations Branch’s head grant writer for the past three years . Under his direction, the Division has been awarded over $300,000 in environmental improvement grants.