SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition

April 16-18, 2013

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Cobo Center

Chat with Experts - Emission/Environment/Sustainability

April 18; 1:00 p.m.
LD/HD Future Emission Technologies (PFLCHAT420)


Tim Johnson

Panelists - David Brooks, Ricardo
Drew Kodjak, International Council On Clean Transport
Paul A. Machiele, US EPA
Kevin D. Sisken, Daimler
Qingyuan Song, Foton

Drew Kodjak Dr. David Brooks
Dr. David Brooks is a graduate of Brunel University of West London where he achieved a Degree in Industrial Design Engineering and a Doctorate in Advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites with Smart Sensors. David has over 15 years of automotive experience in Europe and the United States, primarily as a Tier 1 fuel system and engine controls supplier for both common-rail diesel and gasoline direct-injection engines. More recently David holds the position of Director of Engines Product Group for Ricardo based at their Detroit campus.



Drew Kodjak Drew Kodjak
Executive Director
International Council on Clean Transportation
Drew Kodjak is Executive Director of the International Council on Clean Transportation, an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research to government agencies and policy makers in the world's major vehicle markets. The ICCT's mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. Before joining the ICCT in 2005, Mr. Kodjak served an Attorney-Advisor to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

Paul Machiele Paul A. Machiele
Paul Machiele is the Center Director for Fuel Programs in the Assessment and Standards Division of EPA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Throughout his 19 year career at EPA he has been responsible for a wide range of regulations and initiatives covering gasoline, diesel fuel, and alternative fuels, as well as nonroad engines and heavy-duty highway engines. Most recently he led the development of the ultra-low sulfur diesel regulations. Prior to working at EPA, he received his bachelors and masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Kevin Sisken Kevin Sisken
Manager, Technology Programs and Analysis, Detroit Diesel Corporation

Mr. Sisken has been with Detroit Diesel for 21 years and has held various positions within Product Engineering during this time, including working on and managing efforts related to overall engine performance, air systems, fuel injection systems, engine controls, engine analysis, and aftertreatment systems.

Mr. Sisken is currently manager of the Technology and Analysis Group. In this role he is the Super Truck Principle Engineer for engine development and his group also does extensive analysis work via computer simulation. Prior to assuming this role, he managed the development of the control system and calibrations for aftertreatment systems utilized on Detroit Diesel's heavy duty NAFTA diesel engine products through the 2007 and 2010 production releases.

Prior to joining DDC, Mr. Sisken spent 5 years developing gas turbine combustion systems at both Textron Lycoming and Williams International. He holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He also is the holder of 19 patents related to diesel engine performance and aftertreatment systems.

Paul Machiele Qingyuan Song
Mr. Qingyuan Song is the chief engineer of Automotive Engineering Research Institute of Foton Motor Company, Beijing, China, the world largest commercial vehicle manufacturer by volume. His responsibilities are mainly in the field of vehicle environmental engineering, including emission, fuel quality, prohibited materials/RRR (ELV), VOCs/odor and alternative energy etc. Prior to Foton, Mr. Song worked as a technical specialist at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan for 6 years and at US EPA for 3 years in the area of emission technologies/regulations and the impact on air quality and climate change of automotive pollutions. Mr. Song holds a Ph.D. from McGill University, Canada, and a B.Sc. from Nanjing University, China, and a graduate certificate from the Goethe Institut, Germany.