SAE 2015 Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Forum

November 4-5, 2015

Shanghai, China

Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai

Technical Program Speakers

Rainer Erdmann Rainer Erdmann
Managing Director - Asia Operations
StrikoWestofen Thermal Equipment Co. Ltd.

His career started actually in the age of 34 as Vice President with American Standard in the US. Followed by an assignment within the top 10 Venture Capital firms in the US being embedded partly in Russia and the Middle East for a couple of years and ended up finally in the thermal equipment industry. In his prior assignment with StrikoWestofen Asia, Mr. Erdmann was the Managing Director within the Swiss Meyer Burger Group. Since he took over his position he has re-structructed StrikoWestofen Asia, increased sales by 300%.>

Wensi Jin Wensi Jin
Automotive Industry Manager

Wensi Jin is Automotive Industry Manager at MathWorks, responsible for strategic planning and technology rollout. His focus is to foster industry adoption of Model-Based Design and MathWorks tools. Prior to joining MathWorks, he worked on real-time simulation and hardware in-the-loop test systems, first as an applications engineer then as a business development manager. He also worked as a development engineer on automatic transmissions control systems at General Motors Powertrain. Wensi holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Bengt Johansson Bengt Johansson
Professor of Internal Combustion Engines
Lund University

Bengt Johansson is Professor in Internal Combustion Engines at Lund University since 2001 and head of the combustion engine group since 2004. He is also director of the Centre of Competence Combustion Processes with a number of international industry partners since 2003. His group is among the leaders in low temperature combustion research and has published more than 250 papers within HCCI. He is also part time professor at TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands 2011-2015. He was chairman of the SAE Engine Combustion Committee 2012-2015 and since 2006 chair for the HCCI fuels collaborative task within the International Energy Agency, IEA.

Hans Mikota Hans Mikota
Head of Research and Development
Georg Fischer Automotive Business Unit

Hans Mikota is Head of Research and Development Asia of Georg Fischer Automotive Business Unit China, Suzhou. He is responsible for product development, process development as well as materials engineering for Georg Fischer Automotive in Asia. He is a member of Georg Fischer Business Unit China management team and heads the development teams for both iron sand casting as well as aluminum and magnesium high pressure die casting. Hans Mikota received a master degree in process engineering from Mining and Metallurgy University of Leoben, Austria in 1998. Prior to working for Georg Fischer in China since 2012 he has held various positions in management and engineering for Georg Fischer Automotive in Europe, both in casting technology research as well as engineering and development of lightweight chassis components.

Sandy Murno Sandy Murno
Chief Executive Officer
Munro & Associates, Inc.

A frequent speaker and advisor to some of the world's top manufacturing executives on implementing cultural change and integrated product development strategies, Sandy Munro offers clients a wealth of perspective and a penchant for technology transfer. Although he began his career in the automotive industry and has worked extensively with global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers, his expertise cuts across virtually every segment of the manufacturing sector. With more than 40 years of experience in designing, building and processing components, Sandy brings clients an unmatched breadth of experience gained in the manufacturing and engineering environments. After beginning his career as a toolmaker, he worked his way up the ranks to designer and eventually became engineering manager at Valiant Machine Tool Co., a leading Detroit-area specialty tool company.. Sandy is the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Chairman of the Michigan Small Aircraft Transportation System (MI SATS), a board member for NCAM (National Council for Air Mobility), a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Engineering Society of Detroit.

Mukesh Rustagi Mukesh Rustagi
Strategic Product Management
Pittsburgh Glass Works

Mukesh Rustagi has been with PPG/PGW since 1981, when he started working as a Process Control Engineer. He has worked in various positions within Engineering for the chemical and glass operations of PPG, before moving to the Marketing and Product Management functions. In his latest role of Strategic Product Management, he has led the development of the solar control and lightweight glazing. He was actively involved with the various organizations in the USA that developed the off-cycle credit for emissions reduction from the use of solar control glazing. Mukesh got his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and his Masters of Engineering and MBA from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Mukesh has recently spent nine months in Shanghai working on a new Joint Venture in China, Shandong PGW Jinjing Automotive Glass, PJG.

Tim Skszek Tim Skszek
Principal Investigator of the MMLV Program
Magna International

Tim Skszek leads the Magna International R&D Government Partnership activity in the North America. Tim is the Principal Investigator of the MMLV Program, managing the interface between the government agencies, Ford and Magna project team to realize successful project execution, providing 16% reduction in global warming potential and 16% reduction in Primary Energy relative to the 2013 Ford Fusion. Tim holds a Master of Science Degree from University of Wisconsin in Metallurgical Engineering and is a licensed professional Engineer. Tim is a subject matter expert in the areas of Metal Casting, Warm Forming of Al and Mg, Additive Manufacturing and Life Cycle Analysis.

Gary Smyth Gary Smyth
Executive Director
General Motors Corporation
Research and Development.

Dr. J. Gary Smyth is Executive Director, Global R&D Laboratories, GM Global Smyth began his career with GM in 1989 as a senior project engineer with GM Advanced Product Engineering in Warren, Michigan. He has held numerous positions in the Advanced Powertrain organization and was named Engineering Director, Advanced Propulsion System Controls in 1999, with responsibilities including advanced diesel and advanced emission development. In September 2004, he transferred to GM R&D as Director, Powertrain Systems Research Lab, where his responsibilities included directing all research and development globally for conventional and hybridized propulsion systems. In June 2010, Gary was promoted to Executive Director, North American Science Labs, GM Global R&D. A native of Northern Ireland, Smyth attended The Queen's University of Belfast (QUB). He studied Mechanical Engineering and received a B.Sc. in 1985 and a PhD in 1991. He is an active member of SAE International, including a founding member of the Executive Leadership Team for the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC).

Robert Wagner Robert Wagner
Director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center
Oak Ridge National Lab

Dr. Robert Wagner is the Director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. His responsibilities include coordination and development of strategic internal and external collaborations at ORNL to better support the mission of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office. This includes the integration of ORNL expertise in high performance computing, neutron sciences, material sciences, and advanced manufacturing to accelerate the development of advanced transportation technologies. Dr. Wagner is the ORNL lead for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Clean Vehicles, holds leadership positions with SAE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has authored more than 100 technical publications.

Clarence Woo Clarence Woo
Executive Director
Asian Clean Fuels Association

Mr Clarence Woo has been involved in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry for the past 20 years. He started his career with Mobil Oil Singapore and has experienced numerous responsibilities within Mobil Oil. They included Technical Services, which provided technical expertise and training in the field of lubricants, fuels, and LPG. Mr Woo worked in Ethyl Corporation as Senior Area Manager managing petroleum additive sales to various countries in Asia Pacific. Mr Woo had also served as a Product Manager, Fuel Additives, where he had helped managed fuel additive sales and fuel additive developments in Asia. Mr Woo is currently the Executive Director of Asian Clean Fuels Association that supports governments and encourages industries to pursue the use of cleaner fuels for a cleaner environment through the attributes of sound science, cost effectiveness and sustainability.

Fei Xiong Fei Xiong
Chief Engineer Professor Ph.D. Candidate Supervisor
Geely Automobile Research Institute

Dr. Fei Xiong has a extensive experience both local and overseas. After graduated from Beijing University of Science and Technology with Bachelor Degree, he furthered his study in Australia and obtained Master Degree and Ph.D. Dr. Fei Xiong has been employed as an Engineer for Shanghai Iron and Steel Research Institute, an Engineer and later manager for Hadaway Industrial Corp., a Research Associate for Aust Industrial Innovation Research Institute, an Design Engineer for AusSteel,; Technical Director of JAC Tech. Centre; and Vice President and Chief Engineer of Automotive Engineering Materials Institute of Great Wall Motor. Currently Dr. Xiong is in charge of Lightweight Design Division of Geely Automotive Research Institute as a Chief Engineer. Also Dr. Xiong is honored with Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor for Hefei University of Technology, Zhejiang Automotive Engineering University, a Sen. Member of China Metal Society, The Committee member of Anhui Metal Society.

Yu Yang Yu Yang
Business Development Partner
Punch Powertrain

Yu Yang is Business Development Partner at Punch Powertrain in Belgium. His main focus is the Chinese and emerging market. Before, Yu served two years as Project Manager at Punch, managing multiple CVT application projects. Before joining Punch, Yu was Project Manager at Bekaert in Belgium, leading international teams in renewable energy domain. Yu also had five year experience at IMEC in Belgium, leading projects on electronics development. Yu Yang holds a PhD in MSE from Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium, a master degree in EE and a bachelor degree in MSE both from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Reggie Zhan, Ph.D. Reggie Zhan, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Zhan has over 20 years of professional experience in emissions control, automotive fuels, engine and vehicle technologies with Southwest Research Institute, Ford Motor Company and Sinopec. Extensive experience in automotive emissions regulations and control technologies. Technical advisor for the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of China and Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau (BEPB), actively involving emissions regulation development in China.