April 14-15, 2013
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Terrence F. Alger
Advanced Combustion and Emissions Section
Advanced Vehicle Technology and Hydraulic Vehicle Technology Section
Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division
Dr. Alger’s formal training is in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Thermal/Fluids Systems. Within this field, he has specialized in Combustion Systems and Combustion Research and Optical Diagnostics. His formal education in Mechanical Engineering is enhanced by the project management skills he learned as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Dr. Alger graduated from the United States Military Academy as a Distinguished Cadet in 1992 and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers. During his 5 years in the Army, Dr. Alger served as a platoon leader and task force engineer for the 3/325th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team) and participated in operations in Bosnia and Africa. In 1996, he was assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Southwest Division, as a project officer. After resigning from the Army, Dr. Alger began his graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Both his master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation focused on optical investigations in a direct injection gasoline engine to determine the effect of flow fields and other engine parameters on fuel/air mixing, emissions and performance.
Dr. Alger worked at Ford Motor Company’s Research and Advanced Engineering Division upon completing his PhD. While working on Ford’s optical engine, Dr. Alger developed several new diagnostic capabilities, including PIV based turbulence measurements, a Spontaneous Raman Scattering residual diagnostic and a method for using a borescope to take flow field measurements. He was also heavily involved in the development of Ford’s Light Stratified Charge Direct Injection Gasoline Engine.
Dr. Alger joined Southwest Research Institute in 2003 in the Advanced Combustion and Emissions section, where he was involved in engine testing and combustion analysis. He is currently the manager of the Advanced Combustion and Emissions section, concentrating on improving engine efficiency and emissions thorough in-cylinder combustion processes and advanced engine technologies. He is also the manager of SwRI’s HEDGE II consortium, which is focused on improving gasoline engine efficiency through the use of cooled EGR, advanced ignition systems and other efficiency enhancing technologies. His current research interests include topics in ignition systems, abnormal combustion in gasoline engines, boosting systems for advanced gasoline and diesel engines and dual-fuel engine applications.
Dr. Zoran Filipi
Professor and Timken Endowed Chair
Vehicle System Design
Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR)
Dr. Zoran Filipi was with the University of Michigan between 1994 and 2011, where he rose to the rank of Research Professor, and served as the director of the Center for Engineering Excellence through Hybrid Technology and the deputy director of the Automotive Research Center, a U.S. Army Center of Excellence for modeling and simulation of ground vehicles. Prof. Filipi received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade in 1992. His main research interests are advanced IC engine concepts, alternative fuels, alternative and hybrid powertrain systems, and energy for transportation. He published over 140 papers in international journals and refereed conference proceedings, and holds three patents. Dr. Filipi is an SAE Fellow, and the recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award (2009), the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Award (2010), IMechE Journal of Automobile Engineering Best Paper Award (2012), and the UofM Research Faculty Achievement Award (2010).
Internal Combustion Engines
Bengt Johansson 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.
Bengt Johansson is 2011-2015 part time professor at TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands and was Springer Professor at University of California at Berkeley 2006-2007.
He has been main organizer for the HCCI sessions for the last 20 or more SAE conferences and also the two HCCI symposia in Lund 2005 and 2007. He is chairman of the Combustion and Fuels Committee at the Land and Sea group within SAE 2012-2014. He is since 2006 chair for the HCCI fuels collaborative task within the Combustion Agreement at International Energy Agency, IEA. Within this duty he organized the annual IEA task leaders meeting in Lund 2011.
He received the Horning Memorial Award 2000 for best SAE paper 1999, the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award 2000 and Forest R. McFarland Award in 2005, all three from SAE. He was promoted to SAE fellow 2005. He got the “Gunnar Engströms ABB-Stiftelse” award 1998 and “Volvo Håkan Frisinger” award 2011.
He has by November 2012 more than 240 publications, with 3800 citations, an H-index of 32 and i10 index of 91 according to Google scholar that include SAE papers. He has given more than 40 invited talks and keynotes on high efficiency and low emission combustion concepts, mainly HCCI and PPC.
Dr. Robert Wagner
Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Wagner is the Director of the Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center, a Distinguished Member of the technical staff, and serves as the technical lead for engine combustion and efficiency research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His responsibilities include providing technical direction and leadership to a diverse research portfolio for addressing evolving efficiency and emissions challenges in the transportation sector in support of the DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies. He has been principal investigator on numerous DOE and industry funded activities related to combustion, engine controls, thermodynamics, and thermal energy recovery for conventional and bio-renewable fuel applications. Robert is a member of several government/industry technical teams to provide guidance to DOE in establishing and meeting near- and long-term efficiency goals. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the DOE U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Clean Vehicles, the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Engine Research and has more than 70 technical publications.