SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium

November 2-3, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Crowne Plaza Knoxville

Symposium Organizers

Hugh Blaxill Hugh Blaxill
General Manager
MAHLE Powertrain LLC

Hugh has been General Manager at MAHLE Powertrain LLC for 5 years. He is responsible for both the Engineering Services and Test Systems groups. Prior to that, he was responsible for MAHLE Powertrains research and development team in the UK. During that role significant integration activities with MAHLE's internal advanced engineering groups was undertaken enabling increases in R&D investment and more diverse product development activities. He has also taken various levels of responsibility for a number of customer turnkey new or upgrade engine production projects. During his career Hugh has authored numerous technical papers and has a number of patents, the majority in the area of combustion development

Hugh joined MAHLE Powertrain (at that time Cosworth) from Ricardo where he has spent 4 years doing light duty diesel engine combustion and mechanical development projects. He studied at the University of Bath in the UK achieving both a Bachelors and Masters in Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in the UK.

Scott Curran Scott Curran
Research and Development, Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Scott Curran is a research and development staff member in the Fuels Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Scott is a principal investigator for light-duty advanced combustion research projects. He is also involved in vehicle systems research projects, well-to-wheels analysis for mobile and stationary power sources, and is an active collaborator with DOE Clean Cities for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology outreach and education and serves on the board of directors for the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition. He served as the vehicle lead for the ORNL Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) project where ORNL 3D-printed a working range extender vehicle and a small house which share energy. He received his BS and MS in mechanical engineering and his Ph.D. in energy science and engineering all from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

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

Dr. Robert Wagner is the Director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; a Professor with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His responsibilities include the 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. Dr. Wagner has been principal investigator on many research activities spanning low temperature combustion, unstable combustion fundamentals, nonlinear controls, thermodynamics, renewable fuels, and emissions characterization. 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 on the editorial board of four international journals and has authored more than 100 technical publications.



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