SAE 2014 Vehicle Electronics and Powertrain Technologies Forum

December 10-11, 2014

Shanghai, China

Holiday Inn Shanghai Jinxiu Hotel


Tuesday, December 10th

Don Christian Don Christian
VP, eMobility
Resurgen Renewables

Don works as VP of engineering for Resurgen Renewables, a California startup focused on electric mobility and energy. His current projects involve new drivetrain designs for both hybrid and all-electric propulsion and electrical nano-grids associated with PEV energy provisioning. Don engineered, integrated, and tested EV propulsion and cooling systems at Coda Automotive, including NHTSA crash tests. At BAE Systems, his armored combat vehicle designs were used in hybrid tracked and wheeled trucks, and were proven through range tests and hostile combat operations. His agricultural harvesters and aircraft ground support vehicles continue in field use, and his autonomous robotic vehicle designs are in production use today for semiconductor clean-room material transport. Don is an inventor of 22 US plus many foreign patents. He has taught internationally a variety of technical courses and publications, in Europe, Asia, and the US. He's a senior member of IEEE & SAE, is an elected Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and a member of SAE's J1772 conductive charging standards task force for plug-in electric vehicles.

Robert Deutsch Robert Deutsch
Director - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business Unit (Asia)
Continental AG

Robert Deutsch has worked in the Automotive Electronics and Systems area for more than twenty five years and is currently the Director Asia of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business Unit at Continental AG. During his career he has had many assignments in the area of Powertrain Systems including hardware, software and system design for passenger cars, diesel trucks, hybrid and electric vehicles, race cars and transmission controls. He has previously served as chairman of SAE J1455 and SAE J1939 Physical Layer, SAE J1708/1587 committees. He has worked extensively with Asian customers for the last twenty years. For the past ten years he has lived in Shanghai and has been focusing on business with Asian OEMs. Robert Deutsch currently holds 23 US and many foreign patents and is a distinguished inventor at Continental.

Richard Zhu Richard Zhu
Automotive System Engineering

Mr. Zhu graduated with a B.S. from E.E. department of Fudan University in 1988, Shanghai, China.

He has a variety of experiences in R&D on consumer electronics and test/analysis instruments. Nearly 10 years in automotive electronics and electrification R&D areas. Later he became Technical Manager of Advanced Engineering in Delphi China Technical Center. Leading Technical Development Program (TDP) on Infotainment (Connectivity) and Active Safety. Currently, Mr. Zhu is the Head of Automotive System Engineering in Infineon (Beijing). Leading Concept or Advanced System Development on xEV, Safety and High Efficiency Small Drives.

Dr. Wu ZhiHong Dr. Wu ZhiHong
Executive Dean, Sino-German College
Tongji University

Wu Zhihong received his B.S. and M.S. degrees both in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University and Dr.-Ing degree from Technical University Berlin (Germany), He worked as R&D senior engineer with Danfoss Antriebs- und Regeltechnik GmbH (Germany). He is executive dean of the Sino-German College for Graduate Studies at Tongji University, Infineon endowed professor for embedded systems and the director of Infineon-Tongji Joint automotive electronics laboratory. His research interests include automotive electronics, electric drives and application of embedded systems. He is the committee member of PCIM (Power Converter and Intelligent Motion) Asia, member of the Sino-German Experts Forum of Electromobility. He received The Silver Medal from Technical University Berlin (Germany) and the local design & industrialization award by Infineon both in 2012.

Dr. Fu Zhenxing Dr. Fu Zhenxing
Director, Powertrain Systems SAIC Motors

Dr. Zhenxing Fu curently is Director of Powertrain Systems, SAIC Motors. Prior to joining SAIC Motors, he was a technical specialist, technical fellow and manager, technical specialist at DaimlerChrysler Co, Visteon, and Ford Motor Co, respectively. He has over 15 year experiences in the development of hybrid and electric powertrain systems specializing in energy storage, energy transmission, and energy conversion systems, as well as vehicle torque security and high voltage safety. He has published over 35 technical papers in the field and hold 6 US patents. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of Sigma Xi.

Jie Meng Jie Meng
Marketing Manager, Global Analog & Sensor Division
Freescale Freescale Global Analog& Sensor Group

2011-Now: Freescale, Freescale Global Analog& Sensor Group, Marketing & BD Manager, dedicate in driving FSL Analog business growth in AP such as driving the products NPI, promoting FSL Analog portfolios to local customers, work with Freescale MCU team to provide reference designs in focused applications etc. In 2011,the first Generation FSL BMS chip-MM912J637 got the leading product Award on EDN China's innovation Award. 2008-2011: ADI(Europe), Designer and FAE for Analog power products. Got degree in E&E and Master in C&S in Europe, Always Focused in the Analog area.

Qing Li Qing Li
Strategy Director of Siemens PLM STS
Siemens Industry Software (Beijing) Co., LTD

Engineer and PhD of ENSAM in France. Li specializes in system modeling and simulation studies, and boasts rich experience in the modeling and simulation of the complicated hydraulic and mechatronic system. He has worked with a host of customers both home and abroad on their system simulation projects, such as the modeling and study of Reynolds' AMT synchronizer, the modeling and simulation of BorgWarner's pressure and flow control valve, and the modeling of Siemens' high pressure common rail system of the engine. After coming back to China, he presided over and completed a series of projects related with hydraulic pressure, such as the Study and Experiment of the Development of the Automatic Gearbox project of an automobile organization; the simulation of the hydraulic pressure control system of the automatic gearbox of an automobile organization; the modeling analysis of the cushion valve of the automatic gearbox of a weaponry organization; torsional vibration analysis of the engine and drivetrain of an weaponry organization; real-time simulation of the engine of a vessel organization; analysis of the large-scale high pressure hydraulic system of a vessel organization; they simulation analysis of the special air valve for rockets of an aerospace organization. Li is now the strategic development director of Siemens PLM STS.

Jun Gong Jun Gong
General Manager
Shanghai Edrive Co., Ltd

Gong Jun is currently president of Shanghai Alliance of Vehicle E-Drive Technological Innovation, and director of Shanghai E-Drive Engineering and Technological Research Center, and the general manager of Shanghai Edrive Co., Ltd. He was a candidate of the first batch of science and technological leaders for a program called "Ten Thousand talents plan", enjoys the special allowance of the State Council, and serves as an expert of China's Twelfth Five Year Plan EV Key Science and Technological special program panel, China's Eleventh Five Year Plan 863 Project Energy Saving and New Energy Vehicle Major Program Master Panel on Electric Motors. He is a member of National New Energy EV Access Expert Council, EV National Engineering Lab Technical Committee, National Fuel Cell vehicle and Technical Committee of Powertrain Engineering Technological Research Center.

Zhishun Li Zhishun Li
No. 21 Research Institute of China Electric Technology Group

He holds degrees in both mathematics and economy. Before he started working in equipment manufacturing industry in 1994, he had studied in Japan. Formerly the secretary-general of small and special electric machine industry, he is currently working in No. 21 research institute of China Electric Technology Group, which is the presidential position of the electric motor industry. In the institute, he is mainly in charge of trading business of the manufacturing equipment.

Daniel Benchetrite Daniel Benchetrite
Asia System Engineering Director
Valeo Powertrain Business Group

Daniel Benchetrite obtained his PhD in Electrochemistry in 2004 in Amiens University (France), in collaboration with CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission). The topic was the optimization of lead acid batteries management in photovoltaic systems. He then joined Exide Inc. in 2005 as laboratory manager and participated in the improvement of 12V batteries for Trucks applications.

In 2006, Daniel joined Valeo, first as Electrochemical Engineer for designing battery management systems algorithms for micro-hybrid applications and then took the lead of Energy Storage Activities, including 48V batteries evaluations. Since end of 2011, Daniel has taken the lead of Systems and Integration activities in Valeo, covering all the systems from 12V to 48V and moved in China in July 2014 to cover System Engineering activities for Asia.

Luming Liu Luming Liu
Regional President
Bosch Engineering GmbH

Yuan Zhu received his B.S. degrees in both automotive engineering and electrical engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 1998. He received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 2003 in automotive engineering. He is currently director of Bosch Endowed Chair Professorship for Automotive Systems at Sino-German school for postgraduate studies in Tongji University (Shanghai, China). His current research interests include automotive embedded system and electric propulsion systems. He was granted the local design & industrialization award by the Infineon in 2012 thanks to design-in penetration of Infineon microcontroller to the VW vehicles.

Dr. Yuan Zhu Dr. Yuan Zhu
Head of Hans L. Merkle Foundation - Bosch Endowed Chair for Automotive Systems
Tongji University - Infineon Automotive Electronics Joint Laboratory

Yuan Zhu received his B.S. degrees in both automotive engineering and electrical engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 1998. He received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 2003 in automotive engineering. He is currently director of Bosch Endowed Chair Professorship for Automotive Systems at Sino-German school for postgraduate studies in Tongji University (Shanghai, China). His current research interests include automotive embedded system and electric propulsion systems. He was granted the local design & industrialization award by the Infineon in 2012 thanks to design-in penetration of Infineon microcontroller to the VW vehicles.

Wednesday, 11 December

GuoQiang Ao GuoQiang Ao
Senior Technical Consultant

GuoQiang Ao works closely with companies in the automotive and commercial vehicles industries to implement Model-Based Design, improve fuel economy and performance, and reduce emissions. Guoqiang specializes in embedded control systems design, simulation and optimization for automotive powertrain and HEV/EV, code generation and control model verification. He received his B.A. from the School of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University of Technology and his Ph.D. from the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Anna Stefanopoulou Anna Stefanopoulou
University of Michigan

Anna G. Stefanopoulou is a Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan and the Director of the Automotive Research Center. She obtained her Diploma (1991, Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and her Ph.D. (1996, University of Michigan) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She was an assistant professor (1998-2000) at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a technical specialist (1996-1997) at Ford Motor Company. She is an ASME and an IEEE Fellow, the Founding Chair of the ASME DSCD Energy Systems Technical Committee, a member of the SAE Dynamic System Modeling Standards Committee and a member of a U.S. National Research Council committee on Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards. She has co-authored a book on Control of Fuel Cell Power Systems, 10 US patents, 5 best paper awards and 200 publications on estimation and control of internal combustion engines and electrochemical processes such as fuel cells and batteries.

Tao Wan Tao Wan
FEV China

Mr. Wan is currently the Manager of Business Unit Electronics and Electronics at FEV China Co. Ltd. Previously, he was an Engineer at FEV GmbH, Aachen, Germany. He has experience with model-based software development for HEV/EV application including software specification, implementation, validation and verification, functional safety management and development processes, requirement management and system engineering. Mr. Wan has a Masters (Diplom Ingenieur) of electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and a Bachelor in Marketing, Beijing International Studies University, China

ZhiHui Li ZhiHui Li

Zhihui Li is a senior technical consultant who works with companies in the automotive and commercial vehicles industry to implement Model-Based Design and address electronic control unit development. Zhihui specializes in embedded code generation, system integration, and tools customization. With 10 years of automotive industry experience, Zhihui worked for CARTAC, Delphi, and Valeo before joining MathWorks. Zhihui holds a B.S. in automation from Inner Mongolian University and an M.S. in automation from Tianjin University.

Xie Hui Xie Hui
Vice Director, State Key Laboratory of Engines
Tianjin University

Hui Xie, male, born in August 1970, professor and doctoral tutor. Prof. Hui Xie received his PhD in propulsion machine and engineering at Tianjin University in 1998.And now he holds a position as professor and vice director in State Key Laboratory of Engines at Tianjin University, also as director in Tianjin University - Infineon Automotive Electronics Joint Lab. His research topics are control technology for combustion process on ICE, theories and methods for control of gasoline HCCI/CAI engines, software and hardware for electronic control of engine and vehicle, calibration method and technology for electronic control system, and control of EV and HEV.

Simon Huang Simon Huang
Marketing and Business Development Manager at Freescale
Freescale Semiconductor

Mr. Huang Xi is the Development Director of the automotive electronics market for Freescale China, and is responsible for the market planning and business development of the automobile instrument and infotainment system. Mr. Huang has multi-year experience in product development, application support, and market exploration in the field of automotive electronics.

Buz A. McCain Buz A. McCain, PhD, PMP
Systems Engineering Platform Manager
Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Mr. McCain (PhD, PMP) is Systems Engineering Platform Manager for large fuel cell systems, including Heavy Duty mobile and Distributed Generation, at Ballard Power Systems Inc (Burnaby, British Columbia), as well as functional manager for Ballard's Systems Engineering Group. Buz joined Ballard in 2008, and oversees the team of 20 engineers that make up the Systems Engineering Group. His Mechanical Engineering education (emphasis on automatic control) includes degrees from UCLA (BSME), UC Berkeley (MSME), and the University of Michigan (PhD). For the 15 years prior to joining the Ballard Team, Buz fulfilled various roles within Toyota Motor Corporation. His began his career at Toyota as a Chassis and Drivetrain development engineer, and reached the level of Executive Program Manager for Vehicle Development, N Platform (light truck), in 2004. His career includes multiple overseas assignments in Japan.


Dr. Lawrence Poon Dr. Lawrence Poon
Principal consultant, Automotive & Electronics
Hong Kong Productivity Council

Dr. Poon is the Principal Consultant of Automotive Parts and Accessory System R&D Centre and Head of Automotive Unit of Hong Kong Productivity Council. He is also serving as Vice Chair of SAE HK and Section-Chair of HK Bio- & Eco- Energy Industry Association and Fellow of Green Strategy Association. He got the doctoral degree in 2004. His major research interests focus on the design and application of intelligent materials and smart structures. In the recent years, Dr. Poon took lead a team of professional Engineers and researchers with rich experiences in EV and automotive electronics system development. He is an expert in the design of Automotive Safety Systems and EV Charging Infrastructure. In the recent years, Dr. Poon and his team successfully developed new generation of EV charging network 'EV-MegaNet' for CLP. Dr. Poon is also a project manager and principal investigator in more than 30 R&D projects related to green mobility, active safety, infotainment as well as intelligent headlight system. In addition to the strong experience in Automotive R&D, Dr. Poon also delivered number of consultancy services in product testing to support the automotive parts and accessory systems industry. Dr. Poon graduated with first class honor degree from HK Poly University Mechanical Engineering Department in 1998. He is currently a visiting lecturer in HK Poly University for number of subjects related to Automotive Safety and Reliability, and Product Design.

Rick Mo Rick Mo
Senior Consultant/ Director of SAE-HK

Mr. Mo is a Senior Consultant of Automotive and Electronics Division in Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC). Mr. Mo graduated from Heifei University of Technology, China in 2002 and received a Bachelor Degree. Mr. Mo is an expert with solid product design and simulated analysis and proficient in automotive industrial design and system integration. Before joining HKPC, Mr. Mo had been a Research Assistant in Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and participated in the development of Battery Management System, Electric Drivetrain System and Omni-directional Steering System for the Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Since Mr. Mo joined HKPC in 2008, he has been mainly responsible to manage the R&D projects relating to automotive and electronics including the Design Guideline of Anti-lock Braking System, MOST150 based Onboard Infotainment System and Motorcycle Electronic Fuel Injection System. Mr. Mo also participated in more than 10 automotive R&D projects, for examples, Electric Bus, Adaptive Frontlight System, Advanced Driver Assistance System and EV-MegaNet Charging System etc. Now Mr. Mo is the Vice Chairman Assistant of Green Mobility for SAE Hong Kong.

Ketty Yu Ketty Yu
Managing Director
Infotronic International Ltd.

Ms. Ketty Yu is the Managing Director of Infotronic International Ltd. and Infotronic Automotive System Ltd. (ITAS). She holds a BSc. in Manufacturing Engineering and Communications Technology. She has started up the business as entrepreneur since 1988 and has the more than twenty year's experiences in the OEM electronics and automotive electronic systems from design to manufacturing. She started Infotronic International Ltd. at 1999 which was the exclusive china supplier of the Global Oil seismic equipment company and the tier supplier of the USA Automobile Industry. In 2006, she established Infotronic Automotive Systems Ltd. to design, develop, and manufacturing the key automotive electronic control system to European/USA and China Automotive OEM.

Henri He Henri He
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, China

Mr. Henri joined LCIE China, Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Service Electrical & Electronics Division in 2005 with cross-function experience in various fields of customer service, key account management and business development. He was promoted to play a role as General Manager, North China SBU E&E Local and Automotive in 2011. Currently he serves as Greater China SBU GM of Automotive division and new project development director as well. He led a team to successfully develop the early generation of testing, inspection and certification of auto and E&E field. Prior to joining Bureau Veritas, Henri has got 3 years of commercial and purchasing experience with Trayton Timbers and Adidas in Europe, Africa and China region. He has been with BV for 9 years and also has experience in various management roles. He holds his bachelor degree in Business French from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.

Li Xinqiang Li Xinqiang
Director of Renewable Energy Test Lab

Shanghai Electrical Apparatus Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd
Mr. Li Xinqiang service in Shanghai Electrical Apparatus Research Institute (Group) Co., Ltd. He is a director of renewable energy test lab of the national quality supervisory and testing center for smart grid user-side product (system). He has been engaged in low-voltage electrical products testing technology research over ten years, and currently primarily responsible for testing technology service team management and related researches in field of EV charging equipment, and PV electric equipment.