Donald Hillebrand of Argonne National Laboratory to Speak at SAE International World Congress

DETROIT, March 25, 2010 - Donald G. Hillebrand, Director, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, will provide the keynote address on Wednesday, April 14, during the SAE 2010 World Congress at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Hillebrand will speak at 10 a.m. (EDT) in the AVL Technology Leadership Center, located in W1-52.

Hillebrand leads Argonne National Lab’s Transportation activities including vehicle systems and hybrid vehicle development, engine and emissions research, material research, tribology, thermal, and life cycle and economic analysis.

The SAE 2010 World Congress will be held April 13-15. Host company for the event is Ford Motor Company and the Tier One Strategic Partner is Magna. The theme of the conference is Ecollaboration.

This year’s SAE World Congress features a condensed schedule from four to three days, providing a time-efficient, focused immersion on technology and innovation. The new format is designed to showcase the industry’s leading-edge technologies and illustrate how those technologies can support sustainability.

Topics and events are specifically created for engineers. In addition, the event will feature a new “Innovators Only” exhibition featuring more than 100 companies that accepted and met the SAE 2010 World Congress innovation challenge. Other new elements will include technology lounges that will feature dialogue and information exchange, and “Chat with the Experts” discussion groups, that are led by subject matter experts and are intended to encourage dialogue on key topics and issues.

For additional information on sessions, topics and speakers at the SAE 2010 World Congress, visit . To inquire about press credentials, e-mail .

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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