International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

January 22-24, 2019 │ San Antonio, TX, USA │ San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

The International Powertrains, Fuels, and Lubricants meeting is back in the States for 2019. Join us as engineering, business, and scientific professionals gather to discuss new and emerging technologies that are being implemented to meet regulations by reducing emissions and boosting fuel economy, while delivering the best overall powertrain performance.

This meeting is comprised of leading-edge technology presentations, face-to-face networking opportunities, and a neutral platform for industry and academic professionals to share their successes and challenges when meeting regulations.

Who Should Attend:

  • OEM system and product design engineers
  • Tier and component suppliers
  • Light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle system and product design engineers
  • Consultants
  • Engineering educators
  • Researchers

Featured Speakers

Opening Keynote

Adam L. Hamilton

President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Research Institute

Adam L. Hamilton serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Research Institute, one of the nation’s largest independent providers of advanced scientific and applied technology solutions. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) conducting more than $500 million of research each year, the Institute provides solutions for problems encountered from deep sea to deep space, and practically everywhere in between. From the pressure hulls of deep-diving submarines to the Pluto system and beyond, SwRI thrives on providing broad technical expertise and vast supporting infrastructure for the benefit of clients (government and commercial) and the public. Hamilton holds an M.S. degree in engineering and a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering, both from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been a Professional Engineer since 1993. During his career, Hamilton has provided technical expertise to myriad programs in government and industry. His multidisciplinary technical expertise includes engineering, science, and risk assessment. Before joining Southwest Research Institute, Hamilton was the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Science, LLC. Signature Science, based in Austin, TX, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute, and specializes in national security, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science and engineering.

Thursday Keynote

Roger F. Cracknell

Roger Cracknell joined Shell in 1994 following postdoctoral research in Imperial College and Cornell University. In 2015, he was appointed Technology Expert for Combustion Chemistry within Shell. Cracknell has held a variety of previous roles within Shell, including leading a research team spread over three continents understanding and exploiting the fundamental science behind the development of advanced fuels for internal combustion engines. Cracknell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and SAE International, a Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, and Honorary Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Cracknell is a member of various academic and industry committees and has authored more than 150 refereed journal and conference papers and has seven granted patents. With co-authors was awarded the 2010 Sugden prize for the most significant U.K. contribution to combustion research, the 2014 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, the 2014 SAE Henry L Horning Award, and is a two-time recipient of the SAE award for Excellence in Oral presentation.

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