Thermal Management Systems Symposium

October 15-17, 2019 │ Plymouth, MI

Innovative Solutions for High-Efficiency Thermal Management

Evolving emissions regulations and advancements in automotive technology (i.e. electrification and automated vehicles) worldwide continually present new challenges and needs for the thermal management industry to address. For this reason, it is more important than ever for thermal management systems professionals from around the globe to collaborate with one another in person, to ensure regulatory compliance, and to meet the thermal management needs of these advanced technologies.

The 2019 SAE Thermal Management Systems Symposium (TMSS) is the premier convening point for forward-thinking engineers, executives, OEMs, and academia to collaborate and hear presentations on a range of the latest developing technologies, regulations, and applications for thermal management systems. Join us in Plymouth, MI, for two-and-a-half days of expert-led discussions—which will highlight the strategies and pathways to regulatory compliance—peer-to-peer networking, professional development opportunities, and a technology-driven exhibit floor. From the direction of the industry and technologies under development to regulatory impacts and efficiency improvements, TMSS covers the latest and most critical need-to-know information impacting global thermal management today and in the future.

TMSS is where industry comes together to discuss the latest regulatory impacts and applications to reduce engine emissions, conserve energy, reduce noise, improve the cabin environment, and increase overall vehicle performance in the passenger and commercial vehicle industry.

Who Attends

Previous attendees have come from many different types of organizations, including Tier 1 suppliers, OEMs, chemical companies, and academia.

  • Thermal-management engineers
  • Powertrain engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • R&D engineers
  • Product development professionals
  • HVAC system engineers
  • Executives/management
  • College students
Tuesday Keynote Speaker

Radu Theyyunni

Global Director, Virtual Powertrain & Electrification, General Motors

Presentation: The Role of CAE in Vehicle Thermal Management

Radu Theyyunni is the Global Director, Virtual Powertrain & Electrification within the Virtual Design, Development and Validation organization for General Motors.   Radu has 31 years of CAE experience and has held several positions of increasing responsibilities within General Motors, including Lead Analysis Engineer, Engineering Group Manager – CFD Analysis and Sr Manager Engine Analysis & Design.  He is also recipient of a Boss Kettering award for Math Based Calibration analysis and holds several tool methods to his credit.   Radu has a MSME from Wayne State University.

Wednesday Keynote Speaker

Ted Miller

Manager of Electrification Subsystems and Power Supply Research, Ford Motor Company

Presentation: Advanced Battery Systems – The Key to Vehicle Electrification

Ted Miller is Ford Motor Company's Manager of Electrification Subsystems and Power Supply Research.  He is responsible for Ford global electrification subsystem and power supply research.  His team delivers battery system design innovations, including advanced cell technology, packaging, thermal, EDS, EMC, charging, power conversion, energy management and modeling.  They provide subject matter expertise from raw materials to end-of-life recycling and second use.  The team also leads collaboration in energy storage research with university, industrial, and National Lab partners.  Mr. Miller is Chairman of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium Management Committee, as well as a member of several strategic and external advisory boards, including Idaho National Lab, the University of Michigan Energy Institute, Cobalt 27, and the Energy Frontier Research Center for Sodium Based Energy Storage.

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Stene Charmer

Lead Engineer for Battery Systems, WMG The University of Warwick

Presentation: Thermal Management for Future Powertrains

Stene Charmer leads a number of exciting battery cell research programs at WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre based at the University of Warwick campus.  His team are supporting WMG’s research partners in a number of areas, namely high power lithium ion storage devices, solid state energy devices (polymer and ceramic) and novel (module level and pack level) thermal management concepts.  That team works alongside WMG’s battery chemistry team, providing first hand automotive design and development expertise directly into cell prototyping development programs at WMG.  

Stene has held a number of senior positions within OEM’s and tier one suppliers, with a key focus on developing and implementing novel CAE and test methods to the development of thermal management systems for passenger, commercial and military vehicles.  Having worked and consulted for automotive businesses throughout main land Europe, North America, South Korea and India, he has developed a global understanding of the automotive business over the past 22 years.

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