Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Digital Summit

September 28-30, 2021│ Online & On-Demand

Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Activity Leadership

Larry Fromm

EVP Business Development & Chief Commercial Officer, Achates Power

Larry Fromm is the EVP Business Development and the Chief Commercial Officer for Achates Power.  A member of the founding team of Achates Power, Larry leads the company’s commercial engagement with leading engine manufacturers around the globe.  Larry earned a BSE, summa cum laude, in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Activity Chair

Bengt Johansson

Professor, Internal Combustion Engines Chalmers University, Sweden & Head of the Combustion Engine Research Center, CERC

Professor Johansson is a Professor in Internal Combustion Engines at Chalmers University in Sweden and Head of the Combustion Engine Research Center, CERC.  Prior to this position, he was Professor in Mechanical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, Saudia Arabia.  His SAE roles include:

  • Chairman of the SAE Powertrain fuel and lubricants executive committee 2018-2022.
  • Vice-chair of the SAE Powerplant fuels and lubricants activity 2015-2019
  • Chairman of the SAE Engine Combustion committee 2012-2015.
  • Co-chairman of the SAE advanced power plant committee 2004-2011.
  • Organizer of 23 HCCI sessions, 13 High Efficiency engine sessions, 11 PPC sessions at most if not all SAE international events 2001 to 2019.

Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Activity Vice Chair

Andrea Strzelec

Program Director, Master of Engineering in Engine Systems Polymer Engineering and Power Engineering programs University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering, Office of Engineering Professional Development

Dr. Andrea Strzelec is the Program Director for the Master of Engineering in Engine Systems, Polymer Engineering and Power Engineering programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering Office of Engineering Professional Development. In addition, she works closely with the UW Nuclear Reactor Director Robert Agasie on developing Neutron Radiography capabilities at the UWNR. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University, after post-doc fellowships at PNNL and ORNL.

​Her research interests are in the area of reaction characterization for combustion, exhaust aftertreatment, neutron imaging, and sustainable energy. She has been PI (7), Co-PI (2) or Co-I (5) of 14 sponsored research projects totaling ~$1.85M, with ~$775k pro-rated to her. Her work has been published in Topics in Catalysis, Energy & Fuels, Fuel, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, and International Journal of Engine Research. Dr. Strzelec has recently co-authored (with fellow UW alum Dr. John Kasab, AVL) a book for SAE Automotive Emissions Regulations and Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems

​Dr. Strzelec is the Chair of the SAE Exhaust Aftertreatment & Emissions Committee and Vice-Chair of the SAE Powertrain Fuels & Lubricants Committee. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Emissions Control Science & Technology and is a Review Editor for Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering Engine and Automotive Engineering. Additionally, she is active in several organizations, including: the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Chemical Society and CLEERS. 

Dr. Strzelec teaches graduate courses in thermodynamics, internal combustion engines, exhaust aftertreatment, combustion science, automotive engineering, and heat transfer. She has also taught undergraduate courses in automotive engineering, internal combustion engines, thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal fluids analysis and design, and senior capstone design.