Thermal Management Systems Digital Summit

October 12-14 2021 │ Online & On-Demand

Thermal Management Systems Technical Program


The 2021 TMSS technical program will include industry relevant and timely technical sessions, expert-led panel discussions, thought-provoking keynote presenters – plus, multiple networking opportunities during session breaks and a virtual networking reception.<

Our three days of programming will focus on the latest and most pertinent topics in the field of ground vehicle thermal systems technology. Presentations, led by thermal systems leaders from around the globe, will highlight today’s most cutting-edge technologies, cover the ongoing developments and advancements in all thermal management systems, and will provide the latest updates on environmental regulatory requirements and the technologies available to meet them.

Organizers are in the process of reviewing submitted manuscripts and presentations with the goal of providing you the most comprehensive look at the critical challenges and  solutions, as technology evolves.

Below is a tentative listing of topics under consideration. Final presentation selections will be complete by September 1, 2021.

Panel Discussions

Event organizers have chosen two critical topics where subject matter experts will host expanded conversations on the challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions. Come prepared with your questions to ask on these roundtable topics:

Panel Discussion: A Rapidly Changing Regulatory Landscape (TMSSP1)

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Panel Discussion: Heat Pumps & Refrigerants (TMSSP2)

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Live Technical Presentations

Stay Tuned — The organizers of TMSS are evaluating submissions and will create 2 sessions featuring the most critical content for live presentations and Q&A time with subject matter experts.

Topics under consideration include:

  • Automotive thermal systems and components
  • Thermal systems for vehicles such as: autonomous, connected, hybrid and electric, fuel cells, commercial, and off-road
  • Autonomous interior climate management
  • Vehicle climate control and thermal comfort, including cabin air quality & human factors
  • Vehicle underhood and underbody thermal management
  • Thermal management strategies
  • Thermal modeling and simulations
  • Powertrain energy management
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Regulatory requirements and considerations
  • Developments in alternative refrigerant systems

These individuals were selected by the organizing committee to provide critical, thought-provoking insight on the issues of TMSS. Each keynote will be presented live with time allotted for your questions.


A Unique Thermal Management System Optimized for a Highly Efficient EV

William van den Corput, Lightyear
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Matt Fisch, Gentherm
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David Greenwood, WMG
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Today's Hardest Thermal Management Challenges in Electric Propulsion Systems

Luke Miller, Dana TM4
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Development of Thermal Management Systems with Advanced Simulation Methodology

Richard Sun, Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. Ltd.
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On-Demand Presentations

Organizers are reviewing over 50 submitted PowerPoint presentations with the goal of providing you the most comprehensive look at the critical challenges, solutions and technology development for the thermal management issues in vehicle development. Below are the various topic tracks under development, with a tentative set of presentations under consideration. Final presentation selections will be complete by September 1.

Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Thermal Management

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Electronics Thermal Management

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Next Generation Heat Pumps and Environmental Refrigerant Systems

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Powertrain Thermal Systems and Energy Management

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Thermal Simulation/Analysis/Modeling

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Thermal Systems for Commercial and Off-Road Vehicles

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Thermal Systems for Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Thermal Systems for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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Vehicle Climate Control, Cabin Comfort, and Cabin Air Quality

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Waste Heat Recovery

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What Past Attendees Have to Say:

"Excellent overview about state-of-the-art trends – good mix between broader and in-depth contributions."

"Well organized with great speakers and very advanced content."

"Highly relevant and timely subject material."