Thermal Management Systems Symposium

October 2-3, 2024 | Plymouth, Michigan

Connect with the Global Thermal Management Community

Electric vehicles bring a host of new challenges to the industry: how to keep things cool around a hot battery; how to conserve energy and reduce engine emissions; how to improve the cabin environment; and how to meet global standards and regulations. This year’s Thermal Management Systems Symposium (TMSS) will bring the industry together to tackle these important questions and much more.

In two productive days, you’ll get up to speed on regulations, technology and industry trends, and interact with engineers who do what you do. This is where important conversations happen. Don’t miss this vital opportunity to interact with and network the best of the best in the field of ground vehicle thermal systems technology and thermal systems management.

Topics covered will include:

  • Thermal systems technology and management
  • Advanced internal combustion engine technology
  • Electric vehicle and hybrids development
  • Global emissions regulations
  • Fuels and engine oil developments
  • Commercial, heavy-duty and off-road ground vehicles
  • Emerging and supporting tech

Event Venue

Saint John's Resort
44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

Keynote Speaker

Jiangping Chen

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering


China Air Conditioning System


Jiangping Chen is currently a full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He is also the Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering.

Prof. Chen has rich experience in R&D and industrialization of automotive heat pump & air conditioning system and active thermal management system, including high efficiency low temperature heat pump system, battery thermal management, environmentally friendly refrigerant CO2, R290 and new refrigerant mixtures, key components like compressor, expansion valve and heat exchangers.

He has published more than 300 papers including Nature, Science, Joule and SAE technical paper and obtained more than 100 authorized patents. He serves as expert of International Panel on Climate Change(IPCC), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Expert of Ministry of Environmental Protection China mobile Air Conditioning CFC replacement group, He is also the Director of China Automotive Industry Association Air Conditioning Technology Committee, Director of Shanghai Efficient Cooling System Engineering Center, Director of The Technical Committee for Shanghai New Energy Automobile Air Conditioning Engineering Center.

Awards include: Nobel Peace Prize (IPCC Contributors 2007), Ministry of education science and technology progress award (2013), National Science and Technology Progress Award (2014) etc.

John Tepas

Thermal Systems Subject Matter Expert, CareSoft


Benchmarking and Innovation


John is currently working as a Thermal Systems subject matter expert working with Caresoft on VA/VE projects and engineering analysis for multiple ICE and BEV Vehicles. He is President of Tepas Consulting Corporation where he works on various consulting projects with Automotive Suppliers, Operation improvement, Quality systems, Mergers and acquisitions, Executive coaching, and Engineering projects. Prior to these roles, John held several positions at Behr North America, Delphi and General Motors. John graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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