Automotive Energy Storage Systems 2020

INCLUDING HIGH VOLTAGE TRACTION BATTERY HOUSINGS

Date: March 4 and 5, 2020

Venue: The Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI 48375

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The program agenda for The ITB Group’s 21st annual fuel system and energy storage conference is now complete and listed below. Over two days, join 300+ global automotive experts for 24 technical presentations and hear the latest trends, developments and technologies impacting:

  • Extruded Components
  • System Sensors
  • Tank Innovations
  • Fuel Flow and Simulation
  • Developments in Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Evaporative Emission Control
  • Future Markets and Technologies

Highlights include a keynote address from Eaton (Winning the Innovation Game), fuel tank and fuel cell technology presentations from Toyota Motor (Japan and USA), DEF tank simulations by General Motors Canada, and a discussion from UC Davis on the Three Revolutions of future mobility.

Register now to attend and capitalize on opportunities to learn best practices from your peers, expand your knowledge base, build business connections, meet with customers, and discover cutting edge technologies showcased by 20 leading companies in the adjacent exhibit hall.

Want to elevate your participation and gain high level exposure during our event? Sign up now as an exhibitor to display your company’s products and capabilities, and have an excellent touch point with attendees where you can engage in valuable face-to-face interactions.

For questions or to reserve your space and confirm your participation at the conference, please contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Senior Program Manager, The ITB Group.

Tel: +1 (248) 380-6310 • Email: beldredge@itbgroup.com

 

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CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day 1, March 4, 2020

7:30

Registration and Networking

8:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Joel Kopinsky, Managing Director and Co-Founder – The ITB Group (U.S.A.)

Extruded Components

9:00

Cost-Efficient, Conductive, Low Extractable Multilayer Tubing Systems for The North American Market

Olivier Farges, Director OEM Marketing – Evonik Resource Efficiency (Germany)

9:20

Extruded and Corrugated Filler Pipe

Manfred Krauss, Global Sales Director and Nicola Fiore, Global Product Development Director – Fränkische Industrial Pipe (Germany)

9:50

Specialty Polyamide Technology Continues to Advance to meet the Increasing Demands on Fuel Systems

Desiree Maurer, Automotive Business Development Engineer and Mickael HAVEL, Business Development Team Manager – Arkema (U.S.A.)

10:10

Networking Break
Systems Sensors

11:00

Fuel Level Sensor System Solutions

Sonia Espinoza, Product Engineer – Delphi Technologies (U.S.A.)

11:25

Pressure Sensors for ZEV – Performance in Life-cycle Testing

Martin Kuemmel, Team Leader Business Development – First Sensor Mobility (Germany)

11:50

KEYNOTE: Winning the Innovation Game

Brian Contat, Global Business Unit Director, Fuel Emissions – Eaton (U.S.A.)

12:20

Lunch
Tank Innovations

1:30

The Common Use of Fuel Tank Shell for HV (Pressurized Fuel System) and Conventional Systems

Takayuki Yamada, Assistant manager and Shinsuke Amano Group Manager – Toyota Motor (Japan)

2:00

New Materials and Processes for Storage Tank Production

Christoph Ganthaler, Head of Product Line Fluid Solutions and Sammy El-Saleh, Product Manager Fluid Solutions – Röchling Automotive (Italy and U.S.A.)

2:30

AFS – A Pressureless Fuel System for Hybrid Vehicles

Dr. Roman Bouffier – Kautex Textron, Markus Huber – BMW,  Dr. Emmanuel Arras – BMW,  Markus Kolossa – Kautex Textron (Germany)

3:00

Networking Break
Fuel Flow and Simulation

3:30

Ultra-High Flow Fuel Delivery Modules with High Efficiency Auxiliary Side Transfer Systems

Thomas Martin, Product Engineering Supervisor and David Gutierrez, Product Engineering Supervisor – Delphi Technologies (U.S.A.)

4:00

Smart HEV Fuel System Optimization Using Electronic Refueling

Scott McCleary – Product Development Manager, Engineering & Development – Plastic Omnium (U.S.A.)

4:30

Numerical Simulation of Fluid-Structure-Interactions in Tank Systems

Junhong Zhu, Senior CAE Engineer – Kautex Textron (Germany)

5:00

Approximate Thermo-mechanical Methods for Analysis of Freezing in DEF / Urea / AdBlue / SCR Systems

Yong Pan, Aleksandar Filipovski, Biljana Rajic, and Jonathan Rossiter – General Motors (Canada)

5:30

Evening Reception and Cocktails
CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day 2, March 5, 2020

7:30

Registration and Networking

8:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Joel Kopinsky, Managing Director and Co-Founder – The ITB Group (U.S.A.)

Developments in Electric Vehicles

9:00

High Energy Battery Thermal Barriers for Electric Vehicles

Bhaskara Boddakayala, Technical Specialist, Auto Electrification – 3M (U.S.A.)

9:20

Development of High Voltage Battery Housings: Implementing Innovative Manufacturing Technologies into a Lightweight and Cost-Optimized Design Concept

Sacheen Bekah, Product Development Manager – KIRCHHOFF Automotive (Canada)

9:50

How Megatrends are Affecting Automotive Propulsion Systems, Technology Segment Market Sizes, and Growth Rates

Sean Osborne, Director – The ITB Group ( U.S.A.)

10:10

Networking Break
Fuel Evaporative Emission Control

10:45

Evap Canister Developments to Meet Emission Targets and Powertrain Trends

Dr. Andrzej Kalina , Engineering Manager, Emission Control Products – Delphi Technologies (Poland)

11:15

Mechatronic Concepts for Vapor Control in Pressurized Tanks, and Approach to Improved Purging for Hybrids and Turbocharged Engines

Kabir Bhandari, Director and Amardip Kumar, Senior Manager of Design and Development – Padmini VNA (India)

11:45

HEV Evaporative Technologies: Unique Solutions to a Common Problem

Mark Peters Principal Engineer, Evaporative System Specialist – Stoneridge (U.S.A.)

12:15

Lunch
Future Markets and Technologies

1:15

Introduction to Materials & Solutions for Hydrogen Tank Technology

Kouji Mizokami, VP of Engineering Plastics and Ashley Dowe, New Business Development Engineer – UBE America (U.S.A.)

1:35

A Cost-Effective Technical Solution for Thermal Engine to Respect Stringent EU7 Regulations For CO2 Emissions

Jean-philippe Rolland, Controlled System Application Engineer – Plastic Omnium (France)

2:00

Innovation and Emerging Technology Perspectives in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Dr. William Gibbons, Technology Manager – Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (U.S.A.)

2:25

Hydrogen Fuel Cells in the Technology Landscape

Luke Rippelmeyer, Senior Engineer – Toyota Motor (U.S.A.)

2:50

The 3 Revolutions in Transportation and What They Mean for Emissions

Dr. Rosa Dominguez-Faus, Program Manager, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility – UC Davis (U.S.A.)

3:30

Closing Remarks
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Sponsorship and Exhibit Options


Exhibitors To-Date:

Alfmeier Friedrichs and Rath

Analytical Process Systems

ARaymond

Arkema

Delphi Technologies

Eaton

Evonik

First Sensor

Fraenkische

GTR TEC

Kautex Textron

Kuraray

MAHLE Filter Systems

Padmini VNA

Plastic Omnium

Polyplastics

Sanoh Industrial

Schrader Pacific

Simtec Systems

TDK Electronics

The VEXAGroup / APS

TI Fluid Systems


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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Dr. Joel Kopinsky
Managing Director & Co-founder - The ITB Group
Olivier Farges
Director OEM Marketing - Evonik Resource Efficiency
Nicola Fiore
Head of Global Product Development -Fränkische Industrial Pipe
Adam Toft
Senior Account Manager - Arkema
Sonia Espinoza
Product Engineer - Delphi Technologies
Martin Kuemmel
eam Leader Business Development - First Sensor Mobility
Brian Contat
Global Business Unit Director, Fuel Emissions - Eaton
Takayuki Yamada
Assistant Manager - Toyota Motor
Christoph Ganthaler
Head of Product Line Fluid Solutions - Röchling Automotive
Dr. Roman Bouffier
Director, Research
Thomas Martin
Product Engineering Supervisor - Delphi Technologies
David Gutierrez
Product Engineering Supervisor - Delphi Technologies
Scott McCleary
Product Development Manager, Engineering and Development - Plastic Omnium
Dr. Junhong Zhu
Senior CAE Engineer - Kautex Textron
Dr. Yong Pan
CAE Engineer - General Motors
Dr. Aleksandar Filipovski
Global Simulation Owner for DEF and CNG CAE
Bhaskara Boddakayala
Technical Specialist, Auto Electrification - 3M
Dr. Sacheen Bekah
Product Development Manager - KIRCHHOFF Automotive
Sean Osborne
Director - The ITB Group
Dr. Andrzej Kalina
Engineering Manager, Emission Control Products - Delphi Technologies
Kabir Bhandari
Director - Padmini VNA
Mark Peters
Principal Engineer, Evaporative System Specialist - Stoneridge
Ashley Dowe
ew Business Development Engineer - UBE America
Jean-Philippe Rolland
Controlled System Application Engineer - Plastic Omnium
Dr. William Gibbons
Technology Manager, Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells - DOE
Luke Rippelmeyer
Senior Engineer - Toyota Motor North America
Dr. Rosa Dominguez-Faus
Program Manager, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program - UC Davis

Dr. Joel Kopinsky

Dr. Kopinsky (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and MBA) is responsible for The ITB Group’s consulting assignments in energy storage, vehicle emissions, plastic engine parts and glazing systems. Over the past 25 years he has completed a variety of strategic and technical feasibility consulting projects for leading suppliers, OEMs and investment banks in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, he has completed numerous multiclient reports concerned with energy storage, glazing and powertrain technologies. In the 1980’s, Dr. Kopinsky worked at the General Motors Research Labs followed by the completion of his MBA at Columbia University. On the side, Dr. Kopinsky is an avid clarinetist and long-haul hiker.

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Olivier Farges

Mr. Farges joined the High Performance Polymers division of Evonik in Germany in 1990, and has more than 25 years of experience in the development and the serial introduction of monolayer and multilayer tubing for fuel line systems. His current responsibility covers global marketing activities at Automotive OEMs with a special focus on polymer applications in fluid handling systems. Mr. Farges holds a Master´s degree in Plastic Engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Douai, France.

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Nicola Fiore

Mr. Fiore started at FCA as Designer in 1986 and has held several positions in fuel system engineering including 14 years as a Fuel System Manager. He also operated as R&D Director for Reutter Group prior to joining Fränkische Industrial Pipe in 2019 as Head of Global Product Development. Mr. Fiore holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has been granted patents for coaxial tube in filing systems, vapor management architecture, carbon canisters, CNG, and SCR filling architecture.

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Adam Toft

With 16 years of experience in the plastics and chemicals industry, Mr. Toft has worked in various roles at Arkema including R&D, engineering, account management, sales, and market development. Today he spends most of his time as Senior Account Manager interacting with tier suppliers in the automotive and transportation industry. Mr. Toft earned his Bachelor’s degree in Plastics Engineering Technology at Shawnee State University and later earned his MBA at Penn State University.

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Sonia Espinoza

Ms. Espinoza has been working for Delphi Technologies for over twenty years, beginning as laboratory technician, then engineering assistant, change engineering leader, and as product engineer for the last four years. Here she is responsible for working in the development of components and systems related to fuel handling solutions, primarily fuel level sensors. Ms. Espinoza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez.

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Martin Kuemmel

Mr. Kuemmel is Head of Business Development at First Sensor Mobility where he and his team is responsible for the strategic development of Lidar/Radar, cameras/camera systems and mems pressure sensors. Prior to this role, he held positions in purchasing, supply chain management, project management and product management. This background exposed him to a broad range of perspectives in the design, development, and application of automotive sensors and qualified him to lead the First Sensor team to new ADAS and green mobility sensor solutions for the automotive industry. Mr. Kuemmel holds a diploma of Industrial Engineering from Dresden University of Applied Sciences.

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Brian Contat

Mr. Contat joined Eaton in 2002 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in global marketing strategy, program management, sales management, product strategy, and engineering management. In 2013 he assumed the role of Director of Marketing and later operated as Global Product Director responsible for Eaton’s supercharger and fuel emissions business. Mr. Contact is currently Global Business Unit Director, Fuel Emissions for Eaton’s Vehicle Group, a role he began in 2019. Here he is responsible for managing all aspects of the business including achieving growth and profitability objectives, conducting and executing strategic planning, expanding innovation, leading advanced manufacturing initiatives, and supporting production. Mr. Contat holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Takayuki Yamada

Mr. Yamada began work as a as a fuel system engineer at Toyota Motor Corporation in 2011 and now operates as Assistant Manager of Body Design Department at Toyota Motor East in Japan. In this role he is in charge of the fuel system for the new Yaris. Mr. Yamada holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University.

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Christoph Ganthaler

Mr. Ganthaler is Head of Product Line Fluid Solutions at Röchling Automotive. In this role, he is responsible for business development and product lifecycle of the company’s fluid solutions portfolio. Prior to this position, Mr. Ganthaler held the role of Product Manager, Fluid Solutions. Over the course of his career at Röchling Automotive, he has been an internal trainer and has given various speeches on topics relating to fluid solutions. Mr. Ganthaler holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bolzano in Italy.

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Dr. Roman Bouffier

Dr. Roman Bouffier studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, where he earned a degree in plastics technology. He later worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Plastics Processing in Aachen and in 2012 he received a Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen University. From 2012 to 2015 he was Vice Director of the Institute of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen and in 2015 he joined Kautex Textron where he is currently responsible for the Research Department.

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Thomas Martin

Information coming soon

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David Gutierrez

Information coming soon

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Scott McCleary

Mr. McCleary is a Product Development Manager for Plastic Omnium – Clean Energy Systems. He leads advanced development activities related to fuel and SCR systems. Mr. McCleary has 15 years’ experience in research and product development and previously led launch activities for 1st and 2nd generation SCR systems for Plastic Omnium. He also led the control architecture development for SCR that was adopted as the basis for PO’s global SCR software. Mr. McCleary holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.

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Dr. Junhong Zhu

Dr. Zhu is a Senior CAE-Engineer at Kautex Textron where he is responsible for the virtual design validation processes to replace real tests, management of global CAE projects including customer projects regarding design analysis and validation, and development of light weight structures for tank and battery systems by using composites and plastic material. Dr. Zhu holds Master’s degree in automotive engineering from Tongji University and Ruhr-University Bochum, and a Ph.D. in CAx-chain for robot-based incremental sheet metal forming.

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Dr. Yong Pan

Dr. Pan began in numerical analysis in 1991 while pursuing his doctoral degree and later worked in CAE with Philips Electronics Singapore in 1999. He joined General Motor CAE team in 2005 and has worked on a number of components, sub-systems and systems in HVAC, Chassis, Battery and Fuels. Dr. Pan holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.

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Dr. Aleksandar Filipovski

Mr. Filipovski began his CAE career with General Motors in 2003 and has worked on a number of components, sub-systems and systems in Body, Chassis, Battery, Powertrain Integration and Fuels. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Nis, Serbia, and a Licentiate Degree (Ph.D.) in Finite Element Analysis from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Bhaskara Boddakayala

Information coming soon

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Dr. Sacheen Bekah

Dr. Bekah serves as Manager of Product Development for KIRCHHOFF Automotive North America and he is also a member of the University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation advisory board. Dr. Bekah has authored and co-authored several papers in the field of fracture mechanics and biomaterial and he currently leads a team of product designers and engineers to develop structural assemblies for the next generation of EVs. He earned a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto and, a Ph.D. in Biomimetics, specializing in Fracture Mechanics of Biomaterials from McGill University in Montreal.

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Sean Osborne

Mr. Osborne leads the Thermal Management Practice at The ITB Group. He has been developing and implementing strategic visions as a technical executive in several organizations for over 15 years. Over the past 30 years he has accumulated extensive experience in automotive product development, including experience working in Europe and China as well as the United States. Two areas of his automotive specialization are thermal management and fuel systems. Mr. Osborne holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute.

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Dr. Andrzej Kalina

Dr. Kalina joined Delphi in 2003 where he was responsible for design and development of evaporative emission control solutions, worldwide regulation requirements, and new powertrain designs. He is now the manager of the team responsible for design and development of evaporative emission control Products in Delphi Technologies Poland. Having earned a Chemical and Process Engineering Master’s Degree, he led a research team at Krakow University of Technology, developing new methods and equipment for measurement of environmental pollution, which were later standardized and implemented in environmental pollution monitoring networks across Europe. Dr. Kalina holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Jagiellonian University Krakow and he has been published in fields of passive sampling techniques and gas sensor technology. He is also an author of several patents in the field of evaporative emission control.

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Kabir Bhandari

Mr. Bhandari is a multi-tasker and result oriented leader with over three decades of experience in automotive engineering. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Padmini VNA Mechatronics where he delivers innovations in control systms that meet changing global market and industry requirements, while simultaneously reducing vehicle emissions. Padmini VNA holds 45 patents int this area. Mr. Bhandari holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a degree in mathematics from St. Stephen's University.

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Mark Peters

Mr. Peters joined Stoneridge as a Principal Engineer in early 2019 and brings with him thirty-three years of experience gained at Ford Motor Company. His expertise includes experience with vehicle powertrain, evaporative emissions, and OBD. He also has 16 years of experience working on HEV and PHEV fuel systems with optimization in purge flow efficiency, refueling control, tank pressure control and diagnostics. Mr. Peters has been granted 94 U.S. and International patents that cover base gasoline and biofuel engine control, HEV gas/electrical interface, evaporative system design, control and diagnostics. A recipient of the Henry Ford Technology award, Mr. Peters holds Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management.

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Ashley Dowe

Ms. Dowe is the New Business Development Engineer and Quality Specialist for UBE America. With a career dedicated to international market growth and continuous improvement, she aids automotive and electronic manufacturers in solving their most complex challenges while maintaining exceptional quality. Ms. Dowe’s foundational experience in product development, global manufacturing and international business has led her to play an integral role in launching and leading the UBE Sustainability Initiative, targeted to support organizations in the Renewable and Clean Mobility sector worldwide.

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Jean-Philippe Rolland

With control laws development and system engineering as core skills, Mr. Rolland has been working for Plastic Omnium since 2014 on SCR systems development (actuators electronics and driving), and hydraulic and defrosting performance, control and diagnostics. His roles span from early system modelization towards final system validation and he is now leading the design of the electronic controllers for water injection systems. Mr. Rolland holds degrees from ECAM Lyon and SUPELEC in France, and Cranfield University in the UK.

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Dr. William Gibbons

Dr. Gibbons is a Technology Manager focusing on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production in the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) within the Department of Energy (DOE). His research career encompasses energy production, conversion, and storage. Here his projects and publications focus on catalyst development and systems for fuel cell ready H2 production, materials and structures for solar thermal fuel production cycles, electrochemical compression (hydrogen, ammonia), and novel methods for quantitative assessment of adsorption thermodynamics and kinetics. Dr. Gibbons holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland (Ph.D.), University of Colorado (MS), and University of Washington (BS).

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Luke Rippelmeyer

Mr. Rippelmeyer is a senior engineer Toyota Motor North America where he is responsible for the development of the Project Portal fuel cell drive system, energy modelling, duty cycle development, and architecture optimization. Prior to this role he worked on advanced drivetrain research with a focus on novel mechanical components and multi-objective architecture optimization. Mr. Rippelmeyer holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree from Penn State University.

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Dr. Rosa Dominguez-Faus

Dr. Dominguez-Faus is program manager at the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California, Davis where her expertise includes evaluating the sustainability and economics of transportation fuels and technologies, including conventional fuels, biofuels, natural gas, renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and electricity. She also oversees the everyday operations of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, a program that looks into the effects of electrification, automation, and sharing on emissions, travel demand, and energy use from the transportation sector. Dr. Dominguez-Faus graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.

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