Electrified Vehicle Thermal Management and Engine Air/Cooling Systems 2019

Development, technologies and components

Date: June 13 and 14, 2019

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

 

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The ITB Group’s updated 2019 Electrified Vehicle Thermal Management and Engine Air/Cooling Systems conference focuses on developments and innovations for powertrain and passenger comfort advancements (day 1) and engine air induction systems/components, e-boosting, engine cooling and material/process developments (day 2).

Sign up to attend and join automotive experts at our open forum to hear 26 leading presentations, discover engineering solutions, expand your network and engage is valuable face-to-face discussion with current and potential customers.  Attendees also have access to tour the exhibit hall where participating companies will showcase their latest products and innovations.

Click the links on the right to view the program agenda and to secure your conference seat.

Contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Manager, The ITB Group if you have any questions.

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

CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day One, June 13, 2019

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Mr. Sean Osborne, Director – The ITB Group

8:40

An Industry in Transition - A Live Audience Survey
Component Developments for Electrified Vehicles

8:50

Keynote: Characterization of the Thermal Attribute Impact on Electrified Vehicles’ Performance

Dr. Bashar AbdulNour, Vehicle Energy Management Engineering – Ford Motor Company

9:20

Autonomous Vehicles are not for Average Car Owners

Sudhi Uppuluri, Technical Director – Computational Sciences Experts Group

9:50

Benefits of Fuel Operated Heater for Optimizing PHEV-Thermal Management

Hans Jensen, Vice President Research and Technology – Eberspächer Climate Control Systems

10:20

Networking Break
Material Innovations for Electrification

11:00

Key Considerations for EV Thermal Management Material Specification

Dr. Meisen Li, Advanced Engineering Manager, Automotive Thermal Systems – DSM Engineering Plastics

11:20

Prospective Material and Multi-layer Tube Solutions for Thermal Management Systems

Kazutoshi Tsuboi and Yukiko Nakao, Researchers – UBE Industries

11:40

Carbon Fiber TIM Thermal Solution Investigation for Maximizing System Power

Jerry Wu, Senior Applications Engineer – Dexerials

12:00

Use of DIC.PPS in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Thermal Management Systems

Robert Greßlinger, Global Business Director,Engineering Plastics, Advanced Materials – Sun Chemical Corporation

12:20

Lunch
Electrification System Enablers

1:30

Keynote: Synergy Through Integration

Pete Brazas, Group Leader,Engineering, Thermal Management – Schaeffler Group

2:00

Waste Heat Recovery and EGR, Complementary Enablers for Expanding Electric Operation on xHEV

Steve Myers, Staff Engineer and Xurxo Pérez, Advanced Engineer – BorgWarner

2:30

Engineered Materials for a Dynamic Vehicle Thermal Management System

Michel Grall, Marketing & Business Development Director – Hutchinson

3:00

Break
Battery Thermal Management Solutions

3:30

Integrated Electric Vehicle Cabin and Battery Thermal Management System Using Onboard Phase Change Materials

Sam Plunkett, Research & Development Engineer – AllCell Technologies

4:00

Under Pressure: Protecting Battery Enclosures with Passive Dual-Stage Venting

James Moorman, Senior Product Engineer, Battery Pack Venting – Donaldson

4:30

Thermal Management in EV’s And HEV’s: Smart Quick Connect Coupling for Regulating Batteries

Laurent Guerbé, Global QC R&D and Innovation Director – Raygroup

5:00

ClimateSenseTM: Passenger Comfort Solution for Increasing Driving Range of Electric Vehicles

Vladimir Jovovic, Global Director of Advanced Engineering – Gentherm

5:30

Closing Remarks and Cocktail Hour
CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day Two, June 14, 2019

8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45

Opening Remarks: ICE-Based Powertrains - Innovations Continue

Dr. Joel Kopinsky, Managing Director and Co-founder – The ITB Group

Evolving Thermal Systems

9:00

Changing Conventional Powertrain Cooling Systems

Mr. Sean Osborne, Director – The ITB Group

9:30

Friction Reduction by a lasting ePTFE Surface Coating on Elastomeric Dynamic Seals

Christian Wimmer, Product Specialist – W. L. Gore

9:50

GENESTAR™ PA9T Solutions for Thermal Management and High Temperature Applications

Bob Haley, New Application Development Manager – Kuraray

10:10

Performance of DIC.PPS for Thermal Management Modules (TMMs) in Engine Cooling Systems

Furkan Akdemir, Business Development Manager-PPS, Advanced Materials – Sun Chemical Corporation

10:30

Networking Break
Developments in Air Induction Systems

11:10

e-Supercharger: There is a Future?

Dr. Marco Barbolini, Automotive Engine System Product Manager – Roechling Automotive

11:40

New Developments in HyTemp® HT-ACM for Charged Air Intake Systems

Mark Nevitt, Senior Applications Development Chemist – Zeon Chemicals

12:00

Keynote: Overcoming New Challenges in Powertrain Industry by Expanding a Portfolio of Polyamide Solutions

Mark Minnichelli, Director, Technical Development, Performance Materials – BASF

12:40

Working Lunch

1:00

The Science of Influence and Persuasion - Utilizing Hard Science for Soft Skills

Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer – Coursera

1:30

Enabling Innovation for Conventional Systems: Systematic Inventive Thinking

Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer – Coursera

2:10

Closing Remarks
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Program Agenda


Sponsorship and Exhibit Options


Exhibitors To-Date

Ascend Performance Materials
BASF
DSM Engineering Plastics
Evonik
Fraenkische
GVS Filtration
HENN
Kuraray
Rayconnect
Ritus Corp
Sanoh
Schrader Pacific
Sun Chemical
Stant
Zeon Chemicals


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Related Research Reports

Maximizing Thermal Management Technology Value

Thermal Management Advancements for Electrified Vehicles

Powertrain Fluid Control

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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Sean Osborne
Director - The ITB Group
Dr. Joel Kopinsky
Managing Director & Co-founder - The ITB Group
Dr. Bashar AbdulNour
Vehicle Energy Management Engineering- Ford Motor Company
Sudhi Uppuluri
Technical Director - Computational Sciences Experts Group
Hans Jensen
VP Research and Technology Eberspächer Climate Control Systems
Dr. Meisen Li
Advanced Engineering Manager, DSM Engineering Plastics
Jerry Wu
Senior Applications Engineer - Dexerials
Robert Gresslinger
Global Business Director, Engineering Plastics - Sun Chemical Corporation
Pete Brazas
Group Leader, Engineering, Thermal Management - Schaeffler Group
Steve Myers
Staff Engineer - BorgWarner
Michel Grall
Vice President Marketing and Business Development - Hutchinson
Sam Plunkett
Research & Development Engineer - AllCell Technologies
James Moorman
Senior Product Engineer, Battery Pack Venting - Donaldson
Laurent Guerbé
Global QC R&D and Innovation Director - Raygroup
Vladimir Jovovic
lobal Director, Advanced Engineering - Gentherm
Christian Wimmer
Product Specialist - W. L. Gore
Kazutoshi Tsuboi
Researcher - UBE Industries
Bob Haley
New Application Development Manager - Kuraray
Furkan Akdemir
Business Development Manager-PPS, Advanced Materials - Sun Chemical
Dr. Marco Barbolini
Automotive Engine System Product Manager - Roechling Automotive
Mark Nevitt
Senior Applications Development Chemist - Zeon Chemicals
Mark Minnichelli
Director, Technical Development - BASF
Dil Sidhu
Chief Content Officer - Coursera

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. 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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Dr. Bashar AbdulNour

Dr. AbdulNour has twenty-six years of diverse industrial and academic experience and is currently a Vehicle Energy Management Engineering Supervisor at Ford Motor Company. His expertise includes thermal management, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and systems engineering. Dr. AbdulNour holds three graduate degrees from Michigan State University, including a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 55 published journal and conference papers and has has been the chairman of more than 30 technical sessions at national and international conferences. He is currently the Chairman of the SAE Thermal Management Activity is the recipient of SAE’s Forest R. McFarland Award.

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Sudhi Uppuluri

Mr. Uppuluri is the Technical Director and co-founder at CSEG where he leads a team of experienced system engineers with focus on overall vehicle energy management and thermal management simulation. Mr. Uppuluir and his team work with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in assessment and developing of advanced technologies by studying the impact of the new technology on vehicle fuel economy and providing design direction. Mr. Uppuluri has published various technical publications on related subjects in SAE and AIAA journals. He holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Business.

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Hans Jensen

Mr. Jensen began his career as a Development Engineer with Daimler-Benz in 1983, later joining MAHLE Filter Systems
in 1991. Here he worked for 20 years holding different development responsibility roles. He later joined TI Automotive and
SHW where he held positions of Global Director and Vice President. Mr. Jensen now operates as Vice President, R&D at
Eberspächer Climate Control Systems, a role he has held since 2015. Mr. Jensen holds more than 40 patents in the area
of automotive technology development with a particular knowledge of creating plastic products that take the place of metal.
Mr. Jensen received a Mechanical Engineering Diplom-Ingenieur from RWTH Aachen.

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Dr. Meisen Li

Dr. Li is an Advanced Engineering Manager at DSM Engineering plastics where he currently holds global responsibility of material development for automotive thermal management system applications. Prior to this role he worked for Delphi Thermal Systems (later MAHLE) for 17 years with various responsibilities including engineering development, program management and product line management. For his engineering work related to automotive thermal systems, Dr Li has led the development of air conditioning and powertrain cooling systems for several global OEMs. Dr Li received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Nagoya University in Japan.

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Jerry Wu

Mr. Wu joined Dexerials America Corporation’s automotive division in 2016 and currently works as Senior Applications Engineer. Here he is responsible for developing industry partnerships and implementing a long-term strategies for vehicle electrification and autonomous vehicles. Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Robert Gresslinger

Mr. Gresslinger, a Plastic Engineer and Industrial Economics Engineer, has more than 30 years of experience in field of elastomers and high-performance engineering plastics. He currently works for DIC Europe as Global Business Director and Managing Director. In this role, he successfully implemented the DIC.PPS product group into the European market and now has market development responsibility for the for Americas.

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Pete Brazas

Mr. Brazas is the Group Leader of Engineering for Schaeffler’s Thermal Management Module product line in North America. Over the last five years, he has built and mentored a team of twelve Application and Product Development Engineers who have led the design and launch of four major OEM series production programs and several advanced development projects within the coolant control valve space. Mr. Brazas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and as been granted has five patents, with another nearing completion soon.

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Steve Myers

Mr. Myers has worked as a Staff Engineer in BorgWarner’s Corporate Advanced Engineering group for over 5 years where he is focused on thermal management engineering. Prior to this, he worked in various industries developing hydraulic pumps, cascade refrigeration laboratory freezers, automotive HVAC and interiors. Heat transfer and fluid flow have been common to his roles, and now he focuses on advancing efficiency of propulsion systems from a systems perspective. Mr. Myers holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University and has authored/co-authored multiple patents in the turbocharging, energy storage, battery thermal management and xEV HVAC space.

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Michel Grall

Mr. Grall has 30 years of experience working at Hutchinson and since 2015 he has been active as Vice President Marketing and Business Development worldwide for Hutchinson’s Precision Sealing Activity. Prior to this role he was in charge of PSS sales in Germany. Mr. Grall holds a mechanical engineering degree.

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Sam Plunkett

Mr. Plunkett is a research and development engineer at AllCell Technologies where he focuses on thermal safety analysis of next generation Li-ion batteries and the integration of AllCell’s patented Phase Change Composite material to prevent thermal runaway propagation in Li-ion battery packs. Mr. Plunkett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago. His thesis research focuses on electrochemical understanding of discharge/charge mechanisms in Lithium-oxygen batteries.

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James Moorman

Mr. Moorman is a Senior Product Development Engineer with Donaldson filtration, where he focuses on providing venting solutions for electric and hybrid vehicle battery packs. Mr. Moorman holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of St. Thomas, is a member SAE, and 24 Hours of LeMons driver.

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Laurent Guerbé

Mr. Guerbé has more than 25 years of international R&D and innovation experience in the automotive industry holding leading positions over the past 22 years at the Research Center of Hutchinson, Paulstra, Hutchinson and Sogefi. Currently he is the R&D and Innovation Director of ARaymond Fluid Connection Europe in charge of engineering, expertise, innovation, marketing, serial development and testing for fluid handling solutions. He is also the worldwide R&D and Innovation QC coordinator and strategic pilot. As an expert in materials, Mr. Guerbé is also involved with innovation management, strategic vision and design of experiments.

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Vladimir Jovovic

Dr. Jovovic is a Senior Engineering Manager in Gentherm’s Advanced Engineering Group. Here he leads engineers and scientists working on the development of electronic and battery thermal management products, vehicle occupant cooling, and heating solutions. For number of years he also worked on the development of vehicle energy recovery systems and analyzed the impact these systems had on vehicle fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. Dr. Jovovic holds a Ph.D. in Thermodynamics from The Ohio State University.

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Christian Wimmer

Mr. Wimmer studied Technical Physics at the University of Applied Sciences Munich and the Nottingham Trent University. He began his career with W. L. Gore & Associates and worked for 7 years as an application and development engineer with sealants for the chemical industry. Since 2012 he works in new product development for automotive seals. Mr. Wimmer’s current focus is on friction reducing coatings for elastomer parts.

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Kazutoshi Tsuboi

Mr. Tsuboi holds a degree in polymer chemistry from Kyoto University and currently works in the polyamide technical section at UBE Industries. Here he is developing new materials and tube systems for automotive applications. His work has also led to the submission of several patents.

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Bob Haley

Mr. Haley has over 30 years’ experience in high performance thermoplastics and currently operates as Applications Development Manager in Automotive for Kuraray America. A plastics engineer by training, he has held a multitude of applications, business, market development and management roles at Celanese, Polyplastics, Thermofil, Toray Resin and DSM. Mr. Haley holds a plastics engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He has authored several papers in the E/E, automotive under-hood and thermal management markets.

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Furkan Akdemir

Mr. Akdemir is a Chemical Engineer with over ten years of combined R&D and Business Development experience in elastomers and high-performance engineering plastics. He recently joined Sun Chemical Advanced Materials Group as a Business Development Manager to help with the market expansion of the DIC.PPS product line after spending nine years with Elastron on Thermoplastic Elastomer compounds. Mr. Akdemir developed an extensive knowledge of thermoplastic elastomer compounding as well as different polymer technologies by working in R&D before moving on to commercial side.

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Dr. Marco Barbolini

Dr. Barbolini has more than 20 years of experience in the plastic industry and his functional experience includes engineering, production, marketing, simulation, strategy appraisal, project and business management. He began work at Röchling Automotive as a materials engineer in 1997 and later worked as technology manager for blow molding, injection molding and welding. Currently he operates as Product Manager for engine systems and in 2018 added the responsibility of battery components and systems for BEVs. Mr. Barbolini has published many articles in the trade press, holds more than 20 patents and has earned a degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Trento, with a focus in sintered metallurgy.

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Mark Nevitt

Mr. Nevitt has been working in polymer development and technical marketing of engineering thermoplastics and elastomers at Zeon for 20 years. As a Senior Applications Development Chemist, he is responsible for technical support and market development of Zeon’s HyTemp acrylate elastomer division. Working directly with the engineering teams at automotive OEM’s and their suppliers, he focused on solutions for use in powertrain sealing and charged-air induction systems. Mr. Nevitt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of the Cumberlands.

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Mark Minnichelli

Over the course of his career, Mr. Minnichelli has been involved in the development and support of a wide variety of engineering plastic technologies and applications for various industries. He joined BASF in 2003 as Director of Commercial Technology for their North American Engineering Plastics unit. Today, as Director of Technical Development in the Performance Materials business, he is responsible for customer-focused technical support of automotive, consumer, industrial and construction market areas. This includes application development, CAE, advanced process development and technical service functions. Mr. Minnichelli holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute respectively.

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Dil Sidhu

Mr. Sidhu has a variety of experiences from the public, private and academic sectors. He is currently the Chief Content Officer at Coursera (online learning) located in Silicon Valley, California. As a Professor of Management Practice, he has taught at 22 colleges and Universities around the world. Mr. Sidhu has consulted and taught on Authentic Leadership and The Science of Influence & Persuasion skills with a wide range of government and corporate organizations including Honda Europe, Volkswagen Group, Renault Nissan, Bentley Motors and Toyota.

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