SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

SAE 2012 Heavy Duty

Vehicles Symposium

Technologies for High Efficiency &

Fuel Economy

September 30 – October 1, 2012

Rosemont, Illinois, USA


Includes Final Program


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What’s inside

Event Overview 2

Exhibitors 2

Symposium Organizers 3

General Information 5

Agenda 6

Speaker Biographies 10

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Event Overview


September 30

Registration Hours

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


October 1

Registration Hours

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Technical Sessions

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Coffee / Networking

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee / Networking

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee / Networking

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

5:00 p.m.

Wrap-up / Adjourn


Evans Cooling Systems Inc

1 Mountain Rd

Suffield, CT 06078

United States


Evans Cooling Systems has a waterless engine coolant

offering environmental advantages unavailable with

traditional water-based coolants. Reducing fuel consumption

and emissions, and avoiding future coolant

disposal are among the benefits achievable with Evans

waterless engine coolant.

Transportation Research Center Inc

10820 State Route 347

East Liberty, OH 43319

United States


TRC Inc. specializes in research and development

testing services. Brake, crashworthiness, durability,

fuel economy, emissions, handling, and performance

testing is conducted at the independent automotive

proving ground. Facilities include a 7.5 mile (12.1 km)

test track, 50-acre (20 hectare) vehicle dynamics area,

9,000 ft. x 84 ft. (2723 x 25 m) skid pad, off-highway

area, and crash test facility.


SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

Symposium Organizers

Robert Wagner

Director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Wagner is the Director of the Fuels, Engines, and

Emissions Research Center, a Distinguished Member of the

technical staff, and serves as the technical lead for engine

combustion and efficiency research at Oak Ridge National

Laboratory. His responsibilities include providing technical

direction and leadership to a diverse research portfolio for

addressing evolving efficiency/emissions challenges in the

transportation sector in support of the DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies. He has

been principal investigator on numerous DOE and industry funded activities related

to combustion, engine controls, thermodynamics, and thermal energy recovery for

conventional and bio-renewable fuel applications. Robert is a member of several

government/industry technical teams and working groups to provide guidance to

DOE in establishing and meeting near- and long-term efficiency goals. Robert is

also a member of the Executive Committee of the DOE U.S.-China Clean Energy

Research Center on Clean Vehicles and the Editorial Board of the International

Journal of Engine Research and an Associate Editor of the SAE International Journal

of Engines. He has more than 80 technical publications and is often invited to speak

on the topics of engine efficiency, advanced combustion, and engine cyclic dispersion


Joe Redfield

Principal Engineer

Advanced Vehicle Technology Section

Southwest Research Institute

Joe Redfield specializes in energy systems engineering and

has extensive design and project management experience

in the development and application of advanced technologies

for vehicular propulsion systems. At SwRI, Joe manages

and provides engineering leadership to project teams

involved in the development and systems integration of electric,

hybrid, and plug-in hybrid drive trains including parallel and series hybrid configurations,

and advanced vehicular energy storage systems. The vehicles involved

in these projects have included passenger car, heavy duty truck, off road equipment,

and locomotive.

Joe has been at SwRI for 29 years and has both a BS and MS in Electrical

Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

SAE 2012 Engineering

Meetings Board


Dr. Kamran Rokhsaz

Wichita State University

Vice Chairperson

Dr. Volker Sick

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Past Chairperson

Dr. Walter W. Olson

University of Toledo


Air and Space Group (ASG) Chair

H. Robert (Bob) Welge

Robert’s Engineering Development

Land and Sea Group (LSG) Chair

Cornelius N. Opris

Caterpillar Inc.

Service Technology Program


(STPC) Chair

Kathy Kedzior

Mahle Powertrain, LLC

Sustainable Development Program

Committee (SDPC) Chair

Stephen Landes


Technical Quality Response Team

(TQRT) Chair

Dr. Pranab Saha, PE

Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.


David Amirehteshami

The Boeing Company

Joseph J. Barkai

IDC Manufacturing Insights

Prof. Bernard J. Challen

Shoreham Services

Prof. Samir N. Y. Gerges

Federal University of Santa Catraina

Wei-Jian Han, Ph.D.

Ford Motor Company

Alain P. Jablonowski

Robert Bosch LLC

Patrick Leteinturier

Infineon Technologies AG

James C. Miller

Deere & Company

Matthew Newkirk

Afton Chemical Corporation

June Ogawa

The Boeing Company

Gerald S. Shoemaker

Cessna Aircraft Company

Nakia Simon

Chrysler Group LLC

Prof. Richard K. Stobart

Loughborough University

Arnold A. Taube, PE

Deere & Company

Dr. Kamal Kishore C. Vora

ARAI Academy


Patti Kreh

SAE International

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Symposium Organizers




Frank O. Klegon

2012 President

Richard E. Kleine, EdD

2011 President

Donald G. Hillebrand, PhD

2013 President Nominee

Gregory E. Saunders

Vice President – Aerospace

Mircea Gradu, PhD

Vice President – Automotive

Bharat Vedak

Vice President – Commercial


Ronald G. Rath


Robert Ireland

Assistant Treasurer

David L. Schutt, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Gregory L. Bradley



Bernard J. Challen, MSc CEng

Wendy Clark

Susan Collet

David J. Gorsich, PhD

Richard Greaves, PhD

Klaus Hoehn, PhD

Yoshio Kawakami

Sandra Krug, PhD

Sun Wing Lui, PhD

Charon Morgan

Victor H. Mucino, DEng

Srinivas R. Srinath, PhD

Robert Sump

David Vasquez

Mark P. Zachos

Terrence Alger

Manager, Advanced Combustion and Emissions Section and Advanced

Vehicle Technology and Hydraulic Vehicle Technology Section Engine,

Emissions and Vehicle Research Division

Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Alger’s formal training is in Mechanical Engineering with an

emphasis on Thermal/Fluids Systems. He graduated from the

United States Military Academy as a Distinguished Cadet in

1992 and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army

Corps of Engineers, where he served five years before beginning

graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Both his master’s thesis

and doctoral dissertation focused on optical investigations in a direct injection gasoline

engine to determine the effect of flow fields and other engine parameters on fuel/air

mixing, emissions and performance.

Dr. Alger previously worked at Ford Motor Company’s Research and Advanced

Engineering Division where he developed several new diagnostic capabilities, including

PIV based turbulence measurements, a Spontaneous Raman Scattering residual

diagnostic and a method for using a borescope to take flow field measurements. He

was also heavily involved in the development of Ford’s Light Stratified Charge Direct

Injection Gasoline Engine.

Dr. Alger joined Southwest Research Institute in 2003 in the Advanced Combustion and

Emissions section, which he now manages, concentrating on improving engine efficiency

and emissions thorough in-cylinder combustion processes and advanced engine

technologies. He is also manager of SwRI’s HEDGE II consortium, which is focused on

improving gasoline engine efficiency through the use of cooled EGR, advanced ignition

systems and other efficiency enhancing technologies. Current research interests include

topics in ignition systems, abnormal combustion in gasoline engines, boosting systems

for advanced gasoline and diesel engines and dual-fuel engine applications.

Dr. Alger has been awarded 7 patents and published over forty papers on topics covering

engine efficiency and emissions.

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Craig Puetz

Systems and Advanced Engineering

Drivetrain Engineering

John Deere Product Engineering Center

Craig graduated from Michigan Technological University in

1975 with degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

He has worked at the John Deere Product Engineering Center

in Waterloo, Iowa for more than 35 years on transmissions and

powertrains for large agricultural tractors, and for a variety on

construction and forestry equipment. He is currently the manager

of the Advanced Drivetrain Engineering group, and also actively participates in

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within Deere.


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General Information


Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Rosemont, Illinois, USA


Room 2 & 3

Sunday, September 30

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Room 1

Monday, October 1

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Breaks

Room 1

Sunday, September 30

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

Rooms 2 & 3

Sunday, September 30

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

10:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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September 30

Room 2

Session 1 – IC Engine System Technologies

Chair - Craig Puetz, John Deere

1:00 p.m.

Waste Heat Recovery for Improved Efficiency

Satish Chandra, Cummins

1:30 p.m.

Path to 50% Diesel Engine Thermal Efficiency for a Heavy Duty


Sandeep Singh, Daimler

2:00 p.m.

Modernizing the Opposed-Piston: Two-Stroke Diesel Engine for

Clean, Efficient Transportation

David Johnson, Achates

2:30 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Differential-stroke Piston Technology

Miin Yan, Yan Engines, Inc.

3:30 p.m.

Potential Fuel Efficiency Gains from Diesel Engine Lubricants

Mark Cooper, Chevron Oronite Co., LLC

4:00 p.m.

Characterizing Diesel Engine Transients and Real-time Models

for Control

Zoran Filip, Clemson University

4:30 p.m.

High Efficient Diesel Engine Technologies to Meet the New U.S.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Commercial Vehicles

Don Stanton, Cummins


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October 1

Room 2

Session 2– Modeling and Simulation

Chair- Joe Redfield, Southwest Research Institute

8:00 a.m.

PowerPack Testing of CO2 Emissions for Hybrid Vehicles – a

Hardware in the Loop Approach

Mihai Dorobantu, Eaton

8:30 a.m.

Coupling Model-Based Design with Laboratory Experimentation

to Enhance Heavy Duty Hybrid Powertrain Development

Paul Chambon, Oak Ridge National Lab

9:00 a.m.

Advances in HD Vehicle Modeling and Simulation Through

Hardware-in-the-loop Techniques

Ashok Nedungadi, Southwest Research Institute

9:30 a.m.

Recent developments and future directions in CFD capabilities to

improve IC engine efficiency

Keith Richards, Convergence Science

10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Model-based Engine Control, Calibration and Virtual Sensing for

Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Optimization

Chris Atkinson, Comcast


October 1

Room 2

Session 3 – Hybrids ( Electric and Hydraulic)

Chair – Craig Puetz, John Deere & Joe Redfield, Southwest Research Institute

11:00 a.m.

Technology Roadmap for Advanced Hybrid and Electric Trucks

Tom Brotherton, CALSTART

11:30 a.m.

Flywheel Based hybrid Systems for Heavy Duty Vehicles

Tobias Knichel, Flybrid Systems LLP

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Challenge for Clean Heavy Duty Hybrids

Matthew Brusstar, US EPA


SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

1:30 p.m.

Hydraulic Hybrids – Current status and opportunities for fuel

economy improvement in HD applications

Joe Redfield, Southwest Research Inst.

2:00 p.m.

Heavy Truck Fuel Economy Testing

Ken Webster, Transportation Research Center

2:30 p.m.


Session 4A – Efficiency Enhancing Technologies for On-Road


Chair – Joe Redfield, Southwest Research Institute

3:00 p.m.

On-Road Technologies, including Aerodynamics

Kambiz Salari, Lawrence Livermore National Lab


October 1

Room 2

3:30 p.m.

HD Vehicle Fuel Economy Improvements through Aerodynamic

and Front End Airflow Technological Advances

Kevin Golsch, Navistar

4:00 p.m.

Look-Ahead Powertrain Management-Optimizing Fuel

Consumption at the Vehicle System Level

Ben Saltsman, Eaton

4:30 p.m.

Fleet Adoption of Freight Efficiency Technologies and Practices

Mike Roeth, NACFE

Session 4B – Efficiency Enhancing Technologies for Off-Road


Chair – Craig Puetz, John Deere


October 1

Room 3

3:00 p.m.

Evaluation of the Benefits of a Hybrid Electric Bulldozer

Steven Sokolsky, CALSTART

3:30 p.m.

Autonomous/Remotely Monitored Tractor Operation

C. Christopher Kellum, John Deere

4:00 p.m.

Electromobility Concepts for Agriculture – A European Farm


Volker Kegel, John Deere

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speaker Biographies

Chris Atkins


Atkinson LLC

Chris Atkinson is the founder of

Atkinson LLC, a consultancy in the

area of advanced engine technology.

He holds the degrees of B.Sc.

Chemical Engineering from the

University of Natal, South Africa (1983), MSME from

West Virginia University (1987) and Sc.D. in Mechanical

Engineering from MIT (1991). He held the rank of professor

in mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia

University until 2012. His interests lie in the areas of

advanced engine control, fuel efficiency improvements,

emissions reduction, alternative fuel utilization, and hybrid

electric vehicle development. He has conducted research

on behalf of a number of government agencies and

automotive companies, has authored 23 archival journal

publications and over 65 conference presentations, and is

co-inventor on two US patents. He has received awards

for research and teaching from the American Society of

Mechanical Engineering (ASME), the Society of Automotive

Engineering (SAE) and the National Science Foundation

(NSF). He has received funding support from a number of

automotive companies, diesel engine manufacturers and

Tier 1 parts suppliers, in addition to several federal and

state agencies. For several years he was a member of the

advisory board of a major international engine research

center, in addition to currently advising an engine start-up


Tom Brotherton

Regional Director


Tom is responsible for program

management of CALSTART

advanced vehicle technology

development and incentive

projects. Current work includes

managing voucher incentive projects for advanced

technology trucks in California and New York, and

developing a truck technology roadmap for the

California Energy Commission. Tom works from

CALSTART’s Colorado office in Lakewood, CO.

Tom was Deputy Director of the Colorado Energy

Office for 10 years. Tom has also taught Architectural

Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and

worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Architecture-

Engineering firms.

Tom has a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton

(1982), and a MS in Civil Engineering from the

University of Colorado-Boulder (1986). He is a

registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.



SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

Matthew Brusstar

Director of the Advanced Powertrain Center

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Matt Brusstar is the Director of the

Advanced Powertrain Center at

EPA’s National Center for Advanced

Technology in Ann Arbor, where he

is leading the research, development

and assessment of new and emerging automotive

technologies. Matt has been with the U. S. EPA for

nearly fourteen years, focusing mainly on advanced

engine research, alternative fuels and hybrids, where he

has produced several publications, presentations and

patents. Prior to EPA, he worked in the automotive, power

generation and aerospace industries. Matt holds a PhD

degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of


Paul Chambon

Research Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Paul Chambon is a research

engineer with the Energy and

Transportation Science Division

at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(ORNL). After graduation from

Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, and Imperial

College, London, U.K., in 1997, Paul joined Ricardo’s

Controls and Electronics group in England and in the

U.S., before moving on to AVL. Over those years, he

developed many control systems for various technology

demonstrators in the fields of gasoline and diesel

engines, hybrid powertrains and active drivelines.

Since joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2009,

Paul has focused on hybrid powertrain research.

Through the years and variety of applications, Paul

has gained significant experience with simulation

tools, control techniques, Hardware-In-the-Loop and

rapid prototyping controllers to demonstrate advanced

technologies on powertrain test cells as well as actual



SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium 11

speaker Biographies

Satish Chandra

Director, Advanced System Integration

Cummins Inc.

Mark Cooper

Southwest Research Institute

Satish Chandra is the Director

- Advanced System Integration

department in the Research

and Technology (R&T) division

of Cummins Technical Center

(CTC). He is currently leading a team focussed on the

Waste Heat Recovery efforts for on-highway heavy duty

automotive application. This project builds upon the

several years of prior WHR work at Cummins and is

partly funded by the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck

program. Mr. Chandra holds a MS in Mechanical

Engineering and an MBA from Kellogg School of

Management. He has extensive industry experience

and has held significant roles at Cummins in the past in

research, new product introduction, manufacturing quality,

and, in functional leadership.

Mark has a BSME from Texas

A&M University. Mark worked at

Southwest Research Institute for

5 years overseeing a variety of

projects relating to automotive

engine lubricant evaluation, driveline component, and

coolant evaluation, including standardized industry tests

and proprietary testing.

Since 1989 Mark has worked for Chevron Oronite

Company in all areas related to engine lubricants,

including additive technology development, engine oil

formulating, field testing, industry engine lubricant tests,

and proprietary engine lubricant evaluations. Mark’s

work touches all areas of engine lubricant performance

including wear, deposit formation, oxidation, viscosity

increase, fuel economy and exhaust aftertreatment.



SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

Mihai Dorobantu

Director, Vehicle Technologies and



Mihai “Mike” Dorobantu is with

Eaton since 2005, currently serving

as Director, Vehicle Technologies

and Innovation, where he is

responsible for the Vehicle Group’s

advanced R&D portfolio and driving its technologybased

innovation. Prior to this assignment he was with

the corporate Innovation Center leading the controls

department. Prior to Eaton he led controls, modeling and

simulation at the United Technologies Research Center,

and before that he worked in the technical computing

industry. His background is modeling and simulation of

engineering and physical processes and holds a PhD

from Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of

Technology, Sweden.

Zoran Filip


Clemson University

Dr. Zoran Filipi is the Professor

and Timken Endowed Chair in

Vehicle System Design at the

Clemson University International

Center for Automotive Research

(ICAR) since January 2012. He was with the University

of Michigan between 1994 and 2011, where he rose

to the rank of Research Professor, and served as

the director of the Center for Engineering Excellence

through Hybrid Technology and the deputy director of

the Automotive Research Center, a U.S. Army Center

of Excellence for modeling and simulation of ground

vehicles. Prof. Filipi received his Ph.D. in mechanical

engineering from the University of Belgrade in 1992.

His main research interests are advanced IC engine

concepts, alternative fuels, alternative and hybrid

powertrain systems, and energy for transportation. He

published over 140 papers in international journals

and refereed conference proceedings, and holds three

patents. Dr. Filipi is an SAE Fellow, and the recipient

of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award (2009), the

IMechE Donald Julius Groen Award (2010), IMechE

Journal of Automobile Engineering Best Paper Award

(2012), and the UofM Research Faculty Achievement

Award (2010).


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speaker Biographies

Kevin Golsch

Chief Engineer – Aerodynamics


Kevin Golsch has over two decades

experience in aerodynamics

including working on a variety of

vehicles all the way from small

aircraft to race vehicles many

professional race series including supporting races in

Le Mans, France. He has had the pleasure of directly

working with the NASCAR teams of Richard Childress

Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Dale

Earnhardt Incorporated, PPI, and Morgan-McClure

Motorsports, the IRL team of Andretti Autosport, NHRA

teams of Snake Racing and Warren Johnson, as well as

many other teams. Kevin has also enjoyed developing

the aerodynamics on General Motors production

vehicles such as the 2014 Corvette & Camaro ZL1. Last

year, Kevin joined Navistar as the Chief Engineer of

Aerodynamics to elevate the integrated use of advanced

aerodynamic tools in the design and development of

next generation vehicles.

David Johnson

President & CEO

Achates Power

David Johnson joined Achates

Power, Inc. in August 2008 as

president and CEO. Johnson is

utilizing his 20 years of industry

experience to accelerate

development of revolutionary internal combustion

engines that provide superior fuel efficiency at lower

cost and, ultimately, further the company’s goal of

enabling a more sustainable future. He is responsible

for technical, commercial and business development as

well as sales, financials and operations. Johnson also

serves as a member of the Achates Power board of


Johnson was previously vice president of product

operations for military and export markets at Navistar.

As program manager for the MaxxPro line of Mine-

Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles, he

delivered the vehicles in record time and record

quantities for deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan to

better protect U.S. soldiers.

Prior to Navistar, Johnson worked for General Motors

and Ford Motor Company. At GM, he was program

manager and chief engineer for multiple clean-diesel

engine programs for Opel, Saab and Renault passenger

vehicles. At Ford Motor Company, Johnson led the

development and launch of the SuperDuty, equipped

with an all-new diesel engine. This remains the highest

volume diesel-powered pickup truck on the market.

Johnson earned a Master of Business Administration

and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

from Cornell University.



SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

Volker Kegel

Engineer Advanced Engineering

John Deere Werke Mannheim

Zweigniederlassung der Deere &


Volker holds a Diploma in Physics from

Technical University of Kaiserslautern,

Germany. He joined John Deere in 2010

working for the Advanced Engineering department of John

Deere Werke Mannheim. He is working on hybridization and

electrification projects.

C. Christopher Kellum

Supervisor of Product Engineering

John Deere

Chris Kellum is a Supervisor of

Product Engineering working for

John Deere in Waterloo, IA where

he leads a group developing

technology for high levels of

automation in tractors. Prior to his current assignment,

he was a development lead for drivetrain controls on

large tractors. Before joining John Deere in 2008,

he worked in the automotive industry focused on

active safety, driver assistance, and vehicle-to-vehicle

communication. Chris graduated from the University

of Michigan in 2000 with a Master of Science Degree

in Electrical Engineering Systems. He has a Bachelor

of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering



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speaker Biographies

Tobias Knichel

Commercial Manager

Flybrid Automotive Ltd

Tobias Knichel is the Commercial

Manager at Flybrid. In his current role

Tobias is responsible for Marketing,

Sales and the Project Management

of all internal and external Flybrid

projects. Tobias has a strong engineering background,

having previously worked as Lead Engineer LMP1 as well

as Design and Development Engineer at Flybrid. Before

joining Flybrid, Tobias worked for Opel in Germany on

their Touring car project in the DTM racing series.

Ashok Nedungadi

Principal Engineer

Engine and Vehicle R & D

Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Nedungadi completed his

Masters degree at the Swiss

Federal Institute of Technology,

and his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at the

University of Connecticut in the US. During his

25 years at Southwest Research Institute, he

co-developed a comprehensive vehicle modeling and

simulation toolbox to assist in designing and analyzing

custom hybrid electric/hydraulic and conventional

powertrains. Currently, he is involved in advanced

concepts such as hardware-in-the-loop and advanced

control strategy development for heavy duty vehicle




SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

Joe Redfield

Principal Engineer

Advanced Vehicle Technology Section

Southwest Research Institute

Joe Redfield specializes in energy

systems engineering and has

extensive design and project

management experience in the

development and application of advanced technologies

for vehicular propulsion systems. At SwRI, Joe

manages and provides engineering leadership to

project teams involved in the development and systems

integration of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid drive

trains including parallel and series hybrid configurations,

and advanced vehicular energy storage systems. The

vehicles involved in these projects have included

passenger car, heavy duty truck, off road equipment, and


Joe has been at SwRI for 29 years and has both a BS

and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of

Texas at Austin.

Keith Richards

Owner, Co-founder

Convergent Science Inc.

Keith Richards is an owner

and co-founder of Convergent

Science Inc, a company

that develops and sells

computational fluid dynamics

software for simulating the flow, spray and

combustion within an internal combustion engine.

Keith graduated from Brigham Young University with

a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1996 and received

his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University

of Wisconsin in 1999. Keith co-founded Convergent

Science Inc. in 1997 to provide CFD consulting

services for engine designers. In 2008, Convergent

Science released CONVERGE CFD software, which

was designed specifically to handle the technical

challenges associated with simulating engines. Keith

works in the Convergent Science headquarters

located in Madison, Wisconsin.


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speaker Biographies

Mike Roeth

Executive Director


Mike has worked in the commercial

vehicle industry for over 27 years, most

recently as the Executive Director of the

newly created North American Council

for Freight Efficiency. As Principal

of ROETH, LLC, he focused on helping companies be

successful in the commercial truck and bus marketplace.

His specialty is brokering green truck collaborative projects

to move technologies into the real world. As Director,

Global Advanced Engineering for Navistar International,

he led the advanced engineering efforts for the Navistar

family of vehicle brands; International trucks, Navistar

Defense, IC buses and Workhorse Custom Chassis. These

efforts included fuel economy improvement, emissions

reductions, driver comfort and efficiency as well as quality,

cost and performance breakthroughs. He has a Bachelors

of Science in Engineering from the Ohio State University

and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the

Indiana Institute of Technology. Mike is a 27 year member

of the Society of Automotive Engineers, served as a Board

member of the Automotive Industry Action Group and

as Chairman of the Board for the Truck Manufacturers

Association. He also has been heavily involved with the 21st

Century Truck Partnership, a collaborative effort between

industry and the United States Government and the Hybrid

Truck Users Forum of CALSTART. He understands the

customers, operations and intricacies of the commercial

vehicle industry having held various positions in product

development, engineering, reliability and quality, sales,

materials and plant management with Navistar and Behr.

Kambiz Salari

Senior Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Salari is a senior researcher

at Lawrence Livermore National

Laboratory. He leads the

Department of Energy (DOE) effort

in improving the fuel economy

of heavy vehicles and tanker trailers (class 8) through

the use of improved aerodynamics. He has conducted

significant wind tunnel, track, and on the road tests

to study and validate the performance of existing and

new aerodynamic devices for both active and passive

systems. Dr. Salari’s expertise is in numerical solution

of partial differential equations, error estimation, and

verification and validation. He has extensive experience

in developing algorithms for highly complex flow fields.



SAE 2012 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium

Ben Saltsman

Engineering Manager Vehicle Technology

and Innovation

Eaton Corporation

Mr. Saltsman is an engineering

manager at Vehicle Technology and

Innovation at Eaton Corporation. Based

in Detroit, Michigan he leads a group

focusing on development on new hybrid and powertrain

automation concepts.

Mr. Saltsman graduated from Massachusetts Institute of

Technology with a Master of Science degree in System

Design and Management in 2002. He also holds a Master

of Science Degree in Materials Science from Stevens

Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ and a Bachelors

in Mechanical Engineering from Moscow Automechical

Institute, Moscow, Russia.

Sandeep Singh

Development Engineer

Detroit Diesel Corporation

Dr.Singh received his Ph. D. from

the University of Notre Dame in

2003; M.S.

from the University of Notre Dame

in 2000; and B. Tech. from the

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in

1996. Before joining Detroit Diesel Corporation, Dr.

Singh was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California

Institute of Technology.

Dr. Singh has expertise in the areas of heavy duty

diesel engine technology, diesel exhaust aftertreatment

and waste heat recovery technologies, on-board

diagnostics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and

combustion modeling. Currently, Dr. Singh is part of

the Super Truck development team at Daimler Trucks

North America (DTNA) and has the lead responsibility

to develop a vehicle based exhaust waste heat

recovery system. Previously, Dr. Singh has been part

of the development team for EPA10 and EPA07 diesel

engines at the Detroit Diesel Corporation’s engineering



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speaker Biographies

Steven Sokolsky

Senior Project Manager


Steven Sokolsky is a Senior Project

Manager at CALSTART. His primary

responsibilities are centered on

the Hybrid Truck Users Forum

(HTUF) where he leads the Military

Installations, Telecommunications, and Commercial

Construction Equipment working groups. He also

administers U.S. EPA grants for airport equipment

re-powers and retrofits and the installation of class 8

trailer aerodynamics. Steve is an advisor to the California

Clean Airport Fleets Partnership—a group that promotes

the deployment of clean airside and landside vehicles.

He also leads CALSTART efforts to develop a highway

of retail biofuels stations in California. He serves on the

Board of Directors of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition.

Prior to joining CALSTART, Steve developed natural

gas vehicle infrastructure specifications and assisted

airports in the deployment of alternative fuels programs

while employed by Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc., Resource

Dynamics Corp., and the California Energy Commission.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from

California State University Sacramento.

Don Stanton


Cummins Inc.

Dr. Stanton is the Director of

Engine Business Product Line

Architecture at Cummins Inc. He is

responsible for establishing engine

system technologies for worldwide

markets. This position focuses on Engine Business

strategy, product planning, and advanced technology


Don Stanton has been with Cummins 15 years. He has

held positions in Research and Technology as Director

of Advanced Engine Development, Program Leader for

Automotive Engines, and Director of Thermal and Fluid


Don received degrees in: BS Mathematics (1992),

BS Mechanical Engineering (1993), MS Chemistry

(1995), MS Mechanical Engineering (1995), and Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering (1997).



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Ken Webster

Manager, Project Operations

Durability & Dynamics Testing

Transportation Research Center Inc.

Ken has over 23 years of

experience in managing vehicle

and transportation test programs to

evaluate: durability, dynamic, crash, and emissions. His

experience includes supervision of resources required

to complete tests in accordance with government

certification standards, industry procedures, and

manufacture specifications. For commercial vehicles,

Ken has been directly involved in evaluating durability,

handling, braking, and fuel economy. He is an active

member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and

received Forest R. McFarland award for organizing the

Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) technical session AE309.

He has a B.Sc., in Mechanical Engineering Technologies,

from Franklin University and has overseen the successful

completion of many large scale programs at TRC Inc.

including: a 40 vehicle four-million mile fuel additive

evaluation program in 1996, a series of four consecutive

bridge parapet crash tests in 2000, and a 200 vehicle

evaluation of vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems

in 2012.

Miin Yan


Yan Engines, LLC

Dr. Miin J. Yan, inventor of the

D-Cycle (Differential-Stroke

Cycle) technology, is a co-founder

and the CTO of Yan Engines, LLC,

and is the Principal Investigator of

a DOE SBIR Phase II project to retrofit existing heavy

diesel engines in military vehicles with the D-Piston

(differential-stroke cycle) design for substantial fuel

efficiency and propulsion improvements. Yan Engines,

under his guidance, has developed a D-Cycle 50cc

gasoline scooter with indicated average 82% mpg and

203% propulsion gains (at same horsepower) from its

retrofit baseline 125cc scooter engine in preliminary

(uncertified) laboratory tests. His previous experiences

include the technical leadership on the HEV (Hybrid

Electric Vehicle) diesel engines for Chrysler’s PNGV

project when working for DDC/DaimlerChrysler. Earlier,

he had worked on aircraft engines and nuclear reactors

after his PhD from Princeton University.


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