The 18th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference will be held on October 15-19, 2012, in Dearborn, Michigan. DEER brings together professionals in the engine community including engineers, scientists, academics, State and regional regulators, environmental researchers and nonprofit organizations.
At DEER 2012, DOE will showcase its cooperatively funded R&D with its partners, national laboratories, the Nation’s automotive transportation industry, universities, and other national and international organizations. DEER fosters the exchange of information and best practices through presentations and posters from new and on-going engine R&D and networking with industry colleagues. The exhibit hall features more than 50 companies showcasing the latest innovations, products, and services.
For more than a decade, the DEER Conference has been the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) primary mechanism for the public exchange of state-of-the-art advanced combustion engine research and development (R&D).
This year’s Plenary Session, “A View from the Bridge,” will include remarks from Steve Zimmer, Executive Director, USCAR; Wolfgang Warnecke, Chief Scientist Mobility, Shell Global Solutions; Anthony Greszler, Vice President Advanced Engineering, Volvo Truck; Thomas Stover, Chief Technology Officer, Eaton; Thomas McCarthy, Chief Engineer, Engine Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company; and Audley Brown, Director, Global Engine Advanced Engineering, GM Powertrain, General Motors Company.
The technical panel discussion, “The Next ICE Age,” will be moderated by Patrick Davis, U.S. Department of Energy; Ronald Reese, Manager, Advanced Combustion Systems, Chrysler Group LLC; Igor Gruden, Manager, Performance and Emissions of Heavy Duty Engines, Daimler Trucks North America LLC; Michael Ruth, Director, Advanced Engineering, Light Duty Engines, Cummins Inc; Hakan Yilmaz, Director – Global Technology Management, Robert Bosch LLC Gasoline Systems; and David Foster, Phil and Jean Myers Professor (retired), Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison.