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Disruptors, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Automotive Industry

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 4:00pm

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ME-EM Virtual Graduate Seminar Speaker Series

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Jeffrey D. Naber , PhD

Michigan Technological University


Several technologies, new stakeholders, and governmental regulations are converging in the transportation industry. In this seminar, we will discuss and examine a some of these with a focus on energy and propulsion systems for light-duty vehicles. We will look at trends and regulations for criteria emissions, green-house gas emissions and the impact of propulsion system electrification on these and the industry.


Dr. Jeffrey D. Naber is the Director of the Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) and the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor in Energy Systems in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Department. He is leading the University’s Tech Forward initiative in Autonomous and Intelligent Vehicles and is the graduate director for the vehicle electrification certificate. The APS LABS Center manages a R&D and professional education development portfolio of $10M working in partnership with federal agencies, OEMs, suppliers, fuel and energy companies, and small innovation companies to advanced energy efficiency and reduce emissions in on-road, off-road, and power generation technologies. This includes developing technologies for a 30% energy reduction for light-duty vehicles through connected and automated intelligent vehicles, 25% CO2 reduction through advancements in powertrain and use of natural gas and bio-gas for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and, 50-70% CO2 reduction through fuels and energy produced from industrial and municipal waste streams including plastics.

Invited by : Dr. Radheshyam Tewari

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