Welcome to Illuminating Challenges in Automotive Research 2015

Illuminating Challenges in Automotive Research (iCAR 2015) was a two day science conference being held on the 4th and 5th of November 2015 at the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source in partnership with  Infineum UK Ltd. The conference presented an opportunity for academia and research institutions to come together with research scientists from the automotive, oil and petrochemical industries to discuss the challenges and understand how cutting edge science can provide insights and solutions to address the obstacles to greener transportation and energy production.

In addition to leading industry figures discussing key current research challenges, session topics included novel tools and techniques for automotive research, challenges arising from hardware changes and developments in fuels and lubricants, environment and transport and propulsion. Delegates also had the opportunity to tour the Diamond Light Source including the accelerator and experimental areas.
An evening reception with dinner and an after dinner speaker were held at Rhodes House in Oxford.

iCAR 2015

Diamond has a key role to play in driving automotive R&D forward in the UK.  In this film, representatives from both business and research backgrounds give a global and automotive industry-wide perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the automotive industry.  Research conducted at Diamond, and other synchrotrons around the world, is helping to develop our understanding of automotive related materials and processes at the atomic scale.  This work will lead to advances that will help the sector to improve efficiency and become more environmentally friendly.

Who should attend?

The event is free to attend and is aimed at industrial scientists working in fields related to automotive research. In case of high demand, the organising committee reserves the right to limit the number of participants per company. No service providers please.