iCAR 2013 | iCAR 2013

Illuminating Challenges in Automotive Research (iCAR) 2013

The first iCAR event was held in 2013 with over 90 professionals from the automotive, oil and additives industries, along with scientists from academic institutions, in attendance. The aims of the event were to enable this broad spectrum of disciplines to come together to share insight and ideas for ways to solve some of the world's most pressing automotive challenges and to promote future collaboration.

Press Articles

Articles about the event were published in Infineum's own Insight Magazine and The Engineer.

iCAR 2013 Agenda

Monday 18th November 2013

 09:15 Registration and coffee
 10:00

Welcome and Introduction from Trevor Rayment (Diamond CEO) and Xavier le Mintier (Infineum CEO)

 10:15
Keynote Presentation
Fuels and Transportation: Future challenges
Chris Beddoes, Director General, CONCAWE
 
 10:15
Lecture Session 1 – Challenges I
Chair - Ken Lewtas
 
 11:00-11:30
Current and Future State of Emissions Legislation and Drivers 
Nick Powell, Ricardo
 
 11:30-12:00
Clean and Capable; the Desirable Future Car
Steve Richardson, Jaguar Land Rover
 
 12:00-12:30
The Role of Lubricants in Enhancing Sustainable Mobility
Ian Shannon, Shell Global Solutions
 
 12:30 Lunch
 13:30
Lecture Session 2 - Synchrotron Techniques in Automotive Research
Chair - Trevor Rayment
 
 13:30-13:50
Diamond and Automotive Research
Leigh Connor, Diamond Light Source
 
 13:50-14:10
Connecting with the Catapults: Opportunities for Automotive Research using Central Facilities
Darren Hughes, WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult, University of Warwick
 
 14:10-14:30
In situ Time Resolved Imaging and Strain Mapping for Automotive Applications
Alexander Korsunksy and Nikolas Baimpas, University of Oxford
 
 14:30-14:50
The Application of X-rays to Obtain Insight Into the Nature and Behaviour of Cu Species in Cu-Zeolites used for Ammonia-SCR
Andy Beale, Research Complex @ Harwell and UCL
 
 15:00 Tours of Diamond
 16:30
Lecture Session 3 – Fuels and Lubricants
Chair - Chris Locke
 
 16:30-17:00
Interaction Studies Involving Non Aqueous Colloidal Particles Used in Lubricant Additives
Ken Lewtas, Infineum UK Ltd
 
 17:00-17:30
Utilising Synchrotron Methods to Study Fundamental Processes in Fuels and Engineering Components in Fuel Systems
Peter Hutchins, Infineum UK Ltd
 
 17:30-18:00
Internal Diesel Injector Deposits (IDIDs) – a View on the Current State of Play and the Future
Chris Clayton, Shell Global Solutions
 
 18:15

 Transfer to conference dinner at Williams F1 Conference Centre

After dinner speech: Mark Hempsell, Future Programmes Director, Reaction Engines

 Tuesday 19th November 2013

 09:00
Recapping on Day 1
Chris Locke, Infineum International Limited
 
 09:15
Lecture Session 4 – Challenges II
Chair – Steve Richardson
 
 09:15-09:45
Powertrains in 2025 and Beyond - Driven by Innovation, Responsibility and Engineering
Marco Warth, MAHLE Powertrain
 
 09:45
Lecture Session 5 - Emissions and Combustion
Chair – Steve Richardson
 
 09:45-10:15
Advanced Aftertreatment Requirements and Measurement Techniques for Future Emissions Legislation
Matthew Keenan, Ricardo
 
 10:15-10:45
Multizone Stratifed Compression Ignition - Is Gasoline CI the More Sensible Approach to High Efficiency, Low Emission Transportation Engines?
Steve Ciatti, Argonne National Laboratory
 
 10:45
Coffee
 
 11:15
Lecture Session 6 - The Engine Combustion Network – Fluid Dynamics, Spray Structure and the Combustion Process
Chair – Peter Hutchins
 
 11:15-11:45
Spray Combustion Research for the Engine Combustion Network
Lyle Pickett, Sandia National Laboratories
 
 11:45-12:15
ECN: Nozzle Geometry and Internal Flow
Chris Powell, Argonne National Laboratory
 
 12:15-12:45
Identifying the Driving Processes of Diesel Spray Injection through Mixture Fraction and Velocity Field Measurements of the ECN Spray A
Gilles Bruneaux – IFPEN
 
 12:45 Lunch
 13:45
Lecture Session 7 - Alternative Energy Solutions
Chair – Elizabeth Shotton
 
 13:45-14:15
Li ion and LiS Batteries: Improve Performance by Understanding Deactivation
Moniek Tromp, Technische Universität München
 
 14:15-14:45
Safe Clean Hydrogen Storage for Automotive Applications
Stephen Bennington, Cella Energy
 
 14:45-15:15
Size Matters: Understanding the Microscopic Performance of Electrochemical Devices
Paul Shearing, University College London
 
 15:15 Tea
 15:45
Lecture Session 8 - New Materials and Coatings
Chair – Claire Pizzey
 15:45-16:15
Functionality of Tribosystems for Powertrain Applications
Florian Grün, Montanuniversität Leoben
 
 16:15-16:45
Interaction of Additives in Oil Formulation with Carbon Based Coatings (DLC) in Industrial Applications
Martin Grischke,OC Oerlikon Balzers AG
 
 16:45
Closing remarks
Xavier le Mintier and Trevor Rayment