Programme | Programme

We are pleased to confirm Yann Cramer, General Manager Innovation & Technology Sourcing, Shell Lubricants, will be giving the iCAR 2015 keynote address highlighting current challenges facing the automotive industry.

Other confirmed speakers include Dr Penny Atkins, Principal Engineer from Ricardo, Prof. Andrew Harrison, CEO of Diamond Light Source and Prof. Richard Dashwood, Academic Director, CTO, Warwick Manufacturing Group.

The final scientific programme is now available below with details of session themes, speakers and titles. For further information about previous conference, please take a look at the agenda for the iCAR 2013 meeting.


 Wednesday 4th November

09:15 Registration

Welcome and Introduction
Andrew Harrison (Diamond Light Source) & Chris Locke (Infineum UK Ltd)


Keynote Presentation


Energy & Mobility: 1 driver, 2 scenarios, 3 signposts
Yann Cramer, General Manager Innovation and Technology Sourcing, Shell Lubricants 

11:00 Lecture Session 1: The Future of Automotive Applications

Future engine market and technology trends, light and heavy duty: Passenger Car (PC) gasoline and diesel
Dr Penny Atkins, Prin
cipal Engineer, Ricardo


Future engine market and technology trends, light and heavy duty: Trends in Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD)
Richard Durrant, Global Engineering Manager, Infineum 

Buffet lunch
13:30 Lecture Session 2:  Diamond Light Source: A Key Partner in Automotive Research

Diamond Light Source: Overview and How we Work with Industry
Prof. Andrew Harrison, CEO, Diamond Light Source


Towards Soft X-ray Research Applications to the Automotive Industry
Prof. Sven Schroeder, Diamond-Infineum Bragg Chair, University of Leeds


Hard X-ray Research Applications to the Automotive Industry
Prof. Peter Lee, University of Manchester and Research Complex at Harwell

Tours of Diamond and coffee
16:30 Lecture Session 3: Challenges Arising from Hardware Changes

Relevance of Fuel Borne Catalyst Additive Technology for Effective Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration in Diesel Vehicles
Dr Romaeo Dallanegra, Infineum


Use of Premium Fuels and Lubricants in Current and Future Engines
Dr Richard Pearson, BP 

  Start-Stop Operation as Influence Factor on Plain Bearing Lifetime
Dr Florian Summer, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
Transfer to Rhodes House  
19:00   Conference Dinner 
22:30 Transport to local hotels


Thursday 5th November

09:00 Lecture Session 4: Applications of Central Facilities to Fuels and Lubricants Research
  The Effect of Moisture on Engine Oil Additives
Dr Alex Routh, University of Cambridge
  Neutron Scattering from Metal/Oil Surfaces
Dr Stuart Clarke, University of Cambridge
  Complementary Simulation and Experimental Studies of Structure and Dynamics in Lubricants
Dr Philip Camp, University of Edinburgh

High-Pressure Studies of Bio-Diesel
Prof. Colin Pulham, University of Edinburgh

10:20 Early Researcher Prize Presentation



Lecture Session 5: Environment


Challenges in Battery Technologies and Fuel Cells
Dr Sarah Ball, Johnson Matthey

High Throughput Development of Novel Alloys
Dr Graeme Purdy, CEO, Ilika 

Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI): From Engine Block to Stumbling Block
Dr Cecile Pera, Senior Engineer, Infineum UK Ltd

Personal Mobility: An innovative take on vehicle design compatible with urban use
Robert Mainwaring, Technology Manager, Innovation, Shell


Buffet lunch
14:00 Lecture Session 6:  Automotive Applications of Central Large Scale Facilities

Supporting Automotive Manufacturing through the use of Large Scale Facilities
Prof. Richard Dashwood, CTO, Warwick Manufacturing Group

Potential Applications of Electron Microscopy in the Automotive Industry
Prof. Angus Kirkland, University of Oxford

Modelling and the Automotive Industry
Duncan Sime, STFC/Hartree Centre

15:45 Panel Discussion

Chris Locke, Infineum;
Andrew Harrison, Diamond;
Richard Dashwood, WMG;
James Cookson, Johnson Matthey;
Yann Cramer, Shell.
Closing Remarks
17:00   Close