Dorit SchulteBrazil Market Analyst
Dorit is an Analyst and works on assignments across Integer’s business areas. She is a regular contributor to Integer’s emissions publications with a particular focus on the Brazilian ARLA 32 market. She was a main contributor to Integer’s ARLA 32 market study, regularly writes about the South American ARLA 32 markets in the AdBlue and DEF Monitor and has developed an extensive network of industry contacts in South America. Dorit holds an Msc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and is fluent in German and Portuguese.
Peter KrähenbühlHead of Technology Engineering
Peter Krähenbühl is Head of the Technology Engineering at FPT Motorenforschung AG since 2012. The company is responsible for advanced engineering and base engine development within FPT Industrial. Since 2003 he has been working at FPT, where he previously was Head of the Mechanical Development. Before he had different functions within IVECO, such as head office at Turin and in the European Engine Alliance in the UK (IVECO-Cummins-CNH Joint Venture). Since 2013 is Peter Krähenbühl also Deputy General Manager of FPT Motorenforschung AG.
Rolf E. IsbergVP- Environmental Solutions Industry and Maritime
Tim CheyneDirector, Emissions
Integer Research Ltd
Tim is a Director of Integer Research, and is responsible for the company’s work in the environmental sector. This covers stationary and mobile emissions control technologies and related chemicals such as AdBlue.
In the lead-up to Euro 4 & 5 implementation in Europe, Tim worked closely with truck OEMs, tier 1 suppliers, oil companies, and AdBlue suppliers to develop market forecasts, commercial strategy, and other key business development issues. A key project which emerged from this work was the website FindAdBlue.com, which has become the main online source of information for AdBlue in Europe, and is sponsored by all European OEMs and the major AdBlue suppliers.
Tim has degrees in chemical engineering and economics. He has previously worked in the design and operation of petrochemical plants, and in commodity market analysis and consultancy in the chemical industry.
Teun De BruijnCEO
AMB International Limited
Mr de Bruijn is the founder of GreenChem, Europe’s second producer and supplier of AdBlue. GreenChem was established in 2003 with the sole purpose of becoming a leading player in the European AdBlue market.
Mr de Bruijn was CEO of GreenChem until early 2011. He developed a blending network strategy, with 25 blending sites, which gave GreenChem the lowest distribution costs across Europe. GreenChem was, at that stage, most advanced in marketing and strategy, by combining hardware deliveries with AdBlue.
After leaving GreenChem Mr de Bruijn became one of the founders of AMB, supplying high quality urea for blending ISO 22241 product. Mr de Bruijn graduated at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the field of business economies with the focus on marketing, sales, strategy and management. Before establishing GreenChem Mr de Bruijn held a sizable installation and equipment company.
Manfred SchuckertSenior Manager (S/RC)
Dr. Schuckert is a well recognized expert in the field of automotive propulsion systems. He started his professional career at the University of Stuttgart in 1989 as a process engineer. From 1992 to 1998 he has been the head of the department for Life Cycle Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. In 1998 he joined EvoBus GmbH (100% subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler) as a specialist for automotive propulsion systems in the research and development department.
He was a member of a group which was directly reporting new trends for all bus propulsion systems to the Vice President Engineering. From 2000 onwards he was in parallel responsible for the coordination of all research projects within EvoBus and for the co-ordination of the CUTE project – the largest and most successful project on fuel cell busses so far world-wide and also for the Perth- and Beijing fuel cell bus trials. Within the CUTE-project he also structured and organized the different hydrogen production chains.
From 2005 onwards he was responsible within DaimlerChrysler for the development of the next fuel cell bus generation.Since the end of the last year he is responsible within Daimler AG Corporate Strategy for the regulatory strategy of all commercial vehicles with regard to emissions and safety. Within this position he overtook also the responsibility for the coordination of the UREA-infrastructure within Europe.
Due to his engagement in alternative propulsion systems Dr. Schuckert is also investigating all possibilities for alternative fuels since more than a decade. Dr. Schuckert published more than 100 scientific articles world-wide.
Torben Skyum-JensenCommercial Director
Yara Chemicals A/S
Torben Skyum-Jensen is the Regional Director, Nordics, Italy and CEE for the unit Environmental Solutions - Automotive, the unit marketing Yara's AdBlue brand Air1.
Torben joined Yara (Norsk Hydro at the time) in Denmark in 1993 and has since then served in several commercial and managerial positions in the business units marketing Yara's Industrial products.
After a short involvement in the AdBlue business during the very early days, he re-joined the unit in 2010, with the focus to develop Yara's business models and marketshare within the area.
Dr Daniel ChatterjeeDirector Exhaust Aftertreatment
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
Dr Daniel Chatterjee received his diploma in physics at the University of Heidelberg in 1997 and his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the Centre of Interdisciplinary Computing (University of Heidelberg) in 2001.
Following this, Chatterjee joined Daimler AG in 2001 as Project Manager responsible for the development and implementation of exhaust gas aftertreatment simulation tools in the context of Euro IV – Euro VI development for heavy duty and passenger cars.
In 2009 he joined MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH as Project manager in the advanced engineering department. In 2012, he became Executive Assistant to the CTO (MTU/Rolls Royce Power Systems) and in 2013 Director Exhaust Aftertreatment, responsible for exhaust aftertreatment system concepts/development for the MTU engine series.
Chatterjee has authored and co-authored over 30 scientific papers and several lectures at international congresses.
Dr Paul WilliamsManager European Regulatory Affairs
Paul Williams started his career in the UK merchant navy, completing a technician apprenticeship and qualifying as a sea-going Marine Engineer Officer. He returned to education as a mature student at University College London (UCL), completing first a BSc and then a PhD in mechanical engineering. Following a long period in academia where he taught, managed an engine research group, and provided consultancy to a range of companies, Paul returned to industry, specialising in global non-road engine emissions regulation, certification & conformance. Paul joined Caterpillar in 2008 and currently manages European emission regulatory affairs.
Dr Jörn BullertChief Engineer Europe - Sensor Technologist
ay 1989: Abitur at Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium in Wolfsburg, Germany
1989 to 1995: Studying chemistry at University of Regensburg, Germany
1995: Diploma degree in chemistry from University in Regensburg
1995 to 2000: PhD (Dr. rer.nat.)from Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Germany, in characterization of emissions from large components of vehicle interior with an array of sensors (electronic nose)
1994 to 2006: Volkswagen AG, engineer in R&D, future concepts for systems of exhaust aftertreatment, research project on solid urea DeNox systems in passenger cars
2007 to 2010: AVL Emission Test Systems GmbH, Project leader in R&D, product development for emission measurement systems
2010: Watlow GmbH, Application Development Engineer, Sensor technologist; responsible for verification & validation of the PM sensor, technical sales support in Europe
since January 2012: Technical Manager at Watlow, responsible for the technical direction & activities in the Diesel Emission Business Unit in Europe
Dr Pär GabrielssonProject Manager & Senior Technical Advisor
Haldor Topsoe A/S
Dr Joseph McCarneyChairman
Business Development Manager in Johnson Matthey’s Environmental Technology Division, with a particular interest in emissions from Shipping. Educated at Queen’s University Belfast and University College Oxford taking degrees in Chemistry and holds an MBA from London Business School. Interests include how innovative ideas evolve into successful technology. Currently is Chairman of the International Association for the Catalytic Control of Ship Emissions to Air - a group that represents the Marine SCR industry
Keld JohansenSenior Scientist, Project Manager
Haldor Topsoe A/S
Senior Scientist and R&D Project Manager of Diesel Exhaust at Haldor Topsoe A/S Denmark
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Danish Technical University and Batchelor of Commerce at Copenhagen Business School.
Current field: Development of automotive and marine exhaust catalysts and exhaust systems.
Joël Op de BeeckSCR Project Director
Inergy Automotive Systems
TUV Nord Mobilitat GmbH & Co. KG
Beat FuchsHead Marketing & Sales Central Europe
WEMA System AG
Beat is responsible for the Wema business in Central Europe. Prior to taking his current position, Beat served as Vice President of Marketing at the Wema Headquarters in Bergen, Norway and as Project Leader for Central & South Europe, responsible for setting up the regional company in Switzerland. Before joining Wema, Beat worked for Siemens Switzerland Ltd for 10 years in a variety of functions ranging from R&D and Business Development to Marketing including Product Management.
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Christoph Heidt studied Geoecology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) from 2004 to 2011. He started his work as a research assistant at IFEU in 2011. He works on emission modelling and environmental impact assessments for different transport sectors, especially nonroad mobile machinery and inland waterway navigation. One of his main tasks is the constant enhancement and update of TREMOD (Transport Emission Model), a model which is used for national emission reporting and evaluation of policy scenarios by the German Federal Environment Agency and other stakeholders.
Etem GünerDirectorate General for Industry
Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkish Republic
Etem Güner was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1980. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 2005. He worked in the private sector until 2009. Since then, he has been working as an expert at Automotive Industry and Certification Division, which is under Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey since 2009.
Giovanni MargariaTechnical Regulation Manager
Mr. Margaria is a mechanical engineer with 30 years experience in environmental issues and vehicle technical regulations. He started his career in 1979 in FIAT Auto
In the 1996, Mr. Margaria was seconded by FIAT to ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association). He spent 6 years within ACEA in Brussels as Director for Emissions and Fuels.
In 2002 Mr. Margaria moved back to FIAT Auto in Turin with the responsibility of environmental friendly vehicles in 2003 he was appointed as responsible of public financed research projects in ELASIS S.C.p.A. (a FIAT research centre in south of Italy).
Since February 2005 Mr. Margaria entered in the External Relations and Communication Department of Iveco S.p.A. as responsible of Technical Regulations.
In his present responsibility, Mr. Margaria has the task to enlarge the coverage of technical regulations to the emerging markets (strategic to the development of Iveco business) and to pursue the Iveco leadership on technical regulations in the national and international regulation bodies.
Nikolai KalvenesVP Engineering
Wema Americas LLC
Nikolai Kalvenes holds the position as VP Engineering for Wema Americas LLC. He recently re-located to the USA to further strengthen the company’s focus on the North American market.
Nikolai has worked with Wema since 2004 and has held several key positions within the area of R&D and Product Management. He has been involved in developing sensors for DEF tanks since the early launches of Urea based SCR system in Europe. Nikolai holds a bachelor of Mechanical engineering and Project Management.
Arno AmberlaVice President, Technology, Emission Control
M.Sc. (engineering) 2002 from Tampere University of Technology and since that worked as Technology Vice President at Proventia Emission Control. Arno Amberla is responsible for Stage3B/4 integration projects for non-road Mobile Machinery and leading stage 5 development projects. Proventia is supplier of SCR aftertreatment systems for non-road engines as well for on-road retrofits.
Peter WilliamsPEM Europe Director
Bennett K.F NgMarine Surveyor
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Bennett Ng graduated in Marine Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic.
He sailed as a seagoing engineer until retired from sea career with the experience as Chief Engineer on both Steam Turbine and Motor ships. 8 years working for an International trade containership company as ship manager covering projects, accident investigation and technical task and also was the company’s Designated Person Ashore for three years.
Bennett currently works for Maritime and Coastguard Agency Environmental Policy Branch. He is responsible for leading on MARPOL Annex I and the UK delegation for negotiating the IMO revised MARPOL Annex VI which was adopted in 2008.
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
Jong-ki, Lim graduated from Seoul national university, with a Bachelors degree in naval architecture.
He has worked at DSME for 11 years. In Research and development for 3 years and ship marketing engineering for 8 years as a machinery engineer. His work includes the estimations of material cost, the discussion of technical matters, and the negotiations of contract Specifications for new building with ship owners.) He contributes to may DSME presentations regarding ECO ships, Green ship and LNG fuelled ship.
Recent projects include following:
- LNG fuelled Vessel conversion project for ROPAX
- Design study for IMO NOx Tier III and SOx scrubber for VLCC
- Safety case study for high pressure fuel gas piping(ME-GI) with LRs - AIP
Raymond JohansenSales Manager
Wärtsilä Moss AS
Heidi PaulsrudSales Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning
Wärtsilä Moss AS
Heidi Paulsrud holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and has 8 years’ experience from marine sales.
She started her career in the marine industry in 2006 in Pon Power AS. In Pon Power she held the position as an Account Manager and had a leading Norwegian offshore company as her key customer.
Today Heidi has works as a General Manager in Wärtsilä Moss AS, and is leading the sales department for Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems. She is responsible for international sales and marketing for SOx abatement technology.
Integer Research Ltd
Jeanne holds a M.Sc. in Transports and Sustainable Development from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech in France and a Ph.D. in Environmental Management from Mines ParisTech.
She has four years of experience as an environmental consultant working mainly with environmental assessment tools, and carbon emissions. She is fluent in French, English and Portuguese.
Peter SchermGeneral Manager
Dr Paul GreeningDirector - Emissions & Fuels
Dr Greening is responsible for co-ordinating the European automotive industry position on pollutant emissions and fuel quality legislation for ACEA. He is also involved in influencing policy makers regarding their future legislative plans, as they will affect the European motor industry.
Dr Greening has worked on all sides of the table in terms of motor vehicle environmental and fuel quality issues.
Meinrad SignerSenior Technical Manager
FPT Industrial SpA
Meinrad Signer is Dep. General Manager of Iveco
Motorenforschung AG, responsible for engine testing
operations. In over 34 years of experience in the
automotive industry, Meinrad has commanded a variety
of positions within the IVECO group, including Leader
of Special Engineering Projects, Development / Testing
Manager, and a development engineer.
David HanngrenManager Product Planning
AB Volvo Penta
David Hanngren has been with Volvo Penta for 20 years. He is currently Product manager within Product Management Industrial Power systems. Previously, David has been Manager for Application & Engineering Industrial engines and also worked within Marketing and sales in Europe and in Region international. David has also worked as a Design engineer marine for 6 & 8 cyl marine engines.
Pierre MacaudiereHead of Fuels & Emissions Control
PSA Peugeot Citroen
Edmund HughesHead of Air Pollution and Energy Efficency - Marine Environment Division
Dr. Edmund Hughes is Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency responsible for the regulation of international shipping.
As a member of the IMO Secretariat his responsibilities cover MARPOL Annex VI, the International Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, including control of emissions such as SOx and NOx, regulations on energy efficiency for ships, further technical and operational energy efficiency measures for ships, and work to address GHG emissions from international shipping including the delivery of the Third IMO GHG Study 2014.
Dr. Hughes is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), is a Chartered Engineer, and has a doctorate in environmental pollution control from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom
John Deere European Technology Innovation Centre
Adolfo PerujoSenior Scientist
Joint Research Centre - European Commission
Dr. Perujo is a senior scientist at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle.
Dr. Perujo graduated from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and obtained the MSc (Accelerator Physics) in the University of Manitoba (Canada). He completed his PhD (Applied Physics) at the University of Guelph (Canada). Over a period of 25 years he has gained experience in areas ranging from theoretical physics to experimental physico-chemistry of processes, and vehicle’s tail-pipe pollutant emission measurement and control.
At present Dr. Perujo leads the group in charge of the development of in-service conformity of heavy-duty engines/vehicle and Non-Road Mobile Machinery by using Portable Emission Measurement Systems in order to avoid the removal of engines from vehicles for testing pollutant emissions against legislative limits.
Biagio CiuffoScientific Officer
Joint Research Centre - European Commission
Biagio Ciuffo received the Ph.D. degree in hydraulic, transportation, and land use systems engineering from the Department of Transportation Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2008. Then, he held a three-year postdoctoral position with the Joint Research Center (JRC), European Commission, Ispra, Italy, working at the sustainabilityassessment of traffic- and transport-related measures and policies. He is currently an Official of the JRC. He is the author of more than30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings in transportation engineering. His main research interests concern the management of modeling uncertainties, traffic simulation and control, emission estimation from transport, sustainable development, and sustainability appraisal.
Dr. Ciuffo serves as a Reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He is currently part of the European Cooperation in Scienceand Technology (COST) Action “Methods and tool for supporting the use,calibration and validation of traffic simulations models” (MULTITUDE), as a Leader of one working group. For his research activities he was awarded with the 2012 Greenshields Prize and with the 2013 Best SimSub paper prize from the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academy of Science.
Daniel StruckmeierGeneral Project Manager for Emission 2016
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
Daniel Struckmeier finished his mechanical engineering studies at the University of Hanover in 2007, focusing on energy- and process engineering.
After the successful completion of his doctoral degree at the Kyushu University of Japan in the field of combustion characteristics of heavy fuel oils, he started to work as test engineer in the group combustion development at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Augsburg in 2011. In 2013 he was appointed senior project manager responsible for aftertreatment and emission technologies at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Augsburg.
Masaki OhtsuSenior Technical Advisor
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.
Entered Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) in 1972 as an engineer, and have been working in diesel engine design field. Got a position of associate director in 2005, and present position is senior technical advisor since 2011. In recent years, mostly working on the development of ME-GI engines of MAN B&W type.
Fatih YücebilgiçCoordinator of Product Management Team
Andy NobleHead of Heavy Duty Engines
Ricardo UK Ltd
Dr. Andy Noble has worked at Ricardo for over 25 years on a very wide range of automotive and engine research and development projects. He currently is leader of the Heavy Duty Engines Product Group and is part of a customer-facing team managing the winning and delivery of engine design and development projects from concept through to certification and production. The team faces the challenges of delivering to OEM and Tier 1 customers improved emissions, better fuel efficiency, higher power density and faster transient response for application sectors including commercial vehicle, off highway and power generation.
Prior to this role Dr. Noble managed the engine control and diagnostics systems area has played a role in many key developments in control and OBD systems for gasoline and diesel engines as well as transmissions.
He has authored over thirty technical papers, has filed seven patents and chaired numerous sessions at international conferences in the engine and automotive arena.
His current main areas of interest are the development of higher efficiency medium and heavy duty engines, improving their combustion, performance and emissions and integrating highly effective aftertreatment systems. He also maintains an active involvement in powertrain control and OBD systems.
Dr. Noble has a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from the University of Southampton in the UK and a Doctorate from Imperial College, London.
Qualified as a Chemical-Plastic Technician and afterwards became a State-approved machine-engineer.
He started work at Meteor-Company in 1980 in Bockenem. He worked there until 1995 as a specialist for manufacturing development and procedure development - also REFA-Fachmann.
Moreover, in this time, he finished a special academic study for academic at the University of Hannover.
Since 2007 he works for the company Bartkowiak/hi-consulting as a vehicle park manager and cost controller.
His visions and ideas have been extremely successful and have attracted international attention.
Magnus LindgrenVehicles, Machinery & Fuels
Swedish Transport Administration
Magnus Lindgren work at the Swedish Transport Administration, responsible for vehicle, machinery and fuels topics relating to environmental impact. For the last 3,5 years Magnus has been chairing the European Commission working group under the Expert group on emissions from non-road mobile machinery (GEME). Magnus also have a PhD in engine load patterns and exhaust gas emissions from non-road mobile machinery.
T. R. KesavanChief Operating Officer
T. R. Kesavan is an Engineering and Management professional with close to 40 years of national and international experience in various functional areas including manufacturing, marketing & sales, research & development, business administration and project management .
Currently the COO Product Strategy & Corporate Relations at TAFE, the world’s third largest tractor manufacturer and India’s largest exporter of tractors, Kesavan drives the product positioning and management for both MF and Eicher brand of tractors in the sub 100 HP segment and TMTL Eicher-Engines in both Indian and Overseas markets and its Corporate Relations. At TAFE he initially headed the marketing and sales function for eight years. In his present capacity, he has been instrumental in the introduction of the IT enabled integrated New Product Introduction process that has provided excellent competitive edge in this highly competitive market. The process is an end to end integrated one that covers customer values survey and QFD as well as product life cycle management.
His additional responsibilities include newer corporate initiatives such as the Applications Business Unit. He is driving the Vehicle Franchise Business as Director in charge for TAFE Reach Limited that distributes leading passenger cars across South India with an annual volume exceeding 10,000 vehicles.
Jakob SeilerTechnical Engineer (SCR infrastructure)
Since Oct 2004 Technical Specialist at VDA
Responsible for Emissions and Fuels
Oct 1995 – Sep 2004 Development Engineer at DaimlerChrysler
Feb 2000 - Sep 2004 Projektleader
Driver Assistance Systems
Okt 1998 - Jan 2000 Development Engineer Advanced Powertrain
Dec 1995 – Sep 1998 PHD at the TU München in Cooperation with Mercedes-Benz, Thesis on Hybrid-Powertrain Strategies
Thomas GarbeEAD/1 Petrol and Diesel Fuels
Dr. Thomas Garbe is Team Leader for Fuels in the Volkswagen Powertrain Development at Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg.
He has graduate studies in Chemistry in 1998 (Dipl. Chem.) and Post – Graduate (Dr. rer. Nat) in 2001. He has been an employee of Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg since 1998, in different positions.
He is also a Lecturer at the University of Applied Science in Coburg, Germany, since 2003.
Diego DelneriGeneral Manager Product Performance
Giovanni D’UrbanoHead of Section, Energy and Communications
Federal Office for the Environment
Joachim FehrenkötterManaging Director
Fehrenkötter Transport & Logistik GmbH
Rainer VogtTeam Leader, Environment and Health
Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Europe
1992: Dissertation in Physikalischer Chemie (Kiel)
1992-1995: Post-doc University of California Irvine
1995-1996: Senior Wissenschaftler, Max-Planck-Institut
für Chemie Mainz
2002: Habilitation und Privatdozent,
Since 1996: Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH
Technical Expert, Teamleader Environment
- Develop of advanced measurement methodologies
- Real-world emissions and non-regulated emissions
- Health & wellness trends and technologies
- In-cabin air quality
David GraebeHead of Gas for Transportation
Gazprom Germania GmbH
David Graebe holds professional degrees in European Business at Anglia University, Cambridge, and the Berlin School of Economics. After more than 7 years of work as managing consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Services and IBM Business Management Services for international clients in the energy industry, he joined GAZPROM Germania in 2007. David Graebe is responsible for business development of Gas for Transport and manages the expansion of Gazprom Group’s European NGV presence by means of infrastructure projects in CNG and LNG as fuel for road transport. David Graebe is vice chairman of the International Gas Union’s working committee WOC 5.3 on Natural Gas for Vehicles.
Sebastian VerhelstTransport Technology Research Group
Prof. Dr. ir. Sebastian Verhelst obtained his PhD in Electromechanical Engineering in 2005, on the combustion of hydrogen in spark-ignition engines. During his PhD, he spent 6 months at Leeds University as an EC Marie Curie Fellow. In 2008 he became a part-time lecturer and since 2011 he is a full-time Associate Professor at Ghent University. In 2013, he was a guest lecturer at the University of Antwerp.
His research interests are primarily alternative fuels, including hydrogen, methanol, ethanol, straight vegetable oils, animal fats and biodiesel. He has authored over 50 papers in international journals, 5 book chapters and over 90 papers in the proceedings of international conferences. 4 PhD’s have been finished under his supervision, with 4 more PhD students currently in his team. He has been invited on several occasions, to submit topical review papers, deliver keynote speeches, organize tailored workshops etc.
Dr. Verhelst is president of the Belgian Society of Automotive Engineers (UBIA), and currently serves as vice-chair of the Scientific&Technical Committee of the FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress. He has been awarded with the VDK Prize for Sustainable Development 2005, the 2013 CIMAC President's award for the paper "The CRISTAL Engine: ABC's New Medium Speed Diesel Engine, Developed to Comply with IMO III" (co-authored with ir. Lieven Vervaeke and ir. Tim Berckmoes) and the 2014 SAE Forest R. McFarland Award.
Chris HaynesManaging Director
Michael FischerSection Leader Powertrain Technology
Honda R&D Europe
Michael Fischer studied mechanical and process engineering at the University of Technology Darmstadt from 2000 to 2006. Since 2006 he works for Honda R&D Europe in the area of powertrain technology. His main objectives are emission treatment of diesel and gasoline engines as well as Hybrid technology. Since 2011 Michael Fischer serves as section leader “Powertrain Technology” which includes research and development for engines and transmissions as well as hybrid-, EV- and Fuel Cell technology.
Kwan-Won SohnVice President, Outfitting Design Team 1
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
Graduated from Korean national maritime university, marine engineering in 1981. Worked in shipping company as a marine engineer for 3 years. Has worked in DSME for 29 years from 1984, in the Ship Machinery outfitting design dep’t for 2 years. Ship marketing engineering dep’t for 26 years, and in particular worked and performed over 10 years a project director (the main works were the estimations of material cost, the discussions of all the technical matters, the negotiations of contract specifications for new buildings with ship owner). Ship Outfitting Design Dept for 1 year(The major works are design developments of contract projects in all outfitting designs i.e. machinery, electric, piping, steel outfitting designs). Now in charge of Ship Outfitting Design Division as General Manager.
Juergen SteinManager Emissions & Regulatory Affairs
Heiner BuelteHead of Performance and Emissions
Heiner Buelte is Head of Advanced Engineering at DEUTZ AG. Previous to this, he was a Project Leader for the performance and emissions of EU 4 truck engines, a Senior Engineer at FEV Motorentechnik.
Kris van MullemChief Executive Officer
Diesel Emission Control Ltd
Having studied economics at the University of Antwerp (UFSIA), Kris joined the Brussels based family business involved in alternative fuel management systems for passenger cars. He took over the running of the business becoming Managing Director in 1998 and expanding operations into industrial engines with 3 way catalyst, DPF and SCR control. In 2007 he co-founded the U.K. based Diesel Emission Control Ltd, a company specialising in the development and supply of emission aftertreatment control systems.
Torsten MundtManager, Environmental Research
Torsten Mundt joined Germanischer Lloyd’s Environmental Resarch Group in Hamburg in July 2008.
Torsten Mundt is graduated engineer and holds the diploma of ship machinery engineering form Technical University Hamburg-Harburg.
Before joining GL, he was supervising engine test benches in R&D at an engine manufacturer and in the mineral oil industry all together for 10 years.
Torsten is technical adviser to the German Ministry at IMO’s MEPC Meetings on the reduction of green house gas emissions and has been representative in IACS working groups for GL legacy where he also lead the Environmental Research Group since 2009. The group initiates and contributes to the development of new environmental services aiming to reduce the environmental impact of shipping.
Additionally, Torsten is Lecturer for reciprocating engines at the private university for applied science (Nordakademie Elmshorn) since Oct. 2009.
Muhammad ChandasirGlobal Emissions Compliance and Reporting Manager
Education, work history and present responsibilities:
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi
- Executive MBA, University Of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
- 2004-2006: Engineering Manager, was responsible for Tier 3 transition for AGCO Jackson Products
- 2007- Current : Engineering Manager, responsible for overseeing Tier 4 program. This includes ensuring all Tier 4 engineering design and development work is done on time to meet the emission timelines.
Monika GriefahnChief Sustainability Officer
Dr. Monika Griefahn (Dr. phil., graduate sociologist) was a co-founder of Greenpeace Germany in 1980, and served on the board of Greenpeace International from 1984 to 1990. In 1990, former Lower Saxony Prime Minister Gerhard Schröder appointed her Minister for the Environment in Lower Saxony until 1998. Monika Griefahn then worked in various committees as a member of the German Parliament (1998 - 2009). She founded the Institute for Media, Environment and Culture in Buchholz, Germany, at the beginning of 2012. Monika Griefahn has been Chief Sustainability Officer AIDA Cruises in Rostock since May 2012.
Zissis SamarasLab of Applied Thermodynamics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Zissis Samaras is a Full Professor and the Director of the Lab of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. His research work deals primarily with engine and vehicle emissions testing and modeling. He has provided expert advice to a number of organizations and private sector customers, including the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, the World Bank, ACEA, CONCAWE. He coordinated a large European projects, including Particulate Characterisation, ICT impact on emissions, OBD systems. He is elected Academic Member and Vice Chairman of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) on "Energy, Environment and Resources". He is the author of more than 250 scientific publications, among them more than 120 in peer-reviewed journals and seven book chapters, which received more than 2000 citations in peer reviewed articles, reviews and technical notes.
Huib Van EssenTransport Manager
Huib van Essen MSc (1969) is manager of CE Delft's Transport division. Huib has ample experience in the transport field and is specialised in environmental policy for transport with a focus on climate policy, pricing instruments and external and infrastructure cost. Over the last decade, he has led and contributed to more than 80 projects in the field of transport and environment.
Huib was lead author of a number of authoritative CE Delft studies, including several studies on emission reduction options and standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles. He was also project manager of large EU studies on topics like external costs of transport, pricing strategies, electric vehicles, speed limiters, emission standards and climate strategies for transport. He frequently writes columns and articles, presents at conferences and seminars and contributes to panel discussions. In a recent study he explored and assessed various design options for CO2 standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles. Huib is experienced in working with complex and extensive dossiers. Huib has a Master degree in Applied Physics and also a background in business science.
Ignacio Garcia-LorenzanaTechnical Lead SCR / DEF Systems
Adam Opel AG
Ignacio Garcia-Lorenzana graduated as Industrial Engineer at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain in 2001, after a final Thesis in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He works since 2001 in the automotive industry in Europe, and since 2003 in the Diesel Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment area. After several positions at Bosch (Germany), Inergy (Belgium) and GM/Opel (Germany) in the system development and technical project management, he is now Technical Leader for SCR Systems at GM/Opel, and also responsible for AdBlue® Filling Infrastructure and Customer Interface in Europe. As part of these tasks, he is Opel representative at the VDA AdBlue® workgroup.