Challenges and Innovations in Automotive Engineering Research

automotiveThursday 28th April 2016

The AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre

This event was aimed at directors, managers and engineers engaged in automotive research and those wanting to know and have a say in its future direction.

The event was intended as an opportunity to inform the automotive industry and its supply chain of the challenges and innovations in automotive engineering research. We also showcased leading research being undertaken in the Faculty of Engineering  of the University of Sheffield and the latest developments in the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Factory 2050.

10.25 - 10.30 Professor David Lerner (Chair), Faculty Director of Research and Innovation, University of Sheffield - Welcome and introduction
10.30 – 10.50 Gary Wilson, ​Business Development Director, APC
“Progress in Strategic Technologies for Automotive Engineering Research, the Funding Landscape and Role of APC"
10.50 - 11.10 Andy Atkins, Global Technical Lead & Senior Technologist, Ricardo plc
“The Challenges and Innovations in Automotive Engineering Research, an Industry Perspective”
11.10 - 11.20 Professor Sam Turner, CTO AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre)
“AMRC's Automotive Engineering Research and Factory 2050”
11.20 - 11.30 Professor Rob Dwyer-Joyce & Dr Tom Slatter, Mechanical Engineering
"Friction, wear and energy savings in the auto- engine"
11.30 - 11.50 Coffee Break
11.50 - 12.10 Dr. Oliver Schauerte, Head of Materials Research & Manufacturing Processes, VW Group Research
“Materials Research for Automotive Applications - current trends and future directions”
12.10 - 12.20 Dr Martin Jackson, Materials Science Engineering
“Towards a step change in the economics of Titanium alloys for the automotive sector”
12.20 - 12.30 Professor Mark Rainforth, Materials Science Engineering
‘'High strength steels for lightweighting automotive applications'’
12.30 - 12.40 Professor Keith Worden, Mechanical Engineering
“Reducing the design and test cycle with the structural dynamics laboratory for verification and validation”
12.40 - 13.50 Lunch & Micro-workshops
13.50 - 14.10 Steve Nesbitt, Electrification Manager , Jaguar Land Rover plc
“Automotive Engineering Research a JLR perspective – Electrification”
14.10 - 14.20 Professor David Stone, Electronic and Electrical Engineering
"Integration of batteries into electrical vehicles"
14.20 - 14.30 Professor Peter Hall, Chemical and Biological Engineering
"Supercapacitors for energy storage"
14.30 - 15.00 Panel Q & A
16.00 Close

For event enquiries please contact Elinor Noble at, or on 0114 2229735.

Download the map to the Knowledge Transfer Centre.