Sustainable Electric Vehicle Design 2021

Integrating high-performance, lightweight plastic and composite materials to extend range and reduce fuel consumption towards net zero

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VIRTUAL SUMMIT
20-21 September, 2021

Interested in partnering? Get in touch to see how Sustainable Electric Vehicles with Plastics and Composites can help you meet your business goals.

“The growth in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) is climbing and by 2025, EVs and HEVs will account for an estimated 30% of all vehicle sales. Comparatively, in 2016 just under 1 million vehicles or 1% of global auto sales came from plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).”

J.P. Morgan

Why Attend

Governments everywhere are looking to the electric vehicle (EV) as a means to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, clean up our cities and tackle climate change. But while banning the manufacture of petrol or diesel cars, as the UK hopes to do in 2030, seems like a simple move, transitioning to electric vehicles is complex. It will require the UK’s automotive industry to undergo a rapid gear change as it works hard to innovate the required new technologies and materials that can increase the number of EVs on the roads and uptake by consumers.

With the Biden administration in the USA proposing $100 billion USD of investment into EV rebates and China already leading the way with incentivisation - being responsible for over 50% of Electric vehicle production in 2019 – the automotive supply chain in the EU and around the world are on standby for sudden regulatory change that could impact its manufacturing processes.

The Sustainable Electric Vehicle (EV) Design – with plastics and composites conference will bring together all those who are passionate about innovating in e-mobility to lightweight vehicles, reduce range anxiety, accelerate consumer demand and support the achievement of government regulation and targets from across the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and beyond. This event will reveal the current level of global progress towards lightweight material integration; design for recycling and EV battery recycling as well as demonstrate how you can overcome the technical, design and engineering challenges that emerge with the transition from creating combustion engine to electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Key Takeaways

  1. Balance sustainability, performance, competitive advantage and cost-effectively to please your customer, your business and the planet
  2. Collaborate with your supply chain / OEM to integrate plastic and composite materials into your car and components with sustainability in mind
  3. Design EVs and their component parts for recyclability to meet your sustainability goals
  4. Assess the impact of material usage on carbon emissions with life cycle analysis (LCA) to benchmark your vehicle/component parts and decide which material you should use
  5. Discover new advances in plastic materials and polymer properties to help you achieve your EV design goals
  6. Identify second life, re-use applications and recycling possibilities for EV batteries
  7. Meet fire safety requirements when using plastics in EV design and achieve homologation

WHO WILL I MEET?

Sustainable Electric Vehicle Design is ideal to attend as a team, within areas of:

  • Sustainability
  • R&D / Innovation
  • Business Development / Marketing / PR
  • Technical / Materials
  • Supply Chain
  • Investor / Investment Director / Investment Partner


Attendee List

Speakers

 

Özak Durmuş

Senior Sustainability Engineer
Ford Otosan

Özak Durmuş, completed B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at Hacettepe University and has been working in Ford Otosan since 2013. He has 6.5 years experience as Senior Engine Mount Design Engineer and 0.5 years as Sustainability Senior Engineer. He is also the co-founder and lead of company internal initiative ReCube(Recycle,Reuse,Reduce) project. He has experience in anti-vibration systems, engine mounts and brackets, sustainable material development & applications, circular economy and life cycle assessment.

Özak Durmuş

Senior Sustainability Engineer
Ford Otosan

Özak Durmuş

Senior Sustainability Engineer
Ford Otosan

Özak Durmuş, completed B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at Hacettepe University and has been working in Ford Otosan since 2013. He has 6.5 years experience as Senior Engine Mount Design Engineer and 0.5 years as Sustainability Senior Engineer. He is also the co-founder and lead of company internal initiative ReCube(Recycle,Reuse,Reduce) project. He has experience in anti-vibration systems, engine mounts and brackets, sustainable material development & applications, circular economy and life cycle assessment.

 

Sandra McClelland,

Sales Development Manager – Automotive, American Chemistry Council Plastics Division’s Automotive Team Chair Emeritus
Solvay

Sandra McClelland is a Key Account Manager specializing in high performance materials for Solvay Specialty Polymers. With over 25 years of plastics industry experience, Sandra works with major automotive OEMs and global Tier One companies on new applications for automotive specializing in light weighting. She has 6 patents and numerous publications

 

Sandra McClelland,

Sales Development Manager – Automotive, American Chemistry Council Plastics Division’s Automotive Team Chair Emeritus
Solvay

Sandra McClelland,

Sales Development Manager – Automotive, American Chemistry Council Plastics Division’s Automotive Team Chair Emeritus
Solvay

Sandra McClelland is a Key Account Manager specializing in high performance materials for Solvay Specialty Polymers. With over 25 years of plastics industry experience, Sandra works with major automotive OEMs and global Tier One companies on new applications for automotive specializing in light weighting. She has 6 patents and numerous publications

 

Sandra is the Chair Emeritus of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division Auto Team.  She is a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Honored Service Member, is on the SPE Detroit Section Board of Directors managing the education program and currently serves as co-chair of the SPE Auto EPCON engineering plastics conference.  Sandra is located in the Detroit Michigan area.

 

Robin Foster

Batteries Solution Lead
HSSMI

Robin Foster is the Batteries Solution Lead for HSSMI and holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. With a background in Lithium Ion cell manufacturing, he has led and delivered on critical battery projects at HSSMI accelerating the introduction Gigafactories and high volume battery pack manufacturing facilities to the UK. Robin regularly works with both SMEs and OEMs to provide solutions in the battery space to scale up and optimize production processes as well as coordinate large consortia to address complex cross-supply-chain challenges.

Robin Foster

Batteries Solution Lead
HSSMI

Robin Foster

Batteries Solution Lead
HSSMI

Robin Foster is the Batteries Solution Lead for HSSMI and holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. With a background in Lithium Ion cell manufacturing, he has led and delivered on critical battery projects at HSSMI accelerating the introduction Gigafactories and high volume battery pack manufacturing facilities to the UK. Robin regularly works with both SMEs and OEMs to provide solutions in the battery space to scale up and optimize production processes as well as coordinate large consortia to address complex cross-supply-chain challenges.

 

Amanda Zani

Innovation & Technology Manger
Braskem

Amanda is a professional with 13 years of experience in the Plastic and Petrochemical Industry, most of them focused on Strategy, Business Intelligence and I&T. Amanda is graduated Mechanical Engineering at USP with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Fundação Getulio Vargas and Executive Education at Columbia Business School. At Braskem since 2008, a Brazilian company, the largest producer of thermoplastics resins in the Americas and the eighth-largest in the world, she have worked in different areas.

Amanda Zani

Innovation & Technology Manger
Braskem

Amanda Zani

Innovation & Technology Manger
Braskem

Amanda is a professional with 13 years of experience in the Plastic and Petrochemical Industry, most of them focused on Strategy, Business Intelligence and I&T. Amanda is graduated Mechanical Engineering at USP with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Fundação Getulio Vargas and Executive Education at Columbia Business School. At Braskem since 2008, a Brazilian company, the largest producer of thermoplastics resins in the Americas and the eighth-largest in the world, she have worked in different areas. The most recent responsibility was at Mobility Squad, and now is leading the Lightweight Platform, focusing in the automotive industry.

 

Professor Ton Peijs

Professor of Polymer Engineering
University of Warwick

Ton Peijs is the Professor of Polymer Engineering and Director of the National Polymer Processing Centre (NPPC) at WMG - University of Warwick and has been active in the field of polymers and composites for over 30 years. Ton has published over 300 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has given numerous invited and keynote lectures at international conferences and has successfully supervised over 40 doctoral students.

Professor Ton Peijs

Professor of Polymer Engineering
University of Warwick

Professor Ton Peijs

Professor of Polymer Engineering
University of Warwick

Ton Peijs is the Professor of Polymer Engineering and Director of the National Polymer Processing Centre (NPPC) at WMG - University of Warwick and has been active in the field of polymers and composites for over 30 years. Ton has published over 300 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has given numerous invited and keynote lectures at international conferences and has successfully supervised over 40 doctoral students. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal 'Nanocomposites' (Taylor & Francis Publ.) and is on the editorial board of another 15 international journals in the field of materials. His research interest are in thermoplastic composites for lightweighting, and sustainable and multifunctional polymers and composites.

 

Nathan Williams

Founder and CEO
Minespider

Nathan Williams is the Founder & CEO of Minespider, a blockchain system for tracking responsibly-sourced materials along the supply chain, with ongoing projects with Fortune 100 companies such as Volkswagen and Google. Nathan has facilitated blockchain workshops as a visiting expert for the UNECE and the World Economic Forum. He has been featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Wired Germany.

Nathan Williams

Founder and CEO
Minespider

Nathan Williams

Founder and CEO
Minespider

Nathan Williams is the Founder & CEO of Minespider, a blockchain system for tracking responsibly-sourced materials along the supply chain, with ongoing projects with Fortune 100 companies such as Volkswagen and Google. Nathan has facilitated blockchain workshops as a visiting expert for the UNECE and the World Economic Forum. He has been featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Wired Germany.

 

Sam Haig

Battery Recycling Business Manager
RS Bruce Metals and Machinery

Sam is Battery Recycling Business Manager at R S Bruce Metals and Machinery, a precious metal recovery company in Sheffield, UK, and was previously Head of Engineering and Research at Axion Recycling. Sam has a decade’s experience in the waste management and recycling sector and has worked on a diverse range of projects from commissioning of residual waste treatment facilities to developing a patented process for fuel cell membrane recycling.

Sam Haig

Battery Recycling Business Manager
RS Bruce Metals and Machinery

Sam Haig

Battery Recycling Business Manager
RS Bruce Metals and Machinery

Sam is Battery Recycling Business Manager at R S Bruce Metals and Machinery, a precious metal recovery company in Sheffield, UK, and was previously Head of Engineering and Research at Axion Recycling. Sam has a decade’s experience in the waste management and recycling sector and has worked on a diverse range of projects from commissioning of residual waste treatment facilities to developing a patented process for fuel cell membrane recycling. Over the last five years, Sam has worked on the development of novel recycling techniques for lithium-ion batteries, collaborating with companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, and Johnson Matthey. Sam is a chartered chemical engineer and member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

 

Tuğba Okay

Senior Technical Specialist
Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş

Tuğba Okay is a Senior Technical Specialist. She received her B. Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Ege University and MBA in Uludağ University.  She has 12 year automovite and plastic material experience and been working in TOFAŞ since 2014. She has experience in interior, body & exterior trims and lighting parts. Her research includes advance material development, applications and validations; sustainable materials and recycling technologies; injection moulding technologies.

Tuğba Okay

Senior Technical Specialist
Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş

Tuğba Okay

Senior Technical Specialist
Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş

Tuğba Okay is a Senior Technical Specialist. She received her B. Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Ege University and MBA in Uludağ University.  She has 12 year automovite and plastic material experience and been working in TOFAŞ since 2014. She has experience in interior, body & exterior trims and lighting parts. Her research includes advance material development, applications and validations; sustainable materials and recycling technologies; injection moulding technologies.

 

Dr. Evert Smit

Director Scouting, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
President, The European Adhesive Tape Network (AFERA)

Dr. Evert Smit, a Dutch national, is active in the adhesive business since 1992, with major focus on Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and their applications in all possible field. This ranges from Medical, Building & Construction, Graphics, Electronics, to Transportation / Automotive. He has experience at different points along the value chain, from raw material to final tape application, and at different areas in the technology: from basic research to customer technical service.

Dr. Evert Smit

Director Scouting, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
President, The European Adhesive Tape Network (AFERA)

Dr. Evert Smit

Director Scouting, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
President, The European Adhesive Tape Network (AFERA)

Dr. Evert Smit, a Dutch national, is active in the adhesive business since 1992, with major focus on Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and their applications in all possible field. This ranges from Medical, Building & Construction, Graphics, Electronics, to Transportation / Automotive. He has experience at different points along the value chain, from raw material to final tape application, and at different areas in the technology: from basic research to customer technical service. Having worked for National Starch & Chemical (Unilever, ICI), Henkel and Arizona Chemical (Kraton), he joined Lohmann in September 2015 to lead the R&D departments globally. Since end 2020 he is Director Scouting – co-creating the future of the Lohmann Company (https://www.lohmann-tapes.com/en/), actively scouting for and working with start-up companies and spin-offs that will contribute to the future of Lohmann.

 

He is currently President of the European Adhesive Tape association, Afera (https://www.afera.com/), after being Chairman of their Technical Committee for several years.

 

He presented many times at international conferences on the progress in the adhesives- and their applications fields, both from scientific and business standpoints, and both from his company and from his roles at Afera.

 

He lives with his family in Bonn, Germany.

 

Marc Leifer

Technical Marketing Support Manager
ICL Group

Mr. Marc Leifer is a chemistry graduate with more than 30 years' experience in the field of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers' formulation, transformation processes, analysis and properties assessment.

 In 2003 Marc was appointed R&D EVP at Kafrit Group (Israel) and in 2008 as CTO at Caesar Stone.

 Marc holds the position of Global TMS Manager at ICL-IP FR SBU since 2011.

Marc Leifer

Technical Marketing Support Manager
ICL Group

Marc Leifer

Technical Marketing Support Manager
ICL Group

Mr. Marc Leifer is a chemistry graduate with more than 30 years' experience in the field of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers' formulation, transformation processes, analysis and properties assessment.

 In 2003 Marc was appointed R&D EVP at Kafrit Group (Israel) and in 2008 as CTO at Caesar Stone.

 Marc holds the position of Global TMS Manager at ICL-IP FR SBU since 2011.

 

Nick Weatherby

Technical Director
Haydale

Technical Director of Haydale Composite Solutions based in Loughborough and is qualified in Materials, Physics and Mechanical engineering. His early career was spent with Marks and Spencer as a specialist in manmade fibres. After leaving M&S Nick focused on Machine design at Reiter-Scragg before moving in to the Aerospace and defence sectors. During this time, he worked with Colt industries, Dowty and TI before moving to EPL Composites in 1994 as a Composite design specialist.

Nick Weatherby

Technical Director
Haydale

Nick Weatherby

Technical Director
Haydale

Technical Director of Haydale Composite Solutions based in Loughborough and is qualified in Materials, Physics and Mechanical engineering. His early career was spent with Marks and Spencer as a specialist in manmade fibres. After leaving M&S Nick focused on Machine design at Reiter-Scragg before moving in to the Aerospace and defence sectors. During this time, he worked with Colt industries, Dowty and TI before moving to EPL Composites in 1994 as a Composite design specialist.   At EPL he has worked in many industrial sectors such as Oil and Gas, Power Transmission, Highway Safety Systems, Wind Turbine Technology and Road/Rail Transport applications to name a few using thermoplastic, thermoset, and bio composite solutions. EPL was purchased by Haydale Graphene in 2014 and Nick currently splits his time running a series of projects focused on delivering disruptive solutions. The current focus is the design and development of Composite high-pressure vessels for use with Hydrogen for Automotive, and for use with Xenon/additional propulsion mediums for low earth orbit satellite applications building on a 20-year involvement in these fields.

 

Alan Banks

UK Lightweight Innovation Manager, Ford Motor Company
Chair of UK Auto Council Lightweighting Group and Chair of the Composites Leadership Forum, UK

Alan Banks is the Lightweight Structures Supervisor within Innovation and Research at Ford Motor Company. He started work at Ford in 1983 as an apprentice and worked in Chassis Engineering responsible for suspension systems on commercial vehicles until 2019 before his move to Innovation and Research.

Alan Banks

UK Lightweight Innovation Manager, Ford Motor Company
Chair of UK Auto Council Lightweighting Group and Chair of the Composites Leadership Forum, UK

Alan Banks

UK Lightweight Innovation Manager, Ford Motor Company
Chair of UK Auto Council Lightweighting Group and Chair of the Composites Leadership Forum, UK

Alan Banks is the Lightweight Structures Supervisor within Innovation and Research at Ford Motor Company. He started work at Ford in 1983 as an apprentice and worked in Chassis Engineering responsible for suspension systems on commercial vehicles until 2019 before his move to Innovation and Research.

 His remit with the Innovation and Research team is to lead projects with light-weighting technologies and applications in design with mass production capability. This remit includes material choices from advanced steel to full composite structures, including hybrid technology to produce the best value for automotive applications.

 Alan is responsible for a team of 8 engineers with a team of distributed global engineers who help develop Test Driven Development as well as Behavioural Driven Development to ensure customer expectations are met as well as component specifications for lightweight application technology.

 He was the team leader on the Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS) project, which won the JEC World Automotive Application Innovation category in 2018. He is also leading the Composite UK Innovation Award winning Composite Hybrid Automotive Suspension System Innovative Structures (CHASSIS) project due for completion in 2021 and has 8 patents to his name.

 Alan has a First Class Honours Degree and an MSc from the University of Bradford in the UK, is a Fellow and Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineering Technology and a Fellow of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, as well as a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is also on the Research Board of The Welding Institute Research Committee and a Director of the Board for the Composites UK Trade Association. He is Chairman of the Vehicular Composites Group and the Lightweighting UK Auto Council Strategy Group.

 

Paul Gallen

Sales Director, Automotive Composites Business
HANKUK COMPOSITES UK

Paul has over 25 years experience of leading composites developments in automotive and other sectors. He has contributed to industry roadmaps and programmes for automotive and composite industries over the last 8 years, and played an instrumental role in setting up the Automotive Composite Group within the UK’s Composite Leadership Forum.

Paul Gallen

Sales Director, Automotive Composites Business
HANKUK COMPOSITES UK

Paul Gallen

Sales Director, Automotive Composites Business
HANKUK COMPOSITES UK

Paul has over 25 years experience of leading composites developments in automotive and other sectors. He has contributed to industry roadmaps and programmes for automotive and composite industries over the last 8 years, and played an instrumental role in setting up the Automotive Composite Group within the UK’s Composite Leadership Forum.

Paul strongly believes that composites, used in the right place, can make better products, where multi-functionality, safety or lighter weight provide benefits. Lightweighting alone does not provide a large enough benefit case as we move towards zero-carbon vehicles, and the emphasis has changed towards enabling BEVs and FCEVs.

Paul is Sales Director, Automotive Composites, for Hankuk Composite UK Ltd, who produce a wide range of composite materials optimised for zero-carbon mobility.

 

Matthew Lumsden

CEO
Connected Energy Ltd

Matthew Lumsden

CEO
Connected Energy Ltd

Matthew Lumsden

CEO
Connected Energy Ltd
 

Jeremy Parkes

Global Business Lead - Electric Vehicles
DNV

Jeremy Parkes is the Global Business Lead in DNV for Electric Vehicles. He is responsible for defining and developing DNV’s services in the EV sector to cement the company’s role as a leader in this fast-developing market. He is also lead author for DNV’s Power Supply and Use companion report to the Energy Transition Outlook https://eto.dnvgl.com.

Jeremy Parkes

Global Business Lead - Electric Vehicles
DNV

Jeremy Parkes

Global Business Lead - Electric Vehicles
DNV

Jeremy Parkes is the Global Business Lead in DNV for Electric Vehicles. He is responsible for defining and developing DNV’s services in the EV sector to cement the company’s role as a leader in this fast-developing market. He is also lead author for DNV’s Power Supply and Use companion report to the Energy Transition Outlook https://eto.dnvgl.com. Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the transport and renewables industries, beginning his career at Rolls Royce before moving into renewables as head of forecasting and later asset management at DNV and Belltown Power.

 

Anthony Schiavo

Research Director
Lux Research Inc

Anthony Schiavo is a Research Director at Lux, and leads the Accelerating Materials Innovation program. Under his leadership, the Accelerating Materials Innovation program covers innovation and technology development that intersect with the future of the chemicals and materials industry, sustainability, digital transformation, and consumer transformation.

Anthony Schiavo

Research Director
Lux Research Inc

Anthony Schiavo

Research Director
Lux Research Inc

Anthony Schiavo is a Research Director at Lux, and leads the Accelerating Materials Innovation program. Under his leadership, the Accelerating Materials Innovation program covers innovation and technology development that intersect with the future of the chemicals and materials industry, sustainability, digital transformation, and consumer transformation.  His expertise includes future materials like graphene, digital technologies like materials informatics, and challenges like the future of plastic waste. Anthony often is called upon to provide strategic advice and guidance for executives in the automotive, chemicals, and consumer goods industries.

Anthony received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech. During his tenure at Virginia Tech, Anthony focused his research activities on biomaterial composites and nanoparticle technology, and ethics.

 

Karan Bhalla

Market Development Manager
Audia Plastics

Karan has been in the plastics industry for more than 15 years and leading the market development activities for Washington Penn Plastics for 6 years in Europe. He is an automotive enthusiast who is always excited to bring newer ideas to market to make better products.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Purdue University and studied Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Karan Bhalla

Market Development Manager
Audia Plastics

Karan Bhalla

Market Development Manager
Audia Plastics

Karan has been in the plastics industry for more than 15 years and leading the market development activities for Washington Penn Plastics for 6 years in Europe. He is an automotive enthusiast who is always excited to bring newer ideas to market to make better products.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Purdue University and studied Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

 

Anders Gulliksson

R&D Manager
DAFO Vehicle Fire Protection

Anders Gulliksson works as R & D Manager at Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection. Anders has over 20 years of experience with fire suppression systems and detection covering large gas extinguishing systems through various specialized local protection applications for industrial and automotive applications. He has been a frequent speaker on various conferences and events and has also been participating in international standardization work within the CEN.

Anders Gulliksson

R&D Manager
DAFO Vehicle Fire Protection

Anders Gulliksson

R&D Manager
DAFO Vehicle Fire Protection

Anders Gulliksson works as R & D Manager at Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection. Anders has over 20 years of experience with fire suppression systems and detection covering large gas extinguishing systems through various specialized local protection applications for industrial and automotive applications. He has been a frequent speaker on various conferences and events and has also been participating in international standardization work within the CEN.

 

Ranabir Pal

Senior Manager - Polymer
TUV Rheinland

Ranabir Pal

Senior Manager - Polymer
TUV Rheinland

Ranabir Pal

Senior Manager - Polymer
TUV Rheinland
 

Mohammad Azizur Rahman

Senior Energy, Water and Environment Specialist
Technovative Solutions Ltd

Mohammad Azizur Rahman

Senior Energy, Water and Environment Specialist
Technovative Solutions Ltd

Mohammad Azizur Rahman

Senior Energy, Water and Environment Specialist
Technovative Solutions Ltd
 

Dr. Yavuz Emre Yagci

Research and Development Manager
Farplas

Dr. Yavuz Emre Yagci

Research and Development Manager
Farplas

Dr. Yavuz Emre Yagci

Research and Development Manager
Farplas
 

Assoc. Prof. Burcu Saner Okan

Co-Founder of Nanografen
Faculty Member, Sabanci University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burcu Saner Okan received my BS degree in Chemistry at Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey in 2005. Dr. Saner Okan received MS degree in 2007 and PhD degree in 2011 in Materials Science and Engineering programme at Sabanci University. Now she works as a research and application-oriented faculty member at Sabanci University Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center since 2017. Dr. Saner Okan is also co-founder of NANOGRAFEN Nano Technological Products Company.

Assoc. Prof. Burcu Saner Okan

Co-Founder of Nanografen
Faculty Member, Sabanci University

Assoc. Prof. Burcu Saner Okan

Co-Founder of Nanografen
Faculty Member, Sabanci University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burcu Saner Okan received my BS degree in Chemistry at Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey in 2005. Dr. Saner Okan received MS degree in 2007 and PhD degree in 2011 in Materials Science and Engineering programme at Sabanci University. Now she works as a research and application-oriented faculty member at Sabanci University Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center since 2017. Dr. Saner Okan is also co-founder of NANOGRAFEN Nano Technological Products Company. Nanografen produces large volume of graphene nanoplatelets from waste tire by recycling and upcycling technology by decreasing manufacturing costs. Dr. Saner Okan develops cost-effective and lightweight automotive composites parts reinforced by waste tire-derived Graphene NanoPlatelet with part producers and leading OEM partners. Dr. Saner Okan has an expertise in graphene, polymer nanocomposites, compounding, surface chemistry and electrospinning. She has 36 articles published in international journals, 6 book chapters, 2 patents and more than 50 conference papers in these fields.

 

Armağan Gül

Innovation Developer
Oyak Renault

Kamil Armağan Gül has been working as Innovation Developer at Oyak Renault Turkey in Vehicle Engineering Departemen. He has 10-year experience in product development, engineering materials, material characterization, mechanical behavior and Computer Aided Engineering. Also, He is a PhD student at metallurgy and material engineering department of Istanbul Technical University. He is an inventor for over 10 patents on automotive technology. He is technical responsible for below projects:

Armağan Gül

Innovation Developer
Oyak Renault

Armağan Gül

Innovation Developer
Oyak Renault

Kamil Armağan Gül has been working as Innovation Developer at Oyak Renault Turkey in Vehicle Engineering Departemen. He has 10-year experience in product development, engineering materials, material characterization, mechanical behavior and Computer Aided Engineering. Also, He is a PhD student at metallurgy and material engineering department of Istanbul Technical University. He is an inventor for over 10 patents on automotive technology. He is technical responsible for below projects:

  • Graphene Doped Injection Grade PP Compound Development” with cooperation of Renault -Farplas – Nanografen – Ravago
  • CFMTech - Coreback Chemical Foaming Technology  Project with Renault-Repsol – Nanografen- Farplas – AITIIP – KAREL
  • “PP based lightweight compound development via microtalk fill” which was funded by Oyak Renault and Turkey Government.
  • “Development of Long Natural Fiber PP composite filled and Application on Automotive Interior Trim Parts” which is funded by Oyak Renault and Turkey Government.
 

Ludovic Tonnerre

Chief Commercial Officer
DOMO International

Ludovic Tonnerre

Chief Commercial Officer
DOMO International

Ludovic Tonnerre

Chief Commercial Officer
DOMO International
 

Dr. Klaus Vonberg

Project & Business Development Manager Tepex Automotive
LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

Dr. Klaus Vonberg

Project & Business Development Manager Tepex Automotive
LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

Dr. Klaus Vonberg

Project & Business Development Manager Tepex Automotive
LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
 

Dr. Sebastian Hoerold

Head of Technical Services and Market Manager, Flame Retardants
Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH

Dr. Sebastian Hoerold has more than 20 years’ experience in the flame retardants industry and worked in research, product development application technology and technical service and is now global head of technical service for flame retardants for thermoplastics at Clariant, Germany. His recent focus is on e-mobility, appliances and E&E applications of engineering plastics.

Dr. Sebastian Hoerold

Head of Technical Services and Market Manager, Flame Retardants
Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH

Dr. Sebastian Hoerold

Head of Technical Services and Market Manager, Flame Retardants
Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH

Dr. Sebastian Hoerold has more than 20 years’ experience in the flame retardants industry and worked in research, product development application technology and technical service and is now global head of technical service for flame retardants for thermoplastics at Clariant, Germany. His recent focus is on e-mobility, appliances and E&E applications of engineering plastics.

 

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Pfaendner

Division Director, Plastics
Fraunhofer LBF

Rudolf Pfaendner studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and received his PhD in 1985 with a thesis on electrically conductive polymers.

During 25 years he held different positions in R&D at the specialty chemicals company “Ciba” inter alia as Global Head of Research for the business segment “Plastic Additives” and as Senior Research Fellow.
Rudolf is now Division Director Plastics of the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF and Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Pfaendner

Division Director, Plastics
Fraunhofer LBF

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Pfaendner

Division Director, Plastics
Fraunhofer LBF

Rudolf Pfaendner studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and received his PhD in 1985 with a thesis on electrically conductive polymers.

During 25 years he held different positions in R&D at the specialty chemicals company “Ciba” inter alia as Global Head of Research for the business segment “Plastic Additives” and as Senior Research Fellow.
Rudolf is now Division Director Plastics of the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF and Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

He has over thirty years of experience in polymer synthesis, plastics and coatings additives, stabilizers, recycling, reactive extrusion, nanocomposites, flame retardants and innovation management including numerous patents and publications.

 

Dr. Reiner Sauerwein

Head of Division R&D/ Technical Service
Nabaltec AG

Reiner is Head of Division R&D/Technical Service at Nabaltec AG. He is a polymer chemist by education and started his industrial career in Technical Service. Since 2003 he has been holding several management positions within Nabaltec focusing on development, application technology/technical service and marketing & sales. 

Dr. Reiner Sauerwein

Head of Division R&D/ Technical Service
Nabaltec AG

Dr. Reiner Sauerwein

Head of Division R&D/ Technical Service
Nabaltec AG

Reiner is Head of Division R&D/Technical Service at Nabaltec AG. He is a polymer chemist by education and started his industrial career in Technical Service. Since 2003 he has been holding several management positions within Nabaltec focusing on development, application technology/technical service and marketing & sales. 

Reiner’s main fields of technical expertise are in polymer compounding, formulation and stabilization, incorporation of functionalities, especially flame retardancy, by mineral fillers. In his current position he is also responsible for innovation management, IP and R&D co-operations.

 

Dr. Laurent Tribut

Distinguished Technical Expert, Plastic Materials
Scneider Electric

Dr Laurent Tribut is a polymer expert; he got his PhD at Applied Science National Institute of Lyon, France. In 2006, he started working for Nexans research Center in Lyon as R&D engineer for development of flame retarded and fire-resistant insulating materials for wires and cables. He had in parallel the responsibility of a laboratory dealing with failure analysis and reverse engineering. He joined Schneider Electric in 2013 as polymer expert leader in corporate laboratory supporting all business units in polymer characterization.

Dr. Laurent Tribut

Distinguished Technical Expert, Plastic Materials
Scneider Electric

Dr. Laurent Tribut

Distinguished Technical Expert, Plastic Materials
Scneider Electric

Dr Laurent Tribut is a polymer expert; he got his PhD at Applied Science National Institute of Lyon, France. In 2006, he started working for Nexans research Center in Lyon as R&D engineer for development of flame retarded and fire-resistant insulating materials for wires and cables. He had in parallel the responsibility of a laboratory dealing with failure analysis and reverse engineering. He joined Schneider Electric in 2013 as polymer expert leader in corporate laboratory supporting all business units in polymer characterization. Since 2020, he took new position in polymer expertise for power breakers application in Materials and environment corporate team. He is also member of different IEC standardization working groups and member of the advisory board of PINFA.

 

Antonio Nerone

EE Market Expert
Radici High Performance Polymers

Antonio Nerone graduated in Nuclear Engineering  in 1983 at the  Politecnico of Milan. Antonio has more than 30 years of experience in engineering polymers working for company DuPont, covering several roles ranging from Product and Marketing  Management to Key Account Management.From 2011 to 2019 Antonio was Global Segment Leader for Electric and Electronic markets applications. Antonio joined RadiciGroup in January 2020 as Electrical and Electronic Market Expert.

We are pleased that Antonio will be speaking on both days of the conference.

Antonio Nerone

EE Market Expert
Radici High Performance Polymers

Antonio Nerone

EE Market Expert
Radici High Performance Polymers

Antonio Nerone graduated in Nuclear Engineering  in 1983 at the  Politecnico of Milan. Antonio has more than 30 years of experience in engineering polymers working for company DuPont, covering several roles ranging from Product and Marketing  Management to Key Account Management.From 2011 to 2019 Antonio was Global Segment Leader for Electric and Electronic markets applications. Antonio joined RadiciGroup in January 2020 as Electrical and Electronic Market Expert.

We are pleased that Antonio will be speaking on both days of the conference.

 

Prof. Andrew Slark

EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow
University of Sheffield

Professor Andrew Slark was trained in Chemistry and Polymer Science at Loughborough University  (BSc (Hons) and PhD). He has over 25 years’ industrial R&D experience at ICI Imagedata, ICI Acrylics, National Starch, Henkel and De La Rue. He designed new technology platforms and polymer products with differentiated performance for a variety of speciality adhesives, coatings and inks applications including automotive, assembly, construction, woodworking, textiles, packaging and printing.

Prof. Andrew Slark

EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow
University of Sheffield

Prof. Andrew Slark

EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow
University of Sheffield

Professor Andrew Slark was trained in Chemistry and Polymer Science at Loughborough University  (BSc (Hons) and PhD). He has over 25 years’ industrial R&D experience at ICI Imagedata, ICI Acrylics, National Starch, Henkel and De La Rue. He designed new technology platforms and polymer products with differentiated performance for a variety of speciality adhesives, coatings and inks applications including automotive, assembly, construction, woodworking, textiles, packaging and printing.

In 2018, Andrew was awarded an EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship and appointed as a Professorial Fellow at the University of Sheffield to build a new research group on sustainable materials. The EPSRC Fellowship - Innovative Coatings and Adhesives for Recycling (I-CARE), is targeting new, smart polymers which not only provide high performance in use, but which can also be triggered to enable re-use and recycling. The concepts being explored are not only relevant to adhesives and coatings but also to films, elastomers and composites.

Advisory Board / Steering Committee

Author:

Özak Durmuş

Senior Sustainability Engineer
Ford Otosan

Özak Durmuş, completed B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at Hacettepe University and has been working in Ford Otosan since 2013. He has 6.5 years experience as Senior Engine Mount Design Engineer and 0.5 years as Sustainability Senior Engineer. He is also the co-founder and lead of company internal initiative ReCube(Recycle,Reuse,Reduce) project. He has experience in anti-vibration systems, engine mounts and brackets, sustainable material development & applications, circular economy and life cycle assessment.

Author:

Silvia Boschetto

Director/ Founder
Silvakey

Author:

Fergal Harrington-Beatty

Head of Automotive and Aerospace
AMTE Power

Fergal has over six years’ experience as a senior engineer and program lead in the electric vehicle industry having worked at Potenza Technology (BMS and EV battery integration specialist) and HSSMI (consulting automotive OEM’s incl. JLR, Ford, LEVC and Williams AE) prior to joining AMTE Power to lead their grant-funding strategy and automotive & aerospace strategy.

Fergal is drawing on his time leading multiple NVN, IUK, Faraday and APC projects to ensure AMTE successfully develops their Ultra Cell range from the R&D phase in Thurso, through scale-up to high volume in AMTE’s planned UK-based Gigafactory.

Author:

Amanda Zani

Innovation & Technology Manger
Braskem

Amanda is a professional with 13 years of experience in the Plastic and Petrochemical Industry, most of them focused on Strategy, Business Intelligence and I&T. Amanda is graduated Mechanical Engineering at USP with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Fundação Getulio Vargas and Executive Education at Columbia Business School. At Braskem since 2008, a Brazilian company, the largest producer of thermoplastics resins in the Americas and the eighth-largest in the world, she have worked in different areas. The most recent responsibility was at Mobility Squad, and now is leading the Lightweight Platform, focusing in the automotive industry.

Author:

Dr. Evert Smit

Director Scouting, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
President, The European Adhesive Tape Network (AFERA)

Dr. Evert Smit, a Dutch national, is active in the adhesive business since 1992, with major focus on Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and their applications in all possible field. This ranges from Medical, Building & Construction, Graphics, Electronics, to Transportation / Automotive. He has experience at different points along the value chain, from raw material to final tape application, and at different areas in the technology: from basic research to customer technical service. Having worked for National Starch & Chemical (Unilever, ICI), Henkel and Arizona Chemical (Kraton), he joined Lohmann in September 2015 to lead the R&D departments globally. Since end 2020 he is Director Scouting – co-creating the future of the Lohmann Company (https://www.lohmann-tapes.com/en/), actively scouting for and working with start-up companies and spin-offs that will contribute to the future of Lohmann.

 

He is currently President of the European Adhesive Tape association, Afera (https://www.afera.com/), after being Chairman of their Technical Committee for several years.

 

He presented many times at international conferences on the progress in the adhesives- and their applications fields, both from scientific and business standpoints, and both from his company and from his roles at Afera.

 

He lives with his family in Bonn, Germany.

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