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Invited Lecture

Tuesday, October 18, 3:20-4:30 PM

John Heywood

John Heywood

Sun Jae Professor, Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lecture Title: The Ever-Evolving Internal Combustion Engine

Biography: John Heywood has been a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Sloan Automotive Laboratory at MIT for many years, where he carried out award-winning research on internal combustion engines and their fuels, propulsion alternatives, vehicle use and environmental impacts.

He has published extensively: over 240 technical papers, six books, and several major reports. He is the author of a best-selling text Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, 1st edition 1988, 2nd edition 2015.

He is a Fellow of ASME and SAE, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Kelly Senecal

Kelly Senecal, Ph.D.

Co-founder, Convergent Science
Conference Chair

Biography: Dr. Kelly Senecal is a co-founder and owner of Convergent Science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a co-founder and director of the Computational Chemistry Consortium (C3). Kelly is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), a member of the executive committee of the ASME ICE Division, a member of the board of advisors for the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, and the 2019 recipient of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award. Kelly has long been an advocate of creating cleaner propulsion systems, with particular focus on CFD and HPC to enable faster design. Starting with his TEDx talk in late 2016, he has been promoting a diverse mix of transportation technologies through invited talks, articles, and social media. Kelly is co-author of the new book "Racing toward zero: the untold story of driving green," available from SAE.