Monday, October 17, 2022, 8:00am – 9:15am
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Presentation Title: Educating the next generation of engineers to help bring the ICE forward
Biography: Greg Shaver is a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, joining Purdue in 2006. He is a Fellow of SAE and ASME. Purdue University named him a University Faculty Scholar and the Early Career Excellence in Research Awardee in 2014, the 2016 Spira Awardee for Fostering Excellence in Commercial or Defense Product Realization, and the Faculty Excellence Awardee for Impact on Industry and the Discovery in Mechanical Engineering awardee in 2022. He was also elected to the Purdue University Innovator Hall of Fame in 2014. He is focused on creating challenging, interesting, relevant, career-launching research and learning opportunities for Purdue students. His research program is dedicated to clean, safe, and efficient commercial vehicles – via advanced diesel & natural gas engine systems/controls/electrification, powertrain electrification, and vehicle automation/connectivity. His efforts are well known in the industry and regulatory agencies.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 8:00am – 9:15am
Dr. Tim Frazier
Vice President – Research & Technology
Presentation Title: A Critical and Credible Pathway to Zero Emissions
Biography: Tim Frazier is currently the Vice President of Research and Technology, where he leads teams responsible for developing the next generation technology solutions across the Cummins businesses and the rules and tools necessary to support proper integration. Tim joined Cummins in 1999 and has held a variety of development and leadership roles important to the improvement of criteria in emissions and energy conversion efficiency across the business. His teams are supporting the formation of Cummins advanced technology pathway towards a zero-carbon future. His teams actively support Cummins in both internal and external regulatory advocacy discussions across the globe. Tim obtained his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering specializing in ultra-low emissions technology from the University of Illinois. In addition, he holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering also from the University of Illinois.
Tuesday, October 18, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Dr. Julie Blumreiter
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
ClearFlame Engine Technologies
Presentation Title: The Diesel Engine Without the Diesel Fuel: Driving Rapid Decarbonization in Heavy Duty Applications
Biography: Dr. Julie Blumreiter is passionate about developing and maintaining a clean, sustainable, and equitable future for all people in her role as Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a startup dedicated to the development of net-zero engine technology for heavy-duty applications. Julie is responsible for leading engineering development, testing, and commercialization of ClearFlame's engine technology, which enables rapid carbon mitigation by reducing emissions from diesel engines through the use of decarbonized liquid fuels.
The foundational science behind ClearFlame grew out of Stanford University's Advanced Energy Systems Laboratory, where Julie completed her Ph.D. in 2016. While there, her work focused on modifying engines to study high efficiency, advanced compression ignition concepts.
Together with co-founder Dr. BJ Johnson, the team was instrumental in earning a spot in the inaugural class of the Chain Reaction Innovations program at Argonne National Laboratory, which provided the company with access to lab equipment and scientists, as well as public research funding from the Department of Energy to continue their work.
Julie earned her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and both her M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford. While attending Stanford, she was awarded a Graduate Engineering Fellowship as well as the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship. She previously served as a member of the Department of Energy's ACCESS project, which focused on advanced compression ignition strategies for higher fuel economy.
Julie was named an Echoing Green fellow in 2020 and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers.