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Welcome from the Conference Chairs

Welcome to the ASME ICE Forward 2023 conference website. After an exceptional ASME ICE Forward 2022 conference at which we celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED), we are excited to build on that momentum with the ASME ICE Forward 2023 conference, which will be held October 8 through 11, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The ICED executive committee, along with ASME staff, are working diligently to put together what promises to be an engaging and exciting event. ASME ICE Forward 2023 will begin with our traditional welcome reception, featuring a poster session along with networking opportunities, on Sunday, October 8. Keynote lectures, technical presentations, panel discussions, and a Distinguished Invited Lecture are planned for Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10. The annual honors and awards banquet will be held on Monday evening. In addition, the annual undergraduate student research competition, the 4th annual early career networking event, and other workshop(s) are planned between Monday and Wednesday. Finally, conference attendees may also participate in technical tour(s) of a local engine OEM on a first-come first-serve basis.

The ICE Forward conference has historically been a collegial forum for participants to discuss current and future trends, and to exchange information related to the science and engineering of internal combustion engines. This event is tailored to provide opportunities for experts and early-career researchers alike from industry, academia, and governmental agencies worldwide to share the latest technological developments and to network with peers and future collaborators. The conference program will be distributed into seven technical tracks with multiple concurrent sessions, usually spread over two days. The technical tracks cover a wide range of topics: (1) Off-Road Systems; (2) Fuels and Carbon Management; (3) Advanced Combustion; (4) Powertrains and Hybridization; (5) Emissions Control (CLEERS* at ICE Forward); (6) Modeling and Simulation; and (7) Design, Lubrication, and Thermal Management. We are excited to note that, starting from ASME ICE Forward 2023, a new technical track (Track 5) has been planned with emissions control as the primary focus.

This track will feature technical papers and presentations from the CLEERS (Cross-Cut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reductions Simulations) research community, along with those of other emissions control researchers.

As always, we are grateful to the volunteers of the ASME ICE Forward conference who ensure the conference's high technical standards and engaging program. This conference is made possible by the contributions of our track and session chairs and organizers, technical reviewers, paper authors, attendees, and sponsors. We are thankful to all the speakers for participating and sharing their expertise and knowledge with the ICE community.

We are convinced that the internal combustion engine will have a strong, continuing presence as part of the future global energy and transportation portfolio. With increasing focus on higher efficiencies, cleaner fuels, hybridization, and advanced aftertreatment technologies for both on-road and off-road engines, it is evident that the ICE is indeed moving forward.

We hope to see you as an author, speaker, sponsor, or attendee at the ASME ICE Forward 2023 conference, which will be singularly focused on moving the ICE forward!


Sundar Rajan Krishnan – Conference Chair
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alabama

Dustin Osborne – Conference Co-Chair
Principal Engineer, Southwest Research Institute