What Will Power Safely-driven Cars
The pros and cons from an economic and environmental perspective of different fuel sources for the future car fleet
Moderator: Michael Sena, President, Michael L. Sena Consulting AB
Michael L. Sena is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in connected vehicle services to the transport industry. Since 2013 he has written a monthly newsletter called The Dispatcher, in which he provides in-depth analyses of the trends affecting the transport industry, particularly driverless and electric vehicles. His newsletter, articles and reports can be found on his web site www.michaellsena.com.
Panelist: Fred Dryer, Engineering Foundation Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. Dryer (BAE’66, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) obtained his Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences at Princeton University (1971) and was engaged in combustion research at Princeton University for more than 50 years. He served on the Professional Research Staff from 1971 – 1981, joined the tenured faculty in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1981, and became Professor Emeritus in 2013. He also holds an honorary faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, AU (since 2015). Dr. Dryer joined the University of South Carolina as an Educational Foundation Distinguished Research Professor in Mechanical Engineering in October 2016. His prior extensive research facilities have been relocated to the recently established Fuels, Energy Conversion, and Propulsion Technologies Research facilities within the University of South Carolina McNair Center.
Along with a number of collaborators at U of SC and elsewhere, Dr. Dryer is actively engaged in experimental and computational research involving a wide spectrum of topics on kinetic and physical fuel property effects relevant to optimizing the fuels/energy conversion interface for ground-based power generation/transportation, aircraft applications, and chemical propulsion. His fundamental research interests are focused on applications-driven needs for advancing dynamic performance, increasing energy resource (carbon) utilization efficiency, reducing air-pollutant emissions, and mitigating fire-safety-related hazards associated with gaseous and liquid flammable production and use. His research experience encompasses a wide range of fuels from hydrogen, syngas, natural gas, chemical process and low BTU gases to individual liquid hydrocarbon and oxygenated species, their mixtures, petroleum-derived real fuels (including gasolines, diesel fuels, HFO’s, and crudes), and (both hydrogenated and oxygenated) alternative components derived from natural gas and bio-resources blended with petroleum fuels.
Dr. Dryer has published extensively (Scopus-1/1/20: 368 articles; H=75) and consulted for the government, industry, and the legal profession. His services on advisory committees include efforts for the National Materials Advisory Board/National Research Council (five times), NASA, DOE-BES, DOE-ARPA-E, DARPA, ARO, and NIST. He is a former associate editor and editorial board member of Combustion Science and Technology, co-editor for the Proceedings of the 26th and 27th International Symposiums on Combustion, and a former editorial board member of the International Journal of Chemical Kinetics and of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. He is currently a Fellow (2018) of the International Combustion Institute (2000 Silver Medal, 2012 Egerton Gold Medal; 1976/1981/2014 plenary speaker), a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow), the Society of Automotive Engineers (Fellow), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Associate Fellow; 2014 Propulsion and Combustion Medal), the American Chemical Society, and the National Fire Protection Association.
Panelist: Adam Jonas, Global Head and Managing Director, Autos and Shared Mobility, Morgan Stanley
Adam Jonas is a Managing Director and leader of Morgan Stanley's Global Auto & Shared Mobility research team. Adam joined the firm's investment banking division in Chicago in 1996, specializing in corporate finance and M&A in the automotive industry. In 1999, Adam moved to Equity Research and joined the Firm's European Autos team, based in London, serving as the lead European auto analyst from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, Adam returned to the US to lead the Global Autos & Shared Mobility teams, collaborating with his research colleagues to tell the story of the future of transportation and Auto 2.0. Adam earned his bachelor's degree in business administration (with distinction) from the University of Michigan.
Panelist: Karin Olander, Automotive Journalist @ Dagens Industri
Karin Olander has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working for national tv, radio and news agency in Sweden and abroad. During 2018 based in London. Education in political science and journalism at the university of Gothenburg and university of Angers, France. The last 14 years she has been covering the global automotive sector both from a financial point of view and from the product side, including testdrives of new cars and features. She was awarded as The best motor industri journalist by KAK (Swedish Royal Automotive Club) 2016. Married, mother-of -three, living outside Gothenburg, Sweden.
Panelist: Stan Young, Advanced Transportation & Urban Scientist
Dr. Young is the Mobility Systems team lead for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Mobility Science. He currently serves as the DOE technologist in city for the Columbus Smart City program, led the Urban Science pillar for the DOE Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation initiative, and coordinated the DOE’s Transportation Systems COVID-19 Rapid Response for Safe and Efficient Mobility for Return to Operations. Dr. Young is a graduate of Kansas State University, served in the United States Peace Corps, and was previously on staff at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Transportation Technology, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.