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With the following job titles:

  • Chief Engineer - Battery Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Chief Engineer, Electrified Propulsion System
  • Chief Engineer, Electrical System
  • Head, EV Engineering Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Electrification Technology
  • Head of Hybrid and EV Battery System
  • Chief Scientist, Energy and Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Architecture
  • Head of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Electrification Project Engineer
  • Head of Research, Materials and Manufacturing
  • Group Product Director Hybrid and Electric Systems
  • Lead Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineering
  • Lead Engineer, Electrified Powertrain
  • Head of Body Structures / Body in White
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Global Lead Engineer
  • Global Battery Systems Engineering
  • Battery Research Engineer
  • Technical Manager - Innovation Management
  • Innovation & Technology Development Manager
  • Chief Engineer & Technical Leader - Energy Storage & Systems

Plus Companies Offering The Following Products & Solutions:

  • Battery Manufacturers
  • Thermal Management
  • Sustainable Lightweight Materials
  • Joining Technology
  • Power Train/Drive Train
  • Motors
  • Electrical & Software
  • Battery Management Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Safety Testing
  • Simulation & Modelling


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Arjo van der Ham

Arjo van der HamCo-Founder and Chief Technology Officer 


Arjo van der Ham is cofounder and chief technology officer at Lightyear. He holds an MSc degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and has been involved in solar cars since 2012, when he developed the solar panel for the world’s first solar powered family car, Stella. At Lightyear, he’s responsible for the technology roadmap, IP, the vehicle specification, trend wachting and benchmarking.

Lihua Li, PhD

Lihua Li, PhDDirector, Propulsion Systems Research Lab

General Motors

Markus Volmer

Markus VolmerChief Technology Officer

Sono Motor

Markus Volmer is Chief Technology Officer at Sono Motors. Markus was appointed to be in

charge of overall vehicle development, in February 2021. In this role he is primarily responsible for project management and validation of the Sion. The company benefits greatly from his international experience as a goal-oriented manager, well-versed in both vehicle development as well as testing, by way of his strong technical focus.

Prior to becoming a member of the team, Markus worked in various positions at Daimler AG and the Foton Motor Group as a development and test engineer, responsible for testing and validating components, systems and complete vehicles. He directed projects across two management levels in both Germany and China.

The decisive factor for switching to Sono Motors was the company‘s vision of putting a climate-friendly and energy-efficient vehicle on the road. For Markus, this is an exciting new challenge. One that he has enthusiastically accepted.

Karl Plattenberger

Karl PlattenbergerChief Engineer- Powertrain and Thermal Systems   

Mahindra Automotive North America

Manager of powertrain integration for new vehicle development Mahindra North America. Lead application development for engine, driveline, transmission and engine controls, exhaust, air intake, HVAC. Focusing on fuel economy, emissions and performance metrics for both on-road and off-road vehicles.

Simon Xu

Simon XuEngineering Group Manager Vehicle Optimization Advanced Vehicle Development & CAE 

General Motors

Simon Xu is Engineering Group Manager for Vehicle Optimization/Architecture Strategy at General Motors Technical Center in Warren, MI and is responsible for innovations in vehicle architecture development process, tools and strategies. Simon is an acknowledged expert in advanced optimization techniques such as parametric modeling, morphing, topology optimization and multi-disciplinary optimization. Through his team’s effort and influence, GM’s virtual vehicle development has been continuously improved by the implementation of new tools and processes with benefits in vehicle performance, mass, cost and fuel economy.  He has also played a major role in GM’s advance technology programs which developed new electric and hybrid vehicle concepts and the optimal use of alternative light weight materials for future vehicle programs. He chairs the GM Global Optimization Focus Group and approves the publications of GM corporate guidelines on optimization processes. He is member of Global Automotive Management Council. He is the recipient of Boss Kettering Award in 2013, GM’s highest honor for technical achievement in innovation.  He holds one patent on an advanced vehicle frame design and numerous internal GM records of inventions.

Dr. Lei Shi

Dr. Lei ShiChief Technology Officer

Nuola Auto

Ph.D., in Automobile Engineering, from the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiaotong University. ASME/SAE Member. He had worked on the core technology research and product development at Ford Global Research and Innovation Center in North American and Great Motor R&D in China, mainly responsible for vehicle integration, virtual digital prototype, vehicle lightweight and architecture development etc. He has published more than 20 research papers and has been invited as a keynote speaker more than 30 times to present at home and abroad in cross-disciplinary fields of automotive industry and mechanical engineering communities. He served as reviewer of the internationally renowned journal SAE WORLD CONGRESS/ENG. OPTIMIZ/STRUCT. MULTIDISCIP. OPTIMIZ/INT.J CRASHWOETHINESS etc., won the SAE International Technical Awards several times, obtained the technology achievement award of “Reliability-based technology for vehicle lightweight design” in Ford Motor Global Research and Innovation Center and award for “Excellent Mentor” in R&D center of Great Wall Motor. Additionally, he has published two books: “Vehicle Materials and Lightweight Trend” and “Vehicle Safety Simulation and Design Optimization”.

David Weir

David WeirSenior Manager Vehicle Structural Integration and Battery Frames   

Jaguar Land Rover

Body Structures Concept Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Previous experience of Safety, Durability and NVH CAE analysis. Strong engineering professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University.

Madhusudan Raghavan

Madhusudan RaghavanGroup Manager, Battery and System Architecture

General Motors R&D

Madhu Raghavan is currently a Senior Technical Fellow at the GM R&D Center and leads the Battery and System Architecture Group. Madhu is a proven technical leader in the area of electrified propulsion systems, with projects on 800V systems, eVTOL propulsion and rovers for space. Past projects with significant CO2 impact include microBAS, powersplit hybrid architectures, and transmission powerflow synthesis. He has 285 patents, 68 peer reviewed papers, 3 book chapters, 6000+ Google Scholar citations, 9 conference keynotes, 3 Boss Kettering awards, 2 best paper awards, as well as service awards from USCAR and IFToMM.
Madhu is a Fellow of ASME and SAE. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Ehsan Baseri

Ehsan BaseriStaff Battery Design Engineer- Technical Lead, HV Systems


Jose Luis Galaviz

Jose Luis GalavizStructural Engineer - Tech Lead


Okan Otuz

Okan OtuzCAE & Materials Specialist


Nad Karim

Nad KarimCo-Founder

Sakuú Corp

Huaxin Li

Huaxin LiTechnical Specialist Ferrous Material & Joining

General Motors

Dr. Huaxin Li is a Material/Welding Technical Specialist at Global Propulsion System of General Motor in Pontiac, Michigan, USA.  Dr. Li's area of interest is alloy development, dissimilar material joining, weld design optimization, weld property development, mixed-mode fracture toughness, and hydrogen embrittlement.  Dr. Li has worked for a number of industries and academic institutes.   At GM, Dr. Li's focus is to reduce power-train component weight and enhance component properties through material and joining innovation.  He published 10 R&D reports for US Department of Energy and 28 peer-reviewed journal papers.  Dr. Li received his B.Sc. in Welding Engineering from Xian Jiaotong University (China) and Ph.D. from Ph.D. in mechanical/Metallurgical Engineering from State University of New York-Buffalo.

Neeshel Dullabh

Neeshel DullabhLead Chassis Integration Engineer

Ford Motor Company

Nilabza Dutta

Nilabza DuttaSenior Technical Specialist for Vehicle Efficiency

Jaguar Land Rover

Nilabza Dutta is currently the Technical Specialist for Thermal Energy Management at Jaguar Land Rover. He has a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Automotive Engineering. He is also an IMechE Chartered Engineer as well as APMP qualified. Prior to Jaguar Land Rover he has worked for Ricardo plc, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and Hero Honda Motorcycles Ltd. Very recently he has taken the lead of a new vehicle function team within Thermal and Aerodynamics Systems Engineering group to develop the vehicle level thermal energy management functions of JLR vehicles.

Greg Fadler

Greg FadlerWind Tunnel Lab Manager and Aerodynamics Technical Specialist 





  • Designing Future BEV Concepts To Profit From Global Mega Trends & Meet Customer Acceptance On Range, Performance & Affordability 
  • Evaluating Different Platforms & Architectures For Battery Integration (For Specific Classes Of B.E.V.)
  • Exploring Standardization Of Metrics & Protocols For Battery Systems, Components & Charging Interfaces To Improve Interoperability & Ensure Smoother, More Modular Part Replacement 
  • Optimal Design Of Thermal Management Systems At The System Level
  • Major Technology Disrupters To Make Future Electric Architectures Possible – Including BMS & Cooling Innovations 


  • New Developments On Interfacing Battery Technologies Within A Vehicle Architecture Including The Latest Developments On “Cell To Chassis” & “Battery Swapping” 
  • Optimal Battery Pack Design & Modularity
  • Further Integrating Electronic Components Into The Battery Pack
  • Material Selection For Battery Attachment/Enclosure & Structure  
  • Battery Pack Design & Modularity


  • Improving Battery Management System Efficiency & Integration With The Connected Car  
  • Optimizing The Thermal Behaviour Of All Components & Subsystems In The Vehicle  
  • Evaluate The Next Wave Of New Battery Chemistries For Efficiency
  • Evaluating New Breakthroughs & innovations On Thermal Efficiency To Balance The Performance Of The System
  • Innovation Focus - Electric Heater Versus Heat Pump And Air Conditioning
  • Introducing Multi-Functional Components Into Thermal Management Systems





  • Optimizing Whole Vehicle Architecture To Make Better Trade Offs Between Vehicle Shape/Attractive Design, Aerodynamics, Battery Positioning & Passenger Ergonomics
  • BATTERY PRODUCTION Identifying The Key Cost Drivers & Opportunities To Make Battery Production Cheaper & Sustainable 
  • Exploring The Future Technical Benefits Of AC Versus DC
  • Integrating Sustainability & Circularity Concepts Into BEV Battery & Component Production 
  • Assess The Next Wave Of Solar Technologies As To  Further Improve Energy Efficiency 
  • Technologies & Materials To Enable More Lightweight Chassis & Body Structures For The Mass Market
  • Vehicle Body In White Technologies That Deliver An Improved Interior Package 
  • Multi-Function Components For Weight Reduction To Offset Battery Weight


  • Assess The Next Wave Of More Efficient Motor Technology & Designs
  • Integrating Lighter, Multi-Function Power Train Components
  • Application Of Modelling & Simulation Packages To Predict Performance Of Multi-Function Components & Sub Systems Over Time
  • Optimal Configuration Of Motors & Drive Train Technologies To Maximize Efficiency 


  • New Resistant To Fire Innovations For The Battery Packaging 
  • Evaluating Active Safety Systems For Further Protecting The Battery 
  • Simulation & Modelling For BEV Battery Safety Optimization

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