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KAUST Research Conference: Transition to Low Carbon Mobility
17 - 19 February 2020
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Agenda

Main Venue: Lev. 0, Auditorium Between Bldg. 4 and 5


Please note that there will also be a Registration and Welcome Reception the night before the conference (Feb, 16 2020) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Student Center Plaza, Building 18

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  • Day 1Monday, February 17th
  • Day 2Tuesday, February 18th
  • Day 3Wednesday, February 19th
8:00 am

Registration and breakfast

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 08:00 - 08:30 Details

8:30 am

Welcome address and opening remarks

Donal Bradley, Vice President for Research, KAUST
William Roberts, Director, CCRC, KAUST

  • Donal Bradley

    Donal Bradley
  • William L. Roberts

    William L. Roberts

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 08:30 - 09:00 Details

Donal Bradley William L. Roberts
Session I – Aviation, Chair: William Roberts
9:00 am

Role of Hydrogen in a Circular Carbon Economy

Aqil Jamal, Chief Technologist, Carbon Management Research Division, Saudi Aramco

  • Aqil Jamal

    Aqil Jamal

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 09:00 - 09:30 Details

Aqil Jamal
9:30 am

The path toward more sustainable air travel

Mohamed R. Al Ghailani, Strategy Development Specialist, Boeing

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 09:30 - 10:00 Details

Mohamed Al Ghailani
10:00 am

Coffee break

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 10:00 - 10:30 Details

10:30 am

Critical properties of synthetic jet fuels that ensure combustor operability; key findings of the NJFCP

Meredeth Colket, Senior Fellow, UTRC, Retired

  • ​Med Colket

    ​Med Colket

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 10:30 - 11:00 Details

​Med Colket
11:00 am

Let’s Go Everywhere!

Capt. Ibrahim Koshy, COO, Saudia

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 11:00 - 11:30 Details

Capt. Ibrahim S. Koshy
11:30 am

The role and requirements for energy storage in the evolving grid of the future

John Battaglini, Business Development Director, Lockheed Martin Energy

  • John Battaglini

    John Battaglini

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 11:30 - 12:00 Details

John Battaglini
12:00 pm

Mobility solutions for a circular carbon economy

Mani Sarathy, Associate Director, CCRC, KAUST

  • ​Mani Sarathy

    ​Mani Sarathy

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 12:00 - 12:30 Details

​Mani Sarathy
12:30 pm

Group Photo

Steps near Bldg. 19

B19, Hall 1 12:30 - 12:40 Details

12:40 pm

Lunch

B19, Hall 1

B19, Hall 1 12:40 - 14:00 Details

2:00 pm

B5/B7 lab tour

Bldg. 5 and Bldg. 7

Bldg. 5 and Bldg. 7 14:00 - 15:15 Details

3:15 pm

Coffee break

Library, Lev. 2 Sea View Area

Library, Lev. 2 Sea View Area 15:15 - 16:00 Details

4:00 pm

B5/B7 lab tour

Bldg. 5 and Bldg. 7

Bldg. 5 and Bldg. 7 16:00 - 17:15 Details

6:00 pm

Dinner

Al Marsa Beacon Terrace

Al Marsa Beacon Terrace 18:00 - 21:00 Details

8:00 am

Breakfast

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 08:00 - 08:30 Details

Session II – Land, Morning Session Chair: Bengt Johansson
8:30 am

F1 and its role in a low carbon economy

Pat Symonds, Chief Technical Officer, at F1 (Formula One Management)

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 08:30 - 09:00 Details

Pat Symonds
9:00 am

Future IC engine technology: toward near zero CO2 and exhaust emissions

Kyoung Doug Min, Professor, Seoul National University

  • Kyoungdoug Min

    Kyoungdoug Min

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 09:00 - 09:30 Details

Kyoungdoug Min
9:30 am

Commercial powertrain diversity and IC engines for low carbon mobility and near zero criteria emissions

Lisa Farrell, Director, Advanced System Integration in Research and Technology, Cummins Inc

  • Lisa Farrell

    Lisa Farrell

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 09:30 - 10:00 Details

Lisa Farrell
10:00 am

Coffee break

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 10:00 - 10:30 Details

10:30 am

Dual fuel or mixed fuel for future engine that is the question?

Bianca Maria Vaglieco, Director of Research, Istituto Motori-CNR

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 10:30 - 11:00 Details

​Bianca Maria Vaglieco
11:00 am

Combustion modelling of low carbon systems

Salvador Navarro-Martinez, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 11:00 - 11:30 Details

​Salvador Navarro-Martinez
11:30 am

Brazilian automotive trends and experience towards low carbon mobility

Tadeu Cordeiro de Melo, Senior Consultant, Petrobras

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 11:30 - 12:00 Details

Tadeu Cordeiro de Melo
12:00 pm

Understanding the Role of Consumer Preference in the Adoption of Future Transport Technologies and Policymaking

  • Hongrui Ma

    Hongrui Ma

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 12:00 - 12:30 Details

Hongrui Ma
12:30 pm

Lunch

B19, Hall 1

B19, Hall 1 12:30 - 14:00 Details

Session II – Land, Afternoon Session Chair: Hong G. Im
2:00 pm

The double compression expansion engine, DCEE, as an enabler for low carbon emission engines

Bengt Johansson, Professor, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST

  • Bengt Johansson

    Bengt Johansson

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 14:00 - 14:30 Details

Bengt Johansson
2:30 pm

Decarbonization of transport: synergies between hydrogen and alternative engine concepts

James Turner, Professor of Engines and Energy Systems, University of Bath

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 14:30 - 15:00 Details

James Turner
3:00 pm

Fueling the future

Kuo-Wei Huang (Andy), Professor, Chemical Science, KAUST Catalysis Center

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 15:00 - 15:30 Details

Kuo-Wei Huang
3:30 pm

Coffee break

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 15:30 - 16:00 Details

4:00 pm

Analysis of the potential benefits of co-optimized fuels and engines

Troy Hawkins, Fuels and Products Group Leader, Argonne National Laboratory [Video Conference]

  • Troy Hawkins

    Troy Hawkins

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 16:00 - 16:30 Details

Troy Hawkins
4:30 pm

Pathways to decarbonize light-duty vehicles using low carbon fuels: A case study comparing reformulated “drop-in” fuels and alternative fuel formulations

Kai Morganti, Project Manager, Transport Workstream, Strategy & Policy Department, The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

  • Kai Morganti

    Kai Morganti

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 16:30 - 17:00 Details

Kai Morganti
5:00 pm

Reception & poster session

Library, Lev. 2 Sea View Area

Library, Lev. 2 Sea View Area 17:00 - 19:00 Details

8:00 am

Breakfast

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 08:00 - 08:30 Details

Session III – Marine, Chair: S. Mani Sarathy
8:30 am

Marine mobility and the dilemma of low carbon emissions. A technical and societal impact review

Jorge Antunes, CEO, Tecnoveritas

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 08:30 - 09:00 Details

Jorge Antunes
9:00 am

Ammonia as a marine fuel: a viable pathway to decarbonisation and its challenges

George Dimopoulos, Principal Specialist, DNVGL Hellas S.A.

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 09:00 - 09:30 Details

George Dimopoulos
9:30 am

Coffee break

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 09:30 - 10:00 Details

10:00 am

NEOM – a glimpse into the near future

Ralph de Haan, Business Development Director, Hydrogen & Green Fuels, NEOM

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 10:00 - 10:30 Details

Ralph de Haan
10:30 am

Engine technologies supporting the decarbonization of maritime transportation

Jari Hyvönen, Technical Manager, Wärtsilä

  • Jari Hyvönen

    Jari Hyvönen

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 10:30 - 11:00 Details

Jari Hyvönen
11:00 am

‘Cracking the code’ - using distributed ledger technology (DLT) (blockchain) to transition toward sustainable fuel solutions for ships and other transportation use cases (aviation and land transport)

Walter P. Purio, Managing Director, P & H Marine

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 11:00 - 11:30 Details

Capt. Walter P. Purio
11:30 am

Oxidative desulfurization (ODS) and cryogenic carbon capture (CCC): A palette of technologies for potentially stack-less and climate-neutral marine propulsion

Saumitra Saxena, Research Scientist, CCRC, KAUST

  • Saumitra Saxena

    Saumitra Saxena

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 11:30 - 12:00 Details

Saumitra Saxena
12:00 pm

Open discussion

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 12:00 - 12:30 Details

12:30 pm

Lunch

B19, Hall 1

B19, Hall 1 12:30 - 13:30 Details

1:30 pm

Networking session

for travel fellowship students only

Lev. 0, Auditorium between Bldg. 4 and 5 13:30 - 15:00 Details

1:30 pm

Mosque visit

KAUST Mosque

KAUST Mosque 13:30 - 15:00 Details

4:00 pm

Farewell dinner

South Beach

South Beach 16:00 - 19:45 Details