Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE: Next-Generation Advanced Combustion/Aftertreatment

Available On Demand until August 4, 2017

The proven, reliable, and still low-cost internal-combustion engine continues to evolve to meet more stringent global vehicle emission and fuel economy regulations, driven by ongoing technology developments by OEMs, engineering consultancies, national labs, and research universities.

Advances in the combustion process are enabled by new strategies for charge dilution/lean burn, exhaust gas recirculation, charge-motion tuning, and piston/chamber geometries. These innovations are taking place in conjunction with exciting developments in combustion modeling, aftertreatment and electronic control technologies, and alternative fuels.

Experts in this webinar will present insights into how the ICE is being reinvented to live well into the future as an increasingly efficient machine. An audience Q&A will follow the speaker presentations.


Chi Binh La, Business Unit Director, Gasoline and Alternative Fuels, IAV

Chi Binh La is the Business Unit Director of Gasoline and Alternative Fuels at IAV Automotive Engineering Inc. He is responsible for strategic vision and overall growth of the business unit, expansion of technical offerings, and personnel development. Prior to joining IAV in 2012, he worked at Ricardo for 13 years, starting as a Senior Project Engineer and advancing through Director of Powertrain Development and Calibration. He also worked at Standard Products in Ontario where he managed the NVH department. Chi earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and a Master of Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. James McCarthy Jr., Engineering Manager, Advanced Valvetrain Actuation, Eaton

Jim McCarthy is the Engineering Manager for Eaton’s Advanced Valvetrain Actuation products, with a focus on the North American and Asia Pacific markets. Jim’s previous role at Eaton focused on the development of exhaust aftertreatment solutions. Prior to joining Eaton, he worked on diesel engine technologies at Detroit Diesel. Jim has focused his engineering career on product innovation and growth to develop and integrate serial production solutions for engine technologies, while optimizing power generation to conserve fossil fuels and reduce emissions. He holds a Ph.D., Master of Science, and Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

Dr. Ben Patel, Vice President, Global Research and Development, Clean Air, Tenneco

Dr. Ben Patel is Vice President, Global Research and Development, Clean Air, at Tenneco. He is responsible for leading global development for key emission control technologies, including establishing and leading new research programs. He previously was Vice President, Technology Development, Emission Control. Prior to joining Tenneco, Ben worked for GE Technology Ventures. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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