SAE Engine and Materials
Convergence Conference

27-28 March 2018
Wiesbaden, Germany

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Save €450 on registration until 12 February 2018.
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The SAE Engine and Materials Convergence Conference brings together combustion and materials engineers from the automotive industry to talk about the role of advanced materials in achieving higher engine efficiencies. It is the first known forum at which automotive engineers and researchers will meet face to face to discuss paths forward for improving engine efficiencies through materials selection. Join this event to discover the latest information on research findings and applications focused on reducing friction, boosting and downsizing of internal combustion engine and exhaust components, heat losses, aftertreatment, NVH, and an overview of global research projects.

Get Inspired By Technical Experts

Learn from recognized
experts from OEMs,
suppliers and


Network with
combustion and
materials engineers
and industry professionals


Take an active part in
the advancement of the
mobility industry


Technical presentations
Hear from inspiring industry experts about the latest innovations to achieve engine efficiencies

Training course
Deep dive into the most up-to-date industry topics and deepen your knowledge

Networking reception and technical tours
Mingle with your peers and boost your professional network

08:00 – 18:00 Registration
09:30 – 10:30 Session 1: Overview of Global Research Projects – Keynote Session : Andreas Pfeifer
10:30 – 11:00  Networking Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: Reducing Friction

  • Francisco Barcelo Martinez, Repsol
  • Thomas Schuelke, MSU Fraunhofer, Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies
12:30 – 13:30  Networking Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session 3: Boosting and Downsizing – Part 1 – IC Components

  • Carsten Weber, Ford
  • Amit Shyam, ORNL
15:00 – 15:30  Networking Break
15:30 – 18:00 Session 4: Boosting and Downsizing – Part 2 – Exhaust Components

  • Graham Conway, Southwest Research Institute
  • Claus Oberste-Brandenburg, BorgWarner
  • Max Stadermann, RWTH Aachen University (project with VKA and FEV)
18:00 – 19:30  Networking Reception

07:00 – 15:00 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Session 5: Heat Losses

  • Dr. Ashwin Salvi, Development Engineer, Performance and Emissions, Achates Power
  • Mark Hoffman, Clemson Univ.
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 12:00 Session 6: After treatment

  • Michael Fischer, Tenneco
  • Stefan Sterlepper, Research Associate, Gasoline Powertrains, Institute for Combustion Engines VKA, RWTH Aachen University
12:00 – 12:30 Session 7:  Closing Panel Discussion – Conclusions and Future Direction of Technology
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
15:30 Opel Plant Guided Tour

Subject to change.

Keynote Speaker

Andreas Pfeifer

Vice President, Product Development Engine Systems and Components

MAHLE GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)


Amit Shyam

Senior Researcher
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Hiroki Iguma

Model Based Design, Powertrain1, R&D2
Toyota Motor Corporation

Carsten Weber

Manager Powertrain Research & Advanced Engineering Europe
Ford Motor Company

Michael Fischer

Senior Engineering Manager Research & Applied Science, Clean Air Europe
Tenneco GmbH

Dr. Hugh Spikes

Senior Research Investigator and Head of research
Imperial College,
Tribology Research group

Dr. Thomas Schuelke

Executive Director
Fraunhofer USA, Inc.- Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies

Dr. Ashwin Salvi

Development Engineer, Performance, and Emissions
Achates Power

Stefan Sterlepper

Research Associate Gasoline Powertrains
Institute for Combustion Engines VKA

Graham Conway

Sr. Research Engineer
Spark-Ignition Engines Research and Development Section
Southwest Research Institute

Max Stadermann

Sr. Research Engineer
Institute for Combustion Engines VKA


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(until 23 March)

 Member  €1,100  €1,550 €1,650
 Non-Member  €1,550  €1,950  €2,050

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The fees include:

  • Access to the technical sessions
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • Lunch and coffee breaks on 27-28 March
  • Networking reception on 27 March (if applicable)
  • Conference materials

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Technical tours

BASF Plant Guided Tour

The BASF Visitor Center offers you the possibility of experiencing BASF first hand. Our guides guide you through our exhibition across an area of over 2,000 square meters. Look forward to many magical moments and over 200 exhibits relating to the topic of chemistry.

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OPEL Plant Guided Tour

The Opel Guided Tour will offer the chance to look behind the scenes and get an impression of the modern technology used for automobile production. Let the fascinating process of building a car excite you while experts guide you through the various departments of the automobile production.

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Venue & Accommodation


The Hotel Nassauer Hof – a classic hotel located in the Rhine-Main region – is a true gem of the Germany luxury hotel sector. Set right in the heart of Wiesbaden opposite the magnificent Wiesbaden Kurhaus, the historic 5-star hotel and spa is a favoured place to stay for visitors from all over the world as well as a very prestigious pied-a-terre for many city residents. “Much more than a home far away from home” has been the Hotel Nassauer Hof motto ever since 1813.

SAE has negotiated the preferential rate at the conference venue as follows: Standard single room: 210 EUR

The rate includes breakfast, service charge, VAT. The Wi-Fi (9 EUR/ day/ room) and city tax will be charged additionally. Please book your room by contacting Miss Sianka Schönemann by email at or phone at +49 (0) 611 133 644 in order to benefit from the reduced rates by referencing SAE Event.

The Hotel is directly opposite to the historic Kurhaus and just a short walk away from numerous shopping facilities, theatres, and museums. The trade fair and congress centre is 15 minutes walking distance away.

Frankfurt and the international airport Frankfurt/Main are reachable in 30 minutes by train or car.
Nearest bus stop: Right outside the restaurant is the stop “Kurhaus / Theatre“

Kaiser-Friedrich-Platz 3-4,
65183 Wiesbaden

+49 6111330