On Thursday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. SMSBF is hosting our second Member-Guest event of 2016. This event focuses on sustainability in the automotive industry. Attendees will have the chance to listen to engaging speakers discuss the future of the auto industry and the sustainable options available to it.
Because exceptional speakers are at the heart of SMSBF’s Member-Guest events, we’d like to take the time to fully introduce you to them.
Dr. David Cole
Dr. David Cole, the Chairman Emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor and widely considered a national expert on the automotive industry, will discuss the issues facing the industry for years to come. Dr. Cole has worked extensively on internal combustion engines, vehicle design, and overall automotive industry trends. He is often sought by the media for his opinion on trends in the automotive industry.
Recently, Dr. Cole’s research has focused on strategic issues related to the restructuring of the International Auto industry and trends in globalization, leadership, technology, market factors, and human resource requirements. He received his B.S.M.E. and Mathematics, M.S.M.E., and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and an honorary doctorate from Cleary University. To learn more about Dr. Cole, click here.
Dr. Alper Kiziltas
Dr. Alper Kiziltas, a Research Scientist with the Plastic Research Group at Ford Motor Co., will discuss sustainable materials available to the automotive industry. Dr. Kiziltas is a graduate of the University of Maine, where he received his Master’s and Ph.D. from the School of Forest Resources. He has published over 40 papers and presentations in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and he holds five patent disclosures.
Dr. Alper’s interests lie in sustainable materials such as bio-based and recycled resins, natural fiber composites, and nanofillers-reinforced foam. He has the hands-on, practical knowledge of how the auto industry can best take advantage of its sustainable solutions.
Planning on attending this event? Non-SMSBF members may register to attend for $25. Register online
Want an awesome deal? For $35 (only $10 more than the non-member registration fee), you’ll receive an annual SMSBF membership and be able to attend this event and one year’s worth of SMSBF events for free. Click here to take advantage of this great deal.