Attendees at the ERC Symposium

ERC Symposium

Every two years, the ERC organizes and hosts a symposium that focuses on special topics that are current and relevant to people involved in the transportation and combustion fields. Presentations are given by a range of experts providing perspectives on technical, strategic planning, policy and regulatory issues. The meetings have traditionally been well attended with 100-150 people from engine, automotive, truck, and energy companies.

Registration for the 2022 symposium is now open!

Online: UW Conference Centers
Phone: 1-608-262-2451 (UW-Madison Registrations)
Fax: 1-608-265-3163

Details and agenda in the fold below.

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2022 Low Net-GHG Fuel and Engine Technologies

June 15-16th, 2022

The University of Wisconsin Madison Engine Research Center (ERC) invites you to join us for the 2022 ERC Symposium titled “Low Net-GHG Fuel and Engine Technologies”. The symposium will focus on three areas: ‘Low-GHG Fuels’, ‘Engine/System Technologies’, and ‘Energy, Economic, and Lifecycle Analysis’.

Attendees will:

  • Learn what low carbon fuels are likely to be used in current and future engines around the world.
  • Hear about the latest efficiency-boosting combustion and engine system technologies.
  • Discover where research on fuel efficiency and emissions aftertreatment is headed.
  • Network with leading researchers, technologists, and design engineers.

The 2022 ERC symposium is an in-person event. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure safety following UW-Madison COVID-19 policies. We understand that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic introduces uncertainty in planning travel to events. If you are unable to attend in person, we will have a virtual option available.

A draft agenda is available.

Registration (Register by May 13th and SAVE!)
Online: UW Conference Centers
Phone: 1-608-262-2451 (UW-Madison Registrations)
Fax: 1-608-265-3163


Includes lunch both days and evening banquet 6/15

In-person registration $395
Virtual registration $395
Early registration (by May 13th) $349
Student Fee (by May 13th) $149 Contact UW Registration with your ID


The Symposium will be June 15 and 16th in Room 1800 Engineering Hall Building, 1415 Engineering Drive, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

There is parking in lot 17 next to the conference room and the ERC, $12 for the day and $7 for a half day, pay at entrance. Note that parking at this lot is limited due to other activities at the University, other options are listed on the map or by checking the real-time availability website  It is highly recommend taking the shuttle or purchasing parking tickets in advance by June 3rd by calling 608-262-8683 or at

If you need hotel accommodations, which include conference shuttle, pool and exercise room, you may make reservations by contacting either of the following:

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, (

One W. Dayton St, Madison, WI

To reserve a room ($149 per night), call 800-356-8293 or 608-257-6000 and indicate you will be attending the ERC Symposium (group code ERC Symposium 2022). Room requests after May 26th are subject to availability.

Direct URL for Attendee Registration (If this URL is used, no login for attendee is needed):

The Best Western InnTowner, (

2424 University Ave., Madison, WI.

To reserve a room ($149 per night w/breakfast and parking), call 800-258-8321 or 608-233-8778 and indicate you will be attending the ERC Symposium (group code: 1908-1). Room requests after May 26th are subject to availability.  Direct URL for Attendee Registration (If this URL is used, no login for attendee is needed):

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Andrie at 608/263-1615,

2019 Technologies to meet Ultra-Low NOx Standards

2017 Impact of Future Regulations on Engine Technology

2015 2025 Engine Emissions and Fuel Economy

2013 Engine Fuel Efficiency and Advanced Combustion

2011 Future Engines and Their Fuels

2009 Reducing Fuel Consumption: Solutions and Prospects

2007 Fuels for Future Internal Combustion Engines

2005 Low Emission Combustion Technologies for Future IC Engines

2003 Developing the Virtual Engine – Current Capabilities and Future Directions

ARO/ERC- Engine Modeling Symposium

Theme: Developing the Virtual Engine – Current Capabilities and Future Directions
June 3rd and 4th, 2003, 1800 Engineering Hall, Madison WI 53706

June 3rd

Welcoming Address
David Mann, US Army Research Office

Conference Plenary Address – Virtual Development of Future Powertrains – Needs versus Reality
Gerhard Schmidt, Vice President-Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Session I – Engine System & Powertrain Modeling

Industry Trends in Engine System and Powertrain Modeling
Thomas Morel, President, Gamma Technologies, Inc

System Simulation with Caterpillar DynastyTM
J. Barry Heisey, Assistant Director, Engine Research, Caterpillar Inc.

Engine and Powertrain System Modeling at SWRI
Nigel Gale, Vice President, Southwest Research Institute

Vehicle System Modeling in the Automotive Industry
Trudy Weber, Staff Research Scientist, General Motors R&D Center

Session II – Air Handling and Fluid Flow modeling

Application of Advanced Turbocharging Technology for Fuel Economy and Performance
Syed Shahed, Vice President, Advanced Technology, Garrett Engine Boosting Systems

Modeling and Optimizing Variable Valve Actuation
Peter Brown, Vice President, Powertrain Engineering and Design, Ricardo Inc.

Modeling of Internal Combustion EngineAir Flow and Gas Exchange Processes
Reinhard Tatschl, Manager CFD Development, Advanced Simulation Technologies, AVL ListGmbH

PANEL DISUSSION – Future Research Priorities


Evening – Symposium dinner banquet

Featured speaker: Modeling the Effect of Automotive Emissions on the Atmosphere
Rob Harley, University of California – Berkeley

June 4th


Keynote: Multidimensional Modeling for Engine Design
David Gosman, Imperial College

Multidimensional Modeling at FFA for Diesel Engine Design

The Use of Modeling in Design of Heavy-duty Diesel Engines
Wayne Eckerle, Executive Director, Thermal & Fluid Sciences, Cummins Inc.

Optimization of HSDI Diesel Engines Using Multidimensional Modeling
Rolf Reitz, Director Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison


Status of Diesel Emission Control Technologies and Implications to Engine Management Strategies
Timothy V. Johnson, Manager – Emerging Technologies and Regulations, Corning Environmental Technologies

The Effect if Di-Tertiary ButylPeroxide (DTBP) on the Autoignition of Gasoline in an HCCI Engine
Jim Eng, Staff Research Engineer, Powertrain Systems Research Laboratory, Bill Leppard and Tom Sloane, Principal Research Scientists, Chemical and Environmental Sciences Laboratory, General Motors R&D and Planning

Status of kinetic models for lean NOx adsorbers
Stuart Daw, Senior Development Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Lab


Keynote – Experimental validation and multidimensional modeling at Ford SRL
George Davis, Ford Motor Company

Gasoline Engine Combustion Analysis by Experimental Validation Using Optical Applied Techniques for CFD Model Improvement
Teruyuki Itoh, Manager, Powertrain and Enviroment Research Laboratory, Nissan Research Center

Autoignition Quality of Practical Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines
Gautam Kalghatgi, Principal Scientist, Shell Global Solutions U.K.

Multidimensional Modeling and Experimental Validation for GDI Engines
Andreas Lippert, Senior Research Engineer, GM R&D and Planning

Engine Design “Orphans” and Modeling Opportunities
Tom Asmus, Senior Research Executive, Daimler Chrysler Corporation

2001 Exhaust Aftertreatment technologies

1999 The Next Fifty Years of Engine Research

Presentation Slides