Illuminating Challenges in Automotive Research (iCAR) 2015

4 - 5 November 2015, Didcot, United Kingdom

Illuminating Challenges in Automotive Research (iCAR 2015) is a two day science conference being held on the 4th and 5th of November 2015 at the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source in partnership with Infineum UK Ltd. The conference presents an opportunity for academia and research institutions to come together with research scientists from the automotive, oil and petrochemical industries to discuss the challenges and understand how cutting edge science can provide insights and solutions to address the obstacles to greener transportation and energy production.

In addition to leading industry figures discussing key current research challenges, session topics include novel tools and techniques for automotive research, challenges arising from hardware changes and developments in fuels and lubricants, environment and transport and propulsion. Delegates will have the opportunity to tour the Diamond Light Source including the accelerator and experimental areas. An evening reception with dinner and an after dinner speaker will be held at Rhodes House in Oxford.

The event is free to attend and is aimed at industrial scientists working in fields related to automotive research. In case of high demand, the organising committee reserves the right to limit the number of participants per company. No service providers please.

Further details and registration are available online at
  • Yann Cramer General Manager Innovation and Technology Sourcing, Shell Global Lubricants, France
  • Dr Penny Atkins Principal Engineer, Ricardo, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Andrew Harrison CEO, Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Sven Schroeder University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Richard Dashwood Academic Director, CTO, Warwick Manufacturing Group, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Peter Lee The University of Manchester and Research Complex at Harwell, United Kingdom

Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, OX11 0DE, United Kingdom

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Diamond Light Source and Infineum UK Ltd
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