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Expert in Automotive Emissions Reductions Technologies from light duty to heavy duty,catalysis,exhausts design

Expert ID: 732175 United Kingdom

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Expert is the Managing Director of an advisory consulting services in the field of Automotive Emissions Reduction projects on a Consultancy/Contract basis to assist companies with achieving their vehicle emission targets from exhaust/after treatment designs to certifications. He understands the difficulties companies are facing in developing systems meeting more and more stringent emissions requirements and strongly believes that his experience and enthusiasm can help to provide adequate and affordable solutions.

He is a passenger car/heavy-duty (on-road/off-road) After treatment Specialist Consultant with excellent knowledge of current/emerging emissions reduction technologies (for example: Diesel Oxidation Catalysts, Diesel particulate filters, and Selective Catalytic Reductions). He also has extensive experience in exhaust design (hardware development and validation, gas flow/back pressure/sensors installations) and can support certification procedures (US/CARB and European requirements including On Board diagnostic).

He began working in the field of Automotive Emissions working for a catalyst supplier to PSA in 2003. Since then he has had the opportunity and pleasure to work with various big OEMs (DAF trucks in the Netherlands), JCB (UK) in the heavy-duty market, Great Walls Motors (in Bulgaria) and JLR in the passenger car segment (main current activity).

Beside new solutions to target emissions requirements, he also provides services in supporting the retrofitting of existing after treatment, dealing with alternative fuels ( LPG conversion of existing vehicles for example) and the recycling of catalytic converters.

Reliability, enthusiasm, flexibility and adaptability are his key attributes.

Self-employed automotive and emissions consultant: 2010-2011; 2013-present.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: Southampton University (UK)
Year: 1996 Degree: DEA (Distinction) Subject: Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers Institution: Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris)
Year: 1995 Degree: MS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Mont Saint Aignan University (France)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert is a self-employed Automotive Emission Consultant offering services to the Automotive Industry worldwide. He specializes in: diesel aftertreatment Euro 6b, Euro 6c, NAS (passenger car, heavy duty and off road vehicles); Emission Certification (Europe, USA and rest of the world); Retrofit activities; and Exhaust Design and technologies (DOC, DPF, SCR, Urea Mixing and Injection, Sensors).
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: JCB Power Ssytems Title: Senior Aftertreatment Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert served as Senior Aftertreatment Engineer for JCB Power Systems (UK). He was responsible for selecting the Aftertreatment Technologies to meet the Tier 4 Final regulations for JCB Ecomax Engines (all ratings) based on SCR. Tasks include the sizing and selection of SCR catalysts and substrates (Metallic,ceramics), and DPF substrates (PN numbering and SCRF advanced projects targeting future T5 emissions regulations. He was also responsible for implementing the urea injection whilst meeting the defrost requirement of the Adblue system(T4f). He was supporting the installation of the exhaust on the new machines, especially Loadall and Backhoe loaders which are the JCB worldwide top sellers.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Litex Motors Corporation Title: Automotive and Emissions Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert worked with Litex Motors Corporation in Bulgaria as advisory consultant for EU emissions regulations, CO2 reduction and LPG retrofit on Great Wall Motors (China) vehicles to be assembled in Bulgaria. Litex invested heavily to assemble the various models, and Expert was responsible for planning and costing a multi-million-pound CO2 reduction program over the next 5 years targeting the technologies and improvements necessary to meet these objectives.
The program now constitutes the basis of their development regime.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: Diesel Aftertreatment systems for DAF trucks in the Netherlands Title: Heavy Duty Catalysts Formulation Specialist Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for selecting the new emission reduction technologies to meet stringent Euro VI and US 2010 emissions legislations for heavy-duty trucks (whole aftertreatment systems). This was a multi-million-pound investments project into selecting the right technologies to support business in the American and European truck markets.
In particular, Expert was responsible for assessing and selecting the right catalyst technologies/substrates suppliers to meet the emissions limits at a very competitive price per unit.
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: Saffil Automotive Ltd Title: Automotive Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert's role was to manage the development of new automotive support mats (Ecoflex products) used in the caning of ceramic substrates in line with business objectives and customer applications requirements. Principle accountabilities were to understand and solve present customer caning problems with Saffil technical sales and R&D Team, to engage directly with customers to help engineer material solutions into commercial use, and to provide technical support to mainly European customers but also to the technical centres in Japan and the USA. Another important task was to work with external groups in Industry and Universities to access the latest technology and scientific understanding to most effectively deliver results.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Colin Stewart Minchem/Amcol International Title: Senior Research Scientist Department: Responsibilities: To develop new intermediates for the detergent industry, expert's role involved sourcing particular clay minerals to suit detergent applications, bringing together these minerals with powder technology and contract processing skills, including agglomeration, blending, extrusion and spraying. His key tasks were to develop new softening through the wash granules outperforming the leading market technology. Another key role was to develop polymeric delivery systems loaded with fragrances and assess their performance for residual activity with time. These two patented materials constituted key successful additions to the company’s business. Another important task was to deliver technical support to world-class detergent leaders such as P&G, Colgate and adapt our processes to their specifications.
Years: 2003 to 2003 Employer: OMG/Umicore France Title: Resident Engineer Department: Responsibilities: As part of PSA business team, Expert's role involved the organization and planning of test methods to validate new catalytic materials for petrol and diesel car emission control systems, to coordinate the efforts of the technical team in Germany and report the development progress to the customers. During the two months' training in Hanau, standard engine tests procedures and preparation of catalytic converters (precious metals loading, impregnation methods, particulate filters) were studied.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: City Technology Ltd Portsmouth UK Title: Research Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Expert's role involved the Research and Development of new catalysts deposited onto silicon micromachined hotplates for lower power and poison resistant combustible gas detection devices. The main tasks include coordinating the efforts of a group of 3 scientists for the design of the microhotplates (wafer production, heater and membrane geometry for power reduction) and catalysts electrodepositions from lyotropic phases while liaising with two universities; identifying possible contractors for wafer production; building a business plan for production cost; and marketing and reporting progress on a regular basis to the company’s technical director. Another key role involved the understanding of the scientific background for ink formulation, stencil printing and curing of electrodes for electrochemical sensors. This meant the organization and management of pre-production printing with manufacturing, the supply of electrodes for and support evaluation and mainly the implementation of cost reduced stencil electrodes.

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Language Proficiency
German Expert is competent in German.
French Native tongue
English Excellent in English

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