A3 seminar: ‘Disruptions in Mobility – Will it Happen?’
Donald Hillebrand, director of the Energy Systems division, will present “Disruptions in Mobility – Will it Happen” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at the Argonne Guest House. The seminar begins at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch. Hosted by the Argonne Alumni Association (A3), the event is open to all current and retired employees and members of the public.
A plated lunch will be available immediately following the presentation. The menu choices include: pasta, salads and various sandwiches for $14/person including beverage, service charge and sales tax.
To register for the seminar, email Connie Markiewicz and indicate if you will attend the presentation only or both the presentation and lunch. Non-employees require a gate pass and can request one by sending an email to Angie McKay by Monday, Nov. 12.
The world of mobility is changing at a rate not seen since the start of the last century. Personal transportation has slowly evolved over that last hundred years, but it has always been oil-powered, combustion-engine driven, and human-piloted in ever refined forms. In the last five years, the advent of advanced batteries, robotics, and connected devices have changed the face of personal transportation. Will disruption of the transportation system follow the current evolutionary path, or as some experts predict, will disruption drive a true revolution in how we move things around?
Donald Hillebrand, director of the Energy Systems division, leads a team of engineers and scientists developing sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization. Prior to Argonne, he worked for Daimler Research as the research and technology liaison with the European Commission. He also served as senior policy advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Hillebrand was named by Automotive News as one of the 100 most influential people bringing about the electrification of the automobile. He has two patents and is the author of over 100 publications and invited seminar presentations. He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Oakland University.