The Road to Sustainable Transportation | SGInnovate
June 08 2022

Location

Online Event
Singapore

The Road to Sustainable Transportation

Presented by SGInnovate and PAIH

Accounting for about 64% of global oil consumption, 27% of all energy use, and 23% of the world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, transport is at the center of many economic and social development challenges.

Rethinking and implementing structural changes to transit may have the most profound positive impact on emission levels, air quality, and achievements of sustainable goals. Embracing new technologies has to go together with changing habits and introducing new policies allowing it.

Join us as we invite high-level speakers from Singapore and Poland to share the newest trends in the e-mobility sector. Learn about cutting-edge solutions changing the E-Mobility landscape- vehicles, batteries, and charging infrastructure.

Date: 8 June 2022 
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM (Singapore Time / UTC +8)

 

Event Programme:
4:00pm - 4:05pm: Opening Remarks from SGInnovate
4:05pm - 5:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A with

  • Associate Professor ​Lynette Cheah, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Bartek Kras, President of the Management Board, Impact Clean Power Technology
  • Douglas Duncan, Head of Strategic Development, Durapower Group
  • Moderator: Aleksander Rajch, External Affairs Director and Board Member, Polish Alternative Fuels Association


Speakers' Profiles:
Associate Professor ​Lynette Cheah, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design

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Lynette Cheah is an Associate Professor with the Engineering Systems and Design Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She directs the Sustainable Urban Mobility research laboratory, which develops data-driven models and tools to reduce the environmental impacts of passenger and urban freight transport. She is a Fellow with the Martin Family Society for Sustainability, a winner of the Singapore Challenge Prize in the Global Young Scientists Summit 2013. She is currently a Review Editor for the UN IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report and Associate Editor for the Journal of Industrial Ecology. She is also serving as a member of Singapore’s Public Transport Council. Lynette holds a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering from Northwestern University, a Master of Science in management science from Stanford, and a PhD in engineering systems from MIT.

Bartek Kras, President of the Management Board, Impact Clean Power Technology
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Bartek has been associated with e-mobility industry for 17 years. He is a specialist in designing and implementing Li-ion battery systems and has managed numerous projects in that field, carried out by the company since the beginning of its existence. These projects have resulted in the implementation and commercialisation of our products all over the world, including for such clients as Citroen, Bosch, SAM Group, Smith Electric Vehicles, Solaris Bus & Coach, Ursus, Vosloh Kiepe, Voith, Temsa and KTM. He led research and development projects in international consortiums such as TAILORWELD, TOLPE and KORANET. He is an author and coauthor of a numbers patents, trademarks and unique technical solutions in area of electromobility, Li-ion batteries, fuel cells and system control. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he also gained his Ph.D. title, and completed the ICAN Institute training (Harvard Management Course).

Douglas Duncan, Head of Strategic Development, Durapower Group
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Douglas is an international manager with 15+ years leading teams and developing businesses in Asia and the USA, within the Energy and Energy Storage segments. He started his career as an engineer designing battery systems for early hybrid and electric cars for a Chevron Technology Venture in Detroit. Thereafter Douglas held a number of business development roles in Asia for major companies such as GE and Diebold Nixdorf.

Today, Douglas is driving strategic development and leading transformation at Durapower Group, a Singaporean leader in lithium battery cells and systems for the Electrical Vehicle industry, Marine applications, Renewable plants and Microgrids. Durapower aims to be a major international player to enable renewable generation, support vehicle electrification and improve lives.

Douglas holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Rice University, USA.
He is passionate about e-mobility, green generation and environmental impact.



Moderator's Profile:
Aleksander Rajch, External Affairs Director and Board Member, Polish Alternative Fuels Association

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Aleksander Rajch is an alumnus of the Warsaw University Faculty of Law. Seasoned practitioner in corporate communication and public affairs with a 15-year track record. Gained his experience on energy, financial and FMCG markets. As a C-level executive leader, Aleksander managed his own public affairs agency and a number of newtech projects. He is an enthusiast of innovation and new technology solutions. An author of articles on e-mobility and sustainable transport for both Polish and English publications. As a sailor and skier, Aleksander truly believes in dynamic and motion with combustion. In PSPA, Aleksander is responsible for managing international affairs, project management, EU regulations and the battery sector.

Topics: AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning

Industry: Advanced Manufacturing