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Dr. Alan Taub

Chief Technology Officer, AMMII

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)

               

Retired Vice President
GM Global Research and Development
General Motors Company

Chief Technical Officer
Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)
Detroit, MI

Alan Taub joined the faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2012. In this role, Taub is conducting research in advanced materials and processing and has a leadership role as Chief Technology Officer of the manufacturing innovation institute LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for tomorrow).

Taub retired from General Motors in April 2012. Prior to his retirement, he was vice president, Global Research & Development, leading GM's advanced technical work activity, seven science laboratories around the world, and seven global science offices.   He joined GM R&D as executive director in 2001 and was named vice president in 2009.  

Taub serves on the boards of several small companies: Nine Sigma, CellEra and Brightway Vision and is technical advisor for a new strategic venture fund, Auto Tech Ventures.

Before joining GM, Taub spent 15 years in research and development at General Electric, where he earned 26 patents and authored more than 60 papers.  He also worked at Ford Motor Company for eight years.  

Taub received his bachelor's degree in materials engineering from Brown University and master's and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Harvard University.  Taub was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and elected to the council for NAE in 2016.  He has served as the Chair for the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and on advisory boards for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and the University of California Davis and Berkeley.

Taub received the 2011 Acta Materialia Materials & Society Award.  In 2010, he was awarded the Charles S. Barrett Medal from ASM International's Rocky Mountain Chapter.  In 2007, he gave the TMS-50th Anniversary Laureate Lecture and received the Materials Research Society's Special Recognition Award in 2004 and Woody White Service Award in 2002.  He also received the Brown University Engineering Alumni Medal in 2002.  

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WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE

The Largest Automotive OEM-Led Lightweight Materials, Structures And Manufacturing Summit Is Returning To COBO Center Detroit

Following global growth and expansion, GALM USA Detroit is returning with a brand new program on how to 'Implement Lightweighting Innovations & Optimize Multi-Material Architectures For EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Next Gen ICEVs.

Summit participants will benefit from:

  • New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
  • A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
  • Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, BIWs and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions.
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and drinks reception that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials.
  • A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.

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