Dr. Hesham Ezzat
Steel Market Development Institute (formerly Body Structure Team, EV-1 Electric Vehicle Project, General Motors)
Hesham Ezzat has a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. He started his career as an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh prior to joining General Motors' Advanced Engineering Staff in 1985.
Throughout his 30 years at General Motors, his primary focus was on the design and development of mass efficient and cost effective automotive structures and closures including the body structure for GM's EV1 (Electric Vehicle) program.
He is currently a technical consultant with the Steel Market Development Institute and on the faculty of the Integrative Systems and Design Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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.