Lead, LightMAT Program
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Darrell Herling holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has been a key technical and organizational leader at PNNL for more than 20 years. He previously served as manager of the Energy Materials group, which develops holistic solutions to energy efficient conversion and storage technologies and advanced structural materials for a range of applications.
He also was a Chief Engineer, responsible for the development of lightweight and functional materials for transportation and industrial markets in addition to numerous project manager and principal investigator roles.
Darrell has authored or contributed to more than 50 publications and holds seven U.S. and four foreign patents. He also has won a number of awards, including two R&D 100 awards, four Federal Laboratory Consortium awards and a Financial Times award for best technology for his work to develop and deploy innovative technologies for the defense and transportation markets.
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.