Low carbon vehicles: engineering the challenge

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2nd November 2010

The President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, John R. Wood, FIMechE, will deliver a lecture in Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street on Friday 19th November at 6.30 pm.  The lecture will be followed by dinner at 7.30 pm (nominal charge).  Please rsvp to susan.doyle@dit.ie or phone 01 402 3932.

John R. Wood is the 125th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  The title of this, his presidential address, is “Low Carbon Vehicles – Engineering the Challenge”.  Over the next few decades there will be rapid progress as novel solutions and new technologies are developed to meet the challenges of climate change and fossil fuel shortages.  It will be a challenging but potentially rewarding time for the motor industry, and for automotive engineers in particular.  The aim of John Wood’s address is to examine the challenge and opportunities presented by the move towards low carbon transport and the low carbon vehicle and, in doing so, to celebrate some of the achievements of automotive engineering over the past 50 years.

A biography of John Wood is available here.  Hosted by DIT and Engineers Ireland, Mechanical and Manufacturing Division, in conjunction with the Republic of Ireland region of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this lecture is open to the public – there is no charge, no reservation is required and all are welcome.

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For information on DIT participation in Formula Student at Silverstone earlier this year, see http://www.dit.ie/news/archive2010/formulaone/

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