Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Ricardo Martinez-Botas
Imperial College London


Ricardo Martinez-Botas is a Professor of Turbomachinery at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London. Ricardo has an MEng (Hons) Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. He obtained a DPhil in the Rolls Royce University Technology Center at the University of Oxford University in 1993 with a thesis entitled Annular Cascade Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer.

He has developed the area of unsteady flow aerodynamics of small turbines, with particular application to the turbocharger industry. The contributions to this area centre on the application of unsteady fluid mechanics, instrumentation development and computational methods. The work has attracted support not only from Government agencies but also from industry. His group has become a recognised centre of turbocharger turbine aerodynamics, and more particularly in the application experimental methods and one dimensional calculation procedures.

In 2010 and 2009 he was awarded the best paper award by the Turbomachinery Committee of ASME and in 2011 has been given the Dugald Clerk Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) for contributions to internal combustion engines.  He is a Visiting Professor in the University Teknologi of Malaysia. He has published extensively in journals and peer reviewed conferences. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Turbomachinery (ASME) and the Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (IMechE).

He is currently the Theme Leader for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles of the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College.

He is the head of the Thermofluids Division

Dr. -Ing Elias Chebli
Truck Powertrain Engineering
Mercedes-Benz (DAIMLER AG) Germany


Elias Chebli received a degree in aerospace engineering from Stuttgart University with a major in aero-thermodynamics & aeronautical propulsion systems. He obtained later on a Ph.D. in turbomachinery aerodynamics on a project at Daimler mentored by Stuttgart University (Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and Machinery Laboratory) & co-mentored by Imperial College London.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Chebli (Elias) served on different projects related to the analysis and development of product performance at different institutions such as German Aerospace Agency, Stuttgart University, and Liebherr Aerospace in Toulouse.

Mr. Chebli joined Daimler 10 years ago and served in different positions on Turbocharging R&D projects. In his current role, he is based in Stuttgart, Germany and is working in the engine and turbocharging development center of the heavy duty business unit. In this role, he is leading the aero performance and the advanced development of the boosting system.

Mr. Andrew Lindsay
LKE Group, Thailand


Andrew started his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions /Strategy Advisory department for KPMG and Grant Thornton in London. He managed and conducted commercial due diligence projects and provided strategy advisory services to a variety of clients from private equity houses to FTSE 100 banks and corporations. He has worked on over 45 transactions, with deal sizes between £22m-£11.5bn.

In 2008, Andrew started LKE to pursue his interest in the field of energy efficiency technology for heavy industry. The aim is to enable businesses in this sector to reduce their operating costs, whilst also cutting their environmental impact. LKE’s primary function is identifying, developing and implementing new retrofit energy efficiency technologies for power generating and thermally intensive assets.

Currently LKE has active projects implementing waste heat recovery technologies, like Organic Rankine Cycle systems, in the mining, steel, power generation, plastics, palm oil sectors as well as co-generation systems in these the textile and food manufacturing sectors.

Mr. Azmi Bin Osman
R&D / POWERTRAIN , Proton Malaysia


Azmi Osman is a registered Professional Engineer and Corporate member or the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. He is currently, the Head of Advanced Powertrain at Proton Malaysia. Prior to the current position, he was the Head of Powertrain at Lotus Cars in UK.

His latest portfolio covers the R&D and advanced engineering of thermal management, friction reduction, combustion and lightweight engine architecture. He has published many peer reviewed papers and has many international patents. In his free time,  he enjoys inventing, reading, writing, mountain biking and skiing.


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