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IMEM at SAE Congress

The International Multidimensional Engine Modeling User's Group Meeting at the SAE Congress, is being organized in association with the Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan Technological University, in Detroit Downtown at 12:00 - 5:30 pm on April 9, 2018. Offers for presentation need to be emailed to yra@mtu.edu with proposed paper title and authors by January 25, 2018. Registration and more info

2018 SAE Congress T-25/ERC get-together

This year for 2018 SAE Congress, we will be holding the T-25/ERC get-together on Wednesday morning, April 11th starting at 8:00AM in the basement food court at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. We would be most pleased to see you again and to re-establish old ties.

We look forward to seeing you again in Detroit!

Spring 2018 Engine Training Courses

The Department of Engineering Professional Development in partnership with ERC will be offering several engine training courses in Madison, WI.

ERC Symposium: Impact of Future Regulations on Engine Technology

The latest entry in ERC's biennial symposium series was held on June 14-15th, 2017, on the topic of Impact of Future Regulations on Engine Technology. Technology. The agenda and slides from select talks are available here.

Reitz receives Aurel Stodola Medal from ETH Zurich

Author: Adam Malecek

Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus Rolf Reitz received the 2016 Aurel Stodola Medal from the ETH Zurich Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT). Reitz, a pioneer in advanced engine research, delivered the Aurel Stodola Lecture at ETH Zurich on Nov. 9, 2016.


Engine software from UW spinoff being used around the world

Author: David Tenenbaum

When engine makers announce an improved design promising better fuel economy, lower emissions and more power, Kelly Senecal may smile privately. A good portion of the world’s major engine manufacturers are using engine simulation software developed by his UW spinoff firm, Convergent Science.


New high-powered Evinrude outboard built with UW-Madison software

Author: David Tenenbaum

To understand what happens inside the cylinder of an outboard motor running at 5500 rpm, BRP/Evinrude got some help from an unlikely source: software code originally written to understand the motion of air after an atomic bomb explosion.


ERC T-25 get-together at 2017 SAE Congress

This year we will be holding the T-25 ERC get-together on Wed morning, April 5 starting at 8:00 a.m. in the lower level food court at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. We would be most pleased to see you again and to re-establish old ties.

2015 SAE John Johnson Award

Prof. Rolf Reitz received the 2015 SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines. This award recognizes an engineer whose professional career focuses on outstanding leadership in research to advance the field of diesel engines.

2015 SAE Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper

ERC graduate Dr. Martin Wissink (now a post-doctoral fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Prof. Rolf Reitz received the 2015 SAE Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper. This award was given in recognition of SAE Paper 2015-01-0856: “Direct Dual Fuel Stratification, a Path to Combine the Benefits of RCCI and PPC.”

ERC will take part in $2.6 Million Award from ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology

Madison, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Engine Research Center (ERC) announced today that it will take part in a $2.6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The lead institution is ERC spinoff, Wisconsin Engine Research Consultants, WERC, LLC. The funding from this award will be used to develop generator technologies for residential Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems.

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