CCEFP Summit – Fall 2018

CCEFP Summit – Fall 2018
University of Minnesota

October 16-18, 2018

Meeting Materials

DAY 1: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 — Travel Day

6:00 PM           Reception, dinner, and undergraduate poster show at the Campus Club at the University of Minnesota


7:30 AM    Continental breakfast and welcoming remarks…………………………….ME 1130

8:00 AM    Energy Conversion & Storage   

  • Modeling and Optimization of Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion (NSF Funded) Professor Zongxuan Sun
  • Understanding the Transient Nature of Wind Turbine Response to Create Advanced Controls to Improve the Efficiency of a Hydraulic Drivetrain Wind Turbine (NSF Funded) Professor Kim Stelson
  • Seamless Electric to Hydraulic Conversion (CCEFP Funded) Professor Jim Van de Ven and Professor Eric Severson
  • Liquid Piston Gas Compressor/Expander for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and CO2 Sequestration (NSF Funded) Professor Perry Li

10:00 AM    Break

10:30 AM    Fluid Power Components & Surface Modification

  • Polymer-Enhanced Fluid Effects on Mechanical Efficiency of Hydraulic Pumps (CCEFP Funded) Researcher Paul Michael and Professor Ashlie Martini
  • Science of Pattern Coating onto Heterogeneous Surfaces Using a Hybrid Tool (NSF Funded) Professor Tequila Harris
  • High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization (NSF Funded) Professor Tom Chase

12:00 PM     Lunch

1:00 PM    Department of Energy Sponsored Projects

  • Thermochemical Recuperation for Dual Fuel Off-highway Engines Professor Will Northrop
  • Individual Electro-Hydraulic Drives for Off-Road Vehicles (DOE Funded) Professor Andrea Vacca
  • Efficient, Compact, and Smooth Variable Propulsion Motor (DOE Funded) Professor James Van de Ven

3:00 PM    University of Minnesota Lab and Facility Tours

6:30 PM           Dinner at the Loring Bar & Restaurant


7:30 AM            Continental breakfast and networking…………………………….ME 1130

8:00 AM           IEC Agenda

  • Sustainability update (funding, collaborators, governmental programs)
  • Industry engagement

12:00 PM         Adjourn, box lunches to go


University of Minnesota
Department of Mechanical Engineering
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Tuesday, October 16
Campus Club
University of Minnesota
403 Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis MN 55455
Wednesday, October 17
Loring Bar & Restaurant
327 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Click here to REGISTER for CCEFP Summit

CCEFP Members:  $345.00
NFPA Pascal Society Members: $395.00
Media: $345.00
Faculty, staff, and students: $0

Please register to attend the event by September 28.   There are no early bird rates.   A $50 fee will be applied to cancellations after October 2, 2018.


The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Negotiated UMN Rate of $160.00 / night.
Reservation deadline:  September 24, 2018

To reserve a room online, click here.
To reserve a room by phone, call 612-379-8888, press 1 for reservations and ask for the CCEFP Summit.

Available airports for travel to Minneapolis, MN include:

  1. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – Terminal 1 includes Air Canada, Air Choice One, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Boutique Air, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines
  2. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) – Terminal 2 includes Condor, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines

The CCEFP Summit will be held primarily at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.  For out-of-town guests, The Graduate Hotel is on campus and is within walking distance of Mechanical Engineering.  For local attendees, campus parking is available and the daily rate is $12.   There will be tours of U of Minnesota research labs and teaching facilities. Dinner locations are within walking distance of The Graduate Hotel and are on or around the University of Minnesota campus.

Getting to campus from the airport is slick by using the Metro Transit Lightrail.  From MSP, take the Blue Line to the US Bank Stadium Station and transfer to the Green Line and depart at the East Bank Station.  Other options include Uber/Lyft or taxi or rental vehicle.

On-campus Parking:

  • Washington Ave Ramp at 501 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • University Ave Ramp at 1926 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Fourth Street Ramp at 1625 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455