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CU-ICAR Clemson University International Center for
Department of Automotive Engineering
at
Clemson University International
Center for Automotive Research
Dr. Imtiaz Haque
Executive Director and Founding Chair
CU-ICAR IS PART OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY’S
ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Advanced
Materials
Automotive
and
Transportation
Technology
Biotechnology
and Biomedical
Sciences
Information and
Communication
Technology
Sustainable
Environment
General Education
Based on a need for advanced technology development and applied systems-based
engineering education, Clemson University developed a concept for a
research and academic automotive center.
Department of Automotive Engineering
• Founded August 2010
– Automotive Engineering is Multi-Disciplinary
– Disciplines represented are ME, ECE,
Computer Science, Business, Psychology
• 19 Faculty (4 Endowed Chairs)
• 14 Staff (Part and Full Time)
• 90,000 Sq Ft. Building
• Only Department of it’s kind at Graduate
Level in US
Strategic Research/Development Areas
Ultra
Lightweight
Vehicles
Integrated Industry-Academic Research Model
• Translational and Applied
Research
• High value placed on industrial
research
• Tight integration of industry
partners with faculty
• Students and faculty imbedded
in manufacturing facilities
• Industry mentors used in
courses as well as on thesis
committees
• Effective technology transfer
• Student internships, hiring
TALENT DEVELOPMENT
The Industry Clamor: The Right Talent
• Summary of Interviews with
Automakers and Suppliers on Talent*:
• - Experiential Learning is KEY to
preparing the future workforce
• - Technical Competence ~ Baseline
expectation
• Emphasize :
- Emerging Core Technologies, merger
of disciplines
- Teamwork and Communication Skills
- Business Skills
- Global/cultural awareness
- Real World case studies
- Problem Solving
* Center for Automotive Research
Industry-driven Graduate Programs With A Focus On
Accelerated Product Development And Systems
Integration
MS in Automotive Engineering Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering
Program Characteristics:
• Curriculum developed in
collaboration with industry
• Strong industry-student interaction
through targeted internships
• Faculty with industry experience
and industry feedback strongly
solicited
• Graduates to date: 22 Ph.D,
147 MS
• 93% employed in automotive
industry
Program Honors
• Produced 1st PhD (male and female) in US in
Automotive Engineering
• Automotive Engineering designated DOE GATE
Center of Excellence in Sustainable Vehicle
Systems
– Focused on the development of new powertrain
technologies
• One of 7 centers in US
– Penn State, Ohio State, Purdue University,
University of Michigan, University of Colorado,
University of Alabama, Birmingham
OUR CURRICULUM:
COMBINING TECHNICAL DEPTH AND
BREADTH
BOOK SMART
… meets …
STREET SMART
Deep Orange
Innovations in Automotive
Engineering
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Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
Greater Innovation and Creativity
Curiosity and Imagination
Stronger Professional Skills
Practice‐based Engineering
Experience
Technical Depth Specialization
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Agility and Adaptability
More Flexible Curricula
New Balance of Faculty Skills
Reinventing Engineering Education.
Solving a Grand Challenge. Applying
Knowledge. Learn.
What Does the Customer Want?
Start: Market Analyses. Customers.
Value Proposition.
Ideation: Creativity. Curiosity.
Exploration. Imagination.
Team Work. Critical Thinking and
Problem Solving.
Rational & Emotional. Left Brain meets
Right Brain.
Hands-on experience
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Taking Risks. Learning via Trial and
Error.
Industry Participation. Collaborative
Vehicle Design.
Innovation = Implementation of
Invention.
Proven Innovations.
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Created by Students
Powered by MAZDA
Proven Innovators. Changing the World.
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Innovation: Twin-Engine Hybrid Powertrain
Architecture
105 kW ICE FWD
80 kW Electric RWD
2.4 kWh LiPo Battery
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 7.5s
Top speed: 125 mph
EPA fuel consumption
city/highway: 42/49 mpg
Cruising range: 350 miles
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3
Low Capital/Low Environmental Impact Manufacturing
Investment: Body-in-White Folded out of Origami
Aluminum
Finite Element Analyses (torsion)
3
Innovation: 6-Seater Interior Concept in a Sports Car
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Leader
Big Picture
Deep Knowledge
Collaborator
A Different
Kind
of
Curious
Ethical
Engineer
Multi-Disciplinary
Creative
Respectful
Reinventing Engineering Education.
Thank you!

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