On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Commercial-Vehicle Propulsion: Hydrogen’s Potential to Fuel a Revolution


Hydrogen is fast emerging as a promising substitute for fossil fuels, as truck OEMs, engine manufacturers, and suppliers accelerate the development and launch of hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles. While fuel cells tend to dominate the discussion, hydrogen combustion engines also are advancing to proof-of-concept testing on their path to production.

Speakers in this 60-minute Webinar discuss the latest advancements and address the benefits and challenges to both hydrogen avenues, including infrastructure build-out, application suitability, cost, and technical hurdles to be resolved.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Yousef Jeihouni, Ph.D., Project Manager, Engine and Hybrid Powertrain Systems, FEV North America Inc.

Dr. Yousef Jeihouni is Project Manager for FEV North America’s Engine and Hybrid Powertrain Systems activities. He is responsible for leading and executing engine development programs for commercial vehicle customers, which includes new developments for hydrogen internal-combustion engines. He is leading H2-ICE projects for U.S. clients and is working with FEV’s team in Germany on hydrogen combustion engine developments. Yousef’s career at FEV spans nearly 16 years and includes experience in powertrain development, including combustion system development, calibration, aftertreatment, and waste heat recovery systems, as well as alternative fuels including hydrogen. Yousef holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University.

Jim Nebergall, General Manager, Hydrogen Engines, Cummins Inc.

Jim Nebergall is General Manager of the Hydrogen Engine business at Cummins Inc. and leads the company’s global efforts in commercializing hydrogen-fueled internal-combustion engines. Jim joined Cummins in 2002 and has held numerous leadership roles. Most recently, he was the Director of Product Strategy and Management for the North American On-Highway Engine business. Jim is passionate about innovation and has dedicated his Cummins career to advancing technology that improves the environment. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. In 2007, he completed his MBA from Indiana University.

Chris Rovik, Executive Program Manager, Toyota Motor North America

Chris Rovik is the Executive Program Manager for electrified heavy-duty truck programs at Toyota Motor North America. He has been involved with electrified heavy-duty powertrain solutions at Toyota since the development of its first hydrogen fuel-cell powered class truck. Chris has more than two decades of experience in the automotive industry in various product development roles, primarily in electronics and EV powertrain solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle, and an MBA from the University of Michigan, as well as 22 patents.

Bradlee Stroia, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Stanadyne LLC

Dr. Bradlee J. Stroia, Stanadyne’s Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for charting and managing the company’s product roadmap and guiding its R&D activities to create best-in-class vehicle and powertrain pumping, injection, air and fluid management, and control solutions. Bradlee has 30 years of experience developing advanced propulsion technologies, holds 23 patents, and has received prestigious awards for his work. He has both bachelor and master’s degrees, as well as a Ph.D., in mechanical engineering - engineering mechanics from Michigan Technological University.


Lisa Arrigo, Editor, SAE Media Group

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