Brake Particles Emissions Characterization During Novel Real-World Driving Cycle is now available from Antonio Perez, Applus IDIADA, on the EuroBrake website. He answers a few related questions in this Spotlight.
What do you find most interesting about the topic you are presenting on?
The trend towards vehicle electrification is increasing non-exhaust emissions, with brake wear particles being the largest part of these emissions. Hence, the importance of brake dust emissions and finding an established, standardized and commonly accepted methodology for measuring these particles has become paramount. The topic is highly important in order to well-explained the total amount of emissions that a vehicle can emit in its lifetime.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
Due to the fact the paper presents the main outcomes and conclusions from an investigation project before the pandemic, coronavirus has not affected to this paper.
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
I would say that OEM’s and brake suppliers will be really interested about this paper. In addition, the paper will also be interesting for the commission as it has been a similar work as within the IWG PMP, which we are now in collaboration with. I would really like to ask questions from the previous mentioned.
Antonio Pérez holds a Master degree on industrial Engineering, specialized in vehicles, transport and management from the University Polytechnic of Catalonia in Barcelona, 2015. He joined the automotive supplier company JEM S.A. as Technology and Manufacturing Engineer, responsible of designing, developing and improving different products and its manufacturing processes. Before that, he worked in Federal Mogul Friction Products by doing an internship as a Product Engineer of brake pads.
Since May 2018 he has been working in IDIADA’s Powertrain Department as Emission and R&D Engineer. He has been involved in different European and IDIADA’s R&D projects based on exhaust, funded EU projects PEMs4Nano and PaREGEn, and non-exhaust emissions. He also carried out quality and new processes activities for the improvement of the Powertrain Department and he has managed different chassis dynamometer emissions test projects for certification as well.
Recent activities include the participation in the definition of the new ERTRAC’s roadmap for internal combustion engines and hybrid vehicles, the involvement in the EU funded projects GVI and Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle labelling, and an internal brake dust emission research project at IDIADA UK. Antonio is part of the European IWG PMP, with a deep implication in the current non-exhaust activities. He has recently published as a main author this paper for the EuroBrake 2020 regarding the brake dust emissions topic. In addition, he has been involved in various papers in the automotive and emissions field.