CRF researcher Jeff Koplow, right, explains the Sandia Cooler to Cummins President and CEO Tom Linebarger, on left, and Vice President and CTO John Wall, middle. The pair learned about many Sandia innovations on their visit to the CRF. (Photo by Dino Vournas)

CRF researcher Jeff Koplow, right, explains the Sandia Cooler to Cummins President and CEO Tom Linebarger, on left, and Vice President and CTO John Wall, middle. The pair learned about many Sandia innovations on their visit to the CRF. (Photo by Dino Vournas)

Tom Linebarger, Cummins Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and John Wall, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, visited Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility in late May.

  • Kamlesh Patel (in Sandia’s Advanced Systems Engineering & Deployment Dept.) briefed the visitors on Sandia’s microfluidic technology.
  • Terry Johnson (in Sandia’s Energy Innovation Dept.) provided an update on the free piston alternator project.
CRF researcher John Dec, right, explains Sandia’s most recent progress on the LTGC engine project to Cummins executives Tom Linebarger, left, and John Wall, middle. (Photo by Dino Vournas)

CRF researcher John Dec, right, explains Sandia’s most recent progress on the LTGC engine project to Cummins executives Tom Linebarger, left, and John Wall, middle. (Photo by Dino Vournas)

Linebarger and Wall also visited Jeff Koplow’s (also in Sandia’s Energy Innovation Dept.) Sandia Cooler and TwistAct laboratory and John Dec’s (in Sandia’s transportation Energy Center) low-temperature gasoline combustion (LTGC) engine laboratory.

“Sandia’s Combustion Research team has had a strong working relationship with Cummins over the years,” said CRF senior manager Art Pontau. “This executive visit gave the Cummins visitors the opportunity to see some of our latest forward-looking work and explore broadening our partnership in new technical areas.”