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Kelly Senecal


Kelly Senecal PhD FSAE FASME FCI

Visiting Professor


Dr. Kelly Senecal is a co-founder and owner of Convergent Science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a co-founder and director of the Computational Chemistry Consortium (C3). Kelly is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a member of the executive committee of the ASME ICE Division, a member of the board of advisors for the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, and the 2019 recipient of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award.

Kelly has long been an advocate of creating cleaner propulsion systems, with particular focus on CFD and HPC to enable faster design. Starting with his TEDx talk in late 2016, he has been promoting a diverse mix of transportation technologies through invited talks, articles, and social media. Kelly is co-author of the book “Racing toward zero: the untold story of driving green,” winner of the 2022 Independent Press Award for the Environment category.

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Electric Motors
  • Vehicle Life-Cycle Analysis.

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