Mark  Ellis

Mark Ellis

Why we invited Mark

After completing a degree in mechanical engineering design, and a master’s degree in automotive engineering, Mark joined Nissan’s European Technical Centre in 1991, initially in the engine design department.

Mark then transferred to the materials design department,where he hasbeen involved in
the design and development of material applications for Nissan’s European product range.
Following formation of the Renault - Nissan alliance, Mark worked on material synergies and European polymer strategy, with projects focussed on materials for reducing vehicle weight, and material rationalisation / recycling in support of End of Life Vehicle (ELV) issues.

After a secondment to Nissan’s Global Technical Centre in Japan, Mark was promoted to the position of manager within the materials department, taking responsibility for all material applications in Europe, from new material development to ELV aspects– a ‘cradle to grave’ responsibility.

From April 2017, Mark was promoted to the position of Materials Technical Specialist
with responsibility for new material technology application and environmental

Where you can see Mark

26 Sep 2017
Time:  11:00
Main Stage
Future challenges for the polymer industry when supplying to the UK automotive industry - Mark Ellis, Manager Materials Design & Test - Nissan Europe

Why you should attend this presentation

Suppliers to the UK automotive industry will not want to miss this insightful presentation in which future challenges for the automotive industry, including changing customer requirements, legislation, global material and energy availability, sustainable use of resources, and new powertrain technologies, will be discussed.

Mark will highlight current material utilisation and future trends, as well as the importance of weight reduction, particularly for electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.
The opportunities for the polymer industry in future vehicle designs will be highlighted, as well as the challenges to
deliver the most appropriate materials based on current
production technologies.
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