Scientific Board

Scientific Board

Prof. Dr. Angelo Onorati

Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano

Professor at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano since 2004, he is a member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and of the editorial board of the International Journal of Engine Research. In April 2011 he received the Lloyd L. Withrow distinguished speaker SAE award. Currently he coordinates the activities of the
Internal Combustion Engine Group at Politecnico di Milano, working in the field of IC engine CFD modeling and simulation. During the last decade he has carried out industrial research projects with MV Agusta, Piaggio, Lafranconi Silencers, Aprilia and Husqvarna.

Paul Etheridge

Head of Business Development, Ricardo Motorcycle

Paul joined Ricardo in 1978, becoming Head of Motorcycle Engineering in November 2012. Paul bought his first motorcycle at the age of 10, and since that time has owned more than 60 different
road bikes, rebuilding and repairing many of them along the way. With almost 30 years’ experience in the motorcycle industry, Paul has gained particular expertise in the development of a wide range of different motorcycle powertrains, leading multiple motorcycle engineering programmes during his career. Over the past 4 years Paul has been responsible for expanding the customer base of Ricardo Motorcycle globally, including major motorcycle
customers in North America, UK, Central Europe and several key regions within Asia.

Geoff Liersch

Head of Two-Wheeler & Powersports, Bosch Corporation

Geoff’s career has always been within the Automotive Industry. In 2005 he joined Bosch Australia in the Body Electronic group. Having held various positions worldwide in the body electronic area he is now responsible for the Two-Wheeler & Powersports unit within BOSCH as Senior Managing Officer. He is currently
located at BOSCH Corporation Japan. Geoff is also active in the Society of Automotive Engineers. Having grown up on a farm in Australia his first bike was given to him at an age of just 4 years old and he‘s still a keen motorcycle rider today.