Center for Automotive Research
Shashank Modi is a research engineer at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), where he works in the Materials & Manufacturing Technology (MMT) Group.
Shashank’s research is focused towards lightweight materials, innovative manufacturing and joining technologies, and development of fuel economy technology pathways for regulatory analysis. He conducts technology reviews for vehicle mass reduction and support the activities within the Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) working group consisting of more than thirty industry leading organizations.
Shashank holds a Master of Engineering degree from University of Cincinnati, Ohio and a Bachelor of Technology degree from VIT University, India.
- Vehicle Mass Reduction Roadmap Study 2025-2035
- The State of Industry X in Automotive
- Roof Lightweighting Study
- Evaluating Innovative Dissimilar Material Joining Technologies
- Technology Roadmap: Materials and Manufacturing
- Advancing Additive Manufacturing into the Mobility Industry
- Impact of Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) Vehicles on Design, Materials, Manufacturing, and Business Models
- Technology Roadmaps: Intelligent Mobility Technology; Materials and Manufacturing Processes; and Light Duty Vehicle Propulsion
- EPA Mass Reduction Analysis – Observations and Recommendations
- Mixed Material Joining – Advancements and Challenges
- Assessing the Fleet-wide Material Technology and Costs to Lightweight Vehicles
- Material Qualification in the Automotive Industry
- Mixed Materials Solutions: Alternative Materials for Door Assemblies