"The pressure to develop fuel-efficient vehicles that are both affordable and appealing is intense and exciting," said Murphy. "While materials science lies at the heart of innovation, strategic and global customer engagement is critical to ensure the solutions deliver sustainable results."
DuPont in the last year has sharpened its focus in automotive as a result of increased demand for science-based solutions that are sustainable. While there are a number of mid- and long-term R&D programs taking place around the world to support the initiative to lower emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, some active, cost-effective, fuel-saving programs include:
Additionally, DuPont this year invested in new automotive centers in India, Korea and China to complement the existing facilities in North America, Europe and Japan. DuPont last year launched more than 1,700 new products and invested 22 percent of its $1.7 billion R&D budget on developing new chemistry and materials to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Murphy joined DuPont in 1986 and has held a number of business and marketing management positions primarily in support of the automotive industry. Prior to his current position, Murphy served as director of strategic planning.
DuPont offers more than 100 materials and product families for the global automotive industry. Through its global application development network, DuPont Automotive is committed to collaborating with customers throughout the value chain to develop new products, materials, components and systems that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and protect people and the environment. For more information, visit automotive.dupont.com.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.