Hind Abi-Akar is currently a Senior Advisor at Caterpillar’s Electrification and Advanced Power Solutions group. Hind has a PhD in Materials Science based on electrochemistry and surface science. At Caterpillar, she started in R&D and then transferred to Fluids Engineering Group to work on Caterpillar line of lubricants; diesel, alternative and renewable fuels; publications; and Cat fluids specifications. Hind represented Caterpillar in EMA, ASTM, API, and others with a focus on development of new categories, new products, and industry specifications. She holds multiple patents and has numerous publications.