SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 33rd Annual

October 4-7, 2015

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Charleston Area Convention Center

Awards Ceremony

Best New Presenter Award

Sponsored by KB AutoSys
KB Autosys

This award is given to the best new presenter from the SAE 2014 Brake Colloquium. To be considered, the recipient should have presented less than three presentations at the SAE Brake Colloquium.

Ralf Goller Recipient:
Ralf Goller

Ralf Goller has more than 20 years industrial and research experience in ceramic composite process development. He worked for Daimler Benz, Brembo, SGL Group in the area of process development of ceramic composite brake disks.

Since 1st of April this year received chair at the University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Germany for "process technology for polymeric and ceramic composite materials."

Ralf Goller is married with two kids and lives in Augsburg, Germany

Past Recipients:
2014 Craig Stumpf
2013 Sylwia Horning
2012 Brian Anderson
2011 Kai Bode

Best Paper Award

Sponsored by MOBIS

This award is given to the best paper from the SAE 2014 Brake Colloquium.

Influence of Test Procedure on Friction Behavior and Its Repeatability in Dynamometer Brake Testing (2014-01-2521)

Harald Abendroth Harald Abendroth, Consultant

Harald has 40 years of experience in brake/ friction engineering. He has developed worldwide standard test equipment and test procedures and published and presented and many international conferences. Harald is a Consultant, chair EuroBrake 2016, chair ISO Sub-working Group, Brake Linings and Friction Couples.

Carlos Agudelo Carlos Agudelo, at Link Engineering Company

Carlos is the Director of Technology Development for Laboratory Testing at Link Engineering Company, in Dearborn, Michigan. He is responsible for the development of new test methods, and one of Link's liaisons to technical committees, industry consortia, and standards development groups. Carlos obtained his bachelor degree in Production Engineering from EAFIT University-Colombia (in association with the Aachen and Ruhr University Bochum Universities from Germany), and pursued post-graduate studies in project management and technical systems. He also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

He is active on several SAE and ISO Committees and Task Forces on Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle brakes, wheels, and fatigue of hydraulic components. He has received multiple SAE and OE awards for development of technical standards and SAE papers on technical innovations.

Dr. Jaroslaw Grochowicz Jaroslaw Grochowicz, Ford Motor Company

Dr. Jaroslaw Grochowicz has been with Ford Motor Company in Cologne /Germany since 2001. He is Technical Specialist for Foundation Brakes and Friction Materials. He is also 6 Sigma Black Belt.

Jaroslaw gained his MSC in Automotive Engineering at the Technical University of Lublin, Poland, and awarded his PhD in the area of Brake Judder at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Before joining Ford he worked for friction manufacturer Pagid in Essen/Germany.

He is author/co-author of more than 20 papers published in Europe and USA, owner of Ford Trade Secret, winner of 2012 Ford Executive Global CAE Award, Alan M. Lang award for best presentation on 2011, SAE Brake Colloquium, and owner of 2011 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award.

He is a member of the European Brake Expert Group, co-chairman of the ISO/TC22/SC33/WG4 "Function and components of braking systems" and chairman of the ISO Task Force "Brake Test Variability".

Shanglei Li Shanglei Li, Link Engineering Company

Shanglei Li received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 2013. Mr. Li's research focuses on the development of an intelligent NDE expert system for carbon based composites used for aircraft and aerospace applications by using ultrasonic (conventional, immersion, and air-coupled) and infrared thermography methods. Mr. Li joined Link Engineering Company in 2014. He was responsible for special projects in the Dearborn technical center. Currently, Mr. Li is a project engineer in global headquarters of Link Engineering Company in Plymouth.

Achim Reich, Continental

Karl-Heinz Wollenweber Karl-Heinz Wollenweber, TRW

Experience Summary
  1. Apr 05 - Present, Eng Lab Manager, ZF TRW FB Engineering, Koblenz, Germany
  2. Apr 02 - Mar 05, Full Time Black Belt, TRW FB KO&JAB - Six Sigma, Koblenz, Germany
  3. Jan 97 - Mar 02, Chief Advanced Brakes Engineer , TRW FB Engineering, Koblenz, Germany
  4. Jan 95 - Dec 96, Team Leader, TRW FB Engineering, Koblenz, Germany
  5. Jan 93 - Dec 94, Chief Engineer Development, TRW Autobrzdy Eng, Jablonec, CZ
  6. Jan 92 - Dec 92, Team Leader (Project Engineer), TRW CAE-Fatigue, Koblenz, Germany
  7. Jan 92 - Dec 92, Team Leader (Project Engineer), TRW CAE-Fatigue, Koblenz, Germany
  8. Jan 89 - Dec 91, Team Leader (Project Engineer), TRW New Products Eng, Koblenz, Germany
  9. Jan 85 - Dec 88, Team Leader Product Eng, TRW FB Engineering, Koblenz, Germany
  10. Nov 80 - Dec 84, Development Engineer, TRW FB Engineering, Koblenz, Germany
Masters Mechanical Engineering, University of applied sciences, Koblenz, Germany, 1980

SAE References:
  1. Jaroslaw Grochowicz, Karl-Heinz Wollenweber, Carlos Agudelo, Harald Abendroth: "Brake Dynamometer Test Variability- Analysis of Root Causes," SAE 2010-01-1697, 28th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium, October 10-13, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  2. Jaroslaw Grochowicz, Carlos Agudelo, Achim Reich, Karl-Heinz Wollenweber, Harald Abendroth: "Brake Dynamometer Test Variability Part 2- Description of the Influencing Factors," SAE paper 2011-01-2374, 29th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition, September 18-21, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  3. Jaroslaw Grochowicz, Carlos Agudelo, Karl-Heinz Wollenweber, Achim Reich, Harald Abendroth: "Root Causes and Guidelines to Reduce Brake Dynamometer Test Variability (Example with ISO 26867), EuroBrake 2012, April 2012, Dresden, Germany
  4. Jaroslaw Grochowicz, Carlos Agudelo, SooHyung Shin, Greg Smith, Harald Göbel, Ivan Linka, Rainer Lewenz, Karl-Heinz Wollenweber, Harald Abendroth: "Correlation of Dynamometer to Vehicle Results for Brake Performance Testing - Progress Report", SAE 12BC-0090, 30th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium, September 23-26 San Diego, CA, USA
  5. Member of the Task Force:

  6. SAE J2923 Brake Drag Measurement Test Procedure For Vehicles Below 4 540 kg GVWR
  7. SAE J2928Aftermarket Rotor Structural Evaluation Procedure For Vehicles Below 4 540 kg GVWR

Past Recipients:
2013 David Antanaitis, Mark Riefe, Chris Ciechoski, Thomas Flaim, C. Greening

Best Speaker Award

Sponsored by TMD Friction
TMD Friction

This award recognizes the Best Presentation given during the SAE 2014 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition.

Lars Wilkening Recipient:
Investigations on Tribological Memory Effects in Friction Materials
Lars Wilkening

Lars Wilkening has been working as a research associate in the Tribology Working Group at the Institute of Dynamics and Vibrations under Prof. Ostermeyer at TU Braunschweig, Germany since 2011. His research is focused on the testing and simulation of friction and wear in automotive brakes. Currently, he is working on his doctoral dissertation on the tribological characterization of friction materials, particularly with respect to the development of new materials.

Prior to this position, he worked for three years as a simulation engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH, where he was responsible for conducting FEM simulations. In 2008, he received a Diploma (similar to a Master's degree) in Mechanical Engineering from the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany.

Past Recipients:
2014 Kurt Person
2013 Peter Hagedorn and Georg Ostermeyer
2012 Kai Bode and Jarek Grochowicz
2011 Georg Ostermeyer
2010 Georg Ostermeyer
2009 Juergen Lange

Dan Mahannah Award

Dan Mahannah began his career in the Brake and Friction Material Industry in the early 1960's. He worked for General Motors for over 30 years, both in Dayton, Ohio and at the General Motors Proving Grounds in Phoenix, Arizona. He was mentored by one of the true legends of the industry, Burlin Brumbaugh. Upon his retirement, he became the driving force in the establishment of Link-West in Phoenix. In January 1995, Dan was lost due to medical complications.

Dan embodied the spirit of enlightened professionalism throughout his career that may act as a symbol of our industry. Everyone that worked for him, with him and came in contact with him, gained from his enthusiasm and his contagious love for this industry. He truly understood the most critical aspect of brake design and brake performances. He encouraged the utilization of the latest technology to address these issues. Most importantly, he was able to convey these disciplines for the betterment of others and the Brake and Friction Industry. He was a presenter in the first Brake Colloquium. This award is a memorial to Dan Mahannah. The Dan Mahannah Achievement Award is presented each to a distinguished Member of our industry. It recognizes an individual who makes unselfish contributions toward the betterment of the industry and its members; through technological advancements, educational or promotional endeavors.

Recipient will be announced on-site. Nominations should be submitted to Melissa Jena and Roy Link

Past Recipients:
2014 Tim Duncan
2013 John Fieldhouse
2012 Peter Filip
2011 Bill VanderRoest
2010 Stanley Stokes
2009 Hidetoshi Shimizu
2007 Steve Brown
2006 Bruce Palmer
2005 Paul S. Gritt
2004 James W. Lawrence
2003 Yosuke Sasaki
2002 James Trainor
2001 Harald Abendroth
2000 Roy H. Link
1999 Arne Anderson
1998 Seong Rhee
1997 Phil Dougherty
1996 Marvin H. Weintraub