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Maleki Earns SAE International L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 3, 2010 - Ali F. Maleki, Director of Electronics with ArvinMeritor, was honored with the SAE International L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award during the SAE 2009 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, held last fall in Rosemont, Ill.

In addition to receiving the award, Maleki had the honor of presenting the lecture, which deals with automotive vehicles for on- or off-road operation in commercial or military service. Established in 1953, the award honors the memory of L. Ray Buckendale, 1946 SAE President, who had a strong desire to develop the potential abilities in young people. In his honor, the lecture is directed primarily to the needs of young engineers and students.

Maleki based his presentation on the SAE International technical paper, “Embedded Software Engineering in Automotive and Truck Electronics,” which he authored.

In his 21 years in the automotive and truck industry, Maleki has developed software and hardware in nearly all automotive and heavy-duty truck electronics areas such as anti-lock braking systems and electronic braking systems, engine controls, cruise control, automotive radars and adaptive cruise control, blind-spot radars, in-car computers, vehicle wireless communications, ride height controls, central tire inflation systems, vehicle stability controls, Formula 1 and LeMans Racing electronics. He has done considerable work in the area of vehicle dynamics simulation and modeling for the above systems and designed and developed hardware-in-the-loop test stands using Mathworks and National Instruments tools such as Simulink and LabVIEW.  

Maleki joined ArvinMeritor in 2004 as a director-level Program Manager, in the Brake and Chassis Electronics Group. His responsibilities included leading the development of electromechanical components, electronic hardware and software related to brake and chassis systems such as Height Control Systems, Tire Pressure Management Systems, Vehicle Stability Controls, and Wheel-end Sensing components.  He currently leads the hardware, software and test and validation activities within ArvinMeritor Advanced Engineering group.

A member of SAE International and IEEE, Maleki holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Saginaw Valley State University, Mich.; a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cleveland State University, Ohio; and an MBA from Wayne State University, Mich. He is the chairman of the SAE Buckendale Committee for the year 2010. 

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