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Dr. Bassam Jody Receives the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

Warrendale, PA, Jan. 20, 2004 - Dr. Bassam Jody, a project manager with Argonne National Laboratory, has been awarded the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. In honor of his achievement, Dr. Jody will be presented with a framed certificate during the Honors Convocation at the SAE 2004 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan in March.

This award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering. The award was funded by the late Arch T. Colwell, who served SAE in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as president in 1941.

Dr. Jody is being recognized, along with two co-authors, for his work on the paper, "A Process to Recover Carbon Fibers From Polymer Matrix Composites." The paper's co-authors are Edward Daniels and Joseph Pomykala, also of Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Jody has been with Argonne National Laboratory since 1989. His work focuses on the development of new separation, extraction and industrial processes. He and his research team have been recognized with a number of honors including the 2000 DISCOVER Magazine Award for Technological Innovation (Humanitarian Category), the 2000 R&D 100 Award and selection as the 2003 Inventor of the Year by the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.

Dr. Jody received his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Thermo-mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds five patents and is the author of over 50 publications related to the development, application, evaluation and economics of materials separation processes, energy conversion, and energy production processes and technologies.