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Dr. Chris May Receives the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

Warrendale, PA, Jan. 20, 2004 - Dr. Chris May, Senior Research Associate with Imperial Oil Limited, has been awarded the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. In honor of his achievement, Dr. May 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. May is being recognized, along with two co-authors, for his work on the paper, "Development of Mini-Rotary Viscometer Measurement Techniques for Highly Sooted Diesel Engine Oils." The paper's co-authors are Fred Girshick of Infineum USA LP and Kenneth Henderson of Cannon Instrument Company.

Dr. May has been with the Engine Oils Group of Imperial Oil's Research Department since 1981, working on the development and testing of all types of engine, gear and transmission lubricants with particular focus on low temperature rheology. He has been very active in industry associations over the past 22 years, including both SAE and ASTM, and has authored 38 publications. Dr. May received his Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of Toronto in 1980.