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Shigeo Yamamoto Receives the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

Warrendale, PA, Jan. 20, 2004 - Shigeo Yamamoto, Manager, Advanced Powertrain Development Department, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, has been awarded the 2002 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. In honor of his achievement, Yamamoto 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.

Yamamoto is being recognized, along with two co-authors, for his work on the paper, "Feasibility Study of Two-Stage Hybrid Combustion in Gasoline Direct Injection Engines." The paper's co-authors are Takahiro Satou and Motoki Ikuta, also of Mitsubishi.

Yamamoto has been with Mitsubishi since 1991 and is considered an expert in direct injection gasoline engines. Previously, he worked for Yamaha Motor Corporation as a researcher of gasoline SI engines. He received his master's degree in engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1986.