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Gregory Shaver Honored With Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 - Gregory Matthew Shaver, associate professor at Purdue University, was honored with the SAE International Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation during the SAE 2012 World Congress held in Detroit.

Established in 2001, this award recognizes an SAE International member whose work has furthered innovation in the manufacture, design and improvement of engine technology for ground, air or space vehicles. The award highlights major contributions through a new idea, concept, innovation or application, which provides a recognized improvement in engine technology.

The award honors Max Bentele for his contributions to the field of mobility engines and his encouragement for others to innovate and promote advances in the area.

In his current role, Shaver teaches in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. His research activities in the Cummins Power Lab at the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories include the modeling and control of advanced IC engine systems and combustion processes. His research team is sponsored by Cummins, Department of Energy, and Eaton.

He is an active member of ASME, where he participates in the Dynamic Systems and Controls Division and the Automotive and Transportation Systems Panel, and is the associate editor for the IFAC Control Engineering Practice Journal and the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

Shaver, a member of ASME and SAE International, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

 

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