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Dr. Sanjay Gulwadi Writes Award-Winning SAE Paper on Automotive Lubricants

Warrendale, Pa., July 15, 2004 - - Dr. Sanjay Gulwadi, a Senior Engineer with Volt Services of Cedar Falls, Iowa, has been selected as a recipient of the 2003 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants for his paper, "Journal Bearing Analysis in Engines Using Simulation Techniques" (SAE Paper # 2003-01-0245). He will be presented the award on Tuesday, October 26 at 1 p.m. during the SAE Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Florida.

The award, established in 1986, annually recognizes the authors of the best paper relating to the adaptation of lubricants and lubricated automotive systems or components presented at a Society meeting. This year's chosen paper, written by Dr. Gulwadi and fellow author and award recipient Gary Shrimpling, describes the features and capabilities of a tool developed for analyzing journal bearings in internal combustion engines.

Dr. Gulwadi has been working for the past 11 years in the areas of design-analysis, simulation and modeling related to engine tribology, lubrication systems, combustion and in-cylinder flow. His winning paper research was completed during his career with Ricardo Inc., where he developed tools and techniques for a better understanding of the dynamic behavior of various mechanical components with application to the power cylinder system and automotive journal bearings. Dr. Gulwadi is currently working on John Deere Power System projects at Volt Services. He has been an SAE associate member for more than 10 years.

Dr. Gulwadi holds his bachelor's degree in engineering from Mangalore University in India and his master's and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

For more information, contact SAE Awards and Scholarships Program Manager Lori Pail at (724) 772-8534 or at