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SAE International Expands John Johnson Award to Recognize Individual Leaders in Diesel Engine Engineering

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 22, 2015 -

SAE International announces the expansion of its SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines to honor individual leaders in the field.

Established in 2008, the award traditionally recognized authors of an SAE International outstanding technical paper that addresses research advancements in diesel engines regarding efficiency and low emissions achieved by innovative experimental and modeling research of the engine, fuel and/or after treatment systems.

The award now also recognizes an engineer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in research and development in the field of diesel engines through a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement Nominations are accepted in odd years for the award given to an individual and is presented in even years. An award committee selects the outstanding paper and that award is presented in odd years. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 year. To nominate an individual or to learn more about the award, visit Any additional information or letters of support can be emailed to

This prestigious award honors Dr. John H. Johnson, a Presidential Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Johnson is an expert in the field of diesel engines and his experience spans a wide range of analysis and experimental work related to advanced engine concepts, emissions studies, fuel systems and engine simulation.

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