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Dr. Bart P. Terburg to Receive the 2004 SAE/InterRegs Standards & Regulations Award for Young Engineers

Warrendale, PA, Dec. 12, 2003 - Dr. Bart P. Terburg, Global Regulations Manager & Senior Development Engineer at GE Lighting, has been selected to receive the 2004 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/ InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award for Young Engineers. The award will be presented on March 9, 2004 during the Honors Convocation at the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Terburg is being recognized for his work on standards and improved safety related to headlamp beam color and glare regulation with halogen bulb color separation test.

This award, established in 2001 by InterRegs, Ltd. and the SAE Foundation, recognizes a practicing engineer under the age of 40 who is involved in standards, regulations, or conformity assessment systems which improved safety or reduced emissions in a mobility product. The intent of the award is to encourage participation of young engineers in the standards and regulations development process early in their technical careers.

Dr. Terburg joined GE Lighting in 1999, where he is currently leading the automotive lighting regulatory program. In addition to his activities related to regulations, he is also development engineer and safety leader of the automotive product line. His main expertise lies in the field of halogen and discharge light sources for road illumination devices.

Dr. Terburg is an active contributor to the drafting of national and international vehicle lighting regulations. He participates regularly in domestic and European regulatory meetings. He is co-chairman of the Replaceable Bulb Task Force and vice-chairman of the International Lighting Standards Committee of the SAE Lighting Committee. Internationally he is member of the U.S. delegation to the GTB (Groupe de Travail "Bruxelles 1952") and secretary of the GTB Working Group Light Sources.

Dr. Terburg graduated Cum Laude from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. After pursuing his undergraduate degree in engineering physics, he pursued his doctoral studies in physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Terburg received a Fulbright Graduate Student Mutual Exchange Grant, the UIUC Physics Department Felix T. Adler Fellowship and the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) thesis prize for his doctoral dissertation research. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.