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Dr. Johney Green Jr. of Oak Ridge National Laboratory Named SAE International Fellow

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 26, 2016 - SAE International announced that Dr. Johney Green, Jr. was elected as a 2015-2016 SAE Fellow. Green was one of 18 SAE Fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the 2016 SAE World Congress, April 12-14 in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Green serves as the Director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As Division Director, he oversees research activities and laboratory facilities in several scientific areas, including fuels, engines, emissions, transportation analysis, and vehicle systems integration.

He was recognized as an SAE Fellow for his technical leadership as an individual contributor and his leadership to teams that have made impactful contributions to the fields of advanced combustion, emissions control, fuel formulations, additive manufacturing, and vehicle electrification. These achievements benefited society by demonstrating the technical feasibility of energy efficiency technologies for transportation.

Dr. Green received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Group Leader in ORNL’s Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center, specializing in the detailed characterization of internal combustion engines.

During the past two decades his research and leadership have had significant impacts on advanced combustion, emissions control, renewable fuels, vehicle electrification, and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Green has attained two U.S. patents in combustion science and is the author or coauthor of several technical publications.

He has been the recipient of many awards, including an ORNL Technical Achievement Award for “Developing a Process to Improve Combustion Stability in Internal Combustion Engines” (1998), an ORNL Significant Event Award for “Breakthrough Research in Diesel Engine Emissions Control” (2000), a 2004 DOE award for “Technical Excellence in Collaborative Inter-Laboratory Research” between ORNL and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, being recognized as “One of the Top 40 Business and Community Leaders Under 40 in East Tennessee” by the Knoxville Business Journal in 2007, and in 2013, the National Academy of Engineering selected him as one of 450 international leaders invited to participate in the inaugural Global Grand Challenges Summit in London.

SAE Fellow is the highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International. It recognizes outstanding engineering, scientific and leadership accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle technologies. The program, established in 1975, recognizes an average of 20 recipients worldwide for this honor each year.

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