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Dr. Leonid Tartakovsky of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Named SAE International Fellow

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 27, 2016 - SAE International announces that Dr. Leonid Tartakovsky was elected as a 2015-2016 SAE Fellow. Dr. Tartakovsky was one of 18 Fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the 2016 SAE World Congress, April 12-14 in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Tartakovsky was recognized as an SAE Fellow for his substantial contribution to mitigation of pollutant emissions by in-use vehicles and waste heat recovery in internal combustion engines. He is the Director of Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Moscow Automotive Mechanical Institute, and went on to earn his PhD in mechanical engineering from Central Automobile and Automotive Engines Research Institute in Moscow, USSR.

Dr. Tartakovsky is currently the Chairman of the Technion's Interdisciplinary Committee on Automotive Systems Engineering and is an editorial board member of three professional journals. He has been awarded the Uzi & Michal Halevy Grant for Innovative Applied Engineering Research, and been honored four times the Technion citation for Excellence in Teaching.

His work on development of the national database of road vehicle emission factors was selected by the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection as one of the leading research projects in the field for the 50-year Jubilee of Israel and was published in the Special Jubilee edition of selected studies.

Dr. Tartakovsky has attained six patents and published more than 60 papers in various professional journals and conference proceedings. He has also authored three book chapters and more than 120 scientific reports. He has been a member of SAE International since 1995 and remains actively involved as a committee member and chairman.

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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