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Dr. Ming Zheng of the University of Windsor Named SAE International Fellow

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

Dr. Zheng is a Professor and a founding Director of the Clean Combustion Engine Laboratory in the department of mechanical, automotive and materials engineering at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

He was recognized as an SAE Fellow for innovating FPGA controlled diesel injection, to improve the efficiency and load capacity of low temperature combustion, under extended EGR, with diesel and biofuels. He contributed significantly to clean combustion in conventional and natural gas engines, via inventions in space distributed ignition, dual-fuel combustion, and active-flow after-treatment.

Dr. Zheng received his master’s degree from Tsinghua University in 1988, earned a PhD in 1993 from the University of Calgary, and went on to complete a NSERC-JSPS postdoctoral fellow from Hokkaido University in 1995. Prior to joining the University of Windsor, He was a Senior Engineer at Alternative Fuel Systems Inc. from 1996 to 2000, and was an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Tennessee from 2000 to 2002.

He has received research funding from the Canadian governments and automotive industry including 56 projects in the past 12 years. He has attained 6 patents in clean combustion and emission controls, and has authored over 200 technical publications. His work has improved the understanding on clean diesel engine combustion through empirical and analytical studies on enhanced premixed burning, high dilution combustion, low temperature combustion, and active-flow after-treatment.

Dr. Zheng has been an SAE member for 16 years and has published 57 SAE technical papers. He has been a technical session organizer and technical session chair for SAE International conferences since 2006, has reviewed over 50 SAE technical papers, is a current member of SAE Compression Ignition Combustion Engine Committee, and was a 5-year member of SAE Engine Electronic Control Committee.

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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