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Mackay to Receive SAE Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 17, 2005 - Dr. Murray Mackay Dr. Murray Mackay has been selected to receive SAE International’s 2006 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award.  He will be presented with the award at the SAE World Congress in  Detroit, Mich., April 3-6, 2006.

The award, established in 1987, recognizes a leader who has made an impact in improving transportation safety.  It honors SAE Fellow Arnold W. Siegel, whose pioneering research contributed to the design of modern crashworthy transportation vehicles and the understanding of tolerance in collisions.

Mackay is currently a founding director of the European Transport Safety Council, President of the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impacts, and the chairman of the Technical Advisory Board for  Autoliv AB.  He is a professor emeritus at the University of Birmingham, England and an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Mackay has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed technical papers, plus articles, text book chapters and reviews on transport safety issues. 

His other honors include the National Highway Transportation Safety Association’s Award for Safety Engineering Excellence and the Volvo International Traffic Safety Award.  In addition to his fellowship with SAE International, Mackay is also a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.  He received his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from the  Universityof  Birmingham.