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Dardalis Receives SAE Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2005 - Dr. Dimitrios DardalisDr. Dimitrios Dardalis, the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Rotating Sleeve Engine Technologies, Inc. in Austin, Texas, has been selected to receive SAE International’s 2005 Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation.  He will be presented with the award during the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Mich., April 3-6, 2006.

The award, established in 2001, recognizes a young SAE International member whose work furthers innovation in the manufacture, design and improvement of engine technology for ground, air or space vehicles. The award honors Max Bentele for his contributions to the field of mobility engines and his encouragement for others to promote advances in engine technology.


Dardalis is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Texas where he issued a patent for the Rotating Liner Engine.  In guiding the proposal, he raised more than $750,000 in development funds from the Department of Energy and the state of Texas.  The technology is now being commercialized in Dardalis' company, Rotating Sleeve Engine Technology, Inc.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering fromTexasTech  University  and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Texas.