SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Read More

Ricardo Engineers Win SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 23, 2006 - A team of authors from Ricardo UK, Ltd. has been selected to receive SAE International’s Arch T. Colwell Merit Award.  They will be presented the award at the SAE 2006 World Congress in Detroit, April 3-6. 

This award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to the existing knowledge of mobility engineering. The award was funded by the late Arch T. Colwell, who served SAE International in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941.  Seven papers were selected from 2,677 published for SAE International meetings during 2004 for this year’s honor, including a paper authored by the Ricardo team: “UK Particulate Measurement Programme (PMP):  A Near US 2007 Approach to Heavy Duty Diesel Particulate Measurements – Comparison with the Standard European Method” (2004-01-1990).

Jon Andersson

Jon AnderssonAndersson is Chief Engineer in the chemistry department at the Shoreham Technical Centre of Ricardo UK, Ltd.  Andersson has financial and technical control of unregulated emissions research programs conducted at Ricardo for governments, OEMs, tier ones and the oil industry, specializing in the control, formation, sampling and measurement of particles from automotive sources.  He currently acts as the “Golden Engineer” in the United Nations/European Particle Measurement Programme, which aims to develop future regulatory methodologies for quantifying Diesel particulate emissions using both number and mass metrics.  Andersson earned an honors degree in chemistry with analytical chemistry from King’s College,  University of  London.

David Clarke

David ClarkeClarke joined Ricardo UK, Ltd. in 1986, and is currently a technical specialist in the test engineering department.  In this role, he provides input on a wide range of customer and Ricardo Group projects covering all aspects of test methodologies, systems and facilities.  He is also a member of the technical steering group of the SRH Systems joint venture with Horiba, developing the STARS test automation platform.  Clarke earned his master’s degree in engineering science from the  University of  Cambridge.

James Watson

James WatsonWatson is a senior project engineer in the test operations department at Ricardo UK, Ltd.  Since joining Ricardo in 1997, Watson has been involved primarily in the design and development of powertrain testing facilities, including the enhancement of heavy duty diesel transient testing facilities for legislative emissions testing and certification programs.  He also has been instrumental in specifying test facilities in , and .  Prior to joining Ricardo, Watson designed and developed numerous automotive test systems and used them to conduct commercial tests for international OEM and Tier One customers.  He spent 12 months in developing LPG automotive fuel systems.  This marks his second published document in his field.  He is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Association of MBAs, both in London.  A chartered engineer, Watson holds an honors degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.