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Researchers, Professor Recognized for SAE Diesel Paper

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 22, 2006 - A team of four researchers and one professor has been selected to receive SAE International’s Harry L. Horning Memorial Award.  They will be presented the award at the Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference & Exhibition in Toronto, October 16-19.

The award, established in 1938, recognizes the authors of the best paper relating to the mutual adaptation of fuels and internal combustion engines.  It honors the memory of Harry L. Horning, 1925 SAE President.  This year’s winning paper is titled, “The Influence of Charge Dilution and Injection Timing on Low-Temperature Diesel Combustion and Emissions” (2005-01-3837).

Dr. Sanghoon Kook

Dr. Sanghoon KookKook is an associate research fellow for the growth engine research and development promotion team at KISTEP in Seoul, South Korea.  He is a member of SAE International, the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Korean Society of Combustion.  Kook received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, his master’s in nuclear and quantum engineering, and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Dr. Choongsik Bae

Dr. Choongsik BaeBae is a professor in the mechanical engineering department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.  An author of more than 30 SAE technical publications, he has received two previous awards for his papers and presentations from SAE International and an Academic Award from the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers.  He is a member of several international and Korean societies, including SAE International, and serves on various editorial boards of international journals, including the International Journal of Engine Research.  Bae received his bachelor’s and master’s in aerospace engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from  Imperial  College.

Dr. Paul Miles

Dr. Paul MilesMiles is a member of the engine combustion department at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories.  He researches in-cylinder flow, mixing and combustion processes in light-duty diesel engines.  He has authored more than 30 papers dealing with internal combustion engines and is a Fellow grade member of SAE International.  Miles received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from  Cornell  University.

Dr. Dae Choi

Dr. Dae ChoiChoi is a senior research engineer for the passenger car diesel engine test team in the Powertrain Research and  Development  Center  at Hyundai Motor Co., Korea.  Previously, he worked for Sandia National Laboratories and GM Daewoo Motors.  He has authored 11 technical publications closely related to high-speed direct injection diesel combustion, including low-temperature mode diesel combustion works.  He was awarded Yonehama Rotary International Research Fellowship.  A member of SAE International, he is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers.  Choi received his bachelor’s in naval architecture and his master’s in mechanical engineering from Inha University, Korea.  He holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from  Doshisha University, Japan.

Dr. Lyle Pickett

Dr. Lyle PickettPickett is a member of the engine combustion department at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories where he researches diesel and low-temperature combustion methods for clean and fuel-efficient engines. He is a member of SAE International.  Pickett received his master's and bachelor's in mechanical engineering from  Brigham Young University  and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the  University  of  Wisconsin-Madison.