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Ford, Visteon Specialists Receive SAE Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 15, 2006 -  

Michael J. Harrigan, Sr., and Dr. David L.S. Hung have been selected to receive SAE International's Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award.  They will be presented the award at the SAE 2006 Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference & Exhibition in Toronto, Oct. 16-19.

This award, established in 1953, recognizes individuals for outstanding service to SAE International's technical committee activities.  Harrigan and Hung are being recognized for their work on the Fuels and Lubricants Council.

Michael J. Harrigan, Sr.Michael J. Harrigan, Sr.
Harrigan is a technical specialist in Ford's PTE/North American fuel systems department.  He began his career at Ford in 1972 as a metallurgist in Newport Beach, Calif.  He transferred to Ford's Automotive Research and Engineering Center in Dearborn, Mich., nearly 32 years ago, and he became Ford's first fuel systems technical specialist in 1985. 

Harrigan holds five patents for fuel system devices and has published four SAE papers.  His accomplishments include developing a plastic fuel tubing system for U.S automobiles; introducing plastic quick-connect fittings for fuel delivery systems; and leading his team in developing a virtual leak standard for fuel systems.  He has received awards for his pioneering work in plastics and fuel systems, including the Most Innovative Use of Plastic Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Customer Driven Quality Award from Ford.

A member of SAE International, Harrigan is chairman of the SAE Fuel System Technical Standards committee.  He earned his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Loyola University of Los Angeles and his master's in material science from Stanford University.  He resides in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Dr. David L.S. HungDr. David L.S. Hung

Hung is a technical fellow in the powertrain electronics and control department at the Visteon Corporation, where he is responsible for the development of advanced powertrain systems and technologies.  Prior to joining Visteon, he worked at Delphi to develop and implement laser diagnostics for gasoline fuel injection sprays and fuel mixture measurements.

A member of SAE International since 1998, Hung has taken on many leadership roles in the organization's technical committees and section activities.  He chaired the SAE Western New York Section in 2002 and now serves as the vice-chair for the Gasoline Fuel Injection Standards Committee.  He also leads a task force developing a new SAE Recommended Practice.  An author of numerous SAE publications, Hung regularly reviews technical papers for SAE conferences in the areas of fuels and advanced propulsion. He is also a member of the Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems. 

Hung received his bachelor's with distinction in mechanical engineering from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology and his master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Carnegie Mellon University.  He resides in Novi, Mich.