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Jaguar Engineer to Receive SAE Award for Automotive Research

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 11, 2007 - Peter Blackmore Peter Blackmore, Jaguar Cars Ltd., has been selected to receive SAE International's Arch T. Colwell Merit Award.  He will be presented the award during the SAE U.K. Northern Centre 51st Annual Dinner Dance & Craft Awards in Blackpool, U.K., June 8.

This award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of outstanding papers presented at an SAE or SAE section meeting.  The late Arch T. Colwell, who first funded this award, served SAE International in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941. 

The SAE Foundation now funds this award.  In addition to supporting the awards, recognition and scholarship programs of SAE International, the SAE Foundation develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

Blackmore is being recognized for his paper, "Statistical Variability in Strain-Life Materials Data" (SAE paper 2005-01-1394). 

Blackmore is a technical specialist in the chassis engineering department at the Product Development Centre for Jaguar Land Rover in the U.K., where he also trains engineers.  He has worked in the field of fatigue technology, focusing on the automotive and wider-ground vehicle industries, for more than 25 years. 

Blackmore has published more than 30 papers and contributed to the development of a U.K. standard for the strain-life fatigue testing of metals.  He is Chair of the Engineering Integrity Society; a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; and a Chartered Engineer in the U.K. 

Blackmore received his bachelor's in metallurgy and his doctorate from Leeds University.  He resides in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, U.K.