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Ford, University of Waterloo Engineers Receive SAE Award for Automotive Steel Research

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 12, 2007 - A team of five authors from Ford Motor Company and the University of Waterloo are recipients of SAE International's Arch T. Colwell Merit Award.  They were presented the award during the SAE 2007 World Congress in Detroit.

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.

The following authors are recognized for the paper, “Analysis of the Increased Formability of Aluminum Alloy Sheet Formed Using Electromagnetic Forming” (SAE paper 2005-01-0082).

Vladimir Dmitriev
Dmitriev is a senior researcher at Central Scientific Research and Innovation Laboratory in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Previously, he worked at the Ford Scientific Research Laboratory in Dearborn, Mich.  Dmitriev has also worked as a technical consultant in cooperation with St. Petersburg State Technical University and has conducted research for a number of institutes in the St. Petersburg area.

Dmitriev has published 10 papers in Russian scientific and technical journals.  He holds 23 Russian patents on inventions and two U.S. patents.  His work has been recognized at many science and engineering competitions, garnering seven awards.  He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Dmitriev earned his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Baltic State University.  He received his master's in electromagnetic and electrohydraulic tetechnology and his doctorate from St. Petersburg State Technical University.  He resides in St. Petersburg.

Sergey Golovashchenko
Golovashchenko is a technical leader for manufacturing and processes at Ford Research & Advanced Engineering in Dearborn, Mich.  Previously, he was a researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a professor at Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

Golovashchenko has published 75 papers in professional journals and conference proceedings.  He holds four patents and 10 patent applications.  He is the recipient of a Technical Achievement Award from Ford; a State Scientific Scholarship from the President of the Russian Federation; a scholarship from the Russian Fund for Development of High Technologies; and an award from the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Engineering.  He is a member of The Metals, Minerals and Materials Society and the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.

Golovashchenko earned his master's, doctorate and doctorate of science degrees in mechanical engineering, all from Bauman Moscow State Technical University.  He resides in Beverly Hills, Mich.

José Imbert
Imbert is pursuing his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he is also a lecturer.  Previously, he worked as a tool designer and technical researcher in the automotive tool and die industry.

Imbert has co-authored seven papers, three of which have been published in journals for SAE International and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Imbert earned his bachelor's in aerospace engineering from Carleton University and his master's in applied sciences from the University of Waterloo.

Sooky Winkler
Winkler is a research associate in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Waterloo.  Her current research focuses on automotive steel and aluminum alloys with the goal of producing lighter-weight vehicles for enhanced fuel efficiency.  Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College London.

Winkler has published 15 papers in refereed journals and international conferences.

Winkler earned her bachelor's and doctorate in material science and engineering from Imperial College London.  She resides in Waterloo, Ontario.

To set up an interview with Winkler, please contact Linda Kenyon at the University of Waterloo, 

Michael Worswick
Worswick is a professor in the mechanical and mechatronics engineering department at the University of Waterloo, where he is also Associate Dean of Research and External Partnerships for the Faculty of Engineering.  He leads the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Materials and Manufacturing; serves as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; and leads a research project for Auto21, a Canadian government research initiative.

Previously, Worswick was a scientist at the Defense Research Establishment Suffield in Alberta, and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa. 

Worswick has published nearly 50 papers in refereed journals, 100 conference publications and more than 80 industrial research reports. He is a reviewer for 10 international journals and a committee member for a number of international conferences. 

Worswick earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering, all from the University of Waterloo.  He is a registered Professional Engineer. 

To set up an interview with Worswick, please contact Linda Kenyon at the University of Waterloo, 

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