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INRETS Deputy Director Receives SAE Transportation Safety Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 20, 2008 - Dominique Cesari Dominique Cesari of the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (INRETS) is the recipient of SAE International's Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award. He was honored during the SAE 2008 World Congress in Detroit.

The Arnold W. Siegel Award, established in 1987, recognizes a leader who has made an impact in improving transportation safety. The award honors Siegel, a Fellow of SAE whose pioneering research contributed to the design of modern crashworthy transportation vehicles and the understanding of tolerance in collisions.

This award is funded through the SAE Foundation. 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.

Cesari is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at INRETS. He is also Chairman of the European Enhanced Vehicle Safety Committee. His research focuses on pedestrian safety.

Cesari has worked in the field of automotive safety research since 1970. He began his career as researcher analyzing in-depth accident studies. Since then, he has pioneered impact biomechanics research in France.

Cesari is the author of more than 200 scientific articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and books and presented at conferences. He has received several industry awards, including the SAE International’s Arch T. Colwell Merit Award; the U.S. National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s Award for Safety; and the A. J. Mirkin Service Award from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM).

Cesari is a member of several international and French technical organizations, including the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injuries, where he serves as Vice President; the AAAM, where he maintains Fellow member status; and the French Association of Biomechanics.

Cesari holds a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the French National Institute on Applied Sciences and a doctorate in biomechanics from the Technical University of Compiègne. He resides in St. Bonnet de Mure, France.

For more information on Cesari, please contact Laurent Meyer at INRETS,

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