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Rahman Md. Montajir to Receive the 2003 SAE Max Bentele Award For Engine Technology Innovation

Warrendale, PA, Oct. 6, 2003 - Dr. Rahman Md. Montajir, a post-doctoral research fellow with the Japanese Government Ministry of Transportation, has been selected to receive the 2003 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation. Montajir will receive his award during the Honors Convocation at the SAE 2004 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, March 2004.

This award, established in 2001, recognizes an engineer under the age of 36 who is an SAE member and whose work has furthered innovation in the manufacture, design and improvement of engine technology for ground, air or space vehicles. The award honors Max Bentele for his contributions to the field of mobility engines and his encouragement for others to be innovative and to promote advances in engine technology.

Since November 2001, Dr. Montajir has been working in the National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory under the Japanese Government Ministry of Transportation. The main objective of his research is the improvement of diesel engine emission quality through in-cylinder mixture formation and combustion enhancements. As part of his work, he has proposed a new combustion chamber concept for low emissions from small DI diesel engines and a fuel concept for achieving DI-PCCI combustion for low soot emission.

Montajir received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh, and holds master's and doctoral degrees from the Kitami Institute of Technology in Japan.