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SAE International Awards Challen Medal of Honor

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 14, 2008 - Professor Bernard J. Challen, CEO, Shoreham Services, is the recipient of SAE International’s Medal of Honor. The medal was presented during the SAE 2008 World Congress.

The Medal of Honor, established in 1986, is awarded annually and is SAE’s most prestigious award. The award recognizes SAE members for their unique and significant contributions to SAE International and is funded through the SAE Foundation.

An SAE Fellow, Professor Challen has been a member of SAE for more than 17 years. He is honored for his international involvement and active participation in numerous SAE committees and boards, including the Land and Sea Group, Diesel Engine Committee (including one term as chair), Powerplant Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee (including one term as chair), Fellows Committee, Engineering Meetings Board, and the Noise and Vibration Conference Committee (including one term as chair).

Challen has promoted SAE activities across Europe , facilitating relationships with other national engineering societies and encouraging individual engineers to become active within SAE. He served on the UK SAE Governing Board from 1995 to 2002 and he continues to be involved with SAE liaison activities, contributing to the formation of IMechE Formula Student and the European Styrian noise conference collaboration in .

In addition, Challen has co-authored more than a dozen SAE papers, helped organize many technical sessions and edited the second edition of the Diesel Engine Reference book. He has received three SAE Forest R. McFarland Awards.

Challen earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southampton University and an M.S. in sound and vibration from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research.


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