Three Researchers Honored with 2003 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

WARRENDALE, Pa. (July 27, 2005) - Mark Subramaniam, Dr. Rolf Reitz and Mark Ruman were selected to receive the 2003 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. The award was presented at the Honors Convocation Luncheon during the SAE 2005 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan on April 12, 2005.

This award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering. The award was funded by the late Arch T. Colwell, who served SAE in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as president in 1941. Eleven papers were selected for this year’s honor, among them is Subramaniam, Reitz and Ruman’s paper, "Reduction of Emissions and Fuel Consumption in a 2-Stroke Direct Injection Engine with Multidimensional Modeling and an Evolutionary Search Technique" (SAE 2003-01-0544).

Mr. Mark SubramaniamMark Subramaniam
Mr. Subramaniam is currently a project engineer at FEV Engine Technology, Inc., where he conducts numerical modeling and optimization of spark ignition and compression ignition engines with a focus on emissions and performance. He is involved in new concept evaluation and product re-innovation, as well as empirical testing efforts. Prior to joining FEV, he served as a graduate research assistant at the University of Wisconsin Engine Research Center (ERC) conducting 3-D CFD analysis for engine performance and emissions optimization. Subramaniam received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin in mechanical engineering.

Dr. Rolf D. Reitz
Dr. Reitz is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former director of the school’s Engine Research Center. Prior to joining the university in 1989, he spent six years at General Motors Research, three years as a research staff member at Princeton University, and two years as a research scientist at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He is editor (Americas) and co-founder of the International Journal of Engine Research, which is published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in collaboration with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Japan Society of Automotive Engineers.

Reitz is an SAE Fellow, and is past chairman of the Institute of Liquid Atomization and Spraying Systems-Americas. He has published more than 250 papers and reports, and has won major research awards, including SAE’s Horning and McFarland awards, and the ASME Soichiro Honda Medal. He holds a master’s degree and doctorate from Princeton University in mechanical and aerospace engineering.