Robert J. Englar honored with 2003 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

Robert J. EnglarWARRENDALE, Pa. (July 27, 2005) - Robert J. Englar was 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 Englar's paper, "Drag Reduction, Safety Enhancement, and Performance Improvement for Heavy Vehicles and SUVs Using Advanced Pneumatic Aerodynamic Technologies"

Englar is Principal Research Engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Georgia Tech Research Institute in the Aerospace & Acoustics Technology Branch. He is responsible for research project direction and development of advanced technologies in aerodynamics. Englar received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and his master's degree from the University of Maryland, both in Aerospace Engineering.