SAE International Names 2004-2005 Class of Fellows

Warrendale, PA (February 28, 2005) - Nineteen mobility professionals have been elected to the prestigious status of "SAE Fellow" by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International).

SAE Fellowship status is the highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International. It recognizes outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle technology. The program, established in 1975, recognizes an average of only 20 worldwide recipients for this honor each year.

The 2004-05 class of SAE Fellows will receive public recognition among their peers in ceremonies at the 2005 SAE World Congress, to be held April 11-14, 2005, in Detroit, Michigan.

Those professionals named as SAE Fellow are:

Dr. Yuzo Aoyagi Dr. Yuzo Aoyagi, managing director of the research department at NEW Advanced Combustion Engineering (N.A.C.E.) Institute Co., Ltd.

Dr. Aoyagi is recognized for his research and development work of low emission diesel engines by utilizing unique techniques that includes gas sampling, which is direct measuring of the temperature and the fluid velocity in an engine. At N.A.C.E., Dr. Aoyagi's research has focus on Premixed Lean Diesel and Multiple Stage Diesel Combustion. Additionally, Dr. Aoyagi has been successfully developing the "Super Clean Diesel" of the Japanese National Project sponsored by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The concept is to develop a fuel-efficient diesel engine achieving very low emission. Dr. Aoyagi also acts as general manager of the N.A.C.E. Research Department. He has written more than 60 publications and holds 10 patents.

Dr. Michael A. Biferno Dr. Michael A. Biferno, Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company

Dr. Biferno is a leader in developing human factors engineering design technology for aerospace vehicles. Specific accomplishments include development of human modeling and simulation technology, workload assessment methods, design procedures, and human test methods for advanced digital controls. At Boeing, he led the development of a factory ergonomics program for a major military aircraft program and established a company-wide Web-enabled set of digital design tools and reference materials.

Dr. Biferno founded the SAE G-13 Committee and the Digital Human Modeling Conference. Through these SAE organizations, he brought together the major model developers, automotive and aerospace vehicle manufacturers, and academic/government scientists with the aim of improving technology transfer and communications to accelerate technology growth and its adoption into business and scientific applications. He has been the recipient of SAE's McFarland Award and the Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award.

Dr. Jean J. M. Botti Dr. Jean J. M. Botti, chief technologist at the company's Innovation Center

Dr. Botti is recognized for his pioneering work in development and application of Monoblock tubular axle bars in powertrain half shafts, which are now being widely used. Also, he was the first to apply thermoplastic seals for outboard Tripot joints, which became the industry standard in Europe. He is also recognized for his outstanding leadership, vision, and effort in the application of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) for on-board power generation and for hybrid propulsion, which have tremendously enhanced the fundamental understanding of planar SOFCs and led to the widespread interest in using SOFCs in other applications. Dr. Botti has many publications and patents related to the advancement of automotive technology to his credit. In 2004, he was inducted into Delphi's Innovation Hall of Fame.

Dr. Nigel N. Clark Dr. Nigel N. Clark, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, West Virginia University

Dr. Clark is recognized for his contributions in quantifying real-world emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and his pioneering work in the development of transportable heavy-duty chassis dynamometers that provided data on the performance of alternative fuels, novel after-treatment devices and new engine technologies. His research included the characterization of emissions from locomotives, ships and off-highway engines. He also led laboratory programs to implement emission reduction strategies. Dr. Clark has authored more than 200 journal publications and is the recipient of many awards, among them the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (SAE), the Benedum Award for Science and Technology (WVU), the Donald Julius Groen Prize of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (London), and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.

Antonello Cogotti Antonello Cogotti, director of aerodynamic and aeroacoustic research, Pininfarina S.p.A

Mr. Cogotti is recognized for his contributions to testing technology for vehicle aerodynamics and aeroacoustics. He is a leader in making the wind-tunnel test environment increasingly more representative of on-road driving conditions. He also pioneered the use of advanced research-type measurement techniques in the routine aerodynamic development of new vehicle configurations. These have included multi-hole total-pressure probes, Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). These technologies provide detailed mappings of a vehicle's flow field. Mr. Cogotti has over 40 technical papers and publications to his credit and is active on several SAE committees. He is also an active participant in the European Car Aerodynamic Research Association (ECARA). He received the Charles Deutsch Award in 1987.

Dr. Mehrdad Ehsani Dr. Mehrdad Ehsani, professor of electrical engineering, Texas A & M University

Dr. Ehsani is a national leader in the new and developing field of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). He has made key contributions to design, analysis, simulation and technology transfer in this field. He has systematically established the design methodology and control strategy of IC engine-powered and fuel-cell-powered hybrid vehicles; developed sophisticated modeling and simulation software of the hybrid drivetrain; and designed several drivetrains, including a full hybrid drivetrain, mild hybrid drivetrain and fuel-cell-powered hybrid drivetrain. Dr. Ehsani played a key role in leading SAE technical meetings in HEV at both the 2004 SAE World Congress and the 2004 Future Transportation Technology Conference. He has authored over 300 papers and reports and several books related to this technology, including a recently published book sure to become the standard reference and education book in the new HEV technologies.

Dr. Hajime Fujimoto Dr. Hajime Fujimoto, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Doshisha University in Japan

Dr. Fujimoto is being recognized for his diesel-spray research. His effort in experimental and modeling studies on diesel sprays based on various optical diagnostics has tremendously enhanced the fundamental understanding of the internal and bulk structures of diesel sprays, particularly wall-impinging sprays. His latest interest was directed toward diesel particulates formation in a high temperature environment, which brought Dr. Fujimoto and his co-author Professional Engineering Publishing's Best Paper Award in 2002. Dr. Fujimoto has been published extensively, authoring and co-authoring over 140 papers, including SAE and JSAE papers. He served as president of ILASS-Japan and vice president of JSAE in 2003, and received SAE's Arch T. Colwell Award in 1981.

Dr. B. B. Ghosh Dr. B. B. Ghosh, Professor Emeritus in the mechanical engineering department, Indian Institute of Technology

Dr. Ghosh is recognized for his outstanding effort in the design and development of the catalytic converter based on non precious metal zeolite to control the exhaust emissions carbon monoxide(CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and hydrocarbon (HC) of petrol engines having reduction efficiency in the range of 80 � 85% (satisfying EURO II norms). This converter works in a wide range of air-fuel ratios in comparison to the noble metal converter which works only near stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. Dr. Ghosh was the first in India to operate existing petrol and diesel engines using compressed natural gas (CNG) at the Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory at IIT. All four- and two-wheel vehicles are now running on CNG in Delhi. His research has also shown that low-octane fuels can be used at normal compression ratios and higher octane fuel at higher compression ratios in a single cylinder, S. I. engine using surge technique. The work related to this research produced two doctorate, five master's and seven bachelor's theses.

Dr. David C. Holloway Dr. David C. Holloway, University of Maryland (retired)

Dr. Holloway has significantly advanced automotive engineering and its understanding of alternative fuel vehicles through fifteen years of research. His knowledge and insights into current arts and practices of design have produced methanol-, ethanol-, LNG- and hybrid-electric-powered vehicles and an award-winning electric vehicle design for the 1990 Sunrayce. Dr. Holloway had a remarkable career as an educational leader and was known to have inspired creativity in his engineering students. Over the years, he and his students participated in many SAE collegiate design competitions. Working with the DOE, Dr. Holloway created the first DOE-sponsored design competition: the Methanol Marathon. Many of his students have gone on to contribute significantly to the field of alternative-fueled vehicle engineering.

Dr. William T. Hollowell Dr. William T. Hollowell, director of the Administration's Office of Applied Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. DOT

Dr. Hollowell is recognized for his exceptional contributions to crashworthiness and occupant restraint research. His groundbreaking research in vehicle crash compatibility has led to fundamental advances in our understanding of injury risk in these collisions and helped create the scientific foundation for efforts designed to mitigate these injuries. Most notable has been his development of a large-scale systems model of the U.S. national traffic accident environment. Additionally, he developed a unique system identification and extraction algorithm which could generate lumped mass, non-linear energy absorber vehicle crash models directly from crash test data. Dr. Hollowell is an internationally recognized expert in vehicle crash safety. He has published over fifty technical papers on vehicle crashworthiness, crash modeling, crash testing, accident statistics, and impact biomechanics. He currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention and received the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award in 2003.

Dr. Bengt Johansson Dr. Bengt Johansson, professor, Combustion Engine Division, Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden

Dr. Johansson has made significant contributions in engine research, particularly with respect to in-cylinder flow motions and their effects on spark-ignited flame propagation and engine performance. Most notable is his pioneering Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine research. Dr. Johansson's contributions in this area include fundamental investigations of the effects of load, boost pressure, fuel-type, turbulence, water injection, and compression ratio. He and his research group developed and applied innovative diagnostic methods and modeling approaches for combustion characterization. Dr. Johansson is a well-known authority in HCCI; a number of his publications on HCCI are regarded as the industry standard. He has been the recipient of both the SAE Horning Memorial and the SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit awards.

Dr. Gautam T. Kalghatgi Dr. Gautam T. Kalghatgi, principal scientist, Shell Global Solutions in England

Dr. Kalghatgi has made important contributions to fundamental and applied combustion science, including over fifty papers emphasizing the impact of fuels technology on spark ignition, flame development, knock and deposits in automotive engines. His original research and his synthesis of findings from various sources have been significant in introducing new fuel formulations in nearly thirty countries. Specifically, Dr. Kalghatgi's well known studies of spark ignition, flame initiation and cyclic variation in combustion, many of which employed optical diagnostics to great effect, led to development of commercial "spark-aider" additives. These additives are used to improve drivability by improving the transfer of energy from the spark to the fuel-air mixture, thus improving flame initiation and reducing cycle-to-cycle variability. He has also been a leading participant in international groups addressing future fuel quality requirements.

Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos, founder and head of APT Laboratory located in Greece.

Dr. Konstandopoulos has made outstanding contributions to the understanding, theory, development and performance of diesel particulate filters. He co-authored a paper on mathematical analysis of filter pressure drop. This paper paved the road to the understanding of the mechanics of filter pressure drop, a significant performance characteristic of filters. The APT is one of the leading centers for diesel emission control in the world. The lab's scientific analysis tools for analyzing diesel filter performance during complex regeneration processes remain outstanding contributions to OEM's efforts in overcoming diesel emission control challenges, and Dr. Konstandopoulos' expertise is sought by major automotive OEM's around the world. Dr. Konstandopoulos has been a recipient of the Pierre W. Hogue and the Cummins fellowships.

Dr. George A. Lavoie Dr. George A. Lavoie, visiting research scientist, University of Michigan

Dr. Lavoie is recognized for his research in NOx and HC emissions from S.I. engines. He showed that NOx formation is dominated by the Zeldovich mechanism, which could be implemented into otherwise equilibrium gas calculations. He also demonstrated that quench layer HC's were not an important source of emissions. Instead, crevices and oil layers were found to be the more important. Dr. Lavoie's model of vehicle evaporative emissions systems facilitated implementation of effective control strategies. This model is currently used as a design and training tool at Ford and Visteon. Dr. Lavoie has written more than 40 publications and received the Ford Motor Technical Achievement Award � European Automotive Operations (1999) "For the Vapor Management Model that enables total system development and emission compliance."

Dr. Ramamurthy Mahadevan Dr. Ramamurthy Mahadevan, director, India Pistons Ltd.

Dr. Mahadevan has been involved in research work relating to cylinder components of I.C. Engines for over three decades. His work on the influence of metal matrix composite pistons and insulated pistons led to a better understanding of their scope in practical applications. His innovative designs earned him three Indian patents in the areas of steel top ring, three-piece oil rings, and a thermally insulated piston design. Dr. Mahadevan won several awards in recognition of his work including "Distinguished Alumnus Award" of the India Institute of Technology, Madras. He has written numerous technical papers and publications. He also played a crucial role in the formation and affiliation of SAE India with SAE International, elected unopposed as the President of SAE India.

Andreas C. R. Mayer Andreas C. R. Mayer, engineer, TIM � Technik Thermische Maschinen in Switzerland

Mr. Mayer is recognized for his remarkable work toward the goal of achieving the truly clean diesel engine. He studied diesel exhaust particles, finding a large number of ultra-fine (10 to 500 nanometer in diameter) particles with very low total mass. Recognizing particle mass may be an incorrect metric, Mayer organized a broad-based technical group to study ultra-fine particle control technology. His results were published and obtained scientific, engineering, health and regulatory consensus. They provided clear support for particle emission standards and the emergence of the truly clean diesel engine cleansed of these particles. He has written over 50 technical papers and given many presentations and holds 18 patents on inventions related to emissions.

Dr. John J. Moskwa Dr. John J. Moskwa, professor of mechanical engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Moskwa is recognized for his pioneering work in the development of high bandwidth transient engine test systems and for his research accomplishments in the areas of powertrain system dynamic modeling, diagnostics, and control. Under his stewardship, the Powertrain Control Research Laboratory research group, which he founded at the University of Wisconsin, has developed dynamic powertrain system models that are widely used throughout the world. Additionally, Dr. Moskwa inspires his students to maintain the highest levels of quality in their work and instills in them the intrinsic, fundamental connection between analysis and testing. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2003 Powertrain Excellence Award for "PCRL's Hardware-in-the-Loop, Transient, Single-Cylinder Engine Test System" and the 1992 SAE Teetor Award.

Dr. David L. Reuss Dr. David L. Reuss, senior staff research engineer, Thermal & Energy Laboratory, General Motors Corporation

Dr. Reuss was the first person to develop Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to measure fluid motions in an operating internal combustion engine, thus helping improve engines. His PIV work is recognized worldwide for being not only innovative, but extremely useful. Dr. Ruess' other innovations include: holographic interferometry for measuring flame temperatures and the design of optically accessible engines. His work has expanded knowledge of combustion in engines. Dr. Reuss has authored or co-authored many technical papers and publications, and has three patents to his credit. He has received several awards including two SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit awards (1989 & 1990), the Combustion Institute Silver Medal Award and the Campbell Award for distinguished scientific achievement from General Motors.

Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni, director, Center for Automotive Research, Ohio State University

Dr. Rizzoni is recognized for the development and application of model-based powertrain control and diagnostic methods for passenger car and commercial vehicles, including hybrid-electric and fuel cell vehicles. His principal contributions in this area include: system dynamics, measurement and control of automotive engines, fault diagnosis of powertrain systems, and system dynamics and control of hybrid-electric drivetrains. Dr. Rizzoni's contributions, in collaboration with numerous automotive OEMs and suppliers, have led to more robust powertrain control and diagnostics algorithms. He serves as the faculty advisor to the SAE Student Branch at OSU and has done an outstanding job. His students are holders of the U.S. Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles since 1999. Dr. Rizzoni has authored and co-authored over 150 technical papers and publications and holds several patents.