SAE Announces the 2005 SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award Recipients
Warrendale, PA (June 10, 2005) -Eight professionals from the engineering and science fields have been selected to receive this year's SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award.
This award, established in 1984, is named to honor the late Lloyd L. Withrow, former department head of General Motors Research Laboratories Fuels and Lubricants Department, and a noted speaker at many SAE meetings. The award is intended to recognize those individuals who have received the SAE Oral Presentation Award more than twice.
The awards will be presented during various SAE meetings throughout the year.
Dr. Kristy B. Arbogast
Dr. Arbogast is the associate director of field engineering at TraumaLink at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Since 1997, she has served as a co-investigator on the Partners for Child Passenger Safety project, a national study on child passenger safety funded by State Farm Insurance. The Partners project has evolved into the largest child-specific crash surveillance system in the country. Dr. Arbogast directs biomechanical analyses and crash investigation for the project. Dr. Arbogast is also the principal investigator for automotive safety research funded by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Takata Corporation and George Washington University. Topics of these research projects include the identification of mechanisms of injury in side impact collisions, development of an abdominal insert for pediatric anthropometric test devices, and determination of neck injury metrics in frontal crashes. Her work has been published in Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Journal of Trauma, the Stapp Car Crash Conference Proceedings, Injury Prevention, and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Annual Conference Proceedings. Dr. Arbogast has been named the recipient of the Automotive Occupants Restraints Council's Pathfinder Award given in recognition of her achievements in the field of child passenger and occupant safety. She is a member of SAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Dr. Arbogast received her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, and her master's and Ph.D. in bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania.
J. Philip Barnes
Barnes is a principal engineer with 23 years at Northrop Grumman. He is responsible for theoretical and computed-aided modeling of aerospace vehicle and subsystems performance. Barnes has authored technical papers on aerodynamics, gears and orbital mechanics. His most recent paper, titled "How Flies the Albatross - the Flight Mechanics of Dynamic Soaring," is available from store.sae.org. Barnes is a member of SAE, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Sailplane Homebuilders Association. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.
Dr. James A. Eng
Dr. Eng is a staff research engineer with General Motors Corporation in the Powertrain Systems Research Lab. His current focus is on Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engines. Dr. Eng has investigated the effects of ignition enhancers on extending the HCCI operating regime to lower loads, and has also investigated the effects of fuel composition on HCCI engine performance and emissions. In his 13-year tenure at GM, he has worked on hydrocarbon emissions mechanisms and post-flame oxidation rates from homogeneous charge spark ignition engines; on cold-start hydrocarbon emission mechanisms; and on the
effects of fuels on engine performance, auto-ignition and emissions. He has published numerous papers on HCCI engines, gasoline-powered engines and combustion. Dr. Eng is a member of SAE and Sigma Xi, and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Dr. Leonard Evans
Dr. Evans is president of the Science Serving Society in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, an organization he formed to continue research and related professional activities after his 33-year research career with General Motors. He has published more than 150 publications in 41 different technical journals journals which focus on traffic safety research. He has also published two successful books, Traffic Safety and the Driver (1991) and Traffic Safety (2004). Dr. Evans is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He earned his doctorate in physics from Oxford University in England.
Dr. Michael J. Flannagan
Dr. Flannagan is a research associate professor at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), where he is involved in research on the human factors aspects of driving. His recent focus has been on the improvement of driver vision via innovations in traditional vehicle systems, such as headlamps and mirrors; and by the introduction of new systems, such as infrared night vision systems and camera-based rear vision systems. He has worked at the Transportation Research Institute since 1988, has been active in the SAE Lighting Committee, and has authored more than 50 technical papers in the area of driver vision. Flannagan is a member of SAE, the American Psychological Society and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Charles J. Mueller
Dr. Mueller is a principal member of the technical staff in the Engine Combustion Department at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility in Livermore, California. He has been with Sandia National Labs since 1996, performing research in the areas of optical combustion diagnostics and fuel effects on advanced compression-ignition combustion processes. He is a member of SAE and received the Society's Arch T. Colwell Merit Award in 2005. He has also been honored with the Combustion Institute's Silver Combustion Medal. Mueller received master's and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan. He also holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautics and a bachelor's in engineering physics from Miami University.
Dr. Christof Schulz
Dr. Schulz is a professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he assumed the chair for combustion and gasdynamics in 2004. His research focuses on the development and application of laser-based diagnostics techniques to combustion processes, specifically in-cylinder diagnostics of mixture formation, in-cylinder temperatures and pollutant formation in internal combustion engines. He also heads a research group of 25 people and serves as director of the Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics (IVG) at the university. He has authored over 70 reviewed journal articles and has received the BMW Scientific Award and the Freudenberg-Award (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences). He is a member of SAE, the Optical Society of America, Verein deutscher Ingenieure, Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Schulz received his diploma degree in chemistry from Karlsruhe University (Germany) and his doctorate from Heidelberg University in the field of physical chemistry. He also received his habilitation (venia legendi) from Heidelberg University in 2002.
Philip R. Scinto
Scinto is a senior research statistician for the Lubrizol Corporation, where he has been employed since 1989. He is currently responsible for the application of statistical methods to engine oil testing and calibration, product and formulation development and optimization, and product approvals. Some of Scinto's noteworthy accomplishments in the engine oil industry include the worldwide control charting system for engine calibration known as the "Lubricant Test Monitoring System," the statistical treatment of product approval data, an experimental design approach to base oil interchange, the "Single Technology Matrix" approach for base oil interchange, and "virtual" product testing through the use of statistical models. He is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and currently chairs its W.J. Youden Award committee. He is also an SAE member. Scinto received his bachelor's degree in statistics and biometry from Cornell University and his master's in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.