Ashley L. Dunn Receives 2003 SAE Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper

Warrendale, PA (March 26, 2004) - Dr. Ashley L. Dunn, a research scientist at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, received the 2003 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper. He was presented the award on March 9, 2004 during the Honors Convocation at the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award, established in 1998, is given annually for the best technical paper written by a student and presented at an SAE meeting. The award honors Phil Myers, former SAE President and retired professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Myers and his wife, Jean, have set a high standard for excellence, concern for students, and involvement with SAE.

Dr. Dunn was selected as the award recipient, along with three co-authors, for the SAE technical paper (2003-01-1322): "New Model for Simulating the Dynamics of Pneumatic Heavy Truck Brakes with Integrated Anti-Lock Control." His co-authors are Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni, Dr. Gary Heydinger and Dr. Dennis Guenther, all affiliated with The Ohio State University.

Before joining the Transportation Research Center in 2003, Dr. Dunn worked for Michelin Americas Research and Development for ten years. His areas of experience included measurement of lateral and longitudinal tire traction; the tire's effect on vehicle ABS efficiency; and on-vehicle evaluation of handling (high speed, dry, wet, and snow), comfort, and noise. He went on to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University where he completed his Ph.D. dissertation, "Jackknife Stability of Articulated Tractor-semitrailer Vehicles with High-Output brakes and Jackknife Detection on Low-coefficient Surfaces," in 2003.

Dr. Dunn holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University, and his master's and doctorate from The Ohio State University.