This Academy covers the diesel engine engineering principles and practices necessary to effectively understand a modern diesel engine. Types of engines addressed include naturally aspirated, turbocharged, pre-chamber, open chamber, light duty, and heavy duty. It is an intensive learning experience comprised of lecture and structured practical sessions, including a team-solved case study problem. Evening sessions are included.
Attendees will receive a copy of the textbook, Diesel Emissions and Their Control, by lead instructor Magdi K. Khair and W. Addy Majewski.
Hundreds of professionals from across Europe, Asia, and the Americas have benefited from the Diesel Engine Technology Engineering Academy from SAE. Since 1999, this Engineering Academy has been the source for comprehensive and complete diesel engine technology training. Professionals from companies like Infineum, Ford Motor Co., AVL, MAHLE, Robert Bosch, Komatsu, John Deere, BorgWarner, Eaton, Shell, Volvo, and Volkswagen have looked to SAE and the Diesel Engine Technology Engineering Academy for diesel engine technology training.
This Academy includes several practical activities, including a team-solved case study and a technical facility tour.
Prior to the Academy, you will be asked to complete a pre-assessment. Results will be shared with the lead instructor to help customize the learning experience to specific attendee needs.
***Depending on the location of the Academy, please be advised this course may involve one or more of the following: driving and/or riding in a vehicle; participating in a vehicle demonstration; and/or taking part in an offsite tour using outside transportation. You may be required to sign a waiver on-site and produce a valid driver’s license from your state/country of residence.***
The order in which the topics are presented is subject to change.
Dr. Khair is a consultant at Magdiesel Technologies. He has recently retired from Watlow Electric where he was Chief Technologist in Watlow's Diesel Emission Space. He was previously an Institute Engineer at Southwest Research Institute. He had prior assignments at Allied Signal Automotive Catalyst, Ford New Holland, Ford Tractor Operations, Bendix Diesel Operations, and the Chrysler Corporation. He has worked with diesel engines and their emission control systems. Dr. Khair has an extensive background in diesel aftertreatment, stratified charge, and gas turbine engines since 1970. He was involved with developing emission control systems to help diesel and alternative combustion engines meet future regulated limits. He has co-authored Diesel Emissions and Their Control, a comprehensive textbook, and continues to present seminars in diesel engine technology, selective catalytic reduction for diesel engines, and exhaust gas recirculation.
Dr. Khair holds a B.S. in Automotive Engineering from Cairo, Egypt, a M.S. in Thermodynamics from the University of Birmingham, England, a MBA from Michigan State University USA, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from Warren National University. Dr. Khair holds 20 US patents in the areas of fuel injection, turbocharging, exhaust gas recirculation and filtration, and diesel aftertreatment systems.
Dr. Ewa Bardasz Fellow at The Lubrizol Corporation (retired), where she was responsible for overseeing technical activities related to lubricating novel combustion hardware, aftertreatment systems and emissions. She is experienced in the areas of crankcase lubrication, corrosion inhibition, engine testing and exhaust emissions control. Dr. Bardasz holds over 25 patents, has published multiple technical and scientific papers, authored chapters for technical books and is a frequent invited speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is the recipient of the SAE International 2002 Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants, and 2009 SAE International Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award. Dr. Bardasz is a Fellow of SAE International and a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) where she is also on the Board of Directors. Dr. Bardasz obtained a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Warsaw Technical University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology.
Dr. AndrÃ© Boehman is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan and is pursuing his research at the W.E. Lay Auto Lab. He joined U-M in 2012 after serving for 18 years at Penn State. Most recently at PSU he held a position as a Professor of Fuel Science, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught courses on Energy, Fuels, Combustion and the Environment starting in 1994. Prof. Boehman's research interests are in alternative and reformulated fuels, combustion and pollution control. His present research activities are focused on alternative diesel fuels, diesel combustion and diesel exhaust aftertreatment. He served as the Editor of the journal Fuel Processing Technology from 2007-2011 and has held executive positions with the American Chemical Society Division of Fuel Chemistry and with the International DME Association. He was elected a 2011 Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has received the 2009 John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines and the 2009 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the 2009 Matthew and Anne Wilson Award for Excellence in Research, the 2007 Faculty Mentoring Award and the 1999 Matthew and Anne Wilson Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the 1999 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Dayton School of Engineering, and the Philip L. Walker Jr. Faculty Fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering, from 1995-97. He also received the 1986 Charles T. Main Bronze Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He supervised twenty nine MS theses and fifteen doctoral theses at Penn State and he has published more than 75 refereed papers and book chapters. At the EMS Energy Institute, Prof. Boehman managed the Diesel Combustion and Emissions Laboratory. Now at the Auto Lab at U-M, Prof. Boehman is developing laboratory facilities to continue his research in advanced fuels and combustion. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton (1986) and an MS (1987) and PhD (1993) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Molecular Physics Laboratory at SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Bernard Challen is an independent engineering consultant, active mainly in the automotive industry. His technical areas of interest include electronics and control, instrumentation, the use of computer-aided engineering tools, and vehicle noise & vibration. Until 1991, he was Technical Director at Ricardo Consulting Engineers where one of his responsibilities was the formation of Ricardo North America. His technical responsibilities within Ricardo included noise and vibration, instrumentation and control, large engines and the business development of Ricardo in North America. Mr. Challen is active in a number of professional societies. A recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland award in 1983, 1990 and 1996, he was elected a Fellow of SAE in 1997 and in 2008 he was the recipient of the SAE Medal of Honor. Mr. Challen is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and also the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET). He has served as General Chair for the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference from 1992-2003. In addition to being a regular contributor of technical papers to SAE, he also serves on the Engineering Meetings Board. Mr. Challen earned a B.Sc.(Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. Noise and Vibration, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, from Southampton University.
Phillip Dingle is a Diesel Technology Specialist with Daimler Detroit Diesel. Previously, he held the position of Diesel Technology Specialist in the Advanced Engineering Innovation Center of Delphi Diesel Systems. He received his engineering education in England, and after graduating in 1972, joined the Research and Development group of Lucas Diesel Systems where he worked on several advanced engine and fuel system technologies. Transferred to Detroit, USA in 1975, he has worked closely with several US diesel engine manufacturers on the development of FIE for their engines. In the process, he gained broad experience in achieving performance and emissions targets from both DI and IDI combustion systems. He holds twelve US or European patents for fuel system innovation.
Michael Levin holds the position of Technical Expert at Ford Motor Company. He received his MSME in 1974 from Moscow Automobile and Road Institute in Russia, and has been with Ford Research and Advanced Engineering for over 30 years. Mr. Levin co-authored 21 publications and 1 book, and received 30 patents. His experience encompasses a variety of areas within the automotive powertrain field. It includes development of advanced fuel injection components, and electrohydraulic camless valvetrains combined with engine development work to optimize their operation. In the area of Diesel aftertreatment, Mr. Levin developed low-deposits high-uniformity urea mixers that are used in Ford Diesel trucks. In the last several years, he's been collaborating with leading universities and automotive suppliers to develop waste heat recovery technologies. As recognition of his professional accomplishments, Mr. Levin has received SAE and USCAR awards.
Vincent Piacenti is Senior Manager at Robert Bosch LLC in Farmington Hills, Michigan and is responsible for Diesel Fuel Injection Hydraulic Systems Integration for North American diesel-engine applications. This encompasses simulation, adaptation and testing of high-speed, high-pressure fuel injection systems, concentrating on Common-Rail systems, both solenoid-valve and Piezo. Included is research of alternate fuels for diesel engine applications. Experienced in all types of diesel fuel injection and various gasoline systems, Mr. Piacenti is a contributing author to the Springer Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Piacenti holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Bosch for thirty five years, seven of which were at the Bosch Headquarters for Diesel Fuel Injection in Stuttgart, Germany.
Dr. Harold Sun is currently a Technical Director at FITInjection. In this role he is responsible for technical innovations in Internal Combustion Engines. Previously he worked for 17 years at Ford Research and Innovation Center as a Technical Expert, responsible for diesel integration and turbocharger research. He worked at both Caterpillar and Cummins as a diesel engine development engineer and Technical Specialist, respectively. For over 20 years, Dr. Sun has worked on the performance and emission development of generations of diesel engines, large or small, as the evolving of US emission standards from 1994 through 2017. He has authored or co-authored over 20 technical publications and received 26 patents on the topics of diesel engine combustion, engine system integration and control, turbocharger technologies, and aftertreatment. His career ranges from laser diagnoses of diesel engine combustion, combustion visualization, combustion system development and optimization for diesel in-cylinder emission control to, most recently, diesel air handling system integration and turbocharger research and development. Dr. Sun received his BSc from Hefei University of Technology, an MSc from Tianjin University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University.
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"Being able to learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry was a fantastic opportunity. I will recommend it for others in my group."
"This academy has filled in the many gaps I had in my knowledge of diesel engines, as well as those I didn't know I had. Fantastic!"
International Truck & Engine Corporation
"This Academy greatly strengthens and increases one's understanding of diesel engine technology and its methods for meeting the demands of industry and environmental regulations. As an engineer relatively new to the diesel engine industry, my competence regarding, and appreciation for, diesel engine technology has improved significantly because of this Academy."
Christopher A. Brown
Senior Project Engineer
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Jason Lee Jirovsky
John Deere Power Systems
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