Mr. Keith Miazgowicz, ICE/Turbocharger Technical Specialist with Ford Motor Company, was honored with the SAE International Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery Engineering Award during the SAE 2017 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, held in Fort Worth, Texas.
Established in 1984, the award promotes engineering developments and the presentation of SAE International papers on turbomachinery and/or developments that enable or advance the use of turbomachinery. The award honors Cliff Garrett and the inspiration he provided to engineers by his example, support, encouragement, and many contributions as an aerospace pioneer.
Mr. Miazgowicz started his career working in the area of Turbomachinery Engine Performance for McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach California supporting the production of the MD80, MD-11, and the C-17 Globe Master propulsion systems. Mr. Miazgowicz was later employed by Williams International where he designed the turbines and exhaust nozzles for various turbomachinery engines ranging from four inches in diameter to WI FJ44 Turbofan engine. In 1992, Mr. Miazgowicz joined the team at Ford Motor Company and became the Engine Performance and Turbocharger CAE Technical Expert with the development of the EcoBoost brand at Ford Motor Company.
In addition to mentoring his colleagues at Ford, Mr. Miazgowicz teaches several internal courses on engine design, development, and turbocharger matching. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University on the subjects of optimization and turbocharger engine matching.
He has received numerous Technical Excellence Awards at Ford, including the prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award in 2015 for turbocharger advancements. Mr. Miazgowicz has published over a dozen SAE papers and journal articles, has nine US patents, and several patent pending applications. Mr. Miazgowicz received a BSE in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1986.
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