Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants

This award recognizes accomplishment and acknowledges contributions through original research and/or development to the better mutual adaptation of lubricants and lubricated automotive systems or components as outlined primarily by the author(s) of the best paper or an individual’s distinguished accomplishments in the following areas:
  • Development of theory, supported by experimental data, to explain the mechanism(s) whereby an automotive lubricant performs a given function
  • Development of new automotive lubricants or lubricant additives to:
    • Lengthen lubricated system or component life, and/or maintenance interval
    • Reduce friction, wear or deposits, or improve other performance characteristics
    • Simplify or eliminate hardware needed to do a given task
  • Development of a new and/or improved technique for quantifying the performance attributes of automotive lubricants.

Year

Name

Employer

2015 Marcus Gohl APL Automobil-Pruftechnik Landau GmbH
  Jens Hadler APL Automobil-Pruftechnik Landau GmbH
  Christian Lensch-Franzen  
  Max Magar Mot GmbH
  Stefan Palaveev Caterpillar

2014

Nick Collings, Ph.D.

 

 

James Moss, Ph.D.

BP International Ltd.

 

Orian Welling

Boston Consulting Group Inc.

 

John Williams

BP International Ltd.

2013

Kosuke Fujimoto

Toyota Motor Corp.

 

Satoshi Hirano

Toyota Motor Corp.

 

Katsuyoshi Kato

Toyota Motor Corp.

 

Minoru Yamashita

Toyota Motor Corp.

2012

Alexander B. Boffa, Ph.D.

Chevron

 

Dr Kevin Carabell

Oronite Additives

 

James A McGeehan

Chevron Global Lubricants

 

Keith Narasaki

Chevron Oronite

 

Ken Nelson

Chevron Oronite

 

James A Rutherford

Chevron Corp.

 

Casey Stokes

 

 

Wim Van Dam

Chevron Oronite

 

Sheila W Yeh

Chevron

2010

Nageswara Cheekala

 Honeywell Intl Inc

 

Dr Ronald Rohrbach

Honeywell Intl Inc

 

Peter D Unger

Honeywell Intl Inc

2008

Victor Abdelsayed

Virginia Commonwealth Univ

 

Allen A Aradi

Afton Chemical Corp

 

Dr Mark Devlin

Afton Chemical Corp

 

M. Samy El-Shall

Virginia Commonwealth Univ

 

Jeffrey Michael Guevremont PhD

Afton Chemical Corp

 

Ing Yousif Hadad

Daimler AG

 

Jonathan D Hassert

BorgWarner Auto Transmission Systems

 

Tze-Chi Jao

Afton Chemical Corp

2007

Steven Przesmitzki

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

Dr-Ing Tian Tian

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006

Brian Ciupak

 

 

Timothy P Newcomb

BorgWarner Inc

 

Mark Sparrow

BorgWarner Auto Transmission Systems

2005

Jean-Christophe Beziat

RENAULT SAS

 

Dr Pascal Carlier

Universite Catholique de Louvain

 

Philippe China

Total Refining and Marketing

 

Olivier Courtois

Deltabeam

 

Manuel Da-Silva

RENAULT SAS

 

Benoit Deconninck

Deltabeam

 

Thierry Delvigne

Deltabeam

 

Jerome Obiols

Total Refining and Marketing

 

Laurent Sibue

Total Refining and Marketing

2004

Dr Ben X Ni

Ford Motor Company

 

John M Pieprzak

Ford Motor Company

2003

Sanjay Gulwadi

John Deere & Co

 

Gary Shrimpling

Ricardo

2002

Dennis N Assanis

Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor

 

Dr Ewa Alice Bardasz

Lubrizol Petroleum Chemicals Co

 

Susan V Cowling

Lubrizol Corp

 

Alexander Knafl

MAN Diesel & Turbo

 

Guntram A Lechner

Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor

 

Dr Michael L McMillan

General Motors LLC

 

Patricia Mulawa

GM R&D Center

 

Dr Spyros I Tseregounis

Rolls-Royce Corp

 

Dr Simon C Tung

General Motors LLC

2001

Prof John B Heywood

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Nicholas R P Lee

PSA

 

Benoist Thirouard

IFP-Documentation

 

Dr-Ing Tian Tian

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Victor W Wong

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Ertan Yilmaz

GE Global Research Center

2000

Masatoshi Basaki

Nippon Soken Inc

 

Tatsushi Nakashima

Nippon Soken Inc

 

Kimitaka Saito

Nippon Soken Inc

 

Takao Suzuki

Toyota Motor Corp

1999

Simon Chynoweth

Shell Research Ltd

1998

Dr Alan Flamberg

RohMax USA LP.

 

Dr Jean-Luc Herbeaux

Kanazawa Institute of Technology

 

Dr Robert D Koller Sr

Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC

 

William E Van Arsdale

Univ of Houston

1997

Takashi Inoue

TMEM

 

Yoshihiko Masuda

Toyota Motor Corp

 

Masago Yamamoto

Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc

1996

Carole Diraison

Centre de Recherche Elf Solaize

 

E Georges

Ecole Centrale de Lyon

 

Jean Marie Georges

Ecole Centrale de Lyon

1995

Hideto Inagaki

Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc

 

Toshiaki Konomi

Toyota Motor Corp

 

Motoichi Murakami

Toyota Motor Corp

 

Dr Akinori Saito

Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc

1994

J C Bell

Shell Research Ltd

 

Dr M A Brown

Shell Research Ltd

 

Robert Taylor

Shell Global Solutions UK

 

Darren M Thompson

Shell Research Ltd

1993

Melvin C Couch Jr.

Chevron

 

James A McGeehan

Chevron

 

Eli Shamah

Chevron

1992

Brian P Williamson

Shell Research Ltd.

1991

Dr David P Hoult

Management Support Technology Corp

 

Victor W Wong

Sloan Automotive Laboratory

1990

Daniel Blossfeld

GM R&D Center

 

Dr Eric Schneider

GM R&D Center

1989

Toshihiko Igashira

Nippon Soken Inc

 

Dr Masahiko Nakada

Toyota Motor Corp

 

Kimitaka Saito

Nippon Soken Inc

1988

S D Cupples

British Petroleum Co PLC

 

Malcolm F Fox

Leicester Polytechnic

 

F David Gainey

Shell Research Ltd

 

David James Picken

Leicester Polytechnic

 

Simon B Saville

Showa Shell Sekiyu K K

1987

Anil V Kulkarni

GM R&D Center

 

James A McGeehan

Chevron

1986

Dr Terence William Bates

Shell Research Ltd

 

Chester K Murphy

GM R&D Center

 

Dr James A Spearot

GM R&D Center

 

Brian P Williamson

Shell Research Ltd

 

Nomination Deadline: Oct. 1

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