This award recognizes engineers who have held leadership positions focused on propulsion technology and can demonstrate innovation through patents, publications, and/or new products or processes.
FEV provided the funding for this award to honor professor Franz F. Pischinger, who devoted his career to furthering powertrain technology and the education of young engineers. He held leading positions in the powertrain industry for most of his 50-year career, founded FEV in 1978 and served as the company’s president and CEO until 2003.
Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.
This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.
|2022||Dan Hancock||General Motors Company|
|2021||Mitsuo Hitomo||Mazda Motor Corporation|
|2020||Daniel Nicholson||General Motors Company|
|2019||Motohiro Matsumura||Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd|
|2018||Yucong Wang, Ph.D.||General Motors|
|2017||John C Wall, Ph.D.|
|2016||Robert Lee||FCA US LLC|
|2015||Thomas G. Stevens||GM Truck Group|
|2013||Simon C. Tung, Ph.D.|
|2012||David F. Merrion||Merrion Expert Consulting LLC|
|2011||John H. Johnson, Ph.D.||Michigan Technological University|
|2010||Paul M. Najt||General Motors|
|2009||Gerhard Schmidt, Ph.D.||Ford Motor Company|