SAE Announces 2010 Lloyd L. Withrow Award Winners

SAE International honored five mobility engineering professionals with the 2010 Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Award at a recent world congress held in Detroit. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding presentation skills. Recipients must have received the Oral Presentation Award more than twice to get this award.

The awardees include Ashley L. Dunn (Ph.D., PE, project engineer, SEA), David E. Foster (professor, mechanical engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Timothy V. Johnson (director, emerging technologies, Corning Inc.), Matthew P. Reed (research associate professor, University of Michigan) and James Turner (senior technical specialist and chief engineer, Powertrain Research Group, Lotus Engineering).

Taken separately, Ashley Dunn's commercial vehicle expertise includes brake systems, braking and stability evaluations (via testing and computer modeling), and ABS system performance.

David Foster teaches and conducts research in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, fuel chemistry and emission formation processes in internal combustion engines.

Tim Johnson is responsible for tracking emerging mobile emissions regulations and technologies, and helps develop strategic positioning via new products.

Matthew Reed has conducted a wide range of research projects in ergonomics and impact biomechanics; he also has developed new techniques to predict the posture and position of motor vehicle occupants in passenger cars, trucks, and buses.  His safety-related work has addressed airbag-induced injuries using laboratory experiments and computer simulations; crash dummy design and positioning procedures; and protection for child passengers.

Finally, James Turner’s areas of specialization are combustion, fuels and pressure charging, and he is currently involved in direct injection combustion research, alcohol-burning engines and long-term alternative fuel strategies. Currently, he is investigating the synthesis of liquid hydrocarbon fuels using air-extracted CO2 as means of achieving no-net-fossil-carbon liquid fuels.


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