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Society of Automotive Engineers honors Storey, Wagner, Sluder


The Society of Automotive Engineers has honored ORNL researches (from left) Robert Wagner, John Storey, and Scott Sluder.The Society of Automotive Engineers has honored ORNL researches (from left) Robert Wagner, John Storey, and Scott Sluder. (hi-res image)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 30, 2014 -- Three researchers from the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received major awards at the recent Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress.

John Storey was elected an SAE Fellow. The fellowship is the highest level of SAE membership, honoring significant contributions to the automotive field.

Storey was recognized for pioneering new techniques in the characterization of particulate matter and exhaust emissions and for leading a critical sub-committee for the diesel fuel sulfur rule. SAE International also recognized Storey for multiple contributions to the development of lean exhaust emissions control.

Storey is a resident of Oak Ridge.

Robert Wagner received the 2014 SAE International Leadership Citation in recognition of his “outstanding accomplishments, which have led to the success of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ global initiatives.”

This citation recognizes an individual well known internationally for continuous professional involvement and participation in SAE events who also gives unique assistance and support in helping SAE achieve its goals and objectives.

Wagner is a resident of Knoxville.

Scott Sluder received the SAE International Forest R. McFarland Award for his work as chairman of the Engineering Meetings Board (EMB) Land and Sea Operating Group. This is the second time Sluder has received this honor, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the work of the SAE EMB in the planning and development of technical meetings.

Sluder is a resident of Knoxville.

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