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ORNL’s Kass, Parks named SAE fellows

Mike Kass and Jim Parks.

Two transportation researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mike Kass and Jim Parks, have been named SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) fellows.

Kass, of the Energy & Transportation Science Division's (ESTD) Fuels and Engines Research group, was recognized for his distinguished leadership and technical accomplishments in land, air and sea mobility leading to the creation of an unmanned aerial vehicle committee in SAE and establishing a unique marine fuels and lubricants research platform.

Parks, leader of ETSD's Emissions and Catalysis Research group, was recognized for his technical innovation in catalyst systems for lean engine emissions control and for the development and application of advanced diagnostics to enable optimal performance of engine-emission control systems. 

The fellows will be recognized at SAE World Congress in April.

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