Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper

Sadiyah Sabah Chowdhury from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received the “2020 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper”. The award was given in recognition for the SAE paper “Three-Dimensional Multiphase Physics-Based Modeling Methodology to Study Engine Cylinder-kit Assembly Tribology and Design Considerations- Part I”. The paper was presented at SAE Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting last year and was selected to be published in the SAE International Journal of Advances and Current Practices in Mobility. The paper covers works performed at the Energy & Automotive Research Lab (EARL) under the supervision of  Dr. Harold Schock. This work was supported by Mid-Michigan Research LLC and Cummins Inc.

Established in 1997, this award is given annually for the best technical paper presented by a student. The award recognizes the late Dr. Phil Myers and his wife Jean for their lifelong devotion to students and SAE. Myers was a renowned expert on internal combustion engines, and before his retirement, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Together with his wife, they set a high standard for excellence, concern for students, and involvement with SAE.

The award consists of an attractive memento as well as a $4,000 honorarium to the lead student author. It is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the SAE World Congress.

 

2020-2021 STLE Detroit Scholarship

Sadiyah Sabah Chowdhury from the department of Mechanical Engineering received the “2020-2021 Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Detroit Scholarship.

Sabah’s research at the Energy & Automotive Research Lab (EARL) under the supervision of Dr. Harold Schock entails the broader area of applied tribology. She has developed a three-dimensional (3D) multi-physics methodology to investigate the liquid oil-oil vapor- combustion gas transport mechanisms inside the whole domain of the cylinder kit assembly during four-stroke cycle of engines, which is the first of its kind. She has also worked on surface properties characterization and modeling effort of a novel abradable powder coating (APC) for engine cylinder-kit performance enhancement. Her research efforts are supported by Mid-Michigan Research LLC ,Cummins Inc, Line2Line Coatings LLC and Commodo Materials LLC.

The STLE Detroit Section encourages and rewards the future tribologists and lubrication engineers in the area through the scholarship. The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium. In addition, the winners and their academic advisors are invited to make a short presentation about their research programs during  STLE Detroit Section’s Fall Speakers meeting.