Dr. George Lavoie, Visiting Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering over the past three years, has been elected as SAE Fellow.
Lavoie has had a distinguished career as Staff Technical Specialist at the Ford Scientific Research Laboratories for 30 years. He is internationally recognized for his seminal contributions to engine research, particularly in the field of emissions. He is frequently cited for his pioneer work to study the fundamentals of nitric oxide and unburned hydrocarbon emissions formation in internal combustion engines through a combination of optical engine observations, kinetic modeling, and experiments in burners and bombs.
The SAE Fellow Grade was established in 1976 for the purpose of recognizing important technical and leadership achievements and to enhance the status of SAE’s contribution to the profession and society. Election is awarded based on exceptional professional distinction by reason of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications, experience and sustained accomplishment in mobility technology. The SAE Board of Directors protects the prestige of the Fellow grade by electing approximately 20 members or less each year.
Lavoie will be honored in Detroit, Michigan at the SAE Honors Convocation & Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. in conjunction with the 2005 SAE World Congress and Exposition.