Diesel Engine Technology Engineering Academy
This Academy covers the diesel engine engineering principles and practices necessary to effectively understand a modern diesel engine. Types of engines addressed include naturally aspirated, turbocharged, pre-chamber, open chamber, light duty, and heavy duty. It is an intensive learning experience comprised of lecture and structured practical sessions, including a team-solved case study problem. Evening sessions are included.
Attendees will receive a copy of the textbook, Diesel Emissions and Their Control, by lead instructor Magdi K. Khair and W. Addy Majewski.
This Academy includes several practical activities, including a team-solved case study and a diesel engine facility tour.
Prior to the Academy, you will be asked to complete a pre-assessment. Results will be shared with the lead instructor to help customize the learning experience to specific attendee needs.
Who Should Attend
***Please be advised that this course involves one or more of the following: driving and/or riding in a vehicle; participating in a vehicle demonstration; and/or taking part in an offsite tour using outside transportation. You will be required to sign a waiver on-site and produce a valid driver’s license from your state/country of residence.***
Instructor(s): Magdi Khair, Ewa Bardasz, André Boehman, Bernard Challen, Philip Dingle, Michael Levin, John Wilken, and Vincent Piacenti.
Magdi Khair, Lead Instructor, currently holds the position of Chief Technologist at Watlow, where he is assisting with the introduction of new technologies for the diesel engine industry. Dr. Khair recently retired from the position of Institute Engineer in the Engine, Emissions, and Vehicle Research Division at Southwest Research Institute. He is experienced in the areas of engine testing and exhaust emissions control. His prior experience was with AlliedSignal Automotive Catalyst Company with the development of catalytic aftertreatment for light-duty and heavy-duty diesel engines; Ford New Holland with primary responsibility for the development of the 6.6 and 7.8 liter midrange diesel engines to meet 1991 emissions standards; Bendix Diesel Engine Controls where he led the development of advanced electronically controlled diesel fuel injection systems and also established several cooperative engineering programs with European and North American engine manufacturers; and with Chrysler Corporation where he converted the slant six gasoline engine into an open chamber, pilot injected, and electronically controlled diesel engine, supervised a combustion kinetics project, and participated in the design and development of electronic controls for a passenger car turbine engine. Dr. Khair holds 20 U.S. patents in electronic fuel injection, turbocharging, exhaust gas recirculation, and aftertreatment systems. He has also authored and co-authored numerous SAE and ASME papers. Dr. Khair is the co-author of the Diesel Emissions and their Control a text book marketed by SAE. Dr. Khair received a B.S. in Automotive Engineering from Ain Shams University, an M.S. in Thermodynamics from the University of Birmingham, England, an M.B.A. from Michigan State University, and a PhD in Engineering Management from Warren National University.
Ewa Bardasz is a Fellow at The Lubrizol Corporation, where she is currently responsible for overseeing technical activities related to lubricating novel combustion hardware, aftertreatment systems and emissions. She is experienced in the areas of crankcase lubrication, corrosion inhibition, engine testing and exhaust emissions control. Dr. Bardasz holds over 25 patents, has published multiple technical and scientific papers, authored chapters for technical books and is a frequent invited speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is the recipient of the SAE International 2002 Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants, and 2009 SAE International Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award. Dr. Bardasz is a Fellow of SAE International and a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) where she is also on the Board of Directors. Dr. Bardasz obtained a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Warsaw Technical University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology.
André Boehman is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan and is pursuing his research at the W.E. Lay Auto Lab. He joined U-M in 2012 after serving for 18 years at Penn State. Most recently at PSU he held a position as a Professor of Fuel Science, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught courses on Energy, Fuels, Combustion and the Environment starting in 1994. Prof. Boehman’s research interests are in alternative and reformulated fuels, combustion and pollution control. His present research activities are focused on alternative diesel fuels, diesel combustion and diesel exhaust aftertreatment. He served as the Editor of the journal Fuel Processing Technology from 2007-2011 and has held executive positions with the American Chemical Society Division of Fuel Chemistry and with the International DME Association. He was elected a 2011 Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has received the 2009 John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines and the 2009 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the 2009 Matthew and Anne Wilson Award for Excellence in Research, the 2007 Faculty Mentoring Award and the 1999 Matthew and Anne Wilson Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the 1999 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Dayton School of Engineering, and the Philip L. Walker Jr. Faculty Fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering, from 1995-97. He also received the 1986 Charles T. Main Bronze Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He supervised twenty nine MS theses and fifteen doctoral theses at Penn State and he has published more than 75 refereed papers and book chapters. At the EMS Energy Institute, Prof. Boehman managed the Diesel Combustion and Emissions Laboratory. Now at the Auto Lab at U-M, Prof. Boehman is developing laboratory facilities to continue his research in advanced fuels and combustion. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton (1986) and an MS (1987) and PhD (1993) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Molecular Physics Laboratory at SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Bernard Challen is an independent engineering consultant, active mainly in the automotive industry. Currently serving as a member of the SAE International Board of Directors, his technical areas of interest include electronics and control, instrumentation, the use of computer-aided engineering tools, and vehicle noise & vibration. Until 1991, he was Technical Director at Ricardo Consulting Engineers where one of his responsibilities was the formation of Ricardo North America. His technical responsibilities within Ricardo included noise and vibration, instrumentation and control, large engines and the business development of Ricardo in North America. Mr. Challen is active in a number of professional societies. A recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland award in 1983, 1990 and 1996, he was elected a Fellow of SAE in 1997 and in 2008 he was the recipient of the SAE Medal of Honor. Mr. Challen is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and also the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET). He has served as General Chair for the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference from 1992-2003. In addition to being a regular contributor of technical papers to SAE, he also serves on the Engineering Meetings Board. Mr. Challen earned a B.Sc.(Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. Noise and Vibration, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, from Southampton University.
Philip Dingle is the US Research and Advanced Projects Manager in the Advanced Injection and Combustion Engineering Group of Delphi Diesel Systems. He received his engineering education in England, and after graduating in 1972, joined the Research and Development group of Lucas Diesel Systems where he worked on several advanced engine and fuel system technologies. Transferred to Detroit, USA in 1975, he has worked closely with several US diesel engine manufacturers on the development of fuel injection for their engines. In the process, he gained broad experience in achieving performance and emissions targets from diesel combustion systems. He holds twenty US or European patents for fuel system innovation.
Michael Levin holds the position of Technical Expert at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Levin has been with Ford Research and Advanced Engineering since the late 1970s. His current responsibilities include development of hydrocarbon and urea dosing for advanced Diesel aftertreatment systems. Mr. Levin has co-authored 18 publications and holds 13 patents. He received his MSME in 1974 from Moscow Automobile and Road Institute in Russia.
John E. Wilken is Principal Engineer at Gamma Technologies, Inc. As lead engineer of software design at GTI, Mr. Wilken has been instrumental in the development of GT-SUITE, a vehicle and engine simulation software for modeling engine performance and integration, thermal management, lubrication and engine mechanics. Mr. Wilken is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Vincent Piacenti is Senior Manager at Robert Bosch LLC in Farmington Hills, Michigan and is responsible for Diesel Fuel Injection Hydraulic Systems Integration for North American diesel-engine applications. This encompasses simulation, adaptation and testing of high-speed, high-pressure fuel injection systems, concentrating on Common-Rail systems, both solenoid-valve and Piezo. Included is research of alternate fuels for diesel engine applications. Experienced in all types of diesel fuel injection and various gasoline systems, Mr. Piacenti is a contributing author to the Springer Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Piacenti holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Bosch for over thirty years, seven of which were at the Bosch Headquarters for Diesel Fuel Injection in Stuttgart, Germany.
Fees: $3345.00 ; SAE Members: $2676.00 - $3011.00
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To register, click Register button at the top of this page and submit the online form, or contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.