Joseph Oefelein

Joseph Oefelein

Solid technical work is great—but the ability to communicate effectively about that work is equally critical. To acknowledge the importance of good communication—and maintain a high quality of presentation at its technical meeting—SAE International established the SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation award in 1972.

This year, two Sandians, Joseph Oefelein and Lyle Pickett, were honored with this award for outstanding presentations offered at the 2014 SAE World Congress, placing them among the top 5% of presenters at this highly attended event. Awards are based on evaluations of attendees at each technical session.

Lyle Pickett

Lyle Pickett

Joseph’s presentation, “Effects of Real-Fluid Thermodynamics on High-Pressure Fuel Injection Processes,” highlighted his recent work with Sandians Guilhem Lacaze, Rainer Dahms, and Anthony Ruiz and with Antony Misdariis of Renault SAS.

In his presentation, “Comparison of Near-Field Structure and Growth of a Diesel Spray Using Light-Based Optical Microscopy and X-Ray Radiography,” Lyle described recent research he’d conducted with fellow Sandian Julien Manin and with Alan Kastengren and Christopher Powell, both of Argonne National Laboratory.

The CRF congratulates Joseph and Lyle for this honor and commends the teams that contributed to the technical work presented.

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