By Michael Padilla
John Dec (8300) and Paul Miles (8362) have both received special recognition from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. John has been selected to receive the 2017 Soichiro Honda Medal, one of ASME’s highest awards, and Paul has been selected to receive the 2017 Internal Combustion Engine Award, also a very prestigious award.
John was recognized “for outstanding contributions to automotive engineering through landmark research and publications on diesel combustion and homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion, which have advanced the understanding of combustion processes and significantly influenced internal combustion engine education and engine design.”
Paul was recognized “for sustained technical accomplishments in the development of optical diagnostics of in-cylinder processes, for improving the understanding of engine fluid mechanics and mixture formation processes, and for vision and leadership in defining and guiding U.S. Department of Energy-funded engine research programs.”
John will formally receive his medal and an honorarium at a ceremony in November during the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, in Tampa, Florida. Paul will formally receive his award, which consists of an honorarium and a plaque, during the ASME Internal Combustion Fall Technical Conference in October in Seattle.