John Dec, senior scientist at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility, has been selected as one of the 2018 SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award recipients. This honor is given to speakers at SAE meetings who have received the Oral Presentation Award more than twice.
The award was presented in conjunction with the Annual SAE Business meeting held during WCX18 (SAE 2018 World Congress) on Tuesday, April 10, in Detroit.
“I am honored to be selected to receive this award and to be part of the SAE community,” says John. “Most of all I am fortunate to belong to a widely respected and knowledgeable engine research team at the Combustion Research Facility.”
The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding presentation skills. It was created to inspire a high level for presentations at SAE technical sessions.
This is John’s third Lloyd L. Withrow award that he has received in his career, the others being in 1999 and 2007.
Originally established in 1984 as the SAE Distinguished Speaker Award by the Engineering Meetings Board, the award name was renamed as the SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award in 1993 to honor the late Lloyd L. Withrow.