Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 07:38:10 -0800
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Subject: March 26 SAE Event
To: SAE Southern California Section Members and Students
From: SAE SoCal Section Governing Board
SAE Southern California Section is pleased to announce a panel discussion on
the Clean Diesel as the main event of this month's section dinner meeting.
Date and time: Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 6 p.m.
Place: Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 2076 W. Artesia Blvd., Torrance, CA
With oil at $100 plus per barrel, world-wide interest in engine fuel
efficiency is intense. Equally demanding is the need to reduce greenhouse
gas and other emissions. The diesel engine is a fuel efficiency winner, but
its exhaust is hard to clean up. Your section has put together an
outstanding panel to discuss prospects for the Clean Diesel.
The meeting will honor Dr. Tom Ryan, 2008 SAE President. Dr. Ryan is
Institute Engineer, Advanced Technology, at Southwest Research Institute in
San Antonio. He is an SAE Fellow and is well known for his leadership of an
industry-wide cooperative research program to develop Clean Diesel
technologies. Dr. Ryan will be the featured panel speaker.
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Syed Shahed, 2002 SAE President. Dr.
Shahed is Corporate Fellow at Honeywell Turbo Technologies, and is a fellow
of SAE and ASME. He has worked for 35 years in developing engine emission
control technologies. He sees two major factors that are coming together to
focus minds on reducing the amount of fossil fuel we use: the increasing
price of petroleum and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
California has led the way on clean air standards. A number of OEMs have
announced their ability to meet stringent California regulations. Dr. Shahed
will address the questions: Are diesels for passenger cars coming? Are they
Dr. John Mason, 1990 SAE President, and a Fellow of SAE, is retired as VP
Engineering for Garrett Corporation. Since his retirement he has consulted
for the Federal Department of Energy, the State of California, and two
companies working on reducing diesel exhaust emissions. He will address
diesel exhaust gas clean-up for trucks and buses.
The meeting will close with presentation of awards and recognition of
long-time SAE members.
Meeting specifics are as follows:
Social hour: 6:00 to 7 p.m.
Dinner: Shrimp Scampi entree, 7:00-7:30.
Panel discussion and questions: 7:30-8:45.
SAE awards and recognition of long-time members: 8:45-9:00.
Open to SAE members, students, and the public, but limited to 120.
Advance registration is required, deadline March 24, either at
<http://www.socal.sae.org> www.socal.sae.org (hit the "events" button), or
by return email to <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com
Members and non-members $10, Students with ID, $5, meeting only $1.
Driving directions and parking:
A map is attached as a pdf file. Park either in the Toyota Museum parking
lot, 2076 W Artesia Blvd., or in the parking lot of the St. Francis Korean
Catholic Center, 2040 W. Artesia Blvd. Both the Museum and the Center are on
the south side of Artesia Blvd, between Crenshaw Blvd. and Western Ave. The
Center is a short distance east of the Museum. Ride sharing is encouraged.
Don't miss this outstanding event!