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SAE International to Honor Four Toyota Engineers with Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants during 2015 World Congress


SAE International announces it will honor four Toyota Motor Corporation engineers with its Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants. The group will receive the awards during the SAE 2015 World Congress, which will be held April 21-23, 2015 in Detroit.

Established in 1986, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to the adaptation of lubricants and lubricated automotive systems or components presented at an SAE International meeting, or it may recognize an individual for distinguished accomplishments in research on automotive lubricants.

The four were honored for their SAE International technical paper “Investigation of Engine Oil Effect on Abnormal Combustion in Turbocharged Direct Injection-Spark Ignition Engines (Part 2)”

The winners include:

·         Kosuke Fujimoto, Assistant Manager, Material Development Division, Toyota Motor Corp.

·         Satoshi Hirano, Project Manager, Engine Design & Engineering Division. Toyota Motor Corp.

·         Katsuyoshi Kato, Engine Design & Engineering Division, Toyota Motor Corp.

·         Minoru Yamashita, Project General Manager, Material Engineering Division, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing(China)Co., Ltd.”

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 145,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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