SPE Automotive: Best Paper Award Winners
Four winners – one from industry and three from academia – were honored for excellence in technical writing during opening ceremonies at the eleventh-annual SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) on September 13, 2011. Dr. Hannes Fuchs, senior engineer at Multimatic Engineering received the highest score this year; Xian Jiang, a doctoral candidate in the department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science at Michigan State University received the second highest score; and Dr. W.H. Katie Zhong, a professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, at Washington State University (WSU) and Francesco DeLeo, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington and also a 2010-2011 SPE ACCE scholarship award winner both tied for third place.
The winners received the highest average rank by the conference peer review committee out of a field of 49 contenders (31 of whom submitted formal papers) that cleared peer review early enough this year to be considered.
Held annually in suburban Detroit, the SPE ACCE typically draws 400+ speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees from 14 countries on five continents and provides an environment dedicated solely to discussion and networking about advances in transportation composites.
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