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B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Institute Francais du Petrol, Rueil-Malmaison

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
“Politehnica” University, Bucharest – Romania

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Institute Francais du Petrol, Rueil-Malmaison

  • Member of the NAE (National Academy of Engineering)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Pitesti University – Romania
  • Fellow member of SAE International
  • Honorary Professor of Transylvania University, Brasov – Romania
  • ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award
  • Excellence in Oral Presentation at the SAE International Off-Highway &
  • Powerplant Congress and Exposition
  • Gold Award of Excellence for Chicago Section of SAE under her leadership as Chair
  • Forest R. McFarland Award of SAE as Session Organizer for the Powerplant Activity
  • Co-author of two Romanian patents
    • Internal Combustion Engine with Damping Chamber
    • Accumulator Fuel Injection System for Diesel Engine

“ Hydrogen- the Fuel of the Future – Complexities of developing a new energy system” – (original in Romanian) - Proceedings of the 30 th Congress of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Science, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, July 2005

“Energy, Fuels and Vehicular Technology in the Future – Evolution or Revolution?”- Proceedings of the 29 th Congress of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Science, Bochum Germany, September 2004

“Knowledge and Information Technology in Support of Modern Production”- Proceedings of the 28 th Congress of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Science, Tg. Jiu Romania, June 2003

“Use of Lightweight Materials in 21 st Century Army Trucks”- Report of the National Research Council, published by the National Academies Press, April 2003.

“The Role of SAE in Promoting Technology for Clean Diesel Engines”- Paper presentation at the Automobile Division of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers- November 16, 2000 at the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, UK

Research Interests

Research and development activities in low emission diesel engines for truck applications, simulation and modeling of combustion, emissions, fuels, processes and systems in diesel engines, evaluation and development of alternative fuels for heavy-duty engines. She has been a public speaker in USA and worldwide and has authored papers on technology issues related to the mobility technology, environmental issues and control, fuels and energy. Currently, she is the Chair of the Fluids Group (Fuels, Lubricants, Alternative Fuels, and Coolants) in the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA). She is the first woman president of SAE International, the largest automotive society in the world.

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