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Visiting University Professor receives award

4 November 13

General Chairman of the SAE Annual Brake Colloquium Roy H. Link presenting the Dan Mahannah Achievement Award to John Fieldhouse for distinction and significant contributions to the brake and friction material industries.

Professor John Fieldhouse, Visiting Professor at the University of Bradford was this year's recipient of the SAE Dan Mahannah Award.

The award recognizes an individual who makes unselfish contributions toward the betterment of the industry and its members; through technological advancements, educational or promotional endeavours.

John received the award at the 31st Brake Colloquium and Engineering Display which was held in Jacksonville, Florida for distinction and significant contributions to the brake and friction material industries.

Roy Link, General Chairman of the Brake Colloquium Executive Board and Chairman of Link Engineering, presented the trophy stating: “It is my honour to award the 2013 Dan Mahannah Award to Professor John Fieldhouse, who epitomizes what this award is intended to recognize. John has spent over 30 years working on Brake Research. He is a recognized expert in solving brake noise problems and a pioneer in using optical methods in brake research.

“He is currently a Professor at the University of Bradford where he continues to develop students and guide young minds. John has been an inspiration to our industry and a model for communicating technology around the world.”

The award was created to perpetuate the memory of Dan Mahannah and his love for the braking industry. Dan worked for GM and Link West and throughout his career he embodied the principals we wish to promote. His extraordinary ability to introduce technical advancements, mentor young engineers and give back to the industry which distinguished his career.

John attended the colloquium to Chair the Noise Vibration and Harshness Technical Session, joining a team of four experts who formed a discussion panel with the subject of ‘Friction Coefficient – Vibration/Squeal Correlation’. John is now at the University of Bradford helping to develop a ‘Centre of Excellence in Braking Research’.

4 November 13

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