November 19, 2008 — Magdi K. Khair, an Institute engineer in the Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division at Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), was named a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
The honor of Fellow recognizes long-term members who have made a significant impact on the Society. A grade member for more than 20 years, Khair was honored for his leadership, research and innovation on diesel engine technology, specifically exhaust gas recirculation.
Khair has been employed at SwRI since 1991. A specialist in the areas of engine testing and exhaust emissions control, Khair provides technical support and leadership in various aspects of engine exhaust emissions measurement, characterization and control technology development.
Author of more than 20 papers for SAE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Khair holds a bachelor's degree in automotive engineering from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt), a master's degree in business administration from Michigan State University and a master's degree in thermodynamics from the University of Birmingham (England).
Khair also is the recipient of the Forest R. McFarland Award by SAE for significant contributions to a number of diesel-related technical and educational activities and three SwRI Office of Automotive Engineering Mentor Awards, nominated by his peers for the dedication of his time and skills to help educate fellow staff members.
He holds 18 patents in electronically controlled diesel fuel injection, exhaust gas recirculation, turbocharging and aftertreatment systems. Khair has served as speaker at the Catalysts and Emissions Control as well as the Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment SAE TOPTECS and continues to share his knowledge and experience with his highly rated SAE seminar titled Diesel Engine Technology.
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