Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Sloan Automotive Laboratory at MIT since 1968. His interests are focused on internal combustion engines, their fuels, and broader studies of future transportation technology, fuel supply options, and air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions. He has published over 200 papers in the technical literature, and is the author of several books including a major text and professional reference “Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals.” He is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has received many awards for his work including the 1996 US Department of Transportation Award for the Advancement of Motor Vehicle Research and Development, and the Society of Automotive Engineers 2008 Award for his contributions to Automotive Policy. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has a Ph.D. from MIT, a D.Sc. from Cambridge University, and honorary degrees from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and City University, London.
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