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Professor Hawley with certificate and medal
Professor Hawley with certificate and medal

Internal News - 09 November 2005

Researcher awarded Crompton Lanchester Medal

Gary Hawley, Professor of Automotive Engineering and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering Design has been awarded the prestigious Institution of Mechanical Engineers 'Crompton Lanchester Medal' by the board of the automobile division.

The bronze medal is awarded for the best paper published which is considered to have special influence on the advancement of automobile engineering. This is the premier Automobile Division award.

His paper, written with co-authors Dr Roshan Wijetunge and Professor Nick Vaughan (now of Cranfield University) and titled “An exhaust pressure control strategy for a diesel engine” was the result of an intensive experimental and predictive investigation funded by the Ford Motor Company to develop an alternative method to control diesel engine performance than the traditional ones currently employed