Engine research accolades for Reitz and students
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Rolf Reitz received the U.S. Department of Energy 2012 Energy Vehicle Technologies R&D Award in May. The award recognizes his work on innovative dual-fuel combustion strategies and their significant improvements in efficiency over gasoline- and diesel-only engines. Reitz also won, along with graduate students Derek Splitter and Reed Hanson, the Harry L. Horning Memorial Award at the SAE 2012 Congress. The award recognizes their 2010 paper, “High efficiency, low emissions RCCI combustion by use of a fuel additive,” as the year's best paper related to the better mutual adaptation of fuels and internal combustion engines.