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Peter J. Tenberge Honored With SAE/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award

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WARRENDALE, PA--Aug. 27, 2012: Peter J. Tenberge, professor at Chemnitz University of Technology, was honored with the SAE/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award during the SAE 2012 World Congress held in Detroit.

Established in 2007, this award recognizes an engineer from the automotive industry for outstanding contributions to the technology progress and dissemination in the area of automotive transmission and driveline. The honor highlights new ideas, concepts, innovations or applications that will assist in improving this technology.

This award honors Howard Simpson, an innovative engineer who has invented and developed a revolutionary planetary gear set which constituted the basis for the Ford C4 and C5 transmission produced over more than 20 years starting in 1964, for the famous Chrysler Torqueflite transmission, a ground-breaking unit introduced in 1956 and for several General Motors transmission models. The award is also testimony to Timken's commitment to technical innovation and creativity.

In his current role, Dr. Tenberge serves as the chair of Machine Elements at Chemnitz University of Technology. Outside of developing new lessons and spearheading new research projects, he continues to initiate programs to develop new automatic transmissions, double clutch transmissions and hybrid transmissions.

He has published more than 80 papers and is the inventor of more than 140 patent applications.

Dr. Tenberge studied Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.