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Rizzoni awarded FKFS Medal of Merit

Giorgio Rizzoni, director, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in the College of Engineering received the FKFS Medal of Merit from the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines (FKFS), an institute founded in 1930 and affiliated with the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany.

Rizzoni was informally presented with this award at CAR’s 25th anniversary celebration and officially received the award at the semi-annual meeting of the FKFS Advisory Board for his long term commitment to the University of Stuttgart and to FKFS.  In addition to teaching a course on hybrid electric vehicle technology for the past five years as part of the Stuttgart International Summer School, Rizzoni serves on the FKFS advisory board, participated in multiple dissertation committees and has been engaged in a broad academic and research partnership with the University of Stuttgart since the late 1990s.

Rizzoni presented with Medal of Merit at 25th Anniversary celebration

“It is a great honor to have received such a prestigious commendation, recognizing the strength and depth of the partnership between these great universities,” said Rizzoni.

The FKFS Medal of Merit was launched in 2006 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of FKFS. It is awarded by the Board of Management to a member of the Advisory Board of FKFS in recognition of their outstanding achievements, particularly economic, political, scientific and social services, which support the institute. Since its inception in 2006, 10 people have been awarded this medal, Rizzoni being the most recent.