Adam Timmons, Ph.D., involved in EV battery cells with Chrysler, was awarded the SAE Foundation’s Stefan Pischinger Young Industry Leadership Award.

The annual Young Industry Leadership award, sponsored by FEV, Inc. is named for Prof. Stefan Pischinger.

Prof. Pischinger is the president and CEO of the FEV Group, headquartered in Aachen, Germany.  He is responsible for all of the activities within FEV’s global complement of business units.  He also serves in a parallel role as the director of the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines (VKA) at the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), in Aachen, Germany.

The award is presented annually at the SAE Foundation banquet to promote careers in the engineering community by recognizing young men and women, ages 35 and under, who have achieved major accomplishments and show significant potential for leadership growth.

Adam-Timmons-300Dr. Timmons, a native of Nova Scotia, has founded and run a successful company, served in the military, earned a BS CAS in Physics and Mechanical Engineering at Acadia University, has worked as a high school teacher, earned a PhD from Dalhousie University, where his thesis was accepted with zero revisions, and was awarded the President’s Graduate Teaching Award.

His career in the automotive industry was inspired in high school by a tenth grade teacher; today, he has achieved distinction with several automakers, initially GM, and currently, Chrysler, where he leads the company’s Electrified Powertrain battery cell qualification, selection, validation and integration programs.

Timmons also serves on several SAE committees and is a program manager for the United States Advanced Battery Consortium.

He is also a U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization.

Timmons is currently pursuing an MBA and recently became an adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University.