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Stephen Scuderi L’79/’87 to Discuss His Company’s Revolutionary Internal Combustion Engine Feb. 17

Posted November 26, 2009

scuderisgifA revolution is brewing in engine design, and several Western New England College alumni are behind it. The Scuderi Group has developed a prototype of the Scuderi Engine, which generates a much higher level of fuel efficiency than a standard internal combustion engine without sacrificing performance. It has the potential to be the new industry standard in the automotive world, and now the College community has the rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the future of engine technology.

On Wednesday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Rivers Memorial Hall, Stephen Scuderi L’79/’87 (pictured with son Philip Scuderi ’03), vice president and patent attorney at the Scuderi Group, will present a symposium titled “Greening the Internal Combustion Engine.” Scuderi will introduce and explain the newly proven thermodynamic cycle, The Scuderi Cycle, and the revolutionary concept of “Firing After Top Dead Center.” A working, cutaway model of the first Scuderi Engine prototype will be on display.

The Scuderi Group holds more than 200 patents worldwide on the design of the engine. Salvatore Scuderi L’79 is the company’s president. Stephen’s son, Philip Scuderi ’03, is a patent agent for the firm.

The engine was conceived by Salvatore and Stephen’s father, Carmelo, who died in 2002, When fully developed, the technology has the real potential to be the biggest advancement in internal combustion engines since the Otto cycle over 130 years ago.

Sponsored by the School of Engineering and D’Amour Library, the symposium is part of the School of Engineering’s Symposia Series and is being held in conjunction with National Engineers Week.

For more information, contact Richard Grabiec, assistant dean of the School of Engineering, at 413-782-1271.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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