Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition

June 12-15, 2017

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

DeVos Place Convention Center

Forest R. McFarland Award Presentation

This award, to be presented June 14 at the keynote and awards luncheon, recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board (EMB) in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings, conferences, and professional development programs or outstanding contributions to the EMB operations in facilitating or enhancing the interchanges of technical information.

Established in 1979, this award is administered by the EMB and honors the late Forest R. McFarland who was himself an outstanding session organizer, a chairman of the Passenger Car Activity and a member of the EMB. Funding for this award is through a bequest by Mr. McFarland to SAE and consists of a framed certificate presented at an appropriate SAE event..

Jianmin Guan Award Citation: Jianmin Guan served as a general committee member, session organizer, workshop organizer, and workshop speaker. His workshop on structureborne noise was thoughtfully organized and well presented. More than 100 people attended the workshop, and the workshop generated useful post-workshop discussions. His ongoing service to the NVH committee has contributed to the ongoing success of the Noise and Vibration Conference.

Bio: Jianmin Guan is Director, Vibration and Acoustics Solutions, at Altair Engineering, responsible for HyperWorks NVH related software and business development activities. Jianmin has 18 years of experience in NVH at Ford Motor Co. During his career at Ford, he held NVH CAE Technical Specialist, CAE Integration Supervisor, and NVH Integration Supervisor positions etc. He won the most prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award in 1996. He is also a member of the SAE Noise and Vibration Committee, and an instructor of the ‘Structure-borne NVH Workshop’ at SAE Noise and Vibration Conferences. Guan received his BSME degree from Shenyang Polytechnic University in China in 1982, MSME from the University of Toledo in 1990, and MSEM (Master of Science in Engineering Management) from Wayne State University in 2001.



Gold Sponsors
  • Saint-Gobain logo

Silver Sponsors
  • Crystal Instruments

Bronze Sponsors
  • 3m
  • FEV

Conference Supporters
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