SAE Membership

Monika Ivantysynova

Monika Ivantysynova

SAE Member for 10 years

Dr. Monika Ivantysynova is Maha Professor Fluid Power Systems, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. In 2014, Monika was named an SAE International Fellow, which is the organization's most prestigious membership grade. She received this honor for her outstanding achievements in fluid power research, developing energy efficient systems for mobile vehicle applications.

Monika's involvement with SAE extends well beyond being a Fellow. Over the years, she has been active in many other fronts including serving as Chairman and Co-Chair of the Fluid Power Committee, acting as Organizer of Technical Sessions for the Fluid Power Technical Committee at several of SAE's Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibitions (Comvec), organizing a Comvec Hydraulic Hybrid Technical Session Roundtable, and participating on the SidOlson Award Committee. "I get a lot out of my SAE Membership because I am able to meet a lot interesting people, make new contacts, gain helpful information, and participate in great discussions," says Monika. Most recently, she was named to the SAE Fellows Committee and will serve a three-year term, helping SAE select the incoming classes of Fellows.

Her contributions to the advancement on pump and motor efficiency and pump and motor modeling enabling virtual prototyping of pumps and motors has resulted in many papers, presentations, patents, and research contracts. She also has given more than 30 keynote speeches on her research concerning displacement controlled actuation, hybrid transmissions, and pump and motors at international conferences and industrial forums.

Monika's impressive list of honors stretches back to 1978 when she won first prize in a national student competition in Mechanical Engineering in Czechoslovakia. Since then, some of her many achievements include earning Best Paper medals and awards at numerous international conferences, receiving the Japan Fluid Power System Distinguished Service Award, being awarded the Joseph Bramah Medal by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and receiving the Honorary Doctorate Doctor Honoris Causa from Slovak Technical University Bratislava in the Slovak Republic.

Monika also is credited with establishing the first journal dedicated entirely to fluid power 15 years ago, the International Journal of Fluid Power. She is still serving as editor-in-chief today and is extremely pleased that the journal recently went to a new publisher. "I am very happy that my hard work lead to a success story and that the journal is now available online," she says. [Nicely done, Monika.]

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