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Paramsothy Jayakumar Named SAE International Fellow

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 22, 2014 -

SAE International announced that Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar was elected as a 2013-2014 SAE Fellow. Jayakumar was one of 22 Fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the 2014 SAE World Congress, April 8-10 in Detroit, Michigan.

He is a senior research scientist and a member of the Analytics Team at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center in Warren, Michigan.  He also worked for BAE Systems, Ford Motor Company, Altair Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics Research Corporation in the areas of multi-body dynamics software development, vehicle dynamics modeling and simulation consulting, simulation technology development, durability load simulation, vehicle instrumentation and loads measurement, and road load engineering.

He has written more than 100 technical publications. His research in terramechanics and multi-body dynamics won the best paper awards at the National Defense Industrial Association's Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium in 2011 and 2012. He holds a U.S. patent for a system for virtual prediction of road loads and tire modeling. He also was instrumental in developing seven SAE standards for tire testing for the purpose of tire modeling.

Jayakumar is a member of SAE’s Vehicle Dynamics Standards Committee, a founding member of the SAE Road Load Tire Test Task Force, a member of the SAE Materials Modeling and Testing Committee, and a chair for the SAE World Congress technical program on Load Simulation and Vehicle Performance. He also is a member of the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps, an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an associate editor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics.

He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in structural dynamics from California Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

SAE Fellow is the highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International. It recognizes outstanding engineering, scientific and leadership accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle technologies. The program, established in 1975, recognizes an average of 20 recipients worldwide for this honor each year.


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