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Dr. Junmin Wang of The Ohio State University Named SAE International Fellow

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 27, 2016 - SAE International announced that Dr. Junmin Wang was elected as a 2015-2016 SAE Fellow. Dr. Wang was one of 18 Fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the 2016 SAE World Congress, April 12-14 in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Wang is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University and the founding director of the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory.

Dr. Wang was recognized as an SAE Fellow for his pioneering role in the investigation and development of new control methods that allow substantial advances in the performance of engines, after-treatment systems and the whole vehicle. His research results are fundamental to the control challenges posed by imminent fuel economy and emissions requirements.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering and his first master’s degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1997 and 2000. He received his second and third master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2003, and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

Prior to joining The Ohio State University in September 2008, Dr. Wang worked at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas for five years. Research interests include control, modeling, estimation and diagnosis of dynamical systems, specifically for conventional and electrified ground vehicles, sustainable mobility and mechatronic systems. His research has been funded by federal agencies and industrial companies worldwide.

Dr. Wang has attained 11 U.S. patents and has more than 230 peer-reviewed publications, including over 110 journal articles. He is the chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Automotive and Transportation Systems Technical Committee and past chair of the SAE Control and Calibration Committee.

He has been recognized and awarded for his research efforts, including being named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Distinguished Lecturer, a recipient of The Ohio State University Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, the SAE International Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.  

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.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 128,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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