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SAE International Announces 2007-2008 Class of SAE Fellows

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 21, 2008 - Twenty-seven engineers and scientists from industry and academia now have the prestigious SAE International status of "SAE Fellow" Each will receive the award during the Honors Convocation on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the SAE 2008 World Congress in Detroit.

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

The 2007-2008 recipients, listed in alphabetic order, include:

  • James A. Baker, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Delphi Corporation (retired)
  • Dr. Mohinder S. Bhatti, Senior Technical Fellow, Delphi Corporation
  • John C. Dalton, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
  • Luc Henri de Ferran, Vice President, Retired, Ford South America
  • Nigel F. Gale, Vice President of Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research, Southwest Research Institute
  • Dr. Ashwani K. Gupta, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Division Director of Thermo Fluid and Energy Systems, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Arun K. Jaura , Senior Vice President, R&D and Global Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
  • Dr. Timothy V. Johnson, Director, Emerging Regulations and Technologies, Corning Incorporated
  • Dr. Lev M. Klyatis, Chair of Reliability Department, ECCOL, Inc.
  • Dr. Krishan Kumar, CEO, Maruti Center for Excellence, Maruti Suzuki
  • David R. McLellan, Engineering Director Corvette, Retired, General Motors Corporation  
  • Dr. Tomio Obokata, Professor and Head, Gunma University
  • Dr. Prabhakar B. Patil , President and CEO, Compact Power Inc. (CPI)
  • Dr. Francisco Payri , Professor, Director, CMT-Motores Térmicos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Bernard B. Poore, Manager Product Technology, Retired, Deere & Company
  • Dr. Vernon P. Roan Jr., Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
  • T. Russell Shields, Chair, Ygomi LLC
  • Dr. Volker Sick , Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Dr. James E. Smith , Professor and Director, Center for Industrial Research Applications, West Virginia University
  • Dr. Donald J. Smolenski, GM Technical Fellow, Worldwide Facilities Group, General Motors Corporation
  • Pamela K. Strong, Senior Materials and Process Engineer, ULA Associate Technical Fellow, United Launch Alliance
  • Tomiji Sugimoto, Vice President, Automotive Technology Division, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
  • Bharat S. Vedak, Senior Vice President, John Deere Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technologies, Deere & Company
  • Charla Wise, Corporate Vice President - Technology, Environment, Safety and Health, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Dr. Victor W. Wong, Principal Research Scientist Manager Sloan Automotive Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Peter G. Wright , Technical Adviser, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile
  • Dr. Jun Xin, Managing Director for Engineering (China), Metaldyne Corporation

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