Margaret Stacy Wooldridge Named SAE International Fellow

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 7, 2013 -

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For Immediate Release


Margaret Stacy Wooldridge Named SAE International Fellow


WARRENDALE, Pa. (August 7, 2013) – SAE International announced that Margaret Stacy Wooldridge was elected as a 2012-2013 SAE Fellow. Wooldridge and the other Fellow inductees were recognized during ceremonies at the SAE 2013 World Congress.


Wooldridge is an Arthur F. Thurnau professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 1998, Wooldridge was an assistant professor at Texas A&M University.

Wooldridge’s research program spans diverse areas where high-temperature chemically reacting systems are critical, including power and propulsion systems, fuel chemistry, and synthesis methods for advanced nanostructured materials.

She is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the recipient of the ASME George Westinghouse Silver Medal, ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, an National Science Foundation Career Award, the SAE J. Cordell Breed Award, the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educator Award, and awards from the University of Michigan, College of Engineering for Service and Education Excellence. She is the past director of the Automotive Engineering Program at the University of Michigan and past co-director of the Global Automotive and Manufacturing Program. 

Wooldridge earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University. She also received her doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in 1995. 

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 of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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