September 9-11, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN

Award Presentations

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
9:00 a.m.
White River Ballrooms E/F

Award Recipients

J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders

Junhui (Jennifer) Li, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor – Catalyst Technology
Cummins, Inc.

Dr. Li joined the team at Cummins in 2005 and has since held various roles within the organization from R&T and CES on N.A.  In early 2018 she began working for Cummins China CES and is now serving as the Senior Engineering Manager focusing on advanced technology and product development for China emission control with a variety of products from NSVI and CSIV.  During her 14 year career with Cummins, she has made tangible contributions to several generations of Cummins aftertreatment systems, including LNT-based system in 2007 and 2010, SCR systems in 2010 and 2013, TWC-based system for CNG engine meeting 0.02 NOx level in 2016, as well as various NSIV, NSV and NSVI platforms.   Dr. Li has authored/co-authored 7 patents and 30+ peer-reviewed publications and has acted as key note speaker at a number of conferences.

SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Rohit Saha

Machine Simulation- Senior Technical Specialist
Cummins, Inc.

As a Machine Simulation- Senior Technical Specialist, Rohit Saha specializes in industrial powertrains (performance & FE)  and 3D CFD system level  simulation like under-hood cooling,  & external aerodynamics on both On-Highway and Off-Highway machines. He has published over 12 SAE technical papers and 10 patents at various stages of approval. He has been providing engineering design and analytical services to Cummins’ OEMs for overall machine level multi-domain optimization since 2011. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Texas A&M University.

SAE/MAGNUS Hendrickson Innovation Award

Mehdi Ahmadian, Ph.D.

Dan Pletta Professor and Director
Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety
Virginia Tech

Dr. Ahmadian is Dan Pletta Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he also holds the position of Director of Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS), and the Railway Technologies Laboratory (RTL).  Dr. Ahmadian has authored more than 400 refereed  publications, and has made more than 300 technical presentations, including a number of keynote lecture.  He holds 11 U.S. and international patents, and has edited four technical volumes.  He currently serves as Editor for the International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics and Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Vibration and Control.  Dr. Ahmadian is Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), and Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).