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Volunteer Spotlight: Nishatha Nagarajan

Posted: June 23, 2022

Nishatha “Nisha” Nagarajan knows the challenges presented by a knowledge gap.

As the Global Technical Specialist in Advanced Semiconductor Applications at General Motors can attest, training the next generation of engineers is essential for the future of mobility.

“[We need to] ensure knowledge is shared with academia and involve students in the future of autonomous vehicles,” Nagarajan said.

That’s why she’s leant her time and knowledge to SAE International through volunteer opportunities over the last five years, including working on the Active Safety Test Target Validation/Correlation task force and serving as the GM mentor for the Virginia Tech AutoDrive team.

Through these experiences, Nagarajan has encountered and participated in the problem-solving efforts that are driving industry forward into its next stage. Time and again, the most valuable resource for solving these problems is people working together.

“The mobility industry is facing a lot of unique challenges and out path to success would be accelerated with collaboration,” Nagarajan said.

Thanks for keeping an eye on the future, Nisha. We count ourselves lucky to have you on our team.

June at SAE International is Volunteer Recognition Month, and we’ll be celebrating our volunteers and contributors all month long. Know a story we should tell? Contact Marketing Specialist Maria Graziano at to share the details.