SAE International Announces 2020 Class of SAE Fellows

New class recognizes 17 engineers and scientists from industry and academia for their outstanding accomplishments

WARRENDALE, Pa. (March 31, 2020) – SAE International today announced its new class of SAE Fellows, which includes 17 engineers and scientists from industry and academia. Established in 1975, SAE Fellowship status is the highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International. This new class honors long-term members and volunteers who have made a significant impact on society’s mobility technology through leadership, research and innovation.
Those elected to the Fellowship are recognized for their outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.
SAE is proud to announce the 2020 Class of SAE Fellows:

  • Rami Ismail Debouk, General Motors Company

  • Ali Emadi, McMaster University

  • John Farrell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Krishna Kamasamudram, Cummins Inc.

  • Mike Kass, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • David L. Knight, John Deere

  • Dr. Yucheng Liu, Mississippi State University

  • Jerzy Merkisz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

  • Dr. James E. Parks II, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Andrew Pickard, Rolls-Royce Corporation

  • Dr. Denise M. Rizzo, U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle System Center

  • Dr. Saeed J. Siavoshani, Eaton Corporation

  • James Turner, University of Bath, United Kingdom

  • John M. Waraniak, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

  • Guangqiang Wu, Tongji University, China

  • Dr. Mingfa Yao, Tianjin University, China

  • Yunqing Zhang, Huazhong University Science and Technology, China

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