Forest R. McFarland Award

This award recognizes individuals for their sustained outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Events in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings, conferences, and professional development programs at SAE events or outstanding contributions to event operations in facilitating or enhancing the interchanges of technical information.

Established in 1979, this award is administered by SAE Engineering Events and honors the late Forest R. McFarland who was himself an outstanding session organizer, a chairman of the Passenger Car Activity and a member of the Engineering Meetings Board. Funding for this award is through a bequest by McFarland to SAE and consists of a framed certificate presented at an appropriate event.

Award Date Name Employer
2018 Tarek M Abdel-Salam Ph.D. East Carolina University
  Dr Bashar AbdulNour Ford Motor Co.
  Gordon L. Allen Boeing Co.
  Prof Oivind Andersson Ph.D. Lund University
  Dr Ewa Alice Bardasz Energetics
  Elana Chapman General Motors
  Gloria D'Anna General Telecom Systems Inc.
  Hether Fedullo Ford Motor Co.
  Dr Antonio Garcia DEng Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  Dr W Riley Garrott  
  Warren N Hardy Virginia Tech
  Dr Paramsothy Jayakumar U.S. Army TARDEC
  Kristin Kolodge J.D. Power And Associates
  Ashok Kumar Cummins Inc.
  Lin Li Liebherr Mining Equip Newport News Co.
  Ehsan Moradi-Pari Ph.D. Honda R & D Americas Inc.
  Prof Luis Rabelo Univ of Central Florida
  Dr Ravi Rajamani drR2 Consulting
  Denise M. Rizzo Ph.D. U.S. Army TARDEC
  Farzad Samie General Motors
  Michael J Schorn TMD Friction GmbH
  Dr Leonid Tartakovsky Technion Israel Inst of Technology
  Stephane A Thiriez Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America Inc.
  Dr Robert M Wagner Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Serdar Yonak Ph.D. Ford Motor Co.
  Qian Zou Oakland University
2017 Earl J Capozzi Pratt & Whitney
  Reece Clothier RMIT University
  Dr Anthony D Cooprider Ford Motor Co.
  William B Craven Daimler
  Archie D Crowe  
  Dr Barbara J. Czerny Ph.D. ZF - TRW
  Ing Dan Day Boeing Co.
  Dr Galen B Fisher University of Michigan
  Matthew Fleming Ford Motor Co. Ltd
  Adrian P Gaylard Jaguar Land Rover
  Jianmin Guan Altair Engineering
  Theo Kaster TRW Automotive
  James Keller United Paint
  Jason R Kerrigan Univ of Virginia
  Christopher P. Kolodziej Argonne National Laboratory
  Paul Kunder Amera-Veritas Inc.
  Alvaro Masias Ford Motor Co.
  Daniel C Morris  
  Vahid Navidi Aviage Systems
  Dr-Ing Efstratios Nikolaidis University Of Toledo
  Girish Parvate-Patil Caterpillar
  Srikanth Pilla Ph.D. Clemson University
  Nammalwar Purushothaman Ph.D. BAE Systems
  Constantine N Raptis GM Powertrain
  Ramesh Rebba General Motors
  Dr Branko Sarh Boeing Co.
  Daniel J Selke Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
  Navtej Singh Navistar Inc.
  Paul Thompson Electroimpact Inc.
  Dr Alok Warey General Motors Global R&D
  Xin Zhang Ph.D. F.Tech R&D North America Inc.
2016 Alan F Asay PE  
  Patrick H Browning Ph.D. West Virginia University
  Serge A Bruillot Dassault Aviation
  Yi Ding  
  Robert J Flemming Jr  
  Cary Henry Ph.D.  
  Rahul Jhavar Ph.D. Caterpillar Inc.
  Helen A Kaleto MGA Research Corp.
  Dr Krishna Kamasamudram Ph.D. Cummins Inc.
  Keith Vernon Leigh-Monstevens  
  Peter Grant Martin National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  David Masser Ford Motor Co.
  William F Northrop  
  Gregory Pannone Novation Analytics
  Stephen M Pitrof Inteva LLC
  David B Roth BorgWarner Inc.
  J. Martin Rowell  
  Ronald Semel Ford Motor Co.
  Mark Steffka GM Powertrain
  Dr John M Storey Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Prof Andrea Strzelec Ph.D. Texas A&M University
  James P Szybist Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  John F Thomas Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Dr Richard Dale Tonda SEA Ltd.
  Russell J Truemner AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.
  Weiguo Zhang FCA US LLC
2015 William P Attard Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  Wayne Cai General Motors
  Gang Chen FCA US LLC
  Dr Guofei Chen  
  Scott Curran Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Sujit Das Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Mikhail A Ejakov Ford Motor Co.
  Essam El-Hannouny Argonne National Laboratory
  Michael E Fingerman FCA US LLC
  Dr Richard Garcia Southwest Research Institute
  Gregory Goetchius Tesla Inc.
  Dr Richard W Greaves FREng Meggitt PLC
  Dr Mingchao Guo FCA US LLC
  Dr-Ing Jidong Kang PE CanmetMATERIALS
  Prof Y Charles Lu University of Kentucky
  Robert W McCoy Ph.D. Ford Motor Co.
  Dr Paul C Miles Sandia National Laboratories
  Mark P. B. Musculus Sandia National Laboratories
  Chester P. Nelson Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  Donald Parker Exponent Failure Analysis
  Karl Simon U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  Derek Splitter Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  John O Waldman General Motors
  Richard Wire Boeing Co.
  Richard Wood SOLUS Solutions and Technologies LLC
  David P Zika Boeing Research & Technology
2014 Jamel E Belwafa Ford Motor Co.
  George Nicholas Bullen Smart Blades Inc.
  Timothy Cheek PE Delta V Forensic Engineering
  Dr Hussein Dourra Ph.D. FCA US LLC
  James Fash Ph.D. ZF - TRW
  Dr Yan Fu Ford Motor Co.
  Barbara Goodrich John Deere Product Engineering Center
  Ramesh Goyal Ph.D.  
  Dr Mirko Jakovljevic TTTech Computertechnik AG
  Mark D Jensen Vector CANtech Inc.
  Dr-Ing Ken Kang Honda R & D Americas Inc.
  Jacque David La Valle Navair
  Peter T Lamm U.S. Air Force
  Benny J Leppert Boeing Co.
  Russell Evan Levine Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  James Miller Argonne National Laboratory
  Dr Kamran Rokhsaz Wichita State University
  Varsha K Sadekar General Motors
  Samveg Saxena  
  Riccardo Scarcelli Ph.D. Argonne National Laboratory
  Scott Sluder Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Dr Gavin Song Ph.D. AM General LLC
  Michael J Stanton Association of Global Automakers Inc.
  John C Steiner KEVA Engineering
  Prof Sebastian Verhelst Ghent University
2013 Dr Mallikarjuna Bennur Ph.D. General Motors
  Ken Farsi Dassault Aircraft Services
  Michael Finkelstein Michael Finkelstein & Associates
  Michael J Flannagan University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  James W Fulton Fulton Findings
  Scott Gillette  
  Raymond A Kach Ford Motor Co.
  Kathleen E Kedzior MAHLE Test Systems
  Paul Kunder Amera-Veritas Inc.
  Dr Alan Luo  
  Prof Piergiovanni Marzocca Clarkson University
  Ryan McGee Ford Motor Co.
  Federico Millo Politecnico di Torino
  Rahul Mital Ph.D. General Motors
  Chadwyck Musser Cambridge Collaborative Inc.
  Dr Rainer Neumann Varroc Lighting Systems GmbH
  Prof Luis Rabelo University of Central Florida
  Dr Paul Richards  
  John Rugh National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  Corina Sandu Ph.D. Virginia Tech
  Christof Schernus FEV GmbH
  Christopher Shaw Visteon Corp.
  Mark W Smith CEng Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
  Ravi Thyagarajan U.S. Army TARDEC
  Dr Lianxiang Yang Oakland University
  Dr Aleksey Yezerets Cummins Inc.
 

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