A4A/SAE Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Innovation Award

Purpose: The A4A/SAE Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Innovation Award, formerly known as the Better Way Award, is an annual process established to recognize a government and/or industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. Improvements will be assessed as a function of process sensitivity, reliability, and cost effectiveness.
 
Eligibility: Team eligibility includes both government and private industry personnel. Employees of universities, national labs, and non-profit organizations are also eligible as supplemental recipients of this award. Membership in A4A or SAE is not required. Teams may have two to twelve members. The accomplishment may involve research, development, engineering, application, management, or policy, and should have occurred not more than 18 months prior to the NDT Forum. Awards Committee members are not eligible for the award.
 
Awards Committee: An Awards Committee consisting of neutral subject matter experts representing A4A and SAE will review the nominations and select the winner.
 
Nominations: A4A and SAE are continuously soliciting nominations. Nominations may be submitted by anyone (including the awards committee members themselves). The nomination should include the names, affiliations, and contact information for all team members; the name and contact information of the nominator; and a brief (one page) description of the accomplishment.

A4A/SAE Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Innovation Award

Purpose:

The A4A/SAE Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Innovation Award, formerly known as the Better Way Award, is an annual process established to recognize a government and/or industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems.

Improvements will be assessed as a function of process sensitivity, reliability, and cost effectiveness.

Criteria:

  • Team eligibility includes both government and private industry personnel.
  • Employees of universities, national labs, and non-profit organizations are also eligible as supplemental recipients of this award.
  • Membership in A4A or SAE is not required.
  • Teams may have two to twelve members.
  • The accomplishment may involve research, development, engineering, application, management, or policy, and should have occurred not more than 18 months prior to the NDT Forum.
  • Awards Committee members are not eligible for the award.

Nominations: 

A4A and SAE are continuously soliciting nominations.

  • Nominations may be submitted by anyone (including the awards committee members themselves). The nomination should include the names, affiliations, and contact information for all team members; the name and contact information of the nominator; and a brief (one page) description of the accomplishment.

Past Recipients:  https://a4andtforum.com/sae-innovation-award/

Ableson Award for Visionary Leadership

This award is the highest recognition that the SAE Foundation Trustees bestow upon an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership that benefited SAE International, the SAE Foundation, and/or SAE Foundation Canada.

  • Recipient must have more than 20 years of service to the mobility community, representing industry, academia, or government and must have made notable contributions serving in a leadership capacity.
  • Recipient must have served as a SAE Foundation Trustee or on the SAE Foundation Canada Board of Directors for more than three years or be a leader who has made significant contributions toward improving math, science, engineering, or technology education.
  • Recipient must have led at least one initiative that resulted in noteworthy advancements of the SAE Foundation's mission.

The SAE Foundation encourages and increases student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It funds awards and scholarships as well as full continuum of K-16 STEM educational programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

Established in 2003, this award honors Donald W. Ableson, 1999 SAE President, who played a key role in establishing and building the SAE Foundation and the SAE Foundation Canada. He has made notable contributions to the advancement of the automotive industry and has given selflessly of his time and energy to SAE, the SAE Foundation, and the SAE Foundation Canada.

Award consists of a crystal memento presented at the SAE Foundation's Annual Celebration event.

Arch T. Colwell Cooperative Engineering Medal

Established in 1976, this award recognizes a unique and outstanding contribution over a period of time to the work of the technical committees under the SAE Executive Standards Committee in developing standards, specifications, technical reports, and data through cooperative research.

The medal was named in honor of Arch T. Colwell, its first recipient and 1941 SAE President. Dr. Colwell symbolized the dedication and devotion of SAE members who work to further the objectives of the SAE Executive Standards Program. The award is intended to stimulate technical committee members to greater accomplishments and the realization of satisfaction that comes from sharing their expertise.

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Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

This award annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering.

Colwell, who funded this award, served SAE in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941. His own technical papers were outstanding examples of engineering excellence and clear writing.

Established in 1965, this award annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering.

Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

Established in 1987, this award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments include outstanding international research, innovation and contributions to crash injury protection, crash injury biomechanics and crash injury design for all mobility vehicles: land, air, sea and space. Nominees should be those persons in leadership positions who have made a significant transportation safety impact on their organizations or on society worldwide.

This award, was initially administered by the Stapp Advisory Committee. The award is funded through the generous support of Arnold W. Siegel, SAE Fellow and Medal of Honor recipient. Siegel's work was in Crash Injury Research conducted at UCLA. This pioneering research has contributed to modern crashworthy transportation vehicles and to the understanding of human tolerance in collisions.

Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants

This SAE International Paper Award recognizes contributions of original research and/or development to the better-mutual adaption of lubricants and lubricated automotive systems or components as written in SAE technical paper and/or journal article.

Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis

Established in 2004, this award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of improved federal automotive policy. Government policy is an increasingly important and complex influence on the ability of the mobility community to serve humanity. Through this award, SAE recognizes the importance of sound policy analysis and inspires members of the mobility community in government, industry and elsewhere to strive for excellence.

This award recognizes Barry D. McNutt for his contributions to rational and effective public policy and to encourage others to strive to advance the ability of government and industry to serve the public good. His contributions reflected his conviction that effective public policy must be firmly grounded not only in the reality of the problems to be solved but also in the economic and technical reality of the affected industry.

Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal

Established in 1928, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to theory or practice in the design or construction of, or research on, aerospace engines, their parts, components, or accessories at a meeting of the Society or its sections during the calendar year.

Manly served as SAE President in 1919 and following his death, many of his associates formed a committee to establish a memorial as a lasting tribute to his work in aeronautic engineering.

Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award

Established in 1992, this award recognizes individuals or a team who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft.

The SAE Board of Directors established the Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award to honor the memory of Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson and the enormous impact he had on the aerospace industry. The SAE Aerospace Council administers this annual award to perpetuate recognition of Mr. Johnson's accomplishments and inspiration as the aeronautical genius who created Lockheed's famed Skunk Works and who played a leading role in the design and development of more than 40 of the world's most advanced aircraft.

This award is made possible through a fund established by the Lockheed Advanced Development Company.

Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery Engineering Award

Established in 1984, this award promotes engineering developments and the presentation of SAE papers on turbomachinery and/or developments that enable or advance the use of turbomachinery. The award honors Cliff Garrett and the inspiration he provided to engineers by his example, support, encouragement, and many contributions as an aerospace pioneer. To perpetuate recognition of Garrett's achievements and dedication as an aerospace pioneer, SAE administers an annual lecture by a distinguished authority in the engineering of turbomachinery and/or engineering related to creating, enabling, or advancing applications of turbomachinery in power systems, on-highway, off-highway, aircraft, and/or spacecraft uses.

The award is made possible by a contribution from the Garrett Corp.

Daniel Guggenheim Medal

Purpose:

The Daniel Guggenheim Medal was established as an international award for the purpose of honoring an individual who makes notable achievements in advancing the safety and practicality of aviation. The Medal recognizes contributions to aeronautical research and education, the development of commercial aircraft and equipment, and the application of aircraft to the economic and social activities of the nation.

This award is administered by the Guggenheim Medal Board of Award (jointly sponsored by and AIAA, ASME, SAE International and VFS).

For further information: https://www.aiaa.org/guggenheim

Recognition:

This award will be presented at the annual AIAA Awards Gala in May in Washington, D.C. or at a venue preferred by the award winner.

Past Recipients: https://www.aiaa.org/guggenheim/medal-recipients

Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award

Established in 1996, this award recognizes the profound impact that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will have on mobility in the 21st century. This award distinguishes an individual or team whose outstanding long-term accomplishments are judged to have significantly advanced the state-of-the-art of ITS through innovative technology achievements and/or significant industry leadership.

 

Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation

Established in 1978, this award annually recognizes an SAE member whose innovative design is described in an SAE paper or whose lifetime of accomplishment is judged to be a significant achievement in automotive engineering. Judgment is based upon the value of the work as an original innovative contribution, not upon the application of some development or invention already known. The award honors the memory of Edward N. Cole, former President and Chief Operating Officer of General Motors Corp., and the inspiration he provided to others in the engineering profession by his continuing search and drive for product innovation. The award is made possible through a fund originally established by contributions from General Motors Corp., SAE members, and other employees and retirees who were associated with Cole.

No one person shall win the award twice within any period of five consecutive years.

The award consists of a framed certificate a $5000 honorarium and an commemorative gift. It is presented during an appropriate SAE international meeting.

Elmer A. Sperry Award

The Elmer A. Sperry award commemorates the life and achievements of Elmer Ambrose Sperry, whose genius and perseverance contributed so much to so many types of transportation.

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Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award

Established in 2000, this award recognizes an individual or groups of individuals who through their ingenuity and dedication make significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry. These innovative achievements may occur in motorized vehicles for land, sea, air, and space in the areas of fuels, alternative propulsion methods, fuel usage, materials, energy usage, manufacturing methods, logistics support, as well as in education, training and improving public awareness.

The key criteria for recognition are innovation, originality, demonstrated significant favorable impact on the environment and improvement over any existing technologies, methods and public acceptance.

The award consists of a crystal globe and is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.

Forest R. McFarland Award

This award recognizes individuals for their 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.  Special consideration is given to the contributions made within the past 12 months from the time of nomination.

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.

Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award

Established in 1978, this award recognizes an individual or a team for unique and outstanding contributions to air transportation and/or to the work of the aerospace technical committees in developing aerospace standards, specifications, technical reports, and data through cooperative research.

SAE established the Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award to acknowledge and commemorate the distinctive contributions of the late Franklin W. Kolk to the advancement of civil air transportation and to the associated work of the Society. Kolk was renowned for the many significant contributions he made in the design of commercial transport aircraft. He was an active participant in many government/industry committees and was the founding chairman of the SAE A-21 Committee on Aircraft Noise Measurement.

The criteria for the selection shall include the following:

  • The significance of the individual's/team's contribution in terms of the originality of the work.
  • The impact and influence of the contribution on the progress and development of air transportation.
  • The value of the contribution to the aerospace industry, the government and the general public.
  • Recognition by the individual's/team's peers in SAE for both leadership and participation in bringing to realization the important objectives of the Aerospace Council.

This award, established in 1978, is administered by the Kolk Award Selection Committee.  

Franz F. Pischinger Powertrain Innovation Award

Established in 2008, this award recognizes exceptional innovation and competence in powertrain design and development through the annual recognition of an engineer who has demonstrated outstanding innovation in the field. The powertrain remains the "heart" of the transportation industry. It is the singular most expensive and most complex part of every vehicle. SAE, more than any other organization, has been integral in supporting automotive engineers in their endeavors to improve transportation powertrains. This award is a logical extension of SAE's core activities.

The nominee must be an engineer (employed or retired) whose professional career focuses on powertrain technology in a leadership role, and demonstrates innovation through patents, publications, and/or new products or processes. The award will recognize technical innovation and overall impact on the advancement of powertrain technology over the nominee's career. In addition, contributions made by the nominee to advance SAE's goal to further global mobility technology will be considered.

Members of the Franz F. Pischinger Powertrain Innovation Award Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee.

The award consists of a bronze plaque and a $2500 honorarium that will be presented at the North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC) beginning in 2017.

Gordon Millar Award

The Millar award recognizes an individual or organization that best demonstrates continuous philanthropic support of the SAE Foundation's mission to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The award is funded by AVL.

Gordon Millar was an SAE Fellow and a member of SAE International since 1949. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1975 and, in 1984 served as SAE President, the same year that he concluded a noteworthy career at John Deere. He was a noted author and a consultant to the Southwest Research Institute, as well as a recognized expert in the history and restoration of classic marine engines. He was a lifetime advocate for improving STEM education and encouraging women to seek engineering careers.

Harry L. Horning Memorial Award

Established in 1938, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper on the subject of the better mutual adaptation of fuels and internal combustion engines.  The award preserves the memory of the dedication of SAE's 1925 President, Harry L. Horning, to the pursuit of improved mutual adaptability of engines and fuels and serves as a motivation for others to follow in his footsteps.

Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering

The Ford Motor Company funded this award in 1988 in honor of Henry Ford II’s enormous impact on the mobility industry. 

The award recognizes the ingenuity of SAE member individuals or teams, whose engineering skills have contributed to the design of a product or development of a manufacturing process which has had a significantly positive impact on the passenger car, truck, or bus industry.

Providing supervisory or managerial engineering direction alone does not fulfil the award requirement. 

International Leadership Citation

This citation was created to provide public recognition to an individual well known internationally for continuous professional involvement and participation in SAE's meetings, conferences, congresses and/or unique assistance and support in helping SAE achieve its goals and objectives, either in the broadest sense or related to one specific conference abroad.

This citation, established in 1988, is administered by the Sustainable Development Program Committee.

J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders

Established in 1999 by the SAE Women Engineers Committee, and previously named WEC/BREED Award for Women's Leadership, the J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders is designed to recognize women active in all sectors of the mobility industry who have achieved the best balance of life both professionally and personally.  The recipients shall be selected based primarily on outstanding performance or significant contributions in two or more of the following areas:

  •   Exhibits outstanding service to her company and community.
  •   Demonstrates excellent leadership as a supervisor, manager, or in team environments.
  •   Displays innovation and uniqueness in achieving corporate and personal goals.
  •   Displays excellence in creatively dealing with the challenges professional women are faced with
  •   Provides important engineering or technical contributions to the mobility industry.
  •   Overcomes adversity.
  •   Participates in and is involved with SAE activities.

James M. Crawford Executive Standards Committee Outstanding Achievement Award

This award recognizes those who make a valuable contribution of time and leadership in support of the SAE technical committees through external representation of the Society and/or contributions to SAE technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards.  Special consideration is given to contributions made over the past 12 months prior to nomination.

The James M. Crawford Fund was established in 1953. This award honors James M. Crawford, who was SAE International President in 1945. Prior to 2013, the name of the award was the Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2018, the name of the award was changed to the James M. Crawford Executive Standards Committee Outstanding Achievement Award.

L. Ray Buckendale Lecture

Established in 1953, this award provides for an annual lecture that deals with ground vehicles for either on- or off-road operation in either commercial or military service. The intent is to provide procedures and data useful in formulating solutions in commercial vehicle design, manufacture, operation, and maintenance.

L. Ray Buckendale, 1946 SAE President, by his character and work, endeared himself to all who were associated with him. Foremost among his many interests was the desire to develop the potential abilities in young people. To this end, the lecture is directed primarily to the needs of young engineers and students with emphasis on practical aspects of the topic.

Thank you to the following companies for their sponsorship and support of this award:

  • Cummins Inc.
  • Dana Holding Corp.
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Meritor Inc.
  • ZF/ TRW Automotive

In 2021, this award will involve a lecture ONLY which will be presented at COMVEC.

Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award

Established in 1984, the award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding presentation skills. The intent of the award is to maintain a high level of presentations at SAE technical sessions by recognizing individuals who make outstanding presentations at those sessions. The recipient must have received the Oral Presentation Award more than twice to receive this award.

Originally established in 1984 as the SAE Distinguished Speaker Award by the Engineering Meetings Board, the award name was changed to the SAE Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award in 1993 to honor the late Lloyd L. Withrow.

As Department Head of the GM Research Laboratories Fuels and Lubricants Department, Withrow mentored many engineers and contributed significantly to the fields of fuels and lubricants for automotive vehicles. His research on engine combustion from 1926 -1948 was a watershed that is still referenced and utilized. Both engineers and society in general have benefitted greatly over the years from his activities and his personality. Withrow died on December 9, 1992, only five days before his 93rd birthday.

Withrow was an SAE Fellow and noted speaker at many SAE meetings. Through a request from several prominent SAE members, this award name was changed to recognize him for his outstanding communication skills and his continual insistence that those he supervised also develop and demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

The award consists of a framed certificate that is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.

Marvin Whitlock Award

Established in 1988, this award annually recognizes an individual or team for significant technical contributions and/or innovation related to operational availability of aircraft. Operational availability includes areas such as repair design, tooling, maintenance practices, logistics, inspection, modification and safety.

The award acknowledges and commemorates the distinctive management contributions of the late Marvin Whitlock, Senior Vice President-Maintenance and a member of the Board of Directors of United Air Lines.

Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation

Established in 2001, this award annually recognizes an SAE member whose work has furthered innovation in the manufacture, design and improvement of engine technology for ground, air or space vehicles. The award honors Max Bentele for his contributions to the field of mobility engines and his encouragement for others to innovate and promote advances in the area. The award is designated for engineers who have at most been out of school for ten years, who have made a major contribution through a new idea, concept, innovation or application which provides a recognized improvement in engine technology and which has been verified through proof of concept demonstrations. It is intended to recognize the global nature of the SAE and the breadth of the mobility community that it serves.

The award is made possible by a contribution from the Max Bentele Foundation.

Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award

Established in 1972, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the most outstanding SAE technical paper or journal article on the subject of automotive safety engineering.  During his 45-year automotive career, Isbrandt, SAE's 1967 President, provided a constant inspiration to young engineers seeking and following a mobility engineering career. The award is funded from an endowment comprising donations from American Motors Corp., Chrysler Corp., Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., the 2nd International Passive Restraint Systems Conference Banquet Committee, and Isbrandt's many friends.

Rodica Baranescu Award for Technical & Leadership Excellence

Established in 2011, this award celebrates the successes of women in the engineering profession and recognizes their leadership and technical contributions in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. The award serves to broaden the awareness of the reach and impact of women working in mobility engineering. Its goals are to stimulate the involvement of women in engineering as well as open doors for young girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who wish to pursue engineering careers.

The award is enabled by a gift from Rodica Baranescu, Ph.D. Baranescu is an SAE Fellow, Past President of SAE International, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She is a mechanical engineer who started her professional and academic career in her native country, Romania, before immigrating to the United States in 1980. In 2000, she was the first woman elected President of SAE International.

Nominees for this award must be women who have demonstrated technical competency and leadership in engineering. Beginning in 2017, three women will be honored each year - one from each mobility engineering sector (aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle). Awardees may be employed or retired and they must be members of SAE International.

Russell S. Springer Award

Established in 1954, this award recognizes the author of an original and outstanding technical paper that is published in SAE literature in the year for which the recipient is selected.  The technical paper shall demonstrate and be judged on originality, outstanding content and contribution to the industry.  To encourage younger member achievement, the recipient must be an SAE member who is 36 years of age or younger at the time of the presentation.

The award honors the late Russell S. Springer who funded this award through his bequest.

 

SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award

Established in 1992, this award honors an individual at the corporate official level for outstanding contributions to the field of aerospace engineering through his/her leadership skills. It recognizes an individual who has applied their leadership skills in aerospace engineering to make contributions leading to great positive impact on the aerospace community. Recognition may be for a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement.

The award consists of an original design of aluminum and marble presented each year at a major SAE aerospace meeting.

SAE Arnold W. Siegel Humanitarian Award

Established in 2014, and made possible by a generous gift from Arnold and Stephanie Siegel, this award proudly represents members and non-members of the Society whose mobility industry contributions have made a lasting social benefit on humanity. The award will honor individuals, teams, organizations or entities, both domestic and internationally, whose mobility industry contributions - research or practical application - have made a significant, positive, multi-generational impact on the world such as, but not limited to: mobility safety or the environment, creating a safer, healthier world.

The SAE Arnold W. Siegel Humanitarian Award honors Arnold W. Siegel, an SAE Fellow and Medal of Honor recipient, whose pioneering crash injury research began in 1954 at the University of California-Los Angeles. His extensive accomplishments in transportation safety and research include working with the world's first experimental full-scale automotive crash program, designing and constructing early versions of anthropometric dummies, and more than 40 years of collision and injury analysis and consulting for research and forensic purposes. He helped pioneer research on barrier, side-impact, rollover head-on, motorcycle and pedestrian crashes. He built the first infant and child dummies, crash tested them and worked on and designed the first rear facing infant safety seats and child booster seats resulting in significantly fewer injuries and deaths in auto accidents. In collaboration with others, he worked to reveal critical automotive safety issues and create life-saving solutions, bringing injury prevention to the forefront, forever altering the way automobiles are engineered.

SAE Emeritus Recognition

Established in 2014, the impetus for the SAE Emeritus recognition was a desire by the SAE Membership Board to honor those distinguished, retired SAE members who have helped make our organization the place for engineers to learn, grow, and collaborate across industries through their continued support and volunteer engagement. Members chosen for this recognition include recipients of the SAE Medal of Honor, SAE Fellows, and former SAE Presidents, Officers, Directors and Chairs of SAE Operating Boards and Board Committees.

All recipients of the Emeritus Recognition receive a plaque, which is presented at the Award & Recognition Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience or at another appropriate venue and free registration to all of SAE International’s three major congresses: WCX, AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, and COMVEC™.

SAE Engineering Events Outstanding Oral Presentation Award

The oral presentation award program is intended to maintain a high level of presentations at SAE technical sessions by recognizing individuals who make outstanding presentations at those sessions.

This award, established in 1972, is administered by Engineering Events. Evaluations are made by members of the audience for each technical presentation. the award consists of a certificate and is presented at an Activity meeting or other appropriate event.

SAE Fellow Grade of Membership

The highest grade of membership, this recognizes and honors long-term members who have made a significant impact on society's mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation.

Established in 1975, the grade of Fellow is administered by the SAE Fellow Committee. Election to Fellow is an exceptional professional distinction bestowed on around 20 recipients each year. A distinctive Fellow pin is presented to the new Fellow at the annual Fellow dinner and a framed Fellow certificate is presented during the SAE Awards Ceremony. Both functions are held at the WCX World Congress Experience.

The SAE Board of Directors oversees the Fellows program and approves the nominations submitted by the Fellows Committee.

2019 submission period is over -  the 2020 nomination period will open March 1st” . Please email Nicole Iorfido with any questions.

 

SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award

The Industry Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the mobility industry. Nominees must have achieved the following:

  • A significant level of success in their STEM careers.
  • Demonstrated innovation and risk taking.
  • Established a new direction or developed a position which challenged their industry.
  • Made contributions outside of their industry, exemplified through community education, philanthropic or government activities.

SAE Foundation Young Industry Leadership Award

Awarded to promote careers in the engineering community by recognizing men and women who have significant accomplishments and who show potential for significant leadership growth in industry. Nominees must have less than 12 years of industry experience. These individuals must have:

  • Proven accomplishments in their career;
  • Shown promise and possess leadership ability;
  • Received recognition from their employer or organization; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community, professional societies and/or STEM Education (science, technology engineering and math)

SAE IHI Achievement in Boosting Award

This award honors the best innovation and/or implementation of new ideas in boosting systems by an individual or a team that have positively impacted the industry.  New ideas not just in the area of performance, but also in the areas of fuel economy, emissions, cost, quality and reliability that generate a positive impact within the automotive industry will be considered.

SAE International Award for Aerospace Innovation

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals or teams who have demonstrated outstanding innovation in aerospace engineering, making significant contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft or spacecraft and resulting in industry- or life-changing impact.

This award was made possible by generous donations from R. Dixon Speas, PRC Aviation and Lockheed Martin.

Criteria:

  • Nominees’ achievements must represent unique and original engineering applications or innovations that have had a demonstrable positive impact on aerospace.
  • Nominees should have a distinguished career in aerospace with proven accomplishments in the innovative design, or operational availability (repair design, tooling, maintenance practices, logistics, inspection, modification, and safety) of aircraft or spacecraft.
  • Individuals and teams may be nominated for this award; multiple award winners are possible.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium, and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

 

SAE International Award for Automotive Innovation honoring Edward N. Cole

Purpose:

Established in 1978, this award honors the memory of Edward N. Cole, former President and Chief Operating Officer of General Motors, and the inspiration he provided others in the engineering profession by his continuing search and drive for product innovation.

Criteria:

  • Significant innovative achievement in automotive engineering or whose innovative design is well detailed in an SAE paper.
  • Original innovative contribution, not building upon the application of some development or invention already known.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium, and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Robert Stein Ford Motor Company
2022 Thomas Leone Ford Motor Company
2019 Brice Pawley Means Industries
2018 Charles Freese General Motors and GM Defense LLC
2017 Stephen Poulos General Motors
2016 Dr. Thomas C. Klingler  
2015 Larry Nitz General Motors
2013 Dr. Prasad Kadle Delphi Corp.
2012 Dr. Hussein Dourra PhD FCA US LLC
2011 Dr. John J Moskwa Univ of Wisconsin Madison
2010 Dr. Simon C Tung Industrial Research Laboratories
2009 Arvin F Mueller  
2007 Mircea Gradu Timken Technology Center
2006 Dr. Stefan Korcek  
2005 Wallace R. Wade  
2004 Lloyd W. Rogers Jr.  
2003 Jack D. Benson AFE Consulting Services Inc
2002 Dr. David C. Viano ProBiomechanics LLC
2001 Joseph M. Colucci Automotive Fuels Consulting
1998 David F. Hagen National Research Council
1993 Roger P. Daniel  
1992 Neil A. Schilke General Motors
1991 Dr. Paul B. MacCready AeroVironment Inc
1990 David McLellan  
1989 Stuart M. Frey  
1988 Trevor O. Jones ElectroSonics Medical Inc.
1988 Jerome G. Rivard Global Tech & Business Development
1987 Charles Jones  
1987 Kenichi Yamamoto Toyota Motor Corp
1986 Vernon Roosa  
1985 William F. Milliken Jr. Milliken Research Associates Inc
1984 Konrad Eckert  
1983 Frank Winchell  
1982 Alan Loofbourrow  
1981 George H Muller Advanced Ideas Research Foundation
1980 Achilles Sampietro  
1979 Oliver K Kelley  

SAE International Award for Commercial Vehicle Innovation honoring Magnus Hendrickson

Purpose:

This award honors renowned inventor and businessman Magnus Hendrickson, who founded Hendrickson Motor Truck Company in 1913, by recognizing individuals or teams (SAE members or non-members) whose efforts in commercial vehicle dynamics represent true innovation and have created significant, lasting change in the commercial vehicle industry.

This award was made possible by a generous gift from Hendrickson.

Criteria:

The ideal award recipient(s) is an individual or team (SAE member or non-member) whose research and/or practical application represents unique, original concepts that when applied to vehicle dynamics, cause significant, positive change and elevate vehicle dynamics to new levels of innovation.

  • “Commercial Vehicle” is defined as a Class 1 through 8 on-highway or on/off–highway truck, tractor-trailer, or bus whose primary purpose is to transport goods or people and excludes any such vehicles intended solely for use in military, farming, or construction applications.
  • “Vehicle Dynamics” is defined as the ride, handling, stability, or load carrying ability of a truck, tractor-trailer, or bus, and excludes the aerodynamics of any such vehicles.
  • The award (i) shall be given for an actual component, subsystem, or system that is physically incorporated into a Commercial Vehicle and enhances Vehicle Dynamics, and (ii) shall exclude a study, procedure, or process that predicts or analyzes Vehicle Dynamics. Nominees must have earned at least one U.S. Patent that represents an original concept or design and qualifies as a significant engineering achievement in vehicle dynamics for the commercial vehicle industry. Further, any such components, subsystem, or systems need not be patented, but must have been offered for sale for at least one year.
  • Previous engineering achievements and innovation will be considered when determining nominees' eligibility for this award.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2020 Dan Williams ZF
2019 Mehdi Ahmadian Virginia Tech
2018 Oshkosh Global Product Development Team  
2017 James Parison BOSE Corp. Ride Team

SAE International Award for Computational Fluid Dynamics Honoring Ramesh Agarwal

Purpose:

This Award recognizes professionals (individuals or teams) who have made significant science and engineering contributions to computational fluid dynamics (CFD).  

The award was made possible through a generous contribution from the Agarwal Family, in honor of Ramesh Agarwal, the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Agarwal is a leader in sustainable aviation, computational fluid dynamics, and renewable & clean energy technologies, and is a Fellow and longtime member of SAE International.

Criteria:

  • Professionals (individual or team) who have made significant science and engineering contributions to the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are honored through this award.  
  • Nominees may be from industry, academia, or government who have made contributions to CFD and its applications within the aerospace or ground vehicle industries.  
  • Nominees will be assessed based upon their development of CFD methods/technology, their significant contributions such as new methods, new or enhanced software, or simulation processes and their positive impact in the Industry or Engineering Community. 10-years of demonstrated professional contributions to CFD and its applications preferred but not required (this does not include graduate school studies)

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and a certificate that is presented at an SAE event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Suhas V. Patankar Innovative Research, Inc.
2021 Phillip Roe University of Michigan
2020 Professor Sergei Godunov Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
2019 Joe Thompson Mississippi State University

SAE International Award for Emerging Leadership in Mobility

Purpose:

To recognize mobility professionals who have demonstrated outstanding technical innovation and leadership early in their careers.

This award was made possible by generous gifts from Russell S. Springer, the Max Bentele Foundation and AEM.

Criteria:

  • Engineer working in the mobility industry with less than 10 years industry experience.
  • Demonstrated innovation that has resulted in improvement in a mobility industry technology.
  • Demonstrated leadership and encouragement of others to innovate and promote advances in mobility.
  • Leadership in SAE activities.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition: 

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

SAE International Award for Excellence in Innovation

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals or teams whose work has reached the highest level of achievement in innovation throughout emerging technologies such as, but not limited to, sustainability, autonomous/automated mobility and advanced manufacturing, across the mobility industry. Innovations must demonstrate industry- or life-changing impact.

This award was made possible by the generous contributions from Delco, and Ralph and Sharon Hillquist.

Criteria:

  • Unique and original concepts and innovations in emerging technologies that have far-reaching impact for industry and/or for society.
  • Outstanding contributions to technological progress.
  • Individuals and teams may be nominated for this award; multiple award winners are possible.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition: 

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

SAE International Award for Influential Executive in Automotive Honoring Henry Ford II

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals for their executive leadership in Automotive Engineering. Nominees may be executives who have served the automotive industry for a large portion of their career and can demonstrate significant contributions to the progress and development of ground transportation, creating value for their company, automotive industry, and/or society.

Providing supervisory or managerial engineering direction alone does not fulfill the award requirement.

The Ford Motor Company funded this award in 1988 to honor Henry Ford II’s pioneering impact on the mobility industry.

Criteria:

  • Vice President or C-suite Executive for a minimum of five years.
  • Led at least two major corporate or industry initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success developing collaborative teams.
  • Fostered a customer-focused environment.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition: 

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at SAE WCX™.

SAE International Award for Motorsport Safety Honoring John Melvin

Purpose:

NASCAR funded this award to recognize individuals, organizations, or teams whose research and/or practical application represents unique, original concepts that, when applied to motorsports, cause significant positive change and elevate safety to new levels of innovation. Nominees should be those who have demonstrated a commitment to reducing the injuries in auto racing incidents.

Dr. John Melvin was a pioneer in the field of driver safety, particularly in the area of driver restraint systems. He persuaded drivers to adopt the HANS (head and neck restraint) device, was a staunch supporter of “SAFER” (steel foam and energy reduction) barriers on the track and was a key developer of "black box" data recording for racecars that helped sanctioning bodies learn from accidents. His many contributions as a safety consultant to NASCAR for more than 13 years forever changed the sport.

Criteria:

  • Selection will be based on the significance and impact of the cited contribution and the lasting safety benefit to Motorsport. 
  • Demonstrated notable achievements, outstanding research, and innovation within the Motorsport industry.
  • The cited contributions may be measured by a combination of publications (technical articles, research papers, etc.), patents, honors, and awards. Nominees are not limited to SAE members nor are records of achievements limited to only within SAE.
  • The completed nomination form must be accompanied by at least two letters of support verifying the accomplishments cited in the nomination. Names and email addresses of references are not accepted in lieu of letters.

Eligibility:

  • Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Participants: 

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Dr. Geoff Billows NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
2021 Arne Kuhns SFI
2020 Jochen Braunwarth & Team Geobrugg AG
2018 Steve Peterson (Posthumously) NASCAR
2017 Dean Sicking UAB
2017 Robert W. Bielenberg University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 Ronald K. Faller University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 Anton George Vision Investments LLC
2017 James C. Holloway University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 Karla A. Lechtenberg University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 John D. Reid University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 John R. Rohde University of Nebraska-Lincoln, retired
2016 James R. Downing Downing/Atlanta Inc.
2016 Hubert Gramling Motorsport Safety Consultant
2016 Robert Hubbard, Ph.D.  Michigan State University, retired

SAE International Award for Outstanding AWIM Volunteers Honoring Bill Agnew

Purpose:

This award recognizes volunteers who develop students' understanding and experience in math and science by helping teachers implement the A World In Motion® (AWIM®) program in the classroom.

The award honors Dr. William G. Agnew, who was instrumental in establishing AWIM and supported the program throughout his lifetime.

Criteria:

  • Volunteer experience must have occurred during the most recent academic year.
  • All AWIM volunteers are eligible, including retirees, industry professionals and university/high school students.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes a certificate and honorarium and is presented at a location meaningful to the recipient.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2020 Georgina M. Pietrzak General Motors
2019 Mark Herman General Motors (Retired)
2019 Tom Terry General Motors (Retired)
2016 Joanne Mabrey Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc.
2015 Rosana Hull General Motors
2012 William P. Klein General Motors
2011 Robert Ferer General Motors
2010 Michael D. Adams General Motors
2009 Donald Anton Robins  
2008 Joseph G. Langhauser Jr. General Motors
2007 John Derosia Boeing Co.
2006 Melanie Giasson General Motors Engine Division
2005 John Demmer John Deere & Co.
2004 William C. Brubaker  

SAE International Award for Outstanding Research in Mobility Fuels and Lubricants

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals or teams whose research has resulted in new applications or innovations that have advanced fuels and lubricants within the mobility industry.

Criteria:

  • Nominees’ research must represent unique and original research resulting in new applications, engineering methodologies or technological innovations that have had a demonstrable positive impact on lubricants and lubricated systems or components.
  • The research must have resulted in extraordinary advancement within the mobility industry, resulting in increased efficiency, accessibility, safety, sustainability or usefulness of a product, system, or process.
  • The unique and original research must be less than five years old, and these innovations must be in use today.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

SAE International Award for Outstanding Student Leadership in STEM Honoring Max Rumbaugh

Purpose:

This award recognizes an outstanding student leader of one or more SAE activities and, through the award, encourages a vision within the student to become an SAE leader during their adult career.

Past SAE Executive Vice President Max E. Rumbaugh Jr. established this award with a generous gift in 2002 to realize his vision of encouraging and inspiring young SAE members to become engaged with SAE throughout their professional careers/lifetimes.

Criteria:

SAE student members will be nominated by their SAE faculty advisor who will provide a citation detailing the student's outstanding leadership skills during the past academic year. All nominees will meet the following criteria:

  • SAE Student Member who is about to graduate or has already graduated from a university or college in a technical field related to automotive engineering (This includes undergraduates and graduates)
  • The student will have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in one or more SAE activities during the academic year being concluded during the year of nomination.  (The purpose of this provision is to preclude an individual from being selected for leadership demonstrated solely in years prior to the year of his/her selection.)  One recipient will be selected.
  • It is preferred that the recipient has begun employment when selected (or will soon begin their employment following a pending graduation).
  • Nominations will be judged based on SAE-related leadership activities during the year of nomination, and imminent support of SAE and its activities.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This award includes a lifetime professional membership in SAE and a trip to a major SAE event where the award is presented.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Rebecca Vollman University of Central Florida
2021 Dylan Konop Milwaukee Tool
2020 Olivia Cathryn Wanless Kettering University
2019 Cora Taylor Michigan Technological University
2018 Greg Sawvelle San Diego State University
2017 Ian Eickholdt Central Michigan University
2016 Grant Mottershaw  University of Houston
2015 Adam Farabaugh   University of Pennsylvania
2014 Grady Young  Southern Polytechnic State University
2012 Michael Nienhuis  Western Michigan University
2011 Matthew J. Meyer Lawrence Technological University
2010 Randy Floresca San Jose State University
2009 Jill S. DeGowske Lawrence Technological University

SAE International Award for Propulsion Innovation Honoring Franz Pischinger

Purpose:

This award recognizes engineers who have held leadership positions focused on propulsion technology and can demonstrate innovation through patents, publications, and/or new products or processes.

FEV provided the funding for this award to honor professor Franz F. Pischinger, who devoted his career to furthering powertrain technology and the education of young engineers. He held leading positions in the powertrain industry for most of his 50-year career, founded FEV in 1978 and served as the company’s president and CEO until 2003.

Criteria:

  • Technical innovation and overall impact on the advancement of powertrain technology over the nominee's career.
  • Contributions to advance SAE's goal to further global mobility technology will be considered.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition: 

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Dan Hancock General Motors Company
2021 Mitsuo Hitomo Mazda Motor Corporation
2020 Daniel Nicholson General Motors Company
2019 Motohiro Matsumura Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd
2018 Yucong Wang, Ph.D. General Motors
2017 John C Wall, Ph.D.  
2016 Robert Lee FCA US LLC
2015 Thomas G. Stevens GM Truck Group
2013 Simon C. Tung, Ph.D.  
2012 David F. Merrion Merrion Expert Consulting LLC
2011 John H. Johnson, Ph.D. Michigan Technological University
2010 Paul M. Najt General Motors
2009 Gerhard Schmidt, Ph.D. Ford Motor Company

SAE International Award for Quality Leadership Honoring Subir Chowdhury

Purpose:

This award recognizes those in the mobility industry who bring forth innovation and broaden the impact of quality in mobility engineering, design, and manufacturing. It brings an awareness to the beneficial impact provided to society-at-large that has been attained by mobility engineering through the use and power of quality in engineering.

The award was established in 2010 through a generous gift from Subir and Malini Chowdhury. Subir Chowdhury is one of the world’s leading management consultants. He has helped Fortune 500 companies save billions of dollars with improvements to their quality and performance. He has authored more than 15 books (many international bestsellers) and given dozens of talks on management and quality.

 Criteria:

  • Leaders in academia or industry, who have contributed substantial skills and talent to advance and promote the principles and application of quality in Mobility Engineering.
  • Served in a leadership role for a minimum of five years.
  • Demonstrated success in leading at least one major quality initiative with proven impact on a product, process, and/or service.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Participants:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2021 Dr. Mohd Sapuan Salit Universiti Putra Malaysia
2019 Professor Michael Pecht University of Maryland
2018 Kush Shah General Motors
2017 Gerald Johnson General Motors
2015 Shahjada A Pahlovy, Ph.D. Dynax Corp.
2011 Glen Albert Barton Caterpillar Inc.
2010 James David Power JD Power and Associate

SAE International Award for STEM Education Excellence Honoring Lloyd Reuss

Purpose:

This Award recognizes elementary school teachers that develop students’ understanding of math and science through the use of SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM ®) curriculum.

The award honors the work and dedication of Lloyd Reuss, former President of General Motors Corp. and Chair of the SAE VISION 2000 Executive Committee. Reuss was a steadfast supporter of SAE’s AWIM program.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated, through qualitative and quantitative data, exemplary use of the AWIM curriculum.
  • Nominees (individuals or teams) must be elementary teachers (K-6) from public, parochial, or private schools.

Eligibility:

  • Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition: 

This includes a certificate and honorarium and is presented at the recipient’s school.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2020 Jennifer Lewis Ojibwa Elementary
2016 Ginger Pate New Mountain Hill Elementary School
2015 Kathy Koperski Warner Upper Elementary School
2014 Stephanie Gendron Detroit County Day School
2012 Christina Del Pizzo St. Michael the Archangel School
2011 Michelle Layer Clarence Center Elementary School
2010 Becky Rose Western Peaks Elementary School

SAE International Award for Safety in Transportation Honoring Arnold W. Siegel

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals or teams whose work has created a demonstrable impact on safety in transportation. 

This award was made possible by Arne and Steffi Siegel and honors Arnold W. Siegel, a longtime SAE member and Fellow whose extensive accomplishments in transportation safety and pioneering research include working with the world's first experimental full-scale automotive crash program, designing and constructing early versions of anthropometric dummies, and more than 40 years of collision and injury analysis and consulting for research and forensic purposes.

Criteria:

  • Nominees should be those in leadership positions who have made a significant safety impact related to transportation.
  • Accomplishments may include outstanding international research, innovation and practical application of technologies that support increased safety in transportation including but not limited to crash injury protection, crash injury biomechanics and crash injury design for all mobility vehicles: land, air, sea and space.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium, and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Kristy Arbogast Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2021 Richard DeWeese Retired, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
2020 John Bolte The Ohio State University
2019 Dainius Dalmotas DJ Dalmotas Consulting, Inc
2018 Dr. Matthew P. Reed University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
2017 Tsuyoshi Yasuki Toyota Motor Corp
2016 Bruce Donnelly, Ph.D. Biomechanics Research Group
2015 Harold John Mertz Jr., Ph.D.  
2014 Yasuhiro Matsui, Ph.D. NTSEL
2013 Frank A Pintar, Ph.D. VA Medical Center
2012 Jeff Crandall University of Virginia
2011 Priya Prasad, Ph.D Prasad Engineering LLC
2010 David C. Viano, Ph.D. ProBiomechanics LLC
2010 Charles Y. Warner, Ph.D. Collision Safety Engineering LLC
2009 Kennerly H. Digges, Ph.D. George Washington University
2008 Dominique Cesari Ifsttar - LBMC
2007 Rolf H. Eppinger, Ph.D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2006 Murray Mackay, Ph.D.  
2005 Brian O'Neill Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
2004 James Jones Montana State University
2004 Narayan Yoganandan, Ph.D. Medical College of Wisconsin
2003 Koshiro Ono, Ph.D. Japan Automobile Research Institute
2002 Lawrence Patrick  
2001 Hugh De Haven Vibrant Corp.
2001 Roger W. Griswold II Flightcraft Inc.
1997 Daniel L. Camacho Duke University
1997 Michael Kleinberger, Ph.D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1997 James H. McElhaney, Ph.D. Duke University
1997 Barry S. Myers, Ph.D. Duke University
1997 Roger Nightingale, Ph.D. Duke University
1997 Beth Winkelstein University of Pennsylvania
1996 Cameron Bass, Ph.D. University of Virginia
1996 Jeff Crandall University of Virginia
1996 Gregory W. Hall Revivant
1996 S. Hurwitz University of Virginia
1996 Gregory S. Klopp University of Virginia
1996 J.P. Lassau UFR Biomedicale des Saint Peres
1996 Philippe Petit Renault SAS
1996 Walter D. Pilkey, Ph.D.  
1996 Laurent Portier Renault SAS
1996 Xavier Trosseille Renault SAS
1995 Robert H. Hopper Jr., Ph.D. Piziali & Associates
1995 James H. McElhaney, Ph.D. Duke University
1995 Barry S Myers, Ph.D. Duke University
1994 John M. Cavanaugh Wayne State University
1994 Yue Huang Wayne State University
1994 Albert I. King, Ph.D. Wayne State University
1994 Yonghua Zhu Wayne State University
1993 Michael Beebe Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc.
1993 Rolf H. Eppinger, Ph.D. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1993 Mark P Haffner National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1993 Warren N. Hardy Transportation Research Institute
1993 Albert I. King, Ph.D. Wayne State University
1993 Raymond F. Neathery, Ph.D. Neathery Associates
1993 Stephen Rouhana, Ph.D. General Motors LLC
1993 Michael Salloum Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc.
1993 Lawrence W Schneider, Ph.D. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

SAE International Award for Student Achievement and Technical Proficiency Honoring Phil and Jean Myers.

Purpose:

To recognize students who demonstrate outstanding technical expertise through the presentation of a technical paper or engineering project in association with a major SAE meeting, event or student competition.

The late Dr. Phil Myers and his wife Jean were lifelong devotees to students and SAE International. Myers was a renowned expert on internal combustion engines, and before his retirement, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Together with his wife, they set a high standard for excellence, concern for students, and involvement with SAE. In their honor, an award was established in 1997, to annually recognize the best technical writing by a student.

Criteria:

The writings must be based on work done by the author(s) while an undergraduate or graduate student and presented at a major SAE event.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an award and honorarium to the lead student author and is presented at an SAE event.

Past Participants:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Ishmaeel Ghouri University of Leeds
2022 Sai Krishna Kancharla Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2022 Vishal Reddy Natural Fiber Welding Natural Fiber Welding
2021 Cyrus Atis Michigan State University
2021 Harold Schock Michigan State University
2021 Ali Kharazmi Michigan State University
2021 Sadiyah Sabah Chowdhury Michigan State University
2020 George Koutsakis University of Wisconsin-Madison
2020 Erika Ziraldo University of Guelph
2020 Christopher Willman University of Oxford
2019 Mehar Bade West Virginia University
2019 Qianyu Ouyang University of Pennsylvania
2019 Christopher Willman University of Oxford
2019 Joseph Camm Loughborough University
2019 Martin Davy University of Oxford
2019 Paul Ewart University of Oxford
2019 David L.S. Hung, UM-SJTU JI Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019 Mengqi Liu, UM-SJTU JI Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019 Li Shen, UM-SJTU JI Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019 Richard Stone University of Oxford
2019 Benjamin A O Williams University of Oxford
2018 Roberto Vitolo Politecnico di Torino
2018 Stefano d'Ambrosio Politecnico di Torino
2018 Nicolò Salamone Politecnico di Torino
2018 Enrico Oliva Politecnico di Torino
2017 Sergey Fedorovich Golovashchenko, Ph.D. Oakland University
2017 Daniel Kowalsky FCA
2017 Saeid Nasheralahkami, Ph.D. Oakland University
2017 Collin James Malek Stanley Black & Decker
2017 Weitian Tim Zhou Oakland University
2016 Gerald R. Gentz  Sandia National Laboratories
2016 Elisa Toulson Michigan State University
2015 Martin Wissink    University of Wisconsin
2015 Rolf D. Reitz University of Wisconsin
2014 Derek A Splitter Oak Ridge National Laboratories
2014 Martin Wissink    University of Wisconsin
2014 Rolf D. Reitz  
2014 Dan DelVescovo  University of Wisconsin
2013 Petros Efthymiou Loughborough University
2013 Dr. Martin Davy Loughborough University
2013 Colin Garner Loughborough University
2013 Graham K. Hargrave Loughborough University
2013 Dave Richardson Jaguar Land Rover
2013 Dr. John E.T. Rimmer Loughborough University

SAE International Award for Student Technical Innovation in Mobility Honoring Henry O. Fuchs

Purpose:

This award recognizes students (individuals or teams) who have developed technological innovations in the mobility industry in their research or schoolwork.

This award honors the memory of Professor Henry O. Fuchs. Professor Fuchs participated in the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation Committee's research projects and founded the SAE Fatigue Concepts in Design short course.

Criteria:

Nominees must be students at the time of nomination and have demonstrated new and unique innovations or concepts that benefit the mobility industry which can include, but are not limited to, fatigue technology.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and a certificate that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
Spring 2013 Jonathan R. Hembree  
Fall 2013 Andrew Nissan  
Spring 2014 Peter Huffman  
Fall 2014 Jason Geathers University of Michigan
Spring 2016/Fall 2015 Mohammad J. Mahtabi Mississippi State University
Spring 2016 Katherine Avery University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Fall 2016 Kasra Ghahremani University of Waterloo
Spring 2017 Jifa Mei University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Fall 2017 Shin-Jang Sung University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Spring 2018 Xiao Wu Chongqing University
Fall 2018 Rakish Shrestha Auburn University
Spring 2019 Jonathan W. Pegues Auburn University
Fall 2019 Nilesh Gaonkar Carleton University
Spring 2020 Renan Luiz Ribeiro University of California
Fall 2020 Rakesh Ranjan University of Waterloo
Spring 2021 Ty Porter Colorado School of Mines
Fall 2021 Wenqing Zhou University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Spring 2022 Wanhua (Carol) Liang University of Waterloo
Fall 2022 Pooriya Dastranjy Nezhadfar University of Tehran

SAE International Award for Teaching Excellence Honoring Gary Dickinson

Purpose:

This award honors an outstanding middle school teacher or a team of teachers who have made creative and exemplary use of the A World In Motion® (AWIM ®) program to develop students' understanding of math, science, and engineering.

This award was established through a generous gift from the SAE Detroit Section in 2001 to commemorate the life of industry leader, long-time GM executive Gary Dickinson, an advocate for providing math and science education to middle school students. Dickinson played a major role in the development of the AWIM program Motorized Toy Car and Glider Challenges.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated, through qualitative and quantitative data, exemplary use of the AWIM curriculum.  
  • To be eligible for this award, nominees must be middle school teachers (individuals or teams) from public, parochial, or private schools.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and certificate presented to both the teacher and the middle school.

Past Recipients

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Connie Eisenhart Guardian Angels Catholic School
2022 Jane Wood Patterson Elementary School
2022 Sara Proctor Ethel W. Kight Elementary School
2021 Mia De la Rosa Sevilla West School
2020 Stephanie Budzban Country Place Leadership Academy
2020 Pam Walch East Hills Middle School
2019 Tiffany Graham Long Cane Middle School
2018 Lee Ann Hanner Callaway Middle School
2016 Southest Polk 7th Grade Science Team Southeast Polk Junior High School
2015 Bridgette Smith Valley View Elementary School
2013 Karen Rascon Kino Junior High School
2011 Kimberly Forbes Ferndale Middle School
2010 Trish Merrill Taylor Junior High School
2010 Karen Rascon Taylor Junior High School
2009 Trish Merrill Taylor Junior High School
2009 Karen Rascon Taylor Junior High School
2008 Shawn Lent Western Peaks Elementary School
2008 Becky Lynn Rose Western Peaks Elementary School
2008 Yvonne Yancey-Stroud Western Peaks Elementary School
2007 Angela Kirschner Western Peaks Elementary School
2006 Nicole Trombetta Hathaway Brown School
2005 Mary Sanders Derby Middle School
2005 Patricia Ann Schneider Derby Middle School
2004 Rick Comeau Lexington Public Schools
2004 Robyn Viloria William Diamond Middle School
2003 Tim A. Worthy Welborne Avenue Public School
2002 Pamela Schmitt St Patrick School
2001 Edith Cranor-Buck Western State College of Colorado

SAE International Award for Technical and Leadership Excellence Honoring Rodica Baranescu

Purpose:

This award celebrates the successes of women in the engineering profession and recognizes their leadership and technical contributions in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle sectors.

It serves to broaden the awareness of the reach and impact of women working in mobility engineering, and opening doors for young girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who wish to pursue engineering careers.

Rodica Baranescu, Ph.D. made a generous gift in 2011 to establish this award. Dr. Baranescu is Past President of SAE International, an SAE Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  As a mechanical engineer, she began her professional and academic career in her native country, Romania, before immigrating to the United States in 1980 and was later the first woman elected President of SAE International in 2000.

Criteria:

  • Nominees for this award must be women who have demonstrated technical competency and leadership in engineering.  
  • Three women will be honored each year - one from each mobility engineering sector (aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle).
  • Awardees may be employed or retired, and they must be members of SAE International.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Kathryn Elliot Rolls-Royce
2022 Alba Colon Hendrick Motorsports
2021 Chantal S. Parenteau Exponent, Inc (AUTO)
2021 Ruxandra Botez École de technologie supérieure (AERO)
2020 Elana Chapman General Motors
2020 Cynthia Webb PACCAR Inc.
2019 Laura Hitchcock, The Boeing Company, Retired
2019 Denise Rizzo U.S. Army TARDEC
2018 Leslie Kilgore Thomas Built Buses
2018 Michele Kaiser John Deere
2018 Rhonda Walthall  UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS)
2017 Anita M Burke General Motors
2017 Tara Travis Cummins Inc.
2016 Andrea Brazzale-Anderson Caterpillar Inc.
2015 Dr Christine K Lambert Ford Motor Company
2014 Dr Ewa Alice Bardasz Energetics
2013 Corina Sandu PhD Virginia Tech
2012 Ning Lei Navistar Inc

SAE International Award for an Influential Aerospace Executive Honoring the Wright Brothers

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals for their executive leadership in Aerospace Engineering. Nominees may be executives who have served the aerospace industry for a large portion of their career and can demonstrate significant contributions to the progress and development of air transportation, creating value for their company, aerospace industry, and/or society.

Providing supervisory or managerial engineering direction alone does not fulfill the award requirement.

This award honors Orville (an early SAE member) and Wilbur Wright, the first successful builders and operators of heavier-than-air flying equipment.

Criteria:

  • Vice President or C-suite Executive for a minimum of five years.
  • Led at least two major corporate or industry initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success developing collaborative teams.
  • Exhibited a customer-focused environment.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium, and an award that is presented at SAE AeroTech.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2021 John Walter Strapp  
2021 Alfons Schwarzenboeck ,   
2021 Kristopher Bedka  
2021 Tom Bond  
2021 Alice Calmels  
2021 Julien Delanoe  
2021 Fabien Dezitter  
2021 Matthew Grzych  
2021 Steven Harrah  
2021 Alexei Korolev  
2021 Delphine Leroy  
2021 Lyle Lilie  
2021 Jeanne Mason  
2021 Rodney Potts Australian Bureau of Meteorology
2021 Alain Protat Australian Bureau of Meteorology
2021 Thomas Ratvasky  
2021 James T. Riley  
2021 Mengistu Wolde  
2019 Yuzhi Jin Tsinghua University
2019 Yuping Qian  
2019 Yangjun Zhang    
2019 Weilin Zhuge  
2017 Christian Boehlmann Fraunhofer IFAM
2017 Wolfgang Hintze IPMT TU Hamburg-Harburg
2017 Philip Koch Fraunhofer IFAM
2017 Simon Kothe Fraunhofer IFAM
2017 Christian Moeller Fraunhofer IFAM
2017 Hans Christian Schmidt Fraunhofer IFAM
2017 Jörg Wollnack TU Hamburg-Harburg
2016 Tadas P. Bartkus Ohio Aerospace Institute
2016 Peter Struk NASA John Glenn Research Center
2016 Jen-Ching Tsao Ohio Aerospace Institute
2014 Troy Beechner Mainstream Engineering Corp
2014 Kyle Ian Merical Mainstream Engineering Corp
2014 Paul Yelvington Mainstream Engineering Corp
2013 Ing Rafael Fernandes de Oliveira  
2012 Jerry Bieszczad PhD Creare Inc
2012 Michael Izenson PhD Creare Inc
2012 George Ford Kiwada  
2012 Dr Patrick J Magari Creare Inc
2011 Dr Matthew Barker Stirling Dynamics Limited
2011 Dr Luke Hickson PhD Stirling Dynamics Limited
2011 Dr Joseph K-W Lam PhD Airbus UK
2011 Dr Stephen Paul Tomlinson PhD  
2011 Darran Venn Stirling Dynamics Limited
2010 Magnus Engstrom Saab AB
2010 Dr-Ing Henrik Kihlman PhD DELFOi
2009 Atle Honne SINTEF
2009 John T James PhD NASA
2009 Dirk Kampf KT Automotive GmbH
2009 Kristin Kaspersen SINTEF
2009 Dr Thomas Limero Wyle Laboratories Inc
2009 Dr Ariel V. Macatangay Wyle Laboratories Inc
2009 Dr Herbert Mosebach KT Automotive GmbH
2009 Paul D Mudgett NASA Johnson Space Center
2009 Henrik Schumann-Olsen SINTEF
2009 Wolfgang Supper European Space Agency
2009 Gijsbert Tan  
2008 Carl Jack Ercol Johns Hopkins Univ
2007 Peter O Andreychuk PE RSC Energija
2007 Leonid S Bobe NIICHIMMASH
2007 Nikolay N Protasov RSC Energija
2007 Dr Nikolay N Samsonov PhD NIICHIMMASH
2007 Dr Yury Sinyak PhD Institute of Biomedical Problems
2007 Vladimir M Skuratov Institute of Biomedical Problems
2006 James R Akse PhD Umpqua Research Co
2006 James E Atwater Umpqua Research Co
2006 Roger Dahl Umpqua Research Co
2006 John W Fisher NASA Ames Research Center
2006 Frank C Garmon Umpqua Research Co
2006 Neal Hadley  
2006 Richard R. Wheeler Jr Umpqua Research Co
2006 Thomas W Williams Umpqua Research Co
2005 John W Fisher NASA Ames Research Center
2005 Dr Michael T Flynn NASA Ames Research Center
2005 Eric John Litwiller PhD NASA Ames Research Center
2005 Martin Reinhard Stanford Univ
2004 Philip Freeman Boeing Co.
2003 Timothy J Bencic NASA John Glenn Research Center
2003 Colin Bidwell NASA John Glenn Research Center
2003 Prof Michael Papadakis PhD Wichita State University
2003 Arief Rachman Wichita State University
2003 See-Cheuk Wong Wichita State University
2002 Gary L Boyd Ceramic Engineering Consulting Inc
2002 Alfred W Fuller Honeywell Engines Systems & Services
2002 Jack Moy Honeywell Engines Systems & Services
2001 Maurizio Apra Alenia Aerospazio
2001 Ing Marcello D'Amore Univ of Roma La Sapienza
2001 Maria Sabrina Sarto Univ of Roma La Sapienza
2001 Ing Alberto Scarlatti Univ of Roma La Sapienza
2001 Dr Valeria Volpi Alenia Aerospazio
1999 Jeremy S Agte US Air Force
1999 Robert Sandusky George Washington Univ
1999 Dr-Ing Jaroslaw Sobieski PhD NASA Langley Research Center
1998 Dr Anthony D Andre NASA Ames Research Center
1998 Dr David Foyle NASA Ames Research Center
1998 Becky Lee Hooey Monterey Technologies Inc
1998 Barbara Kanki NASA Ames Research Center
1998 Dr Robert S McCann NASA Ames Research Center
1997 Dr James R Fuller Boeing Co.
1996 Ing Bradford Alan Moravec Boeing Co.
1996 Michael W Patnoe Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
1995 Ryan Robert Wilkins Jr Boeing Aircraft & Missile Systems
1994 Timothy Geels Boeing Co.
1994 Tom McDavid Boeing Commercial Airplanes
1994 Greg Robel Boeing Commercial Airplanes
1994 Tze Siu Boeing Commercial Airplanes
1992 G J Bastiaans Iowa State Univ
1992 Steve D Braymen Iowa State Univ
1992 S G Burns Iowa State Univ
1992 Shelley J Coldiron Iowa State Univ
1992 Iowa State Univ Iowa State Univ
1992 R S Deinhammer Iowa State Univ
1992 William D Deninger Iowa State Univ
1992 R P O'Toole Iowa State Univ
1992 Prof Marc D. Porter Iowa State Univ
1992 H R Shanks Iowa State Univ
1991 Lourdes M Birckelbaw NASA Ames Research Center
1991 Lloyd D Corliss NASA Ames Research Center
1990 Mariann F Brown NASA Johnson Space Center
1990 Susan Schentrup NASA Johnson Space Center
1989 Charles W Boppe Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 Dr Warren H Davis Northrop Grumman Corp
1988 Dr Benton C Clark III Lockheed Martin Astronautics
1987 Charles Blankenship  
1987 Dr Robert J Hayduk National Aero & Space Administration
1986 James A Hare Lockheed Martin Aerospace Systems Group
1985 Charles W Boppe Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1984 Robert J Englar Georgia Institute of Technology
1984 James Nichols US Navy
1983 Dr Carol A Simpson Psycho Linguistic Res Associates
1982 Andre Fort Airbus France
1982 Jean-Jacq Speyer Airbus France
1981 Raymond M Hicks NASA Ames Research Center
1980 Dr Walter S Cremens Lockheed Martin Global Inc
1979 Gary E Erickson Northrop Grumman Corp
1979 Dale J Lorincz Northrop Grumman Corp
1979 William A Moore Northrop Grumman Corp
1979 Andrew M Skow Tiger Century Aircraft Inc
1977 Raymond M Hicks NASA Ames Research Center
1977 Garret N Vanderplatts Vanderplatts R&D
1975 John A Alic  
1975 H Archang Wichita State University
1974 Gordon G Grose McDonnell Douglas Corporation
1974 Dr John L Porter Jacobs Technology Inc
1974 V Ralph Pruitt McDonnell Douglas Corporation
1974 Michael J Wendl McDonnell Douglas Corporation
1973 Richard E Hayden Goodrich Aerospace

SAE International Award for an Influential Commercial Vehicle Executive

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals for their executive leadership in the off-highway industry. Nominees may be executives who have served the off-highway industry for a large portion of their career and can demonstrate significant contributions to the progress and development of this industry, creating value for their company, the industry and/or society.

Providing supervisory or managerial engineering direction alone does not fulfill the award requirement

This award honors Sid A. Olsen, his contributions to the off-highway industry, and the outstanding engineering management values he personified. Olsen, an SAE Fellow, was Manager of Engine Engineering at John Deere Product Engineering Center. Olsen was an industry leader who actively supported and participated in leading industry activities.

Criteria:

  • Vice President or C-suite executive for a minimum of five years.
  • Led at least two major corporate or industry initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success developing collaborative teams.
  • Fostered a customer-focused environment.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium, and an award that is presented at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2017 Amy Moore-Mckee Caterpillar Inc.
2016 Ramin Younessi Caterpillar Inc.
2015 Reid White Waitt Caterpillar
2012 Regis Luther Navistar Inc
2011 Donald Verhoff Oshkosh Corporation
2009 V Herbert Kaufman Jr SAE International
2008 Wayne B Martenas CNH Industrial
2007 Mark R Pflederer Caterpillar Inc.
2006 James Wienkes John Deere Waterloo Works
2005 Dr John C Wall Cummins Inc.
2004 William Klenk General Motors
1999 Daniel M Hancock Allison Transmission Inc
1998 Dr Kunihiko Komiyama Komatsu Ltd
1997 Alan E Park  
1996 Ronald L Krolak Caterpillar Inc.
1995 Horst K Kuehner Cummins Inc.

SAE International Cooperative Engineering Medal Honoring Arch T. Colwell

Purpose:

This Award recognizes an individual for their unique and outstanding contributions over a period of time to the work of the technical committees under the SAE Executive Standards Committee (ESC) in developing standards, specifications, technical reports, and data development through cooperative research.

The medal was named in honor of Arch T. Colwell, its first recipient and 1941 SAE President. Dr. Colwell symbolized the dedication and devotion of SAE members who work to further the objectives of SAE’s technical standards.

Criteria:

  • Significant contribution in terms of the originality of the individual's work.
  • Impact and influence of the individual's work on the progress and development of mobility engineering.
  • General value of the individual's contribution to industry, the profession, the public-at-large, and government.
  • Recognition by the individual's peers of both leadership and participation in achieving the full value of the technical standards program.
  • A listing of citations, papers authored, technical achievements, contributions to the ESC, its councils or divisions and committees, affiliations outside SAE relating to standards, etc.

Eligibility:

  • To be considered, nominations are obtained through the James M. Crawford Award.
  • Only living nominees will be considered.
  • Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an award and honorarium and invitation to a volunteer recognition event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2021 Ilhan Bayraktar GE Aviation
2020 Michael Larsen General Motors
2019 Gary Besse Bessee Expert Services LLC
2018 Robert Galyen Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd.
2017 Daniel DiMase Honeywell International Inc.
2016 Richard Wood SOLUS Solutions and Technologies LLC
2015 Rich Boyer Delphi Packard Electric Systems
2014 Paramsothy Jayakumar, Ph.D. U.S. Army TARDEC
2013 Peter Keenan Airbus UK
2012 David A. Lamb, Ph.D. U.S. Army TARDEC
2011 John C. Dalton Boeing Co.
2010 Jianzhong Jiao, Ph.D. Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc.
2008 Robert S. Hodder  
2007 Stanley L. Stokes Braketec
2006 Lavern D. Wedeven, Ph.D. Wedeven Associates
2005 Jeffrey Erion J A Erion LLC
2004 Walter J. Overend  
2003 Frank E. Zalar  
2002 Archie E. Dillard, Ph.D. Federal Aviation Administration
2001 Gerald H. Ritterbusch  
2000 Walker H. Flint  
1999 William M. Spreitzer General Motors LLC
1998 Ward J. Atkinson Sun Test Engineering
1997 Leonard W. Kozerski GE Aircraft Engines
1996 Roger P. Daniel Ford Motor Company
1995 Ralph K. Hillquist PE RKH Consults Inc.
1994 Martin G. Gabriel Martin G. Gabriel & Associates Inc.
1993 C. Julian May Tech/Ops International
1992 Erick Koch Grumman Corp.
1991 Thomas D. Cooper Universal Technology Corp.
1990 Peter Griskivich American Automobile Manufacturers Association
1989 Frank H. Walters General Motors LLC
1988 Nathaniel Pulling, Ph.D.  
1987 Charles C. Colyer  
1986 Richard H. Kabel  
1985 Nancy A. Bundra  
1984 George P. Townsend Jr.  
1983 Ray V. Riggs  
1982 Ralph H.K. Cramer  
1981 Lawrence Hodges Anderson Automotive Group Inc.
1980 Roy P. Trowbridge Nestegg Marine
1979 G. Edwin Burks  
1977 William Francis Sherman Sr.  

SAE International Distinguished Speaker Award Honoring Lloyd L. Withrow

Purpose:

This Award recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding presentation skills. The award's intent is to maintain high presentations at SAE technical sessions by recognizing individuals who make outstanding presentations at those sessions.

Withrow was an SAE Fellow and noted speaker at many SAE meetings and recognized for his outstanding communication skills, and his continual insistence that those he supervised also develop and demonstrate excellent communications skills, both written and oral.

Criteria:

Recipients are selected from the top 5% of presenters based on audience votes during the live presentation at WCX.

Recognition:

This includes a certificate.

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2017 Kristy B Arbogast Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2017 Alessandro D'Adamo PhD Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
2017 Dr Mark Devlin Afton Chemical Corp
2017 Jason Aaron Lustbader National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2017 Tadashi Naito Honda R&D Co Ltd
2016 James M Boileau Ford Motor Company
2016 Prof Fabio Bozza Univ of Naples
2016 Dr Timothy Johnson Corning Inc
2016 Dr Nicholas Oettle Jaguar Land Rover
2016 Brian Sisk A123 Systems Inc
2016 Glen C Steyer AAM (American Axle & Mfg Inc)
2016 Daniel E Williams PhD ZF TRW Commercial Steering Systems
2015 Dr Mehdi Ahmadian PhD Virginia Tech
2015 Adrian P Gaylard Jaguar Land Rover
2015 Harry Husted Delphi Powertrain
2015 Kristofer D Kusano Virginia Tech
2015 Dr James C Peyton Jones Villanova University
2015 Lyle M Pickett Sandia National Laboratories
2015 Dr Charles E Roberts Jr Southwest Research Institute
2015 Scott Sluder Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2014 Gregory H Guinther Afton Chemical Corp
2014 Alan Korn Meritor Wabco
2014 Charles Mueller Sandia National Laboratories
2014 Nils Olof Nylund VTT Technical Research Centre Of Finland
2014 Arnold Taube PE John Deere World Headquarters
2013 Dr Terrence Alger II Southwest Research Institute
2013 Timothy John Jacobs Texas A&M Univ
2013 Dr Timothy Johnson Corning Inc
2013 Alexander Sappok Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012 Jeff D Colwell PhD Exponent Inc
2012 Dr Subramaniam Ganesan Oakland Univ
2012 D Gary Harlow Lehigh University
2012 Dr Gursaran D Mathur CalsonicKansei North America Inc
2012 Dr Rainer Neumann Visteon Deutschland GmbH
2012 Wim Van Dam Chevron Oronite
2012 Dr Xiaobo Yang Oshkosh Corp.
2011 Dr Guofei Chen United States Steel Corp
2011 Garrick J Forkenbrock National Hwy Traffic Safety Admin
2011 Prof Angelo Onorati Politecnico di Milano
2011 Georg Ostermeyer Univ Of Braunschweig
2011 John Rugh National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2011 Thomas Wallner PhD Argonne National Laboratory
2010 Dr Ashley L Dunn SEA Ltd.
2010 David Foster Univ of Wisconsin
2010 Dr Timothy Johnson Corning Inc
2010 Dr Matthew Reed Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
2010 Prof James W G Turner Lotus Engineering Ltd
2009 Prof John David Fieldhouse Univ of Huddersfield
2009 Dr John Krumm Microsoft Corp.
2009 Scott A Miers Michigan Technological Univ
2009 Dr James K. Thompson PE Bruel & Kjaer North America Inc
2009 Brian West Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2008 Kevin R Cooper Cooperaero Ltd
2008 Prof Hans-Elias De Bree Microflown Technologies BV
2008 Dr Paul R Donavan Illingworth & Rodkin Inc
2008 Markus Egelhaaf DEKRA Automobil GmbH
2008 H. Clay Gabler Virginia Tech
2008 Richard Hanowski Virginia Tech
2008 Dr Gursaran D Mathur CalsonicKansei North America Inc
2008 Charles Moritz Blachford Inc
2008 Mark P. B. Musculus Sandia National Laboratories
2008 Matt Parkinson PhD Penn State Univ-University Park
2008 Joseph L Stout Ford Motor Company
2008 Dr David C Viano ProBiomechanics LLC
2008 Dr Gary T Yamaguchi PhD Exponent Failure Analysis
2007 Dr Terrence Alger II Southwest Research Institute
2007 Dr John E Dec Sandia National Laboratories
2007 Dr Timothy Johnson Corning Inc
2007 Richard W Kent Univ of Virginia
2007 Prof Juergen Krahl Univ of Applied Sciences Coburg
2007 Dr Zissimos Mourelatos Oakland Univ
2007 Dr Matthew Reed Transportation Research Institute
2007 Dr Thomas W Ryan III Southwest Research Institute
2007 Dr Peter O Witze Sandia National Laboratories
2006 Dr Mark Devlin Afton Chemical Corp
2006 Dr Leonard Evans Science Serving Society
2006 Dr Michael Hamm Automotive Lighting
2006 Dr Daniel C Haworth Pennsylvania State Univ
2006 James L Linden General Motors
2006 Andreas Lippert General Motors
2006 James A McGeehan ChevronTexaco
2006 Brian OConnor Lubrizol Corp
2006 Dr Eric Schneider GM R&D Center
2006 Andrew Seybert Univ of Kentucky
2006 Dr Sandeep Sovani Fluent Inc
2006 Alfred Spada American Foundry Society Inc
2006 John F Van Derlofske Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2006 Jerry R Veen Johnson Controls Inc
2006 Andrew Peter Walker Johnson Matthey Inc
2005 Kristy B Arbogast Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2005 Phil Barnes Northrop Grumman Corp
2005 James Eng General Motors
2005 Dr Leonard Evans Science Serving Society
2005 Michael J Flannagan Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
2005 James L Linden General Motors
2005 Charles Mueller Sandia National Laboratories
2005 Antoni K Oppenheim Univ of California
2005 Antoni K Oppenheim Univ of California
2005 Dr Matthew Reed Transportation Research Institute
2005 Dr Kyung Tai Rhee Rutgers Univ
2005 Prof Christof Schulz Univ of Duisburg-Essen
2005 Philip R Scinto Lubrizol Corp
2005 Ben K Wada Applied Technologies Inc
2004 Dr Michael Covitch Lubrizol Corp
2004 David Phillip Gardiner Nexum Research Corp
2004 Dr Matthew Reed Transportation Research Institute
2003 John Abraham Purdue Univ-West Lafayette
2003 Dr Alan Druschitz INTERMET Corp
2003 Prof Heinz K Lindenmeier Universitat der Bondeswehr Munchen
2003 Miriam A Manary Transportation Research Institute
2003 H Paul Stough III NASA Langley Research Center
2002 Dr Michael Hamm Automotive Lighting
2002 Beate Heller Volkswagen AG
2002 James A McGeehan ChevronTexaco
2002 Edward C Myers Nova Chemicals Inc
2001 Dr Gino Sovran  
2001 Martin Wirth Ford Motor Company
2000 Dr Alexandros C Alkidas GM R&D Center
2000 Dr Suresh T Gulati Corning Inc
2000 Harold Haskew Harold Haskew and Associates
2000 Harold Haskew Harold Haskew and Associates
2000 Scott Jorgensen GM R&D Center
2000 Dr James A Spearot GM R&D Center
1999 Prof Gordon Blair Queen's Univ of Belfast
1999 Jeff Crandall Univ of Virginia
1999 Dr John E Dec Sandia National Laboratories
1999 James A McGeehan ChevronTexaco
1999 Bernie M Penetrante Lawrence Livermore National Lab
1999 Michael P Walsh Consultants
1998 David J Bateman DuPont Chemicals
1998 Dr Dennis Brinkman Safety Kleen Corp
1998 Dr Thomas W Dekleva ICI Americas Inc
1998 David Foster Univ of Wisconsin
1998 Dr Donald F Huelke PhD  
1997 Prof Roy Douglas Queen's Univ of Belfast
1997 Dr William R Leppard GM R&D Center
1997 James McCandless Alternative Fuel Technology LLC
1997 Anthony Moore Daimler Trucks North America LLC
1997 Dr Matthew Reed Transportation Research Institute
1997 Dr Rolf D Reitz Univ of Wisconsin Madison
1996 John V Werner State Farm Insurance Co
1995 Dr Gary Joseph Corrigan Dana
1995 Dr Todd Fansler GM R&D Center
1995 Dr Shirley E Schwartz GM R&D Center
1993 Dr Thomas Flaim Complex Building Systems Inc
1993 Dr Donald F Huelke PhD  
1993 Ed Snyder Univ of Dayton
1992 Charles A Amann KAB Engineering
1992 Marty A Barris Donaldson Company Inc
1992 Dr Jacob Klimstra NV Nederlandse Gasunie
1992 John R Needham Ricardo UK Ltd
1992 Dr Rolf D Reitz Univ of Wisconsin Madison
1992 Daniel W Wendland  
1991 Dr William R Leppard GM R&D Center
1991 Fred Lloyd Raybestos Products Co
1990 Dr Ather A Quader General Motors
1990 Dr Jan Roskam DAR Corporation (Design Analysis & Res)
1989 Dr James R Bennett GM Powertrain
1989 Dr Stuart P Keeler DEng ThyssenKrupp Budd Technical Center
1989 Paul Oppenheimer  
1989 Gerald Simon GM R&D Center
1988 Myron Ginsberg PhD HPC Research & Education
1988 Bruce J Holmes SmartSky Networks LLC
1988 Dr Donald F Huelke PhD Transportation Research Institute
1988 Timothy Tindall Detroit Diesel Corp
1987 Prof Gordon Blair Queen's Univ of Belfast
1987 Dr Robert Furey GM R&D Center
1987 Nancy Lynn Philippart General Motors
1987 Dr James A Spearot GM R&D Center
1986 Charles A Amann KAB Engineering
1986 Frank D Fruedenthal Altec Industries Inc
1986 Charles Jones Rotary Power Inc
1986 Dennis L Otto Timken Technology Center
1986 Richard Radlinski Radlinski & Associates
1986 Ben K Wada Applied Technologies Inc
1986 Neil Watson Imperial College of Science & Tech
1985 Hans Bajaria Multiface Inc
1985 Edward G Barry  
1985 Dr Edward R Jones Jones Reilly & Assoc
1985 James A McGeehan ChevronTexaco
1985 James A McGeehan Chevron
1985 James A McGeehan ChevronTexaco
1985 Dr Michael L McMillan GM R&D Center
1985 Wallace R Wade Ford Motor Company

SAE International ESC Outstanding Achievement Award Honoring James M. Crawford

Purpose:

This award recognizes those who make a valuable contribution of time and leadership in support of the SAE standards and technical committees through research, test methods and procedures, development of standards and/or external representation of the Society for similar works.

The SAE International ESC Outstanding Achievement Award was established to honor the 1945 SAE International President James M. Crawford.

Criteria:

  • Extraordinary leadership in the activities of a committee.
  • Outstanding contributions in the form of research, test methods and procedures.
  • Advancing SAE image as the premier international standards developer.
  • Exceptional effort related to document production.
  • Outstanding commitment to technical committee(s).

Eligibility:

  • The top awardee will receive the SAE International Cooperative Engineering Medal honoring Arch T. Colwell.
  • Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes a certificate and invitation to a volunteer recognition event.

Past Recipients: 

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 James Cannon Oxygen Technology Advisors, LLC
2022 Thomas Dwenger ES3, Incorporated
2022 Manuel Koucouthakis Honeywell Aerospace
2022 Kevin Walsh The Boeing Company
2022 Jianzhong Jiao JZJ Consulting, Inc.
2022 Colin Pellitier RSR Technologies
2022 Joseph Poley Poley Technology LLC
2021 Sue Bai Honda R&D Americas, LLC.
2021 Ravi Kumar Infosys
2021 Charles Crowell Caterpillar Inc.
2021 Neil Huynh The Boeing Company
2020 Steve Polansky  
2020 Brian Anderson  
2020 Gary Lindahl  
2020 Lou Moreiras  
2020 Roy Goudy  
2020 George Nicols  
2020 Edward Fu  
2020 Doug Oliver  
2020 Jordan Silberling  
2020 Terri Hall  
2020 James St. George  
2020 Ilhan Bayraktar  
2020 Rick Mihelic  
2019 Ron Clements  
2019 Satyajeet Deshpande  
2018 David B. Walen  
2018 Rick Wallace  
2018 Herman Dieter  
2017 George Legarreta Federal Aviation Administration
2017 Crystal Reed SPAWAR
2017 Bhanu Sood NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
2017 Jonathan Mayes US Army
2017 Daniel Christensen NAVAIR
2017 Daniel Colica Raytheon
2017 Thad Henry NASA
2017 Tom Haley Vermeer Corporation
2017 Lary Williams (posthumous) John Deere - Retired/Deceased
2017 Paul Baltusis Ford Motor Company
2017 Angelo Patti Ford Motor Company
2017 David Hartfelder General Motors Company
2017 Thomas Lockwood Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America
2017 Harald Eisele General Motors LLC
2017 Steve Moss DTS – Diversified Technical Systems Inc
2016 Steven Beland The Boeing Company
2016 Gary Landry Pratt & Whitney
2016 Chris Pomfret Treble One Aerospace Consulting
2016 Ken Sabo Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
2016 Ken Virgil US Army
2016 Rhonda Walthall UTC Aerospace Systems
2016 Richard Gast Deere & Company
2016 Robert Czajkowski Federal Signal
2016 Eric Swenson Navistar
2015 Steve Merriman The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA USA
2015 Rick Weires Deere & Co., Dubuque, IA USA
2015 Richard Boyer Delphi, Warren, OH USA
2015 Roger Reini Ford Motor Co. Dearborn, MI USA
2015 Jesse Schnieder BMW, Westwood, NJ USA
2015 Yang Xiaobo Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, WI USA
2015 James Green National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV USA
2015 Paul Johnston Surprise, AZ
2015 Dr. Marion Pottinger M’gineering, LLC - Akron, OH USA
2014 Richard Wood  
2014 James C Miller  
2014 Stokes  
2012 Rob Frost Cummins Inc.
2012 Paul A. Dicke Holistech Energy Solutions, LLC
2012 Martin C. Kapanowski Ford Motor Company
2012 Michael K. Larsen  General Motors LLC 
2012 Raj Rajamanickam Concentric Rockford Inc. 
2012 Galen E. Ressler General Motors LLC 
2012 Jeff Smith Vee Engineering 
2012 John A. Yurtin Delphi Packard Electric 
2012 Carlos Agudelo  Link Engineering Company 
2012 Vern Caron  ArvinMeritor Inc 
2012 David Christie  Honeywell Engines Systems & Services 
2012 Gregory Felder  Michelin North America Inc 
2012 Daniel J. Fogarty  Boeing Commercial Airplanes 
2012 David Gamble  John Deere & Co.
2012 Raki Islam  Zodiac Aerospace 
2012 Marty Kapanowski  Ford Motor Co.
2012 Dr Van B. Nakagawara   
2012 Michael Roberts  Boeing Co.
2012 Jack E Schroeder  Lightning Diversion Systems 
2012 Mark Scott  Boeing Co.
2012 Jeffery Smith  Vee Engineering 
2012 John Yurtin  Delphi Connection Systems 
2012 David P. Zika  Boeing Co.
2011 Gary B Bessee  Southwest Research Institute 
2011 Francine Bovard  Alcoa LLC 
2011 Richard Clutterbuck  Thales 
2011 Steven De Cenzo  Honeywell Aerospace 
2011 Michael Duoba  Argonne National Laboratory 
2011 Walker H Flint   
2011 Robert Galyen  Magna International 
2011 Dr Robert Howard  Aerospace Testing Alliance 
2011 David C Kelley  Subcarrier Systems Corp 
2011 Richard Edward Kuhlman   
2011 Dr David A Lamb  US Army TARDEC 
2011 Alan Leupold  CNH Global NV 
2011 Robert Mattern Jr  Pratt & Whitney 
2011 Dr Richard C Miake-Lye  Aerodyne Research Inc 
2011 Joseph D Miller  TRW Automotive US LLC 
2011 Prof Kin P. Moy  Youngston State University 
2011 Walter Ross   
2011 Larry L Smith  Infineum USA LP 
2011 Paul Sorensen  Northrop Grumman Corp 
2011 Frank J Wassilak   
2011 Dale Winter  Boeing Co.
2010 Jim Clark  
2010 Charles Groeller  
2010 Tom Sheikh  
2010 Bobby Crumb  
2010 Michael Hackert  
2010 Michelle Pierce  
2010 Robert Smith  
2010 Thomas Ihringer  
2010 Stan Mullins  
2010 Poul Andersen  
2010 Kenneth Boyd  
2010 Sue Callihan  
2010 Paul Depinet  
2010 Christian Fernholz  
2010 Jay Joseph  
2010 Gery Kissel  
2010 Robert Krouse  
2010 James Lawlis  
2010 Jerome Pfeifer  
2010 Richard Scholer  
2010 Bart Terburg  
2010 Joel Walter  
2010 Mark Zachos  
2010 John Lenkeit  
2010 Fred Barwick  
2010 Scott Burr & Jackie Rehkopf  
2010 Jack Champaigne  
2010 Randy Dickerman  
2010 Luis Moreiras  
2010 Sandy Niks  

SAE International Educational Award Honoring Ralph R. Teetor

Purpose:

This award stimulates contacts between young engineering educators and practicing engineers in industry and government.

Reflecting the firm belief of its donor that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers, the focus is on engineering educators early in their careers. Its objective is to provide an engaging atmosphere in which these teachers can meet and exchange views with practicing engineers.

Criteria:

  • Contributions to teaching and curriculum development.
  • Contributions to research, including grants, independent research and professional development.
  • Publications related to SAE mobility interests.
  • Applicant's education, leadership in student activities, and participation in engineering society activities.
  • Applicant's three support letters.
  • Benefits anticipated from participation in the Teetor program.

Eligibility:

  • Be an early career engineering educator with more than three, but less than 10 years of full-time faculty experience, immediately following completion of the terminal degree, M.S. or PhD, at the date of application.
  • Be affiliated with an engineering school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or a school from which SAE accepts student members.
  • Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes a certificate, a trip to a major SAE meeting, two years of SAE membership, and is presented at an SAE event.

Past Recipients: 

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2023 Chen Lv Nanyang Technological University
2023 Adam Dempsey Marquette University
2023 Dan Delvescovo Oakland University
2023 Qadeer Ahmed The Ohio State University
2022 John Bachman, Ph.D. California State University LA
2022 Trevor Elliott, Ph.D. University of Tennessee Chattanooga
2022 Ben Lawler, Ph.D. Clemson University
2021 Pingen Chen, PhD. Tennesse Technological University
2021 Kevin Disotell, Ph.D. The Ohio State University
2021 Ala Qattawi, Ph.D. University of Toledo
2021 Stephanie Stockar, Ph.D. The Ohio State University
2020 Jennifer Bastiaan, Ph.D. Kettering University
2020 Yan Chen, Ph.D. Arizona State University
2020 Yunyi Jia, Ph.D. Clemson University
2020 Darrell Robinette, Ph.D. Michigan Technological University
2020 Senthilkumar Sundararaj, Ph.D. SRM Institute of Science
2019 Tanvir Farouk, PhD  
2019 Diane Peters, PhD  
2019 Xiao Hu, PhD  
2019 Xinjie Zhang, PhD  
2018 Sage Kokjohn, PhD  
2018 Yannis Korkolis, PhD  
2018 Todd Lowe, PhD  
2018 Simona Onori, PhD  
2018 C. David Remy, PhD  
2018 Subith Vasu, PhD  
2018 Bret Windom, PhD  
2018 Hui Zhang, PhD  
2017 Casey Allen, PhD  
2017 Emmanuel DeMoor, PhD  
2017 Chris Hagen, PhD  
2017 Michael Keller, PhD  
2017 Jason Martz, PhD  
2017 Srikanth Pilla, PhD  
2017 Robert Prucka, PhD  
2016 Fadi Abu Farha, PhD  
2016 Marcello Canova, PhD  
2016 William Northrop, PhD  
2016 Chinedum Okwudire, PhD  
2016 Mahdi Shahbakhti, PhD  
2016 Elisa Toulson, PhD  
2016 George Youssef, PhD  
2015 Caroline Genzale  
2015 Kasi Kamalakkannan  
2015 Lin Ma  
2015 Andrea Strzelec  
2015 Lesley Wright  
2014 Beshah Ayalew Clemson University
2014 Tiegang Fang, Ph.D. North Carolina State University
2014 Carlos Guardiola, Ph.D. Universitat Politècnica de València
2014 Rasim Guldiken, Ph.D. University of South Florida
2014 Diana Lados, Ph.D. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2014 Liping Liu, Ph.D. Lawrence Technological University
2014 Rani Sullivan, Ph.D. Mississippi State University
2014 Andres Tovar, Ph.D. Indiana University Purdue- University Indianapolis
2014 Lei Zuo, Ph.D. University of New York at Stony Brook
2013 Prof. Jeongmin Ahn, PhD  
2013 Melody L. Baglione  
2013 Thomas Bradley  
2013 Prof. Sanghoon Kook  
2013 Tie Li  
2013 David A. Rothamer  
2013 Prof. Gregory Matthew Shaver, PhD  
2013 Donald J. Siegel  
2012 Shorya Awtar  
2012 Jeremy Daily  
2012 Christopher Depcik  
2012 Prof. James W. Gregory  
2012 Marcis Jansons  
2012 Heejung Jung  
2012 Pierre Mertiny, PhD  
2012 Scott A. Miers  
2012 Prof. Junmin Wang, PhD  
2012 James Yang  
2011 Dr. Christina Lieselotte Carmen, PhD  
2011 Timothy John Jacobs  
2011 Prof. Laine Mears PE  
2011 Dr. David R Mikesell PE  
2011 C D Naiju  
2011 Dr. Gregory M Odegard  
2011 Prof. Matthew Oehlschlaeger  
2011 R Rajendran  
2011 Tobias Rossmann  
2011 Dr. Christopher Schuh  
2011 Zongxuan Sun  
2011 Xia Wang, PhD  
2011 Prof. Nadir Yilmaz, PhD  
2010 George Delagrammatikas  
2010 Andrew Gouldstone  
2010 Alireza Khaligh  
2010 Tonghun Lee  
2010 Prof. Y Charles Lu  
2010 Dr. Matthew Thomas Siniawski  
2010 Thirumalini Subramaniam  
2009 Jeffrey S. Allen  
2009 Bradford A. Bruno, PhD  
2009 Scott Goldsborough  
2009 Prof. Dennis W. Hong  
2009 Prof. Dimitrios C. Kyritsis  
2009 Dr. Thomas E. Lacy Jr.  
2009 Matt Parkinson, PhD  
2009 Prof. David P. Schmidt  
2009 Prof. Joshua David Summers  
2009 Dr. Azer Yalin  
2008 Avinash Kumar Agarwal  
2008 Dr. Janet Brelin-Fornari  
2008 Prof Sean N. Brennan  
2008 Babak Fahimi  
2008 Dr-Ing Mark F Horstemeyer  
2008 Prof. Robert W Hyers  
2008 Richard W. Kent  
2008 Dr. Daniel R Kirk  
2008 Dr. Song-Charng Kong  
2008 Jeffrey Naber  
2008 Taehyun Shim  
2008 Prof. Zahed Siddique  
2008 Steven J. Skerlos  
2008 Craig A Woolsey  

SAE International Forest McFarland Award

Purpose:

This award recognizes volunteers for their outstanding contributions in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information for SAE engineering events, meetings or professional development programs.

Established in 1979, this award honors Forest R. McFarland who was an outstanding session organizer and very active with various leadership roles on SAE committees.

Criteria:

Contributions may include support or organization of technical meetings, conferences, and professional development programs at SAE events or outstanding facilitation of the exchange of technical information.  

Eligibility:

Individuals - Three years must pass before an individual prior awardee is eligible for another McFarland.

Members of the Selection Committee - Committee Members are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee, and two years must pass before former members are eligible to receive a McFarland. Three-year limit on minimum number of years between successive awards for an individual

Recognition: 

This includes a certificate and invitation to a volunteer recognition event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2023 Alessandro Montanaro STEMS
2023 Christopher Depcik Univ of Kansas
2023 Derek Splitter Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2023 Dongxu Li General Motors LLC
2023 Giacomo Belgiorno Punch Torino SpA
2023 Guangqiang Wu Tongji University
2023 James McCarthy Jr., Eaton Corporation
2023 John Waldman General Motors LLC
2023 Peijun Xu Ebco Inc
2023 Piotr Bielaczyc Bosmal Automotive R & D Institute
2023 Santhosh Gundlapally Gamma Technologies LLC
2023 Thomas Briggs Southwest Research Institute
2023 Thomas Lago  
2023 Tim Kunz BorgWarner
2023 Victor Salazar GE Global Research Center
2022 Amol Gulve Volvo Group North America
2022 Andrew Wallington ACE Aerospace Certification LLC
2022 David Popejoy Ford Motor Company
2022 Di Zhu    Ford Motor Company
2022 Felix Leach University of Oxford
2022 Gary Elfstrom Ontario Tech University 
2022 Gary Newton VI-grade
2022 Haiwen Ge Texas Tech University
2022 Jarrod Carter Origin Forensics LLC
2022 Josh Pihl Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2022 Qadeer Ahmed  
2022 Richard Davis Michigan Technological University
2022 Ron Williams Retired
2022 Simona Merola CNR STEMS
2022 Steve Sorenson Toyota Motor North America R&D
2022 Tarek Abdel-Salam East Carolina University
2022 Toby Rockstroh Argonne National Laboratory
2022 Vince Costanzo Aramco Research Center
2022 Wei Chen BorgWarner Inc.
2022 Wei Li Autoliv USA
2022 William Cai Harbin University of Science and Technology
2021 Kevin Walsh The Boeing Company
2021 Philippe Villedieu   ONERA
2021 McKail  Temkin  FCA US LLC
2021 Gavin Song Ford Motor Company
2021 Ron Silver Caterpillar Inc.
2021 Jake Shultz Boeing Commercial Airplanes
2021 Elana Shippen The Boeing Company
2021 Gene Saltzberg Retired
2021 Rau Marin Universitat Politenica de Valencia - CMT Motores Termicos
2021 Svitlana Kroll Southwest Research Institute
2021 John Kasab AVL
2021 Jim Hoppins Textron Aviation
2021 Mark Barkey The Unvisersity of Alabama
2020 Michele Battistoni Universita degli Studi di Perugia
2020 Yan Chen Arizona State Univ
2020 Jan Czerwinski Univ of Applied Sciences Biel-Bienne
2020 Adam Dempsey Marquette University
2020 Dr Stefano Fontanesi Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia
2020 Subramaniam Ganesan Oakland University
2020 S. Scott Goldsborough Argonne National Laboratory
2020 Bobby Gruszczynski retired (formerly Volkswagen)
2020 John Hoard University of Michigan
2020 Mark Hoffman Auburn University
2020 Bengt Johansson King Abdullah Univ of Science & Tech
2020 James Kliesch American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
2020 Benjamin Lawler Clemson Univ
2020 Chunhao Lee General Motors LLC
2020 Yung-Li Lee FCA US LLC
2020 Yucheng Liu Mississippi State Univ
2020 Paul Lubinski Thermo King Corp
2020 Brian Murray ZF
2020 Ananda Pandy ZF Friedrichshafen AG
2020 Kumar Srinivasan FCA US LLC
2020 Robert Sutherlin Iljin USA
2020 Todd Toops Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2020 Per Tunestal Lund University
2020 Dr Vladimir V Vantsevich University of Alabama at Birmingham
2020 Amitabh Vyas Spirit AeroSystems Inc
2020 Fulun Yang Tenneco Inc
2019 Carlos Agudelo Link Engineering Co
2019 Jim Barker Innospec
2019 Kirby Baumgard John Deere Power Systems
2019 Matthew P. Castanier US Army TARDEC
2019 Reuben Chandrasekharan Bombardier Learjet
2019 Ray Corbin AVL Michigan Holding Corporation
2019 Sara Dadras Ford Motor Company
2019 Soodeh Dadras Utah State University
2019 Paul Robert Davies Boeing Co.
2019 Sheng Shi Fan COMAC
2019 Yichao Guo FCA US LLC
2019 Andrew Ickes Chevron Energy Technology Company
2019 Michael Kass Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2019 Eric Krivitzky Thermofluid Research Laboratory
2019 Sotirios Mamalis Stony Brook Univ
2019 Ezio Mancaruso Istituto Motori CNR
2019 Rachel Muncrief International Council On Clean Transport
2019 Jian Pan Gissing Automotive Systems LLC
2019 Darrell Robinette Michigan Technological Univ
2019 Corina Sandu Virginia Tech
2019 Rini Sherony Toyota Motor Corp
2019 Anand Srinivasan Cummins Inc.
2019 Jian Tao FCA US LLC
2019 Amitabh (Amit) Vyas Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
2019 Curtis Vincent General Motors
2019 Yunqing Zhang Huazhong University of Science and Tech
2019 Feng Zhu Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
2018 Tarek M Abdel-Salam Ph.D. East Carolina University
2018 Dr Bashar AbdulNour Ford Motor Co.
2018 Gordon L. Allen Boeing Co.
2018 Prof Oivind Andersson Ph.D. Lund University
2018 Dr Ewa Alice Bardasz Energetics
2018 Elana Chapman General Motors
2018 Gloria D'Anna General Telecom Systems Inc.
2018 Hether Fedullo Ford Motor Co.
2018 Dr Antonio Garcia DEng Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
2018 Dr W Riley Garrott  
2018 Warren N Hardy Virginia Tech
2018 Dr Paramsothy Jayakumar U.S. Army TARDEC
2018 Kristin Kolodge J.D. Power And Associates
2018 Ashok Kumar Cummins Inc.
2018 Lin Li Liebherr Mining Equip Newport News Co.
2018 Ehsan Moradi-Pari Ph.D. Honda R & D Americas Inc.
2018 Prof Luis Rabelo Univ of Central Florida
2018 Dr Ravi Rajamani drR2 Consulting
2018 Denise M. Rizzo Ph.D. U.S. Army TARDEC
2018 Farzad Samie General Motors
2018 Michael J Schorn TMD Friction GmbH
2018 Dr Leonid Tartakovsky Technion Israel Inst of Technology
2018 Stephane A Thiriez Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America Inc.
2018 Dr Robert M Wagner Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2018 Serdar Yonak Ph.D. Ford Motor Co.
2018 Qian Zou Oakland University
2017 Earl J Capozzi Pratt & Whitney
2017 Reece Clothier RMIT University
2017 Dr Anthony D Cooprider Ford Motor Co.
2017 William B Craven Daimler
2017 Archie D Crowe  
2017 Dr Barbara J. Czerny Ph.D. ZF - TRW
2017 Ing Dan Day Boeing Co.
2017 Dr Galen B Fisher University of Michigan
2017 Matthew Fleming Ford Motor Co. Ltd
2017 Adrian P Gaylard Jaguar Land Rover
2017 Jianmin Guan Altair Engineering
2017 Theo Kaster TRW Automotive
2017 James Keller United Paint
2017 Jason R Kerrigan Univ of Virginia
2017 Christopher P. Kolodziej Argonne National Laboratory
2017 Paul Kunder Amera-Veritas Inc.
2017 Alvaro Masias Ford Motor Co.
2017 Daniel C Morris  
2017 Vahid Navidi Aviage Systems
2017 Dr-Ing Efstratios Nikolaidis University Of Toledo
2017 Girish Parvate-Patil Caterpillar
2017 Srikanth Pilla Ph.D. Clemson University
2017 Nammalwar Purushothaman Ph.D. BAE Systems
2017 Constantine N Raptis GM Powertrain
2017 Ramesh Rebba General Motors
2017 Dr Branko Sarh Boeing Co.
2017 Daniel J Selke Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
2017 Navtej Singh Navistar Inc.
2017 Paul Thompson Electroimpact Inc.
2017 Dr Alok Warey General Motors Global R&D
2017 Xin Zhang Ph.D. F.Tech R&D North America Inc.
2016 Alan F Asay PE  
2016 Patrick H Browning Ph.D. West Virginia University
2016 Serge A Bruillot Dassault Aviation
2016 Yi Ding  
2016 Robert J Flemming Jr  
2016 Cary Henry Ph.D.  
2016 Rahul Jhavar Ph.D. Caterpillar Inc.
2016 Helen A Kaleto MGA Research Corp.
2016 Dr Krishna Kamasamudram Ph.D. Cummins Inc.
2016 Keith Vernon Leigh-Monstevens  
2016 Peter Grant Martin National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2016 David Masser Ford Motor Co.
2016 William F Northrop  
2016 Gregory Pannone Novation Analytics
2016 Stephen M Pitrof Inteva LLC
2016 David B Roth BorgWarner Inc.
2016 J. Martin Rowell  
2016 Ronald Semel Ford Motor Co.
2016 Mark Steffka GM Powertrain
2016 Dr John M Storey Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2016 Prof Andrea Strzelec Ph.D. Texas A&M University
2016 James P Szybist Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2016 John F Thomas Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2016 Dr Richard Dale Tonda SEA Ltd.
2016 Russell J Truemner AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.
2016 Weiguo Zhang FCA US LLC
2015 William P Attard Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
2015 Wayne Cai General Motors
2015 Gang Chen FCA US LLC
2015 Dr Guofei Chen  
2015 Scott Curran Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2015 Sujit Das Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2015 Mikhail A Ejakov Ford Motor Co.
2015 Essam El-Hannouny Argonne National Laboratory
2015 Michael E Fingerman FCA US LLC
2015 Dr Richard Garcia Southwest Research Institute
2015 Gregory Goetchius Tesla Inc.
2015 Dr Richard W Greaves FREng Meggitt PLC
2015 Dr Mingchao Guo FCA US LLC
2015 Dr-Ing Jidong Kang PE CanmetMATERIALS
2015 Prof Y Charles Lu University of Kentucky
2015 Robert W McCoy Ph.D. Ford Motor Co.
2015 Dr Paul C Miles Sandia National Laboratories
2015 Mark P. B. Musculus Sandia National Laboratories
2015 Chester P. Nelson Boeing Commercial Airplanes
2015 Donald Parker Exponent Failure Analysis
2015 Karl Simon U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2015 Derek Splitter Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2015 John O Waldman General Motors
2015 Richard Wire Boeing Co.
2015 Richard Wood SOLUS Solutions and Technologies LLC
2015 David P Zika Boeing Research & Technology
2014 Jamel E Belwafa Ford Motor Co.
2014 George Nicholas Bullen Smart Blades Inc.
2014 Timothy Cheek PE Delta V Forensic Engineering
2014 Dr Hussein Dourra Ph.D. FCA US LLC
2014 James Fash Ph.D. ZF - TRW
2014 Dr Yan Fu Ford Motor Co.
2014 Barbara Goodrich John Deere Product Engineering Center
2014 Ramesh Goyal Ph.D.  
2014 Dr Mirko Jakovljevic TTTech Computertechnik AG
2014 Mark D Jensen Vector CANtech Inc.
2014 Dr-Ing Ken Kang Honda R & D Americas Inc.
2014 Jacque David La Valle Navair
2014 Peter T Lamm U.S. Air Force
2014 Benny J Leppert Boeing Co.
2014 Russell Evan Levine Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2014 James Miller Argonne National Laboratory
2014 Dr Kamran Rokhsaz Wichita State University
2014 Varsha K Sadekar General Motors
2014 Samveg Saxena  
2014 Riccardo Scarcelli Ph.D. Argonne National Laboratory
2014 Scott Sluder Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2014 Dr Gavin Song Ph.D. AM General LLC
2014 Michael J Stanton Association of Global Automakers Inc.
2014 John C Steiner KEVA Engineering
2014 Prof Sebastian Verhelst Ghent University
2013 Dr Mallikarjuna Bennur Ph.D. General Motors
2013 Ken Farsi Dassault Aircraft Services
2013 Michael Finkelstein Michael Finkelstein & Associates
2013 Michael J Flannagan University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
2013 James W Fulton Fulton Findings
2013 Scott Gillette  
2013 Raymond A Kach Ford Motor Co.
2013 Kathleen E Kedzior MAHLE Test Systems
2013 Paul Kunder Amera-Veritas Inc.
2013 Dr Alan Luo  
2013 Prof Piergiovanni Marzocca Clarkson University
2013 Ryan McGee Ford Motor Co.
2013 Federico Millo Politecnico di Torino
2013 Rahul Mital Ph.D. General Motors
2013 Chadwyck Musser Cambridge Collaborative Inc.
2013 Dr Rainer Neumann Varroc Lighting Systems GmbH
2013 Prof Luis Rabelo University of Central Florida
2013 Dr Paul Richards  
2013 John Rugh National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2013 Corina Sandu Ph.D. Virginia Tech
2013 Christof Schernus FEV GmbH
2013 Christopher Shaw Visteon Corp.
2013 Mark W Smith CEng Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
2013 Ravi Thyagarajan U.S. Army TARDEC
2013 Dr Lianxiang Yang Oakland University
2013 Dr Aleksey Yezerets Cummins Inc.

SAE International Formula SAE ® Grant Honoring Bill Adam

Purpose:

This award provides funding to a Formula SAE® (FSAE) team to assist with the development of their vehicle design.

Established in 2004, this award honors William R. "Bill" Adam's contribution to FSAE and his lifelong dedication to mentoring young engineers. Bill was a longtime SAE member and was an accomplished automotive industry engineer who helped develop the integrated Manifold-Muffler-Catalyst design.

Criteria:

  • Teams who are currently registered for a Formula SAE competition may apply.
  • Funds may only be used for costs associated with vehicle design in preparation for a Formula competition.
  • Special consideration will be given to those teams who were unable to secure major sponsors for their team.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium to be used toward the development of the vehicle.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 University of California Santa Barbara  
2021 NIU Formula SAE  
2020 University of Akron  
2019 University of Central Florida  
2018 University of Central Florida  
2017 St. Cloud State University  
2016 Tennessee Tech Motorsports  
2015 Villanova University  
2014 University of California, Davis  
2013 University of North Texas  

SAE International Garrett Powertrain Innovation Award

Purpose:

This award recognizes undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate exceptional technical expertise through their participation in SAE’s university programs.

Students receive this award based on exceeding expected results in technological areas such as, but not limited to, efficiency or powertrain performance during their SAE university program competition.

This award was made possible by a generous gift from Garrett and honors Cliff Garrett, a distinguished authority in turbomachinery engineering who inspired countless engineers through his example, support and many contributions as an aerospace pioneer.

Criteria:

Because this award is based on performance in an SAE university program, nominations are not accepted.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented during an SAE university program competition.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2023 Carnegie Mellon  

SAE International Humanitarian Award Honoring Arnold W. Siegel

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals, teams, or entities whose mobility industry contributions – research, policy or practical application - have made a significant, positive, multi-generational impact on the world such as, but not limited to mobility safety or the environment, creating a safer, healthier world.

This award was made possible by Arne and Steffi Siegel and honors Arnold W. Siegel, a longtime SAE member and Fellow whose extensive accomplishments in transportation safety and pioneering research include working with the world's first experimental full-scale automotive crash program, designing and constructing early versions of anthropometric dummies, and more than 40 years of collision and injury analysis and consulting for research and forensic purposes.

Criteria:

  • Significant impact of the cited contribution(s) and the lasting social benefit to humanity.
  • Demonstrated notable achievements, outstanding national research, innovation within the mobility industry.
  • The cited contribution(s) may be measured by a combination of publications (technical articles, research papers, etc.), patents, honors, and awards.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Selvaraj Narayana KTM North America, INC
2021 Subir Chowdhury ASI Consulting Group, LLC
2018 Ramesh Agarwal Washington University
2017 William G. Agnew Retired
2017 John D. Caplan Posthumously
2017 Joseph M. Colucci Retired
2017 W. DeWayne France Jr. Retired
2017 Nicholas E. Gallopoulos Retired
2017 Norman A. Hunstad Retired
2017 James A. Spearot Retired
2017 Charles S. Tuesday Posthumously
2017 Lloyd L. Withrow Posthumously
2016 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)  
2015 Dean Kamen DEKA Research and Development Corp.

SAE International IHI Award for Achievement in Boosting

Purpose:

This award honors the best innovation and/or implementation of new ideas in boosting systems by an individual or a team that has positively impacted the industry.

This award was established in 2019 through the generous support of IHI Corporation.

Criteria:

New ideas not just in the area of performance, but also in the areas of fuel economy, emissions, cost, quality, and reliability that generate a positive impact within the automotive industry will be considered.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Carnell Williams General Motors Company
2022 Casey Pepper General Motors Company
2022 Austin Cunningham General Motors Company
2022 George Quiñones-Arguinzoni General Motors Company
2022 Erick Nava Mendoza General Motors Company
2022 Yang Yang General Motors Company
2022 Jordan Schwarz General Motors Company
2022 Jacob C. Hedrick General Motors Company
2022 Matt Czerwinski General Motors Company
2022 Balakrishna Chinta General Motors Company
2022 Andrew Wolfe General Motors Company
2022 Sherri Frasier General Motors Company
2022 Amy Michaud General Motors Company
2022 Hardo Barths General Motors Company
2022 Marco Damen General Motors Company
2021 Karunakar Yedam Stellantis

SAE International Medal of Honor

Purpose:

Created in 1986, the SAE Medal of Honor annually recognizes an individual who has demonstrated unwavering loyalty to SAE International’s mission of advancing mobility solutions for the benefit of humanity.

Criteria:

  • Those who have made significant and sustaining contributions throughout the course of their career to SAE which have contributed to SAE’s global success.

  • Contributed to the SAE Community at Large through involvement as a member volunteer.

  • Served as an industry partner and ambassador for SAE’s vision, mission, and values.

  • Implemented, collaborated on, or developed mobility solutions on behalf of SAE for a better tomorrow.

  • Created societal impact through their work on behalf of SAE.

  • Two letters of recommendation are required. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Living, voting member of SAE International, who has not previously received the Award.

  • Unique, significant contributions.

Non-Eligible Categories:

•    SAE International Board Members are ineligible during the time of elected office.
•    Contributions occurring during the time the individual was employed by SAE as a staff member or consultant.
 

Recognition:

The award includes a framed medal presented at the SAE Awards Ceremony during the WCX™ World Congress Experience or other appropriate SAE event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2023 Robert Wagner Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2022 Alan Nye, Ph.D.  Rochester Institute of Technology
2021 Dr. Pranab Saha Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.
2020 Richard (Ric) Kleine, Retired Cummins Inc.
2019 Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, P.E Eastern Michigan University
2018 Gregory Saunders US Department of Defense
2017 Jwo Pan, Professor University of Michigan
2016 Bharat Vedak John Deere
2015 Dr. Ramesh Agarwal Washington University
2014 Terence J. Rhoades Mechanical Simulation Corporation
2013 Arnold W. Siegel Accident Reconstruction Associates, Inc.
2012 Duane Tiede  ATI, Inc.
2011 David R. Lancaster General Motors
2010 Joseph M. Colucci Automotive Fuels Consulting, Inc.
2009 Daniel M. Hancock General Motors
2008 Bernard Challen Shoreham Services Engineering Consultancy
2007 Karl Goering (retired) Bosch Corporation 
2006 Robert E. Spitzer  
2005 Donald W. Ableson  
2004 Edsel R. Glasgow  
2003 Duane F. Miller  
2002 Bruce R. Aubin  
2001 Neil A. Schilke  
2000 Robert J. Eaton  
1999 Greg Henderson  
1998 John Boyd Heyler  
1997 Philip J. Mazziotti  
1996 Warren M. Wiese  
1995 Lloyd E. Reuss  
1994 Gary W. Dickinson  
1993 Dr. William G. Agnew  
1992 Charles C. Colyer  
1991 Rodger F. Ringham  
1990 William T. Birge  
1989 Dr. William Shapton  
1988 Robert G. Brown  
1987 Dr. Phillip S. Myers  

SAE International Mobility Innovation Award for People with Disabilities Honoring Steven M. Atkins

Purpose:

This award recognizes the significant technical achievements brought about by innovation, leadership, and inspiration of employees with disabilities working in the mobility engineering industry.

The award was established through a generous contribution from Boeing in 2011.

Criteria:

  • The nominee must be an individual who has met the purpose of this award and who is disabled as defined by the latest amendment to the “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.”
  • Demonstrated success in at least one major technical achievement benefiting the nominee’s company, industry, or society.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients: 

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2021 Anthony Anderson The Boeing Company
2017 Ryan Gibson The Boeing Company
2016 William Harkness The Boeing Company
2015 Joshua Goldschmid The Boeing Company
2013 Patrick Gillespie Federal Aviation Administration
2012 Kenneth G. Price The Boeing Company
2017 Ryan Gibson Boeing Co.
2016 William Harkness Boeing Co.
2015 Josh Goldschmid Boeing Co.
2013 Patrick Gillespie Federal Aviation Administration
2012 Kenneth Gary Price Boeing Co.
2011 Jack S Hagelin Boeing Co.

SAE International Sustainable Aviation Award Honoring Ramesh Agarwal

Purpose:

This award recognizes individuals or teams (SAE members or non-members) who have made an impact on sustainable aviation, whether working in industry, government, or academia.

The award was made possible through a generous contribution from the Agarwal Family, in honor of Ramesh Agarwal, the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Agarwal is a leader in sustainable aviation, computational fluid dynamics, and renewable & clean energy technologies, and is a Fellow and longtime member of SAE International.

Criteria:

  • Positive impact may occur through innovations related to sustainable aviation fuels, new aircraft designs and propulsion systems, contrails mitigation and air-traffic management, advanced materials, noise reduction, coating technologies resistant to wear and tear, air quality improvement, greener manufacturing processes, and topics related to circular economy, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the context of sustainable aviation.
  • Innovations related to creating significant sustainable technologies or practices within the aviation infrastructure are also welcome.

Other contributions that may be considered for this award include:

  • Measurable efforts to decrease Co2 emissions & decrease in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Advancements in the development &/or use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) or hydrogen as a fuel source.
  • Impactful efforts to the Eco-system. 
  • Improvements in infrastructure.
  • Global market-based measures for aviation emissions.
  • Advancements in electric or hybrid-electric propulsion, and other innovative propulsion technologies including powerplant-airframe integration approaches.
  • Technological Innovation as related to airplanes, airport infrastructure &/or airplane support equipment.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and certificate presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Omer Bar Yohay Eviation Aircraft
     

SAE International Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award

Purpose:

This award recognizes an individual or a team from the automotive industry for outstanding contributions to automotive transmission and driveline technology.

Funded through a gift from the Timken Company in 2007, this award honors Howard Simpson, who invented a revolutionary planetary gear set which constituted the basis for the Ford C4 and C5 transmission produced or the famous Chrysler Torqueflite transmission and several General Motors transmission models.

Criteria:

  • The award acknowledges new ideas, concepts, innovations, or applications that will assist in improving this technology.
  • Nominees should have demonstrated significant achievements in improving automotive transmission and driveline technology.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

This includes an honorarium and an award that is presented at an SAE Event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Xiaosong Hu Chongqing Automotive Collaborative Innovation Center
2022 Zhai Jun Changan New Energy Vehicle Technology Co.
2022 Yang Yalian Chongqing Automotive Collaborative Innovation Center
2022 Bin Lv Chongqing Tsingshan Industry Co.
2021 Gregory Goleski Ford Motor Company
2021 Steven Frait Ford Motor Company
2021 Bradely Riedle Ford Motor Company
2021 Michael Berhan Ford Motor Company
2020 Maurice Leising Retired, FCA
2018 Dr. Hussein Dourra Magna Corporate R&D
2015 Robert Fischer AVL North America Inc
2013 Dr-Ing Juergen J Greiner ZF Getriebe GmbH
2012 Peter Tenberge Technische Universitat Chemnitz
2011 Mircea Gradu PhD FCA US LLC
2010 Pierre A Lepelletier  
2009 Karl-Heinz Bauer Honeywell Automotive Inc
2008 Berthold Martin FCA US LLC
     

SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines

Established in 2008, this award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and leadership in the area of diesel engines. Two awards are given each year, one for Best Paper and the other, the Diesel Engine Research Medal, given to an individual for outstanding leadership in research and development in the field of diesel engines through a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement.

The Best Paper award recognizes the authors of an original and outstanding technical paper presented at an SAE meeting on the subject of diesel engines in the on- or off-road industries. Preferably the paper will be published in an SAE Journal and must address research advancements in diesel engines regarding efficiency and low emissions achieved by innovative experimental and modeling research of the engine, fuel and/or after treatment systems. Oral presentation scores must also be above average. If the lead author of the paper is a student, the material forming the subject matter must be based on personal work or a result of their thesis research. The best paper award is selected by the award committee.

The Diesel Engine Research Medal recognizes an outstanding leader whose professional career has focused on advancing the field of diesel engines. The award recognizes technical innovations through experimental studies and modeling research of the engine, fuel and/or after treatment systems. In addition, the nominee's contribution to SAE literature, activities and programs will also be considered. To nominate an individual, complete the nomination form above by the indicated nomination deadline. Any additional letters of support can be sent to awards@sae.org.

This award is funded through generous contributions from Dr. John H. Johnson, his colleagues and former students. Dr. Johnson is a Presidential Professor Emeritus with the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University (MTU) and he is a fellow of SAE International and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is an expert in the field of diesel engines and his experience spans a wide range of analysis and experimental work related to advanced engine concepts, emissions studies, fuel systems, engine simulation and exhaust aftertreatment. Prior to joining MTU, he was a Project Engineer at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Center and Chief Engineer of Applied Engine Research at International Harvester Company.

The Best Paper award consists of a framed certificate and a $2000 honorarium for the lead author of the technical paper and framed certificates for co-authors. The individual awardee of the Diesel Engine Research Medal receives a framed certificate, a medal and a $2,000 honorarium. The awards are presented at the WCX World Congress Experience or other appropriate SAE meeting.

SAE John Johnson Awards for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines

Purpose:

Established in 2008, this award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and leadership in the area of diesel engines. Two awards are given each year, one for Best Paper and the other, the Diesel Engine Research Medal, given to an individual for outstanding leadership in research and development in the field of diesel engines through a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement.

The Best Paper award recognizes the authors of an original and outstanding technical paper presented at an SAE meeting about diesel engines in the on- or off-road industries.

The Medal recognizes an outstanding leader whose professional career has focused on advancing the field of diesel engines. 

This award is funded through generous contributions from Dr. John H. Johnson, his colleagues and former students. Dr. Johnson is a Presidential Professor Emeritus with the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University (MTU), and he is a fellow of SAE International and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is an expert in the field of diesel engines and his experience spans a wide range of analysis and experimental work related to advanced engine concepts, emissions studies, fuel systems, engine simulation and exhaust after treatment.

Criteria:

Paper Award:

  • Preferably published in an SAE Journal.
  • Addresses research advancements in diesel engines regarding efficiency and low emissions achieved by innovative experimental and modeling research of the engine, fuel and/or after treatment systems.
  • Oral presentation scores must be above average.
  • If the lead author of the paper is a student, the material forming the subject matter must be based on personal work or a result of their thesis research.

The Medal:

  • Recognizes technical innovations through experimental studies and modeling research of the engine, fuel and/or after-treatment systems.
  • The nominee's contribution to SAE literature, activities and programs will be considered.

Eligibility:

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.

Recognition:

  • Best Paper: The lead author of the best paper receives an honorarium and framed certificate; supporting authors receive framed certificates.
  • Medal: Winner receives the medal, a framed certificate, and an honorarium.

Past Recipients:

YEAR RECIPIENT COMPANY
2022 Pat Szymkowicz - Medal General Motors Global Research and Development
2022 Anand Alembath - Paper  Missouri University of Science and Technology
  Brian Mooney Missouri University of Science and Technology
  Shashidhara Mannepalya Rajashekharaiah Faurecia Clean Mobility-Columbus IN, USA
  Atul Shinde Faurecia Clean Mobility-Columbus IN, USA
  Joseph Smith Missouri University of Science and Technology
2021 Dr. Athanasios Konstandopoulos - Medal Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2021 Christopher Sharp - Paper  Southwest Research Institute
  Gary Neely Southwest Research Institute
  Sandesh Rao Southwest Research Institute
  Bryan Zavala Southwest Research Institute
2020 Donald W. Stanton  - Medal Cummins
2020 David Kovacs  - Paper  IAV GmbH
  Christoph Bertram IAV GmbH
  Marian Mennig IAV GmbH
  Reza Rezaei IAV GmbH
2019 Stefan Pischinger - Medal FEV Group GmbH
2019 Jan Eismark - Paper  Chalmers University of Technology
  Mats Andersson Chalmers University of Technology
  Magnus Christensen AB Volvo
  Ingemar Denbratt Chalmers University of Technology
  Anders Karlsson Chalmers University of Technology
2018 Aleksey Yezerets - Medal Cummins Inc.
2018 Mrunal Joshi - Paper  Purdue University-West Lafayette
  Cody Allen Purdue University-West Lafayette
  Lisa Farrell Cummins Inc.
  Dheeraj Gosala Purdue University-West Lafayette
  Edward D. Joeberlein Cummins Inc.
  James McCarthy Jr Eaton Corp
  Aswin Ramesh Purdue University- West Lafayette
  Gregory Shaver Purdue University- West Lafayette
  Sirish Srinivasan Indian Institute of Technology
  Alexander Taylor Purdue University- West Lafayette
  Matthew VanVoorhis Purdue University- West Lafayette
  Kalen Vos Purdue University- West Lafayette
2017 David E. Foster, PhD - Medal University of Wisconsin – Madison, Retired
2017 Christopher Sharp - Paper Southwest Research Institute
  Michael Carter California Air Resources Board
  Cary Henry Southwest Research Institute
  Cynthia Webb PACCAR
  Seungju Yoon California Air Resources Board
2016 Dr. Dennis Siebers - Medal Sandia National Laboratories, Retired
2016 Noud Maes MSc - Paper Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  Nico Dam Eindhoven University Of Technology
  Gianluca D'Errico Politecnico di Milano
  Gilles Hardy FPT Industrial
  Tommaso Lucchini Politecnico di Milano
  Bart Somers Eindhoven University of Technology
2015 Dr Rolf D Reitz - Medal Univ of Wisconsin
2014 Randy Hessel - Paper Univ of Wisconsin Madison
  Dr Daniel Flowers PhD Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  Mark P. B. Musculus Sandia National Laboratories
  Jacqueline O'Connor PhD Pennsylvania State University
  Dr Rolf D Reitz Univ of Wisconsin
2013 Arvind Suresh - Paper Cummins Inc.
  Clay Arnett Cummins Inc.
  David Langenderfer Cummins Inc.
  Michael Ruth Cummins Inc.
2012 Friedemann Schrade - Paper IAV GmbH
  Miles Brammer IAV GmbH
  Dr Lutz Kraemer PhD IAV GmbH
  Dr-Ing Kay Langeheinecke PE IAV GmbH
  Jochen Schaeffner IAV GmbH
2011 Lyle M Pickett - Paper Sandia National Laboratories
  Caroline Genzale Georgia Institute of Technology
  Cherian Idicheria General Motors Global R & D
  Julien Manin PhD Sandia National Laboratories
  Mark P.B. Musculus Sandia National Laboratories
  Dr Dennis L Siebers Sandia National Laboratories
2010 Takaaki Kitamura - Paper Japan Automobile Research Institute
  Takayuki lto PhD Japan Automobile Research Institute
2009 Charles Mueller - Paper Sandia National Laboratories
  Dr Andre Boehman Pennsylvania State Univ
  Glen C Martin Caterpillar Inc.
2008 Alexander Sappok - Paper Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008 Victor W Wong Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SAE John Melvin Motorsport Safety Award

Established in 2016, this award honors individuals, organizations or teams (both SAE members and nonmembers) whose research and/or practical application represents unique, original concepts that, when applied to motorsports, cause significant positive change and elevate safety to new levels of innovation, in the memory of Dr. John Melvin. Dr. Melvin was a pioneer in the field of driver safety, particularly in the area of driver restraint systems. He persuaded drivers to adopt the HANS (head and neck restraint) device, and was a key developer of "black box" data recording for racecars that helped sanctioning bodies learn from accidents. His contributions as a safety consultant to NASCAR for more than 13 years will leave a lasting mark on the sport. Nominees should be those persons who have demonstrated a commitment to reducing the injuries in auto racing incidents. This award is funded by the generous support of NASCAR and will consist of a wall plaque and a $1000 Honorarium.

SAE Ralph K. Hillquist NVH Lifetime Achievement Award

Established, in 2012, this award recognizes those individuals who have shown a continued contribution to Ground Vehicle Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) over a period of 15 years or more. Examples of significant contributions would include participating as an organizer in the SAE Noise & Vibration Conference, mentoring younger NVH professionals, a history of ground vehicle NVH publications of note, teaching seminars and other classes related to this topic, and leadership in SAE, commercial organizations, or elsewhere where vehicle NVH is a primary topic of concern.

The award is intended to recognize not only the professional, but also the personal qualities of the individual. He or she should be someone who is supportive of others in the profession and who has played a key role in the development of others in the field. It honors Ralph Hillquist, the founder of the Noise & Vibration Conference and recognize his achievements and contributions to the NVH community, to recognize individuals who, like Hillquist, have an outstanding record of contributions to the field of NVH, and to enhance the image of the field.

SAE Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year Award

Established, in 1995, this award recognizes an outstanding engineering executive in the off-highway industry. Candidates are nominated by their employees, colleagues, supervisors or the local SAE Section, with the nomination supported by another individual from the same group. The nomination and the supporting document should clearly state information to judge the individual's capabilities against the qualifications listed below.

The nominee will be judged primarily on the basis of the following qualifications:

  • Field proven products and/or services
  • Successful protégés
  • Outstanding teams developed
  • Unquestioned integrity
  • Charismatic leadership
  • Creation of a supportive environment allowing a customer/product focus.

This award honors Sid A. Olsen, his contributions to the off-highway industry, and the outstanding engineering management values he personified. Olsen, an SAE Fellow, was Manager of Engine Engineering at John Deere Product Engineering Center. He was a charismatic leader who was successful in attracting top engineering talent and in developing their capabilities further. His protégés have been very successful throughout the off-highway industry. Olsen was an industry leader who actively supported and participated in leading industry activities.

The award consists of a plaque bearing Mr. Olsen's profile and a $1000 scholarship donation to the university of the recipient's choice. It is presented at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition.

SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Established in 1996, this award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or powerplant industry. The nomination and the supporting document should clearly state information to judge the individual's capabilities against the qualifications listed below.

  • Degreed engineer from the off-highway or powerplant industry
  • Less than 10 years of industry experience
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership in SAE activities

SAE/AISI Sydney H. Melbourne Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Automotive Sheet Steel

Established in 1997, this award recognizes an author, who, in his/her paper, effectively demonstrates ways to further the use of sheet steel in automotive applications. The paper must be well organized, written in a succinct manner and possess excellent technical merit. It should also foster long-term benefits to sheet steel industry professionals worldwide.

The award honors the memory and accomplishments of the late Sydney H. Melbourne of Dofasco Inc., and encourages others to strive for the level of excellence he attained within his organization, the steel industry and the automotive marketplace.

The award is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.

SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award

Established in 2000, this award recognizes a practicing engineer who has provided significant contributions to standards, regulations or conformity assessment systems for improved safety or reduced emissions in a ground vehicle mobility product. The individual can work on the standards/regulation language and/or on product to comply with the standards/regulation.

The award was established by InterRegs Ltd. as a way to reward significant participation in standards, regulations or conformity assessment systems by engineers and to encourage increased participation in the future.

The award is presented at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting or at an appropriate SAE International meeting.

SAE/Magnus Hendrickson Innovation Award

This award honors renowned inventor and businessman Magnus Hendrickson, who founded Hendrickson Motor Truck Company in 1913, by recognizing individuals or teams (SAE members or non-members) whose efforts in commercial vehicle dynamics represent true innovation and have created significant, lasting change in the commercial vehicle industry.

The ideal award recipient(s) is an individual or team (SAE member or non-member) whose research and/or practical application represents unique, original concepts that when applied to vehicle dynamics, cause significant, positive change and elevate vehicle dynamics to new levels of innovation.

For the purpose of this award the following applies:

  • “Commercial Vehicle” is defined as a Class 1 through 8 on-highway or on/off–highway truck, tractor-trailer, or bus whose primary purpose is to transport goods or people, and excludes any such vehicles intended solely for use in military, farming, or construction applications.
  • “Vehicle Dynamics” is defined as the ride, handling, stability, or load carrying ability of a truck, tractor-trailer, or bus, and excludes the aerodynamics of any such vehicles.
  • The award (i) shall be given for an actual component, subsystem, or system that is physically incorporated into a Commercial Vehicle and enhances Vehicle Dynamics, and (ii) shall exclude a study, procedure, or process that predicts or analyzes Vehicle Dynamics.

Nominees must have earned at least one U.S. Patent that represents an original concept or design and qualifies as a significant engineering achievement in vehicle dynamics for the commercial vehicle industry.     Further, any such components, subsystem, or systems need not be patented, but must have been offered for sale for at least one year.

Previous engineering achievements and innovation will be considered when determining nominees' eligibility for this award.

SAE/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award

Established in 2007, this award recognizes an individual or a team from the automotive industry for outstanding contributions to the technology progress and dissemination in the area of automotive transmission and driveline. The award acknowledges new ideas, concepts, innovations or applications that will assist in improving this technology.

This award has been funded through an endowment from the Timken Company to honor Howard Simpson, an extremely talented and innovative engineer who has invented and developed a revolutionary planetary gear set which constituted the basis for the Ford C4 and C5 transmission produced over more than 20 years starting in 1964, for the famous Chrysler Torqueflite transmission, a ground-breaking unit introduced in 1956 and for several General Motors transmission models. The award is also testimony to Timken's commitment to technical innovation and creativity.

Sperry Award

Purpose:

The Sperry Award is given in recognition of distinguished engineering contribution, which through application proven in actual service has advanced the art of transportation, whether by land, sea, air or space.

The Sperry Award is administered by a board representing six engineering organizations: the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, SAE International, and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Criteria:

The preliminary application must address the following:

  • Specific person or persons to be honored.
  • Specific item created or improved and its nature (e.g., device).
  • Type of commercial transportation affected (e.g., land).
  • How the item “advanced the state of the art of transportation” (e.g., economics).
  • Why that enhancement is “distinguished”.
  • Specific engineering contribution made by the specific person.
  • Why that engineering contribution is “distinguished”.
  • How that engineering achievement has been “through application, proved in actual service” (e.g., when, where).

 

Applications should be sent to:
Sperry Board of Award
c/o David Soukup, Secretary
ASME 2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
soukupd@asme.org

For further information: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/honors-awards/joint-awards/sperry-awards

Past Recipients: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/honors-awards/joint-awards/sperry-awards/past-winners

Steven M. Atkins Ability and Achievement in Science, Engineering, and Technology (AASET) Award

Established in 2011, the purpose/objective of this award is to recognize the significant technical achievements brought about by innovation, leadership and inspiration of employees with disabilities working in the aerospace engineering industry. It also demonstrates the deeper scope and reach of SAE International to mobility engineering professionals.

The Steven M. Atkins Ability and Achievement in Science, Engineering, and Technology (AASET) Award was established to recognize aerospace employees with disabilities who, through their technical achievements, innovation, leadership and inspiration, have contributed to the aerospace industry.

This award was enabled by a contribution from The Boeing Company to honor Steven M. Atkins, Vice President, Product Integrity and Functional Excellence, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The selected recipient would be an individual who has met the purpose/objective of this award and who is disabled as defined by the latest amendment to the "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990."

The award is an engraved crystal/marble obelisk and a $200 honorarium.

Subir Chowdhury Medal of Quality Leadership

The purpose of this award is to bring an awareness of the beneficial impact provided to society at large that has been attained by mobility engineering through the use and power of quality in engineering. This serves to broaden the vision, scope and perception of SAE International as an organization, and highlights the contribution of individuals and their work in this area. The award also demonstrates the deeper scope and reach of SAE International and the mobility engineering professions to the public.

Dr. Subir Chowdhury is an SAE Fellow and a past recipient of the SAE Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering. His works have provided many benefits and profoundly affected product/process and system design, time to market, cost reductions, quality improvements, manufacturing, and workforce knowledge in many U.S. industries and to Society at large.

The Subir Chowdhury Medal of Quality Leadership was established in 2010 to honor those in the mobility industry who bring forth innovation and broaden the impact of "quality" in mobility engineering, design and manufacture. This award recognizes Dr. Subir Chowdhury's contributions to the quality and engineering professions. The award consists of a framed certificate and a medallion.

This award is conferred upon a leader from academia or industry of recognized ability who has contributed their substantial skills and talent to accomplish the goal of advancing and promoting the principles and application of "quality" in Mobility Engineering professions.

Thomas H. Speller Award

Established in 1983, this award recognizes unusual achievements of an individual who, through dedicated service, tireless efforts, high ideals, and vision, contributed significantly to the implementation of manufacturing processes and methodologies in the dedicated discipline of automated fastening machines and their applications.

The award consists of a framed certificate and is presented each year at either the Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference and Exhibition or the AeroTech Congress.

Trevor O. Jones Outstanding Paper Award

The former Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA) in June 1992 developed the Convergence Outstanding Paper Award (later renamed the Trevor O. Jones Outstanding Paper Award). An endowment established by Siemens Automotive, Ford Motor Company and ITT Automotive supports the award in perpetuity. This Award honors the author of written paper which covers aspects of passenger car, truck, and commercial vehicle electronics systems. This award recognizes Trevor O. Jones, Founder of Convergence®, for his contributions to the field of transportation electronics.

Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award

Established in 1976, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to the subject matter of automotive electronics engineering. Material or development forming the subject matter of the paper must be based on personal work.

 

William Littlewood Memorial Lecture

Established in 1971, this award provides for an annual lecture dealing with a broad phase of civil air transportation considered of current interest and major importance. The objective is to advance air transport engineering and to recognize those who make personal contributions to the field.

The award perpetuates the memory of William Littlewood, the only person ever to be president of both SAE (1954) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was renowned for his contributions to the design of, and operational requirements for, civil transport aircraft.

Wright Brothers Medal

Established in 1927, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to the invention, development, design, construction, or operation of an aircraft and/or spacecraft presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections. Consideration is given to the value of the author(s) contribution to the state of the art in furthering flight technology, whether it pertains to aircraft or spacecraft systems or their parts, components, subsystems, or accessories.

This award honors Orville (an early SAE member) and Wilbur Wright, the first successful builders and operators of heavier-than-air flying equipment.

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