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.

The award consists of a framed certificate and bronze medal (for the lead author when co-authors exist) and is presented at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting.

Year

Name

Employer

2020

Jun Gao

Jianghan University

Yi Lu Murphey

The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Jiangang Yi

Jianghan University

Honghui Zhu

Wuhan University of Technology

2018

Berkan Guleyupoglu

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Bharath Koya

Francis Scott Gayzik

2017

Allen Charles Bosio

Ford Motor Company

Paul Marable

Marcus Ward

Bradley Staines

2016

Lora L. Spangler

Eastman Chemical

Jeffrey Hurlbut

Eastman Chemical

Daniel Cashen

ENVISICS

Emily Robb

KPIT Infosystems

Jim Eckhart

NSG Group

2015

Thomas Wayne Gideon PE

NASCAR

John Patalak

NASCAR

2014

Manfred Greisel

 

Dr-Ing Rainer Immel

Adam Opel GmbH

Steven R Mathison

Honda R & D Americas Inc

Timothy McGuire

Mercedes-Benz RDNA Inc

Graham Meadows

Powertech Labs

Peter Potzel

Daimler AG

Spencer Quong

Quong & Associates Inc

Jesse Schneider

Nikola Corporation

Jihyun Shim

Hyundai Motor Company

Michael J Veenstra

Ford Motor Company

Morten Wistoft-Ibsen

H2 Logic A/S

2013

Markus Egelhaaf

DEKRA Automobil GmbH

Rainer Justen

Daimler AG

David Kress

DEKRA Automobil GmbH

Thomas Lange

DEKRA Automobil GmbH

Dr Hartung Wilstermann

Daimler AG

Dieter Wolpert

DEKRA Automobil GmbH

2012

Alex V Cardinali

Nissan North America Inc

Jeff Dix

Nissan North America Inc

Daniel Fulk

Autoliv North America Inc

Selim A Hammoud PE

Nissan North America Inc

Abe Mitchell

Autoliv North America Inc

2011

Shigeki Hayashi

Toyota Motor Corp

Yuichi Kitagawa PhD

Toyota Motor Corp

Robert D Smith

Toyota Technical Center USA Inc

Tsuyoshi Yasuki

Toyota Motor Corp

2009

Dr Aditya Belwadi PhD

Wayne State Univ

Edward Burley

BGM Engineering

Joseph F Mazur

BGM Engineering

Dr King H Yang

Wayne State Univ

2008

Prof Richard L. Axelbaum

Washington Univ

Michael S Butler

 

Christopher W Moran

Univ of Maryland

Prof Peter B Sunderland

Univ of Maryland

2007

Michael B James

Collision Safety Engineering LC

Dr Sung-Woo Koh

Biokinetic Engineering Inc

Ronald Nordhagen

Collision Safety Engineering LC

Dr Dennis Schneider

Biokinetic Engineering Inc

2006

Dr Tara Amenson

Wayne State Univ

Paul C Begeman PhD

Wayne State Univ

Dr Michele Grimm

Wayne State Univ

Dr John Melvin

Tandelta

2005

Dr Kennerly H Digges

George Washington Univ

Dr Brian N Fildes

Monash Univ

H. Clay Gabler

Virginia Tech

Laurie Sparke

GM Holden Ltd

2004

Michael Carlson

Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc

Sheila Ebert-Hamilton

Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Dr Matthew Reed

Transportation Research Institute

2003

Brian Kachnowski

Ford Motor Company

Tony R Laituri

Ford Motor Company

Dr Priya Prasad

Ford Motor Company

Phillip Przybylo PhD

Ford Motor Company

M. Katherine Sullivan

Ford Motor Company

2002

Atsuhiro Konosu

Japan Automobile Research Institute

Dr Yasuhiro Matsui

Japan Automobile Research Institute

Dr-Ing Adam Wittek

Univ of Western Australia

2001

Sarath R Kottur

Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc

Steve Moss

Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc

Michael Salloum

Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc

Youmei Zhao

Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc

Joshua Zhu

Itm In China

1995

Tom Best

Duke University

Daniel A Camacho

 

Dr Albert I King

Wayne State Univ

Dr Barry S Myers

Duke University

Chris A Van Ee

Design Research Engineering

C Todd Woolley

Duke University

1994

Richard E Burney MD

Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Dr Matthew Reed

Transportation Research Institute

Dr Lawrence W Schneider

Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor

1993

John M Cavanaugh

Wayne State Univ

Annette L. Irwin PhD

General Motors

Timothy J Walilko

Wayne State Univ

Yonghua Zhu

Wayne State Univ

1992

Dr David C Viano

General Motors

1991

John P Capp

General Motors

Dr Ian V Lau

GM R&D Center

James A Obermeyer

General Motors

1990

Rainer Erhardt

Robert Bosch GmbH

Albert Lutz

Robert Bosch GmbH

Dr Anton T Van Zanten

Robert Bosch GmbH

1989

Edward Jedrzejczak

GM R&D Center

Joseph D McCleary

General Motors

Dr Stephen Rouhana

Ford Motor Company

Dr David C Viano

ProBiomechanics LLC

1988

Paul Oppenheimer

 

Dr David C Viano

ProBiomechanics LLC

1987

Dr Paul L Olson

 

1984

Michael B James

Collision Safety Engineering LC

Gregory C Smith PE

Collision Safety Engineering LC

Charles Edgar Strother III

Collision Safety Engineering LC

Dr Charles Y Warner

Collision Safety Engineering LC

1983

Dr Dimitrios Kallieris

Universitat Heidelberg

Georg Klaus PhD

 

Sam Saint

 

1977

Roy Haeusler

 

1976

R Thomas Bundorf

 

R L Leffert

GM Powertrain

1975

Dr John Versace 

 

This is a paper award - nominations are not submitted
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