SAE Foundation/DENSO 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)

Award Sponsor: DENSO

Year Name Employer
2018 Amanda Martin Caterpillar
Patrick Miller Faurecia
2017 Srikanth Pilla, Ph.D.  Clemson University
Sandeep Makam  FCA, US LLC
2016 Jamal Madni The Boeing Company
Shahjada Pahlovy, Ph.D. Dynax Corp.
2015 Maria Cristina Herrera, Ph.D.  Caterpillar Inc.
Scott Curran, Ph.D.  Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2014 Yanping Xia, Ph.D. Delphi Automotive Thermal Systems 
Sridhar Raveendran Caterpillar Electronics
2013 Adam Timmons, Ph.D. Chrysler Group LLC
Kaustav Sinha, Ph.D. The Dow Chemical Company
2012 Shady El Safty General Motors 
Kumar Prasad Telikepalli Eaton Corp.
2011 Stacy Martin General Motors
Jennifer C. Wheeler AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

Nomination Deadline: March 1

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