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
2024 David Antanaitis General Motors LLC
2024 Pradeep Attibele Stellantis
2024 Dr Jie Bai Tongji University
2024 Dr Ganga Reddy C HCL Technologies, Ltd
2024 Aaron Costall Cranfield University
2024 Gabriele Di Blasio CNR
2024 Ravi Kumar G.V.V. Infosys
2024 Brian Gainey Clemson University
2024 Zhiyu Han Tongji University
2024 David Herrin University of Kentucky
2024 Hong Jiang Ford Motor Company
2024 Ameya Joshi ClearFlame Engine Technologies
2024 Yilun Luo General Motors
2024 John Macomber Boeing
2024 Gordon McTaggart-Cowan Simon Fraser University
2024 Yuanjiang Pei Aramco Americas
2024 Vinay Premnath UL Research Institutes
2024 R Rajendran SRM Institute Of Science And Technology
2024 Dr-Ing Ramakrishnan Raman Department of Automobile Engineering, SRMIST, INDIA
2024 Luigi Sequino CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
2024 Dr-Ing Cinzia Tornatore PhD CNR
2024 Xiaobo Yang Oshkosh Corporation
2024 Andrew Zettel General Motors LLC
2024 Xinjie Zhang Jilin Univ
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.

Nominations August 12 - September 30

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