SAE International Humanitarian Award Honoring Arnold W. Siegel


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.


  • 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.


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.


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

Past Recipients:

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.

Nominations August 12 - September 30