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SAE Medal of Honor

Established in 1986, this award recognizes and honors a living SAE member for unique and significant contributions to SAE which strengthen or add to SAE's ability to further its purpose. The significance of such contribution(s) shall have been tested over time and shall be regarded as a major factor in SAE's success. SAE Past Presidents are eligible for this award, but the contribution(s) for which they may be nominated must have been initiated and proven as major factors to SAE's success after their term of office has been completed; any initiated prior to, or during their Presidential term, are not acceptable as the basis for nomination.

Unlike other SAE awards that honor technical achievements or outstanding accomplishments in the various fields of mobility engineering, this award recognizes an individual's contributions to the overall SAE organization.

The award consists of a bronze medal and is presented at the WCX World Congress Experience.

2019 SAE Medal of Honor Recipient

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, P.E.
Professor and the former director of the School of Engineering Technology
Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, P.E., is Professor and the former director of the School of Engineering Technology at Eastern Michigan University. He previously served as a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Vehicle Integration & Durability Laboratory at Kettering University in Michigan for over 20 years. Dr. El-Sayed has over 30 years of industrial, teaching, and research experience, several patents granted, and more than 100 publications in his fields of expertise. Dr. El-Sayed is an award-winning educator and a well-recognized technical leader who has made significant original contributions to advance product development, vehicle integration, design optimization, lean design, integrated design and manufacturing, and theoretical and applied mechanics.  Dr. El-Sayed has also worked as a chief engineer, director of engineering, lead engineer, and subject matter expert in automotive industry. At General Motors, he led the quality, durability, and reliability integration, development, and validation of several vehicles, platforms, and architectures.  He is an SAE and ASME fellow, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems and the inaugural chair of the SAE Journals’ Editorial Board. During his time as the inaugural chair of the Journals Committee, Dr. El-Sayed was instrumental in establishing an editorial board for each journal. He developed a new review process for higher quality SAE papers and worked with the managing editors in selecting and mentoring new Editors-in-Chief.  As these processes developed and journal quality continued to improve, the SAE journals have been accepted into ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index, with Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters) which provides higher visibility and greater discoverability for SAE publications. He has led the efforts to develop new leading journals to cover all areas of mobility research, development, and applications.

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, P.E., is Professor and the former director of the School of Engineering Technology at Eastern Michigan University. He previously served as a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Vehicle Integration & Durability Laboratory at Kettering University in Michigan for over 20 years. Dr. El-Sayed has over 30 years of industrial, teaching, and research experience, several patents granted, and more than 100 publications in his fields of expertise. Dr. El-Sayed is an award-winning educator and a well-recognized technical leader who has made significant original contributions to advance product development, vehicle integration, design optimization, lean design, integrated design and manufacturing, and theoretical and applied mechanics.

Dr. El-Sayed has also worked as a chief engineer, director of engineering, lead engineer, and subject matter expert in automotive industry. At General Motors, he led the quality, durability, and reliability integration, development, and validation of several vehicles, platforms, and architectures.

He is an SAE and ASME fellow, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems and the inaugural chair of the SAE Journals’ Editorial Board. During his time as the inaugural chair of the Journals Committee, Dr. El-Sayed was instrumental in establishing an editorial board for each journal. He developed a new review process for higher quality SAE papers and worked with the managing editors in selecting and mentoring new Editors-in-Chief.  As these processes developed and journal quality continued to improve, the SAE journals have been accepted into ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index, with Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters) which provides higher visibility and greater discoverability for SAE publications. He has led the efforts to develop new leading journals to cover all areas of mobility research, development, and applications.

SAE Medal of Honor Recipients

Year

Recipient

2019

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, P.E, Director, School of Engineering Technology, Eastern Michigan University

2018

Gregory Saunders, Director, Defense Standardization Program Office, US Department of Defense

2017

Jwo Pan, Professor, University of Michigan

2016

Bharat Vedak, John Deere

2015

Dr. Ramesh Agarwal, William Palm Professor & Director, Aerospace Research and Education Center, Washington University

2014

Terence J. Rhoades, President, Mechanical Simulation Corporation

2013

Arnold W. Siegel, President, Accident Reconstruction Associates, Inc.

2012

Duane Tiede. CEO of ATI, Inc.

2011

David R. Lancaster, Technical Fellow in Engine Development, General Motors

2010

Joseph M. Colucci, President, Automotive Fuels Consulting, Inc.

2009

Daniel M. Hancock, Vice President, General Motors

2008

Bernard Challen, CEO, Shoreham Services Engineering Consultancy

2007

Karl Goering, retired Vice President, 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

 

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