Principal Consultant, Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc. & SAE Ralph Hillquist Award Recipient
Dr. Pranab Saha, PE, is an entrepreneur, co-founder and a Principal Consultant of Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc., an independent professional engineering and consulting company in acoustics, noise, and vibration. A well-known authority on automotive noise, body interior systems, and sound package materials, Dr. Saha has directed and participated nationally and internationally in numerous advanced noise control engineering programs and training seminars for various OEM companies and their suppliers worldwide. Dr. Saha is a member of SAE International, ASA, ASME, ESD, INCE-USA, and NSPE/MSPE. At SAE, he is the past Chair of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board (EMB), Technical Quality Response Team chartered within EMB, SAE Noise and Vibration Conference, SAE Acoustical Materials Committee, and past contributing editor of Sound and Vibration magazine. He served on the Executive Nomination Committee and on the Fellows Committee. He led the development of the SAE document “How to Write an SAE Technical Paper,” and has helped develop several SAE standards in acoustics. He is a Professional Development Instructor, Lead Faculty Member of the SAE Vehicle Interior Noise Academy, and is currently serving as an associate editor for SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH. He has presented technical papers and has organized and chaired numerous technical sessions sponsored by SAE and other professional organizations. He has been honored with the Forest R. McFarland award twice and technical Standards Board certification of appreciation. He has also won several awards presented the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), and the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). He is a Board Certified Member and a Director of Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE-USA), a Fellow Member of SAE International and ESD, and has been named an SAE Master Instructor. Dr. Saha holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics Specialty) from Georgia Institute of Technology.