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One-on-One with Noise and Vibration Conference Keynote Dr. Pranab Saha

Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

In advance of our 2021 Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition (September 7-10, 2021, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and online), keynote presenter, Dr. Pranab Saha, the principal consultant at Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc., discussed the important role that volunteering with SAE International has played in his career. Dr. Saha’s lifelong support of SAE is being recognized with the prestigious SAE Ralph K. Hillquist NVH Lifetime Achievement. 

Dr. Saha recently published a new book, “Acoustical Materials: Solving the Challenge of Vehicle Noise,” which is available now.

How has volunteering with SAE helped your career?
My involvement with SAE has benefitted me in numerous ways:

  1. Networking with peers and industry professionals.
  2. Learning about the technology and up-to-date changes that are taking place in mobility, especially in the automotive industry.
  3. Satisfaction of educating up-and-coming engineers; developing standards that positively affect the automotive industry, seeing other companies' products which will help our company be more effective in working with our clients, and reviewing professional papers to improve industry standards.  

On a personal level, I have had the opportunity to travel to places that I might not have been otherwise.  Finally, and most importantly, I have been able to make long lasting and enduring friendships.

What got you first interested in volunteering with an organization like SAE?  
While working in the automotive NVH area since 1978, I wanted to get involved with SAE, the leading professional society in the mobility industry, because of the opportunity to develop, collect and distribute technical information in the Ground Vehicle Sector (Automotive and Commercial Vehicle industries).

What advice do you have for young professionals looking to get involved with SAE?
To young professionals in the industry, become a member of the organization if you are not already.  Get involved and become an active participant.  You can make sure that SAE serves the industry properly and you can make a change.

Register today for NVC 2021!
Make sure to attend the 2021 Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition where the leading automotive, commercial vehicle and aerospace professionals will convene in person, and online, to share the latest technologies surrounding NVH and sound quality. Register here.