SAE International Announces New Class of SAE Fellows

12 engineers and scientists from industry and academia now have the prestigious SAE International status of “SAE Fellow.”

The group was presented their awards during SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit.

Established in 1975, SAE Fellowship status is the highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International. It recognizes outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.

The recipients, listed in alphabetical order, include:
  • Dr. Christopher Atkinson, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Yi Ding, U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC
  • Dr. Yan Fu, Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Robert L. Galyen, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Dr. Valentin Ivanov, Automotive Engineering Group, Technische Universitaet Ilmenau
  • Dr. Ken Kang, Honda R&D Americas Inc.
  • Dr. Fangwu Ma, Qingdao Automotive Research Institute of Jilin University
  • Dr. Kyoungdoug Min, Seoul National University
  • Dr. Patrick J. Philips, Ford Motor Company
  • Dr. Kelly Senecal, Convergent Science
  • Mr. John F. Van Gilder, General Motors LLC
  • Dr. Michael Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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