Original Press Release
SAE International Announces 2007-2008 Class of SAE Fellows
Press release date: February 21, 2008
WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 21, 2008 - Twenty-seven engineers and scientists from industry and academia now have the prestigious SAE International status of "SAE Fellow" Each will receive the award during the Honors Convocation on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the SAE 2008 World Congress in Detroit.
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 program, established in 1975, recognizes an average of only 20 worldwide recipients for this honor each year.
The 2007-2008 recipients, listed in alphabetic order, include:
James A. Baker, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Delphi Corporation (retired)
Dr. Mohinder S. Bhatti, Senior Technical Fellow, Delphi Corporation
John C. Dalton, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
Luc Henri de Ferran, Vice President, Retired, Ford South America
Nigel F. Gale, Vice President of Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research, Southwest Research Institute
Dr. Ashwani K. Gupta, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Division Director of Thermo Fluid and Energy Systems, University of Maryland
Dr. Arun K. Jaura, Senior Vice President, R&D and Global Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Dr. Timothy V. Johnson, Director, Emerging Regulations and Technologies, Corning Incorporated
Dr. Lev M. Klyatis, Chair of Reliability Department, ECCOL, Inc.
Dr. Krishan Kumar, CEO, Maruti Center for Excellence, Maruti Suzuki
David R. McLellan, Engineering Director Corvette, Retired, General Motors Corporation
Dr. Tomio Obokata, Professor and Head, Gunma University
Dr. Prabhakar B. Patil, President and CEO, Compact Power Inc. (CPI)
Dr. Francisco Payri, Professor, Director, CMT-Motores Térmicos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Bernard B. Poore, Manager Product Technology, Retired, Deere & Company
Dr. Vernon P. Roan Jr., Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
T. Russell Shields, Chair, Ygomi LLC
Dr. Volker Sick, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr. James E. Smith, Professor and Director, Center for Industrial Research Applications, West Virginia University
Dr. Donald J. Smolenski, GM Technical Fellow, Worldwide Facilities Group, General Motors Corporation
Pamela K. Strong, Senior Materials and Process Engineer, ULA Associate Technical Fellow, United Launch Alliance
Tomiji Sugimoto, Vice President, Automotive Technology Division, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Bharat S. Vedak, Senior Vice President, John Deere Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technologies, Deere & Company
Charla Wise, Corporate Vice President - Technology, Environment, Safety and Health, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Dr. Victor W. Wong, Principal Research Scientist Manager Sloan Automotive Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter G. Wright, Technical Adviser, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile
Dr. Jun Xin, Managing Director for Engineering (China), Metaldyne Corporation