As many as 15 long-time members of SAE International have been recognised as the 2021 Class of SAE Fellows. Among the members is Indian-American Dr Hariharan Krishnan.
Krishnan, a technical fellow at General Motors, has been with the company since January 2001. He initially served as a staff researcher but was later named a technical fellow in September 2011, a position he has held since then.
Krishnan holds a master’s degree from the University of Waterloo and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.
The SAE fellow status, established in 1977, is the highest grade of membership given by the organisation to members from industry and academia. Since its implementation, over 750 people have earned the distinction. The ones bestowed with the SAE Fellow status have made a remarkable impact on society’s mobility technology through innovation, leadership and research.
The recent class of Fellows has excelled in engineering and science, and their accomplishments in these fields have led to significant advances in automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle technology, said SAE International.
“SAE Fellows—and the contributions they make to the ongoing vibrancy of the mobility industry—warrant special recognition and our deepest reverence,” Robert Ireland, 2020 SAE Fellows Committee chair and former SAE Board director, was quoted as saying.
There’s no greater and lasting honour in the world of mobility engineering than being elected SAE Fellow. The distinction ensures that the names and impact of these individuals will forever be revered within SAE and the larger mobility engineering community,” Ireland added.
SAE International aims to “advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity.”
“SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Our core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development,” the organisation’s website said.
“SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series,” it added.
“Through its globally-recognised magazines, Automotive Engineering International, Aerospace Engineering, and Off Highway Engineering, SAE keeps the mobility community informed on the latest developments in the field,” the website said.