SAE Medal of Honor

Established in 1986, this award recognizes and honors a living SAE member for unique and significant contributions to SAE which strengthen or add to SAE's ability to further its purpose. The significance of such contribution(s) shall have been tested over time and shall be regarded as a major factor in SAE's success. SAE Past Presidents are eligible for this award, but the contribution(s) for which they may be nominated must have been initiated and proven as major factors to SAE's success after their term of office has been completed; any initiated prior to, or during their Presidential term, are not acceptable as the basis for nomination.

Unlike other SAE awards that honor technical achievements or outstanding accomplishments in the various fields of mobility engineering, this award recognizes an individual's contributions to the overall SAE organization.

The award consists of a bronze medal and is presented at the SAE World Congress.

Ramesh K. Agarwal, PhD Ramesh K. Agarwal, PhD

Dr. Agarwal is being recognized for his continued dedicated and excellent service to SAE International.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Agarwal has been active in SAE International at the section, national and international levels; his efforts have enhanced the importance, visibility and success of the Society.

His unique experience as an engineer, practitioner, senior-level manager and educator in the area of mobility has enabled him to help advance SAE International's vision in four ways, including:

  1. Continuously serving on various, significant committees, including Chair of Aerodynamics committee; Member of Fellows Grade selection committee; Membership Board committees; and Global Membership, Faculty Advisors and Emeritus Members' Recognition committees;
  2. Connecting a global network of students, engineers, practitioners and companies through EngineerXchange;
  3. Attracting, managing, and distributing SAE mobility-related information through presentations and seminars and educational and technical publications; and
  4. Creating and sustaining beneficial affiliations and interfaces with other societies by serving as liaison that adds value, encourages innovation and helps form sound public policy.

Dr. Agarwal has been very active in India and China, helping to recruit SAE members through his work as Co-chair of the Global Subcommittee. His contributions enhance the prestige of SAE as a global organization in mobility engineering; he is truly is a global engineer with global connections. Dr. Agarwal has been and will continue to be an important asset for SAE International.

For these and many other achievements, SAE International is proud to present its highest award - the SAE Medal of Honor - to Dr. Ramesh K. Agarwal.

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Nomination Deadline: December 1

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