FLINT — Kettering University mechanical engineering professor Mohamed E. M. El-Sayed is one of 19 engineers and scientists from industry and academia named to the prestigious SAE International status of SAE Fellow.

He will be honored at the SAE 2012 World Congress, April 24-26, in Detroit.

“Being named an SAE fellow is a gratifying validation of my research, teaching and practice efforts,” El-Sayed said.  “Having been selected by my peers for such an honor makes all the hard work and dedication worthwhile. I am grateful, and more than ever committed to serve SAE and the engineering profession.”

SAE Fellow 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 20 worldwide recipients for this honor each year.

“I could not be more proud of Mohamed’s selection as an SAE International Fellow,” said Kettering Provost Robert Simpson.  “This is a richly deserved honor that recognizes the significance and impact of his many contributions to mobility technology. Kettering University and its students are truly blessed to have faculty of Dr. El-Sayed’s stature.”

El-Sayed joins others from the Kettering community to be named an SAE Fellow. Previously named SAE Fellows include Stephen R. Davis, former provost and mechanical engineering professor, and James E.A. John, former president of the university, both in 1996. Among alumni, Albert J. Sobey, class of 1945, was named a fellow in 1984.

SAE International is a global association of more than 132,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.

Kettering University is a nationally ranked STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and business university and a national leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with rich opportunities for experiential learning and cooperative education and a focus on the learning experience of the individual student. Kettering’s 1,900 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students choose from 14 undergraduate and nine master’s degrees, plus more than 50 minors, specialties, concentrations and courses of study.  Some of Kettering’s fastest growing academic majors are bioinformatics, chemical engineering and biochemistry. For more information, visit www.kettering.edu.


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