Professor Hua Zhao’s election to SAE Fellowship
Professor Hua Zhao, Head of the Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Design, has been elected SAE fellow in October 2011. SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International is a US based global association that serves more than 129,000 engineers and related technical experts from the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.
According to SAE, “SAE Fellow status is one of the highest grades 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 prestigious grade each year.” Only half of a dozen academic staff and engineers in UK have achieved such recognition. He will be formally recognised during the SAE 2012 World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit, U.S.A.
Hearing the news, the Vice-chancellor, Professor Chris Jenks commented, “Many congratulations for this. This is indeed a very great honour and one richly deserved for your major contribution to research. Thank you for your kind words about Brunel and we are all proud to have you as a colleague.”
And the Vice-principal, Professor Mansoor Sahadi stated, “This is great news for you and for the School. My sincere congratulation to you for this achievement and for putting Brunel Engineering on the international map. Very well done indeed.”