Margaret Wooldridge, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected SAE Fellow. Fellow, the highest grade of SAE membership, recognizes and honors long-term members who have made a significant impact on society's mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation.
Established in 1975, the grade of Fellow is administered by the SAE Fellow Committee. Election to Fellow is an exceptional professional distinction bestowed on around 20 recipients each year. A distinctive Fellow pin is presented to the new Fellow at the annual Fellow dinner and a framed Fellow certificate is presented during the SAE Awards Ceremony. Both functions are held at the SAE World Congress and Exposition.
Wooldridge is recognized her outstanding work on fuel ignition chemistry and optical diagnostics and visualization relating to advanced combustion in engines, with application to homogeneous charge compression ignition engines and for her contributions to automotive engineering education.