In any publishing operation, the editors behind the scenes are the key to getting things done to a high standard. And rarely are they properly credited for their critical work.
That’s not the case with Dr. Prakash Sathe and Dr. Nadir Yilmaz, two editors of SAE International Journals who were honored April 12 during ceremonies at the 2011 SAE World Congress in Detroit.
Sathe, an Associate Editor of SAE’s Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, received an SAE Fellow Grade of Membership. The highest grade of SAE membership, the Fellow title recognizes and honors long-term members who have made a significant impact on society's mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation. Election to Fellow is considered an exceptional professional distinction, bestowed on only about 20 recipients each year.
Yilmaz, the Editor-in-Chief of SAE’s Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, received the 2011 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Since it was established in 1963, the Teetor award recognizes and honors younger educators who are successfully preparing future engineers for meeting the challenges of contemporary society.
The SAE International community congratulates Drs. Sathe and Yilmaz, who are no longer unsung heroes of the SAE Journals.