Wayne State University

Dr. Ming-Chai Lai recognized by Society of Automotive Engineers

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011

A College of Engineering faculty member was recently honored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for his contributions and accomplishments to the field of engineering.

Dr. Ming-Chai Daniel Lai, professor of mechanical engineering, was bestowed the SAE Fellowship status, the highest grade of membership by SAE International. The fellowship recognizes outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.

Dr. Lai's research focuses on combustion and energy conversion, IC engine and gas turbine combustion and emission, fuel cells, laser diagnostics in thermal fluid engineering, computational fluid dynamics applications, and spray systems in automotive engineering and manufacturing processes.

The Society of Automotive Engineers is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.

Congratulations, Dr. Lai!