Waterloo Engineering professor Michael Worswick has been elected as a fellow of SAE International, a global association of engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.
Worswick, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at Waterloo, was recognized along with 21 other inductees this year for his field research in structural crash worthiness, high-strain-rate material behaviour and sheet forming for auto weight reduction.
The highest level of membership in SAE International, status as a fellow recognizes outstanding engineering, scientific and leadership accomplishments that result in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle technologies.
Established in 1975, the program honours about 20 recipients from around the world each year. Membership in the association totals more than 127,000.
Worswick, the founding executive director of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) and the Canada Research Chair in Light Weight Materials Under Extreme Deformation: Forming and Impact, does collaborative research with numerous car companies and automotive parts and material suppliers.