International Automotive Engineering Organization Honors CAVS Researcher
April 14, 2020
Mississippi State professor of mechanical engineering is being honored with a respected
award for his work with the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Yucheng Liu, who holds the university’s Jack Hatcher Chair in Engineering
Entrepreneurship within the Bagley College of Engineering, is receiving the 2020 Forest R.
McFarland Award from SAE International.
The McFarland Award is presented annually to SAE members who have made outstanding
contributions to SAE Engineering events through planning, development and dissemination of
technical information via meetings, conferences and professional development programs.
Established in 1979, the award honors the late Forest R. McFarland, who was a session
organizer at SAE events, chair of the Passenger Car Activity and member of the Engineering
“I am thrilled to hear that I have been selected to receive this prestigious
award,” Liu said. “I want to thank SAE and the award committee for bestowing this
honor on me. I also have to thank the leaders of the Bagley College of Engineering and my
colleagues in the mechanical engineering department for creating such a supportive and
resourceful environment that allows me to pursue excellence in teaching and research, while
being very involved in professional societies such as SAE,” he said.
Liu will formally receive his award at the WCX World Congress Experience.
“I also would not have been able to receive this award without the help of the
mechanical engineering faculty and the hard work of my students, especially the student
officers of the MSU SAE chapter,” Liu added.
SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related
technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE’s
competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.
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