May 7, 2021
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Lab’s Bill Pitz selected as SAE fellow

Anne M Stark, stark8 [at] llnl.gov, 925-422-9799

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) materials scientist Bill Pitz has been selected as a 2021 SAE fellow.

Established in 1977, SAE fellow status is the highest grade of membership bestowed by the organization to members from industry and academia. More than 750 individuals have earned the distinction since its implementation.

I greatly appreciate being recognized as an SAE fellow for my career contributions to chemical kinetic modeling of transportation fuels,” Pitz said. “I also feel honored to be part of this group, many of whom I have worked with over the years.”

The SAE fellow program honors long-term members who have made a significant impact on society’s mobility technology through leadership, research and innovation. This new class of fellows is recognized for outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle technology.

“SAE fellows — and the contributions they make to the ongoing vibrancy of the mobility industry — warrant special recognition and our deepest reverence,” said Robert Ireland, 2020 SAE fellows committee chair and former SAE board director. “There’s no greater and lasting honor in the world of mobility engineering than being elected SAE fellow. The distinction ensures that the names and impact of these individuals will forever be revered within SAE and the larger mobility engineering community.”

Pitz is one of two national laboratory scientists selected as 2021 fellows. The other is Sibendu Som from Argonne National Laboratory.

For more information on the SAE fellows program, visit the SAE website.  


SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean and accessible mobility solutions.