Brad King to Receive SAE Teetor Award

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Associate Professor L. Brad King (MEEM) is one of four faculty members nationwide who have been selected to receive SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award.

The award, established by the Society of Automotive Engineers in 1965, recognizes outstanding engineering educators and offers them the opportunity to meet and exchange views with practicing engineers in their fields. The award is funded by the late Ralph R. Teetor, 1936 SAE International president, who believed that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers.

King is the founder and president of Aerophysics, Inc., a small firm researching and developing novel technologies for homeland defense and space military applications. He was previously a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo.

He has published numerous scientific papers and holds a patent for spacecraft ion rockets. King has received many honors from NASA for his achievements and was granted Fellowship from the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. King earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan.

The award will be presented at the SAE 2007 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.