Cummins Inc.’s Rohit Saha Named SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer

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SAE-AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Rohit Saha, center, with Raman Venkatesh, SAE executive vice president and chief operating officer, left, and Paul Mascarenas, venture partner, Fontinalis Partners LLC and 2019 SAE international president. (Courtesy: SAE-AEM)

Rohit Saha, machine simulation-senior technical specialist with Cummins Inc., has received the SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer award for 2019.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and SAE International established the award in 1996 to recognize an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or powerplant industry.

Saha received the award at the recent SAE COMVEC event in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“We are pleased to support SAE and recognize the next generation as we promote industry workforce development and excellence,” said Mike Pankonin, AEM’s senior director, technical and safety services. “We commend Rohit for his work and dedication and wish him continued success.”

According to SAE, Saha is machine simulation‑senior technical specialist at Cummins. He specializes on industrial powertrains (performance and FE) and 3D CFD system level simulation like under-hood cooling and external aerodynamics on both on-highway and off-highway machines.

He has published more than 12 SAE technical papers and has 10 patents at various stages of approval. He has been providing engineering design and analytical services to Cummins’ OEMs for overall machine level multi-domain optimization since 2011. He has a BS in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, and an MS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.