Each year, the National Engineers Week Foundation coalition of engineering societies, major corporations and government agencies asks its members to nominate colleagues who are early in their engineering careers to be considered for the New Faces of Engineering initiative. The New Faces program highlights the contributions of America’s newest engineers and showcases their technological innovations and achievements.
The work of the 2011 class reflects many of the most pressing issues that today’s engineers are trying to solve on a global scale, including energy resources, infrastructure renewal, technological advancement and national security, according to the EWeek Foundation. The identities of the New Faces of Engineering are revealed each Engineers Week in a full-page announcement in USA Today.
Sabharwall, 29, was nominated by ASME to represent the Society in this year’s program. In his work at INL, Sabharwall develops high temperature nuclear reactor technologies that are crucial to advances in nuclear energy. He attended Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, where he received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and Oregon State University, where he received a master’s in nuclear engineering. Sabharwall then earned a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Idaho. Sabharwall, who joined ASME in 2001, is a member of the Society’s Idaho Section, as well as member of the American Nuclear Society.
The other 13 New Faces of Engineering honorees for 2011 and the organizations they represent are:
• Amy Canfield — the American Council of Engineering Companies
• Laura Christenson — the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
• Sara Falkiewicz — the Institute of Industrial Engineers
• Georgette Hlepas — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• Christina Bishop Jackson — the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
• Tracey Nawrocki Jumper — the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
• Jeremy David Livermore — the American Society of Civil Engineers
• Brianne Maier — the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
• Marco Pirozzi — the National Society of Professional Engineers
• Juan Carlos Torres — the U.S. Navy Propulsion Program
• Sampa Thkumar Veeraraghavan — the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
• Belinda Wu — the Society of Petroleum Engineers
• James Wynn III — the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
More information about all of the New Faces nominees can be found at www.eweek.org.