The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) yesterday inducted Dr. Jayant Sabnis, Pratt & Whitney's vice president, Engineering – Module Centers, recognizing him among the state's leading experts in science, engineering and technology. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
Dr. Sabnis' induction is in recognition of his significant technical contributions to the development of Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engine family in the areas of thermodynamics, aerodynamics and system performance, which deliver performance benefits including a greater than 16 percent fuel burn reduction, over 50 percent emissions reduction and more than 75 percent reduction in noise footprint.
The induction ceremony also recognized Tahany I. El-Wardany, fellow, Advanced Manufacturing, and Andrzej Banaszuk, Sikorsky program leader, both of the United Technologies Research Center. Pratt & Whitney President Paul Adams was inducted in 2012 and Vice President of Engineering Tom Prete was inducted in 2014.
"I am deeply honored to be invited into the Academy," said Dr. Sabnis. "It is a privilege to join an extraordinary list of scientists and engineers. And, I congratulate my colleagues who have been inducted for their outstanding contributions to aerospace engineering and our company."
The Academy elects new members based on scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence. Limited to 400 members per its bylaws, the Academy currently has 386 members.
Dr. Sabnis is also a member of the advisory board for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal of Propulsion and Power. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Sabnis holds six patents and has authored over 20 technical publications. He is responsible for Pratt & Whitney's Engineering Module Centers, which execute the design, development and field support of all the Pratt & Whitney engine components.
"I am profoundly grateful to the engineers of Pratt & Whitney who I have worked alongside for 17 years," Sabnis said. "Our engineers are extraordinary. They continuously define our 90-year legacy of innovation, and they challenge and inspire me every day."
CASE was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut and promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being. For more information about the Academy, visit www.ctcase.org.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.