Associate Professor Jeff Warfford has been appointed as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, a journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The SAE journal showcases state-of-the-art engineering research by promoting high-quality theoretical and applied investigations, publishing only those peer-reviewed scientific articles on the design, modeling, controlling, and testing of commercial vehicles that bring strong empirical and theoretical contributions to the current and future body of knowledge.

Warfford was called upon for his expertise on subjects such as suspension, steering, tires, vehicle dynamics, finite element analysis, simulations, and vehicle testing. He is a veteran of the automotive field, having worked in both industry and academia for 30 years. 

“I have been an SAE member for decades." Warfford said. "I can't remember when I didn't know about SAE journals and technical papers. Seriously, I have always looked to SAE journals for information to support my work.”

He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, completing his formal education in 1992. Warfford then spent the next 30 years working briefly in academia and then in lead engineering roles for Volvo and Michelin, continuing his role as a teacher as well. For that work, he was awarded the Industrial Quality and RDI Schools Instructor Excellence Award twice while at Michelin.

"Jeff is a remarkable scientist and engineer with an extensive history of expertise in areas directly related to the journal," said nominator and Virginia Tech colleague Corina Sandu. "I look forward to his very insightful feedback on the papers he will handle."