Jan D. Achenbach
For groundbreaking contributions to the theory and applications of waves in solids, particularly in the ultrasonic range, applied to acoustic microscopy, dynamic fracture, and laser-based ultrasonics; and for pioneering ultrasonic methods for quantitative nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring.
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For outstanding contributions in transforming fundamental research to engineering applications such as photo-thermal cancer therapy, space waste-heat recovery and nano-composite materials processing; for dedicated service to engineering societies; and for being an inspirational mentor to women and minority engineers.
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Zděnek P. Bažant
For groundbreaking contributions to engineering science, particularly the microplane constitutive model, statistical-energetic strength scaling law for distributed fracturing, theory of creep and hydrothermal effects in concrete nuclear structures, sea-ice strength scaling theory, and stability criteria for shear-deformable and three-dimensional structures.
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Vijay K. Dhir
For pioneering scientific and engineering contributions to boiling heat transfer, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and safety; for contributions to industry as a consultant; for significantly influencing engineering education through academic leadership; and for continued exceptional service to the mechanical engineering profession.
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For outstanding contributions to fundamental and applied areas of heat transfer and fluid mechanics; for editorial leadership on major engineering journals; and for contributions to engineering education that have had a significant impact on the engineering and wider communities.
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BARNET-UZGIRIS PRODUCT SAFETY AWARD
For distinguished career contributions that have influenced and promoted safety in design, including 17 books, and writings and lectures that have raised awareness of design safety among fellow engineers and the public at large.
BERGLES-ROHSENOW YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD IN HEAT TRANSFER
Evelyn N. Wang
For the fabrication of patterned micro/nano structure surfaces that provide fundamental and mechanistic insights on micro/nanoscale heat transfer and fluid flow processes on nanostructures, and that have important applications in the cooling of microelectronic chips, solar thermal energy conversion and water desalination techniques.
PER BRUEL GOLD MEDAL FOR NOISE CONTROL AND ACOUSTICS
Theodore M. Farabee
For significant accomplishments in fluid mechanics, aero-hydrodynamics, complex propulsor fluid mechanics flow interactions and platform structure-elastic interactions; particularly leadership in the understanding and control of induced sound, and work on ship and submarine flow-noise reduction.
EDWIN F. CHURCH MEDAL
Kenneth S. Ball
For accreditation and educational advisory contributions in the United States and the Middle East; and for service to ASME, including organizing educational and technical conferences and serving on various committees.
DANIEL C. DRUCKER MEDAL
James W. Dally
For seminal contributions to the development of experimental methods for studying dynamic fracture mechanics and stress wave propagation problems; for academic leadership; and for developing innovative teaching materials and textbooks for undergraduate and graduate education.
THOMAS A. EDISON PATENT AWARD
For an invention that has enabled a breakthrough for the manufacturing of solid-state polymeric foams, which led to the creation of a new business with a wide range of applications, from sustainable, recyclable food packaging materials to novel, high energy-efficient construction materials.
WILLIAM T. ENNOR AWARD
S. Jack Hu
For pioneering the development of innovative methodologies for predicting and diagnosing quality variation in multistage assembly systems, and methods for designing manufacturing system configurations; and their implementation in automotive body assembly and battery manufacturing.
NANCY DELOYE FITZROY AND ROLAND V. FITZROY MEDAL
Charles H. Townes
For the invention of masers and lasers that have dramatically changed the modern world and benefited mankind.
FLUIDS ENGINEERING AWARD
For remarkable contributions to the art, science and practice of computation in fluids engineering; and for outstanding leadership in mechanical engineering education.
Y.C. FUNG YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Marissa Nichole Rylander
For exemplary teaching and mentoring; and for establishing a nationally prominent program of research in bioengineering, including bioheat transfer.
KATE GLEASON AWARD
Edith Helen Stern
For lifetime achievement in developing novel applications of new technologies, from the intersection of telephony and the internet, to remote health monitoring, to digital media, as evidenced by more than 100 U.S. patents.
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TECHNICAL COMMUNITIES GLOBALIZATION MEDAL
John H. Lienhard V
For outstanding contributions in fostering global research collaboration and technology transfer in clean water and clean energy technologies; and international education outreach through open-access online distribution of educational materials, especially in developing countries.
MELVIN R. GREEN CODES & STANDARDS MEDAL
Mohinder L. Nayyar
For extraordinary leadership and professionalism in consensus building and work force training in support of the development of ASME codes and standards for pressure equipment, and for promoting their acceptance by regulatory agencies worldwide.
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HEAT TRANSFER MEMORIAL AWARD (ART)
Chang H. Oh
For seminal and sustained contributions to thermal engineering, particularly pioneering achievements in modeling thermal-hydraulic behavior, accident mitigation methods and numerical tools for nuclear reactor systems that are designed to be coupled to other industrial process applications.
HEAT TRANSFER MEMORIAL AWARD (GENERAL)
Satish G. Kandlikar
For outstanding research contributions in boiling heat transfer, particularly in mini- and micro-channels; for establishing international conferences dealing with transport phenomena in small channels; and for editorial work on handbooks and journals.
HEAT TRANSFER MEMORIAL AWARD (SCIENCE)
For distinguished contributions to thermal plasma processing, particularly to the development of mathematical models of plasma sources and thermal spray coating formation; and as the founding director of the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies.
MAYO D. HERSEY AWARD
Francis E. Kennedy, Jr.
For seminal contributions concerning thermal phenomena in frictional sliding interfaces, including early application of finite element analysis of temperature distributions, development of closed-form surface temperature design equations, and experimental verification via novel approaches such as thin-film surface thermocouples.
PATRICK J. HIGGINS MEDAL
Frederick G. Parsons
For outstanding dedication and effectiveness in developing and promoting a broad range of standards spanning dimensional metrology, surface metrology and engineering specifications; and for consensus building leadership in working to align national and international standards development in these areas.
SOICHIRO HONDA MEDAL
For research, development and implementation of active and passive safety technologies worldwide as exemplified by the development of injury criteria, design guidelines for vehicle structures to enhance occupant protection and biomechanical research forming the basis of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AWARD
Nicholas P. Cernansky
For contributions to the field of internal combustion engines that have provided significant insights into a range of topics including air quality and pollutant formation, hydrocarbon kinetics mechanisms at low and intermediate temperature, advanced combustion systems and next generation fuels.
THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC. MEDAL
Penn State´s Engineering Ambassador Program
For empowering student representatives through the development of communication and leadership skills that are critical in their role as Engineering Ambassadors and for their future professional success; for providing outreach presentations at middle schools and high schools to encourage careers in engineering and to recruit more women into the field; and for sharing the program's success with other universities.
WARNER T. KOITER MEDAL
Erik Van der Giessen
For seminal contributions to the micromechanics of materials, particularly metals and polymers; for advancing the understanding of deformation and failure mechanisms of engineering materials; and for fostering international interactions and collaborations.
ROBERT E. KOSKI MEDAL
For outstanding contributions to research, development and education in fluid power motion and control over three decades through activities focused on basic research to overcome challenges in hydraulics; applied research, mainly in collaboration with industry, to foster innovation; and on the promotion of young talent along their educational paths.
ALLAN KRAUS THERMAL MANAGEMENT MEDAL
Louis C. Chow
For fundamental contributions to the field of evaporative spray cooling and the subsequent transition into enabling system-level technologies for the thermal management of high heat-flux electronic systems.
FRANK KREITH ENERGY AWARD
Jane H. Davidson
For significant research on solar systems for residential buildings and solar thermo chemical cycles to produce fuels; for contributions as an exemplary educator in renewable energy; and for shaping solar energy research and policies at the national and international level.
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JAMES N. LANDIS MEDAL
Peter B. Lyons
For distinguished national and international public service and eminent achievements in the advancement of nuclear power through education, research and assurance of the safety and security of nuclear power plants; and for contributions in the formulation and execution of policy and plans for nuclear energy.
BERNARD F. LANGER NUCLEAR CODES AND STANDARDS AWARD
Richard D. Porco
For extraordinary contributions to the ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards organization, including the development and maintenance of the Operational Plan for the Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards and dedicated efforts in helping to open and develop new markets around the world.
GUSTUS L. LARSON MEMORIAL AWARD
Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou
For outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering within 10 to 20 years following graduation.
H. R. LISSNER MEDAL
David L. Butler
For significant contributions to bioengineering through creative research and leadership in knee ligament and tendon biomechanics, in vivo force measurements, functional tissue engineering principles, and the development of success criteria for soft tissue repair and reconstruction after injury.
CHARLES T. MAIN STUDENT SECTION AWARD
Caitlin A. Correll
For tireless efforts to promote engineering fundamentals and industry networking for the past two years as chair of the ASME Student Section at Cooper Union and vice chair of the District A Student District Operating Board.
For dedicated service as chair of the ASME Student Section at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in India and as Student District Operating Board chair for District G; and for playing a key role in various programs to benefit ASME members.
MCDONALD MENTORING AWARD
Timothy Scott Fisher
For contributions as an inspiring professor, exemplary role model and visionary leader of international teams of students and colleagues, resulting in increased scholarship, diversity, expanded global collaboration in research and education focused on thermal sciences, and early-career success for several young engineers.
M. EUGENE MERCHANT MANUFACTURING MEDAL OF ASME/SME
Chul B. Park
For significantly improving the productivity and efficiency of the plastic foaming technology by identifying the fundamental mechanisms of cell nucleation and growth.
VAN C. MOW MEDAL
John C. Bischof
For significant work in defining mechanisms of thermal injury at the molecular, cellular and vascular level, thereby improving thermal therapies and biopreservation of biomaterials; and for biomedical society leadership, course and symposia development, and student and junior faculty mentorship in biotransport.
Satya N. Atluri
For sustained contributions to archival literature and the development of widely used software for computational and analytical modeling of degradation, failure, penetration, fracture, and longevity of materials and structures in mechanical, nuclear and aerospace industries.
SIA NEMAT-NASSER EARLY CAREER AWARD
Harold S. Park
For educating surface effects on the plastic deformation mechanisms and mechanical properties of crystalline nanowires.
BURT L. NEWKIRK AWARD
For significant contributions to the field of tribology through research, education and service to professional societies as evidenced by the publication of more than two dozen archival papers on various aspects of tribology.
RUFUS OLDENBURGER MEDAL
For fundamental contributions to robust control theory, specifically L-1 optimal control theory for linear control systems; nonlinear control theory, especially input-output stability theory; robotics, including the control of flexible beams; statistical learning theory and machine learning; and computational biology.
OLD GUARD EARLY CAREER AWARD
For continuous dedication and service to ASME, from college freshman through professional member, including numerous section, district and Society-level positions; for remarkable technical and professional achievements; and for mentoring students and early career engineers, and inspiring engineers and volunteers of all ages.
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PERFORMANCE TEST CODES
Paul G. Albert
For significant contributions to the development of test codes; for serving ASME with exemplary dedication for three decades; and for current service as chair of ASME's Performance Test Codes Standards Committee PTC 6–Steam Turbines and contributions to several other committees.
MARSHALL B. PETERSON AWARD
For significant contributions in pre-sliding partial slip behavior of frictional contacts as evidenced by published articles in prestigious journals; and for active membership in ASME, including co-organizing and chairing symposia and workshops and serving as a reviewer for journals.
PI TAU SIGMA GOLD MEDAL
Amos G. Winter V
For outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering within 10 years of graduation.
JAMES HARRY POTTER GOLD MEDAL
Essam E. Khalil
For significant contributions in the areas of building energy utilization and computational fluid dynamics modeling of thermodynamic processes in fire and combustion applications, including work in the fields of green buildings and energy efficiencies in nontraditional structures such as university hostels and archeological monuments.
S.Y. ZAMRIK PRESSURE VESSELS AND PIPING MEDAL
For contributions and leadership in the area of coupled fluid-structural dynamic analysis; and for contributions to ASME codes on flow-induced vibration analysis and heat exchanger testing.
DIXY LEE RAY AWARD
For distinguished leadership in responding to the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident, particularly incident control, containment and recovery, and steps to minimize overall risk and avert health, safety and environmental consequences.
CHARLES RUSS RICHARDS MEMORIAL AWARD
Pol D. Spanos
For outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering for 20 years or more following graduation.
RALPH COATS ROE MEDAL
For inspiring and educating audiences of all ages about engineering through efforts including award-winning television shows about science and technology, a popular website, respected commentary on contemporary technical issues, and several children's books.
SAFETY CODES AND STANDARDS MEDAL
For more than 12 years of active involvement in ASME committees; for spearheading the revision of the 2008 and 2011 editions of BTH-1–Design of Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices and for chairing the BTH Standards Committee with consistent effort and drive; for publishing works that further promote safety codes and standards; and for unwavering advocacy of safety codes and standards activities.
R. TOM SAWYER AWARD
David C. Wisler
For career-long innovative technical contributions to advance the performance of gas turbine engines; for national and international initiatives to encourage research collaboration between universities and industry; and for providing exemplary leadership and service to the IGTI.
MILTON C. SHAW MANUFACTURING RESEARCH MEDAL
Kornel F. Ehmann
For pioneering technical contributions to machine tool systems, metal cutting dynamics and stability, drilling and micro/meso-scale manufacturing; and for leadership in advancing the state of the art, stimulating technical exchanges and seeking government support for micro/meso-scale manufacturing research worldwide.
RUTH AND JOEL SPIRA OUTSTANDING DESIGN EDUCATOR AWARD
For setting a national example by transforming a mechanical engineering senior design course into one of the most respected and exciting educational activities on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus through the artful and intelligent blending of digital media, hands-on experiences, analysis, aesthetic design and multidisciplinary mentoring.
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MEDAL
William M. Shepherd
For extraordinary leadership and tireless efforts on the International Space Station, from conception and hands-on design to multinational program management, contract execution and operation, culminating in the role of Expedition One commander.
STUDENT SECTION ADVISOR AWARD
For long-term, outstanding service as ASME Student Section advisor at the University of Arkansas, and mentor to students and Student Section advisors throughout District E; and for providing leadership that promotes teamwork and camaraderie to improve the engineering experience.
J. HALL TAYLOR MEDAL
Jeffrey F. Henry
For distinguished leadership and professionalism in the advancement and recognition of ASME codes and standards for pressure equipment; and for significant contributions to the development and standardization of materials technology for pressure equipment application.
ROBERT HENRY THURSTON LECTURE AWARD
For pioneering work on interfacial fracture mechanics for composite materials, thin films and microelectronics, and recently on mechanics of soft active materials.
For pioneering contributions and visionary leadership in the field of mechanics of biological materials; for the development of novel experimental techniques and multi-scale models for living systems and infectious diseases; and for global leadership in mechanics of medicine.
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YERAM S. TOULOUKIAN AWARD
Peter T. Cummings
For distinguished and broad scientific contributions to the theoretical description of the thermophysical and structural properties of water, aqueous solutions and non-polar fluids, in bulk, at interfaces and under nano-confinement; and for national leadership in the emerging field of computational and theoretical nanoscience.
Michael R. Moldover
For outstanding contributions as an experimentalist who, over the last 35 years, has had a tremendous fundamental impact in both the equilibrium and transport areas of the thermophysical properties field.
GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE GOLD MEDAL
Richard R. Schultz
For renowned research activities regarding the safety of nuclear power plants, including a major role on several international experimental programs conducted over the last three decades in support of nuclear power; for significant work in the areas of critical flow research, the characterization of small break loss-of-coolant scenarios for pressurized water reactors, the mitigation of condensation-induced water hammer using saturated, stratified flow, and gas-cooled reactor shutdown using passive forces; and for more than 100 technical publications.
GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE SILVER MEDAL
For innovative research contributions to the understanding and application of the high temperature combustion process for cleaner combustion of biomass and low grade fuels, and for work on efficient fuel reforming for use in power systems.
HENRY R. WORTHINGTON MEDAL
For outstanding and long-lasting contributions in research and education for designing efficient centrifugal pumps and compressors, and understanding the complex flow structure using experimental and theoretical techniques; and, as a result, training the next generation of engineers in sound pump and compressor theory and design principles.
BLACKALL MACHINE TOOL & GAGE AWARD
Kornel F. Ehmann
For the two-part paper titled "An Investigation On Deformation-Based Surface Texturing."
FREEMAN SCHOLAR AWARD
For the paper titled "Computational Fluid Dynamics on Graphics Processing Units."
GAS TURBINE AWARD
Martin N. Goodhand
For the paper titled "The Impact of Real Geometries on Three-Dimensional Separations in Compressors."
EDWARD F. OBERT AWARD
Michael R. von Spakovsky
Charles E. Smith
For the paper titled "Comparison of the Non-equilibrium Predictions of Quantum Thermodynamics at the Atomistic Level with Experimental Evidence."
PRIME MOVERS AWARD
Luther M. Raatikka
For the paper titled "Woody Biomass Co-Firing in Pulverized Coal Fired Boilers."
WORCESTER REED WARNER MEDAL
János Miklós Beér
For innovative contributions in developing cleaner and more efficient advanced combustion systems using coals and other fuels through rigorous examination at fundamental, pilot plant and scaling for deployment in the power and utility industry; and as an educator, researcher and consultant who has authored more than 300 technical papers.
ARTHUR L. WILLISTON MEDAL
Kyle Crawford Picha
For the paper titled "The Future of Power Generation in a Post-Fukushima Society: A Partnership of Rising Renewables and Promising Nuclear Technologies."
Daniel J. Hershman
For the paper titled "The Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States."