Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award

The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture was established in 1925 in honor of Robert Henry Thurston, first president of ASME and a farseeing leader in science and engineering. The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture, presented annually at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress, provides an outstanding leader in pure or applied science or engineering with the honor of presenting to the Society a lecture that encourages stimulating thinking on a subject of broad technical interest to engineers. The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture was elevated to a Society award in 2000.

Form of Award: $500, plaque, certificate, and a travel expense supplement not exceed $500
Limitation(s): None
Administrative Responsibility: Engineering Sciences Segment
Nomination Deadline: February 15
Nomination Sent To: Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Committee Chair
Committee Chair: A.M. Rajendran
Phone Number: 662- 915-5770
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)



2001  John W. Hutchinson
2002  Elias P. Gyftopoulos
2003  Yogesh Jaluria
2004  Bharat Bhushan
2005  Savio L-Y. Woo
2006  Sia Nemat-Nasser
2007  Wing Kam Liu
2008  Vijay K. Dhir
2009  Huajian Gao
2010  Ares J. Rosakis
2011  Francis C. Moon
2012  Zhigang Suo

2013  John A. Rogers
2014  Ken P. Chong
2015  Horacio D. Espinosa
2016 Romesh C. Batra


2000  Duncan Dowson
1999  Adrian Bejan
1998  Van C. Mow
1997  Raymond Viskanta
1996  Don P. Giddens
1995  Paul Cooper
1994  Robert M. Nerem
1993  Chang-Lin Tien
1992  John H. Lienhard
1991  Frank Kreith
1990  Jack S. Kilby
1989  Stephen J. Kline
1988  Stephen H. Crandal
1987  Simon Ostrach
1986  Daniel C. Drucker
1985  Yuan-Cheng B. Fung

1984  Robert A. Frosch
1983  Ernst R. G. Eckert
1982  Hans M. Mark
1981  John Erik Jonsson
1980  Milton S. Plesset
1979  W. Dale Compton
1978  Allen F. Rhodes
1977  Robert C. Dean, Jr.
1976  Chauncey Starr
1975  Myron Tribus
1974  Robert W. Emmons
1973  Henry M. Paynter
1972  George F. Carrier
1971  Milton C. Shaw
1970  Jacob P. Den Hartog
1969  Jacob Ackeret