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 Travel expense supplement to attend the meeting presentation. 
Limitation(s): None
Administrative Responsibility: Basic Engineering Technical Group
Nomination Deadline: January 15
Nomination Sent To: Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Committee Chair
Committee Chair: M.F. Horstemeyer
Phone Number: 662-325-5449
E-mail: mfhorst@cavs.msstate.edu
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)

 

ROBERT HENRY THURSTON LECTURE AWARD RECIPIENTS

2013 - John A. Rogers
2012 - Zhigang Suo
2011 - Francis C. Moon
2010 - Ares J. Rosakis
2009 - Huajian Gao
2008 - Vijay K. Dhir
2007 - Wing Kam Liu
2006 - Sia Nemat-Nasser
2005 - Savio L-Y. Woo
2004 - Bharat Bhushan
2003 - Yogesh Jaluria
2002 - Elias P. Gyftopoulos
2001 - John W. Hutchinson
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
1966 - George R. Irwin
1965 - Hugh L. Dryden
1964 - Arthur Kantrowitz
1963 - Richard Freeman Post
1958 - Rudolph A. Beyer
1950 - Theodore Von Karman
1938 - Howard W. Haggard
1937 - R. Merwin Hom
1936 - Harlow Shapley
1935 - Charles H. Purcell
1934 - John Johnston
1932 - W.F.G. Swan
1931 - Edward L. Thomdyke
1928 - Wheeler P. Davey
1926 - Cecil H. Lander
1925 - Zay Jeffries