Calvin W. Rice Lecture Award

The Calvin W. Rice Lecture was founded in 1934 to honor the man who served as Secretary of the Society from 1906 to 1934. It is intended to continue the effort for which Calvin W. Rice was known, to increase understanding among engineers of various countries.

The Knowledge and Community Technical Communities (TC) is responsible for selecting the speaker for the Calvin W. Rice Lecture through the Calvin W. Rice Lecture Award Subcommittee of the TC Committee on Honors (CoH). In order to obtain a broad group of candidates from which it can make a selection, the Subcommittee requests each Technical Division to propose the name of at least one person each year. The Subcommittee chooses a Lecturer based on the information it has obtained about the candidates from the Divisions and elsewhere, and in consultation with the TC Committee on Honors and TC Vice President.

After the Subcommittee selects the Lecturer and an agreement of acceptance has been reached, a formal invitation letter will be sent to deliver the Calvin W. Rice Lecture at a scheduled Technical Division Conference. The Calvin W. Rice Lecture Award is usually given annually.

The Subcommittee looks for a Lecturer and topic, which fit the purpose of the Calvin W. Rice Lecture. It is also important that the quality and prestige of the Lecture be continued on a high level. Preference should be given to a Lecturer whose accomplishments have been achieved abroad.

Society Policy P-14.11 pertains to the granting of Life Membership to a Calvin W. Rice Lecturer. Corporate members of ASME will receive life membership in their grade of membership. Non-members must be recommended for membership by the Admissions Committee and will receive life membership in the grade recommended, but not a grade higher than Member. In the event the recipient is already a life member, an engrossed certificate will be presented.

The award consists of a $ 4,000.00 Honorarium, intended to offset expenses incurred to present the Lecture, a certificate and a lifetime membership with ASME.

Nomination Form

 

RECORD OF CALVIN W. RICE LECTURES AWARD RECIPIENTS

2014

PROF. SHI-WEI RICKY LEE, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Title: A New Silk Road: Evolution and Migration of Electronic and Photonic Packaging Technologies from the West to the East.

2013

FREDRICK PFEIFFER, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Title: Nonsmooth Features of Large Dynamical Systems.

2012

PROF. WEI YANG, President of Zhejiang University, China
Title: Dynamics of Growth of Research Universities in China.

2011

GIAN PAOLO BERETTA, Ordinario di Fisica Tecnica Industriale, Italy
Title: Steepest Entropy Ascent in Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics.

2010

GAMAL REFAI-AHMED, Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Canada
Title: "Past, Present and Future Challenges of Electronics Packaging"

2009

LUC H. GERAETS, SUEZ Nuclear Activities, Belgium
Title: "The Fabulous Nuclear Odyssey of Belgium"

2009

KUNIYUKI KITAGAWA, Eco Topia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan
Title: "Spectroscopic Monitoring of Energy Sustems"

2007

GEORGE TSATSARONIS, Technical University of Berlin, Dept. of Energy Engineering, Germany
Title:"Understanding Energy Conversion through Advanced Exergoeconomic and Exergoenvironmental Analyses"

2006

ALDO STEINFELD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Energy Technology, Switzerland
Title: “Solar Thermochemical Production of Hydrogen-Present Status and Future Prospects” AND
KOHEI SUZUKI, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan
Title: “Earthquaked damage to industrial facilities and anti-earthquake technolog from experiences in Japan”

2005

PROF. YOICHIRO MATSUMOTO, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
Title: "Medical Application in Fluids Engineering"

2004

DR. TORGEIR MOAN from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Title: ”Risk-based Management of the Safety of Offshore Structures”
AND
DR. PETER W. BEARMAN, Imperial College, London, England
Title:  “Vortex-Induced Vibration of Ocean Structures”

2002

DR. JEAN BATAILLE from Ecole Central De Lyon, France
Title: “Two-Phase Oxymoron"

2001

D NORIO ARAI from Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan.
Title:  “Emission Sources & Formation/Destruction of N²O”

2000

DR. PETER WALKER from the University College London, United Kingdom.
Title: “ The award was presented to Dr. Walker at the Summer Bioengineering

1999

DR. PANAGIOTIS DRAKATOS, from the University of Patras, in Patras, Greece.
Title: “ Diagnostic Reliability in the Environment Technology”

1996

HEKI SHIBATA, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
Title: "Seismic Hazards and Damage: Avoiding Disaster through Simulations and Experience".

1995

PROFESSOR SHOICHI FURUHAMA, President, Musashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Title: "Problems of Forcasting the Future of Advanced Engines and Engine
Characteristics of the Hydrogen Injection with LH2 Tank and Pump"

1994

DR. JOHN H. HORLOCK, Honorary Professor, Warwick University
Title: "Combined Power Plants -Past, Present and Future"

1993/1994

DR. JOHN EIRWYN FFOWCS WILLIAMS, Rank Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Title: ‘ no record of paper title'

1993

JOHN G. COLLIER Chief Executive, Nuclear Electric plc, United Kingdom, Title: 'Nuclear Power: Its Future in an Uncertain World"

1992

P. L. B. OXLEY, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia
Title: " Some Tribological Aspects of Metal Working Processes

1991

HEINZ W. HAHN, Ginsterweg, Germany.
Title: The Automotive Diesel Engine -Its Future Development and Role in the Powertrain Management System

1990

MEINR  AD K. EBERLE, Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Switzerland
Title: Diesel Engine Design for Reliability, Cost Effectiveness and Environmental Acceptability -An outlook

1989

FRITZ  PHILIPS, Chairman of the Board, N. V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Title: Fiftieth Anniversary of Sterling Engine Technology

1988

KONSTANTIN V. FROLOV, Vice President, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR.
Title: Plans for Revamping the Man-Sector in the Soviet Union

1987

TAKASHI SUZUKI, Managing Director, Hino Motors, Tokyo, Japan
Title: Future Diesel Engines -Problems, Technologies, and Challenges

1986

BERNARD CROSSLAND, Queens University, Belfast, Ireland
Title: Philosophical Thoughts on Standards for High Pressure Systems

1985

CECIL C. J. FRENCH, Ricardo Consulting Engineers, plc, West Sussex, England
Title: Engineers for the 90's and Beyond -Challenges and Opportunities

1984

HAROLD H. ANDERSON, Design Consultant, Bridge of Allan, Scotland
Title: Sixty Years of Centrifugal Pumps.

1982

SIR WILLIAM REDE HAWTHORNE, Churchill College, Cambridge, England
Title: World Energy Versus the Environment -Conflict or Compromise

1981

JOHN H. ARGYRIS, The University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, West Germany
Title: Some Glimpses of Software as an International Effort

1980

DONALD L. MORDELL, Canadian College of Advanced Engineering Practice, Montreal, PQ Canada.
Title: The Engineered World and the World of Engineers.

1979

FRITI-BOF I. NIORDSON, Professor of Solid Mechanics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
Title: Optimal Design of Mechanical Structures

1978

YASUNDO TAKAHASI-Il, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Title: The Impact of LSI Technology on Control Engineering

1963

L. ROTHERHAM, Member for Research, Central Electricity Generating Board London, England
Title: Some High-Temperature Research Problems for an Expanding Electrical Power Industry

1961

O.A. SAUNDERS, City and Guilds College, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England.
Title: Some Reflections on Progress in Engineering Heat Transfer Science

1956

D. F. GALLOWAY, Director of Research, Production Engineering Research Association of Great Britain Leicestershire, England
Title: Production Engineering Research and its Practical Application in Great Britain

1955

SIR HUGH E. C. BEAVER, Chairman of the Government Committee of Enquiry Into the Nature, Causes, and Effects of Air Pollution, United Kingdom
Title: Air Pollution. The Growth of Public Opinion

1953

J. FOSTER PETREE, Editor, Engineering, London, England.
Title: The Position of the Technical Press in Relation to Industry

1952

LYNDALL F. URWICK, Chairman, Urwick, Orr &Partners, Ltd., London, England
Title: Management's Debts to the Engineers

1952

PIER0 FERRERIO, Chairman and President, Edison Company, Milan, Italy.
Title: Past, Present, and Future of the Italian Power Industry

1951

FREDERICK OEDERLIN, Managing Director, Charge of Engineering, Sulzer Brothers, Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland.
Title: Engineering Achievements in Switzerland, and Their Background

1950

LUIGI BROGLIO, Professor of Theory in Aeronautical Structures, University of Rome, Rome, Italy; Chief of the Aeronautical Department of Structure Air Ministry, Rome; Visiting Professor, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
Title: The Method of Equivalence Applied to Engineering and to Mathematical Physics

1948

FRANK MARTINUZZI, Director of Research, Coordinator on Gas Turbines, Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy.
Title: Continental and American Gas Turbine and Compressor Calculation Methods Compared

1944

K. Y. CHEN, China-Defense Supplies, Inc. China
Title: What Postwar China Hopes for from the United States Engineers

1939

R. E. BALLESTER, Engineer and Director of Irrigation. Argentina
Title: Some Technical and Economic Aspects of the Argentine

1938

WILLIAM B. BARCLAY, Consulting Metallurgist, Mond Nickel Company, London, England.
Title: Some Metallurgical Contributions to Engineering Progress

1936

HILDING THORNEBOHM, SKF Industries. Goteborg, Sweden.
Title: Modem Tolerance Requirements and Their Scientific Determination

1935

ADOLF MEYER Brown Boveri and Company, Baden, Switzerland.
Title: The Velox Boiler and Its Possibilities for Plants on Land and Sea

1934

JOHN H. FINLEY, The New York Times, New York, NY. USA
Title: Dr. Calvin W. Rice's Contribution to International Friendliness