H.R. Lissner Medal

The H.R. Lissner Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering. These achievements may be in the form of (1) significant research contributions in bioengineering; (2) development of new methods of measuring in bioengineering; (3) design of new equipment and instrumentation in bioengineering; and/or (4) educational impact in the training of bioengineers. In addition, successful nominees will have demonstrated significant service to the bioengineering community, in general, and to the Bioengineering Division of ASME, in particular.

The Bioengineering Division of ASME established the H. R. Lissner Award as a divisional award in 1977. It was upgraded to a society award in 1987, made possible by a donation from Wayne State University and is named in honor of Professor H. R. Lissner of Wayne State University for his pioneering work in biomechanics that began in 1939.

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Form of Award:  $1,000,  bronze medal, certificate, and a $750 travel allowance
Administrative Responsibility: Bioengineering Division
Limitation(s): Candidate must be an active member of the Bioengineering Division
Nomination Deadline: September 1
E-mail: persaudl@asme.org
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)

H.R. Lissner Medalists

1987 Van C. Mow
1988 Alf L. Nachemson
1989 Robert M. Nerem
1990 Albert B. Schultz
1991 Savio L.Y. Woo
1992 John C. Chato
1993 Don P. Giddens
1994 Sheldon Weinbaum
1995 Robert E. Mates
1996 Albert I. King
1997 Ajit P. Yoganathan
1998 Malcolm H. Pope
1999 Stephen C. Cowin
2000 Morton H. Friedman
2001 W. Michael Lai
2002 Kenneth R. Diller
2003 Vijay K.Goel
2004 John M. Tarbell
2005 Steven Goldstein
2006 Peter A. Torzilli
2007 Maury Lane Hull
2008 Noshir A. Langrana
2009 Thomas P. Andriacchi
2010 Roger D. Kamm
2011 Jay D. Humphrey
2012 David L. Butler
2013 Mehmet Toner
2014 Kyriacos A. Athanasiou
2015 James A. Ashton-Miller
2016 Roger C. Haut
2017 Gerard A. Ateshian
2018 Louis J. Soslowsky
2019 Jennifer S. Wayne
2020 Larry A. Taber
2021 C. Ross Ethier 
2022 Lori A. Setton
2023 Boris Rubinsky 
2024 Marjolein C H van der Meulen

H.R. Lissner Medalists (Division Level)

1977 Robert W. Mann
1978 Y.C. Fung
1979 Robert F. Rushmer
1980 F. Gaynor Evans
1981 Max Anliker
1982 R.M. Kenedi
1983 Henning E. von Gierke
1984 Perry L. Blackshear
1985 Richard Skalak
1986 Albert H. Burstein

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