Mayo D. Hersey Award

The Mayo D. Hersey Award is bestowed on an individual in recognition of distinguished and continued contributions over a substantial period of time to the advancement of the science and engineering of tribology. Distinguished contributions may result from significant original research in one or more of the many scientific disciplines related to lubrication, from excellence and creativity in lubrication engineering practice, or from sustained and forthright efforts and dissemination of information on the theory and practice of lubrication.

To recognize the splendid leadership in lubrication science and engineering of Mayo D. Hersey, this award was established in 1965 by the joint bequest of the ASME Lubrication Division (now Tribology Division) and the ASME Research Committee on Lubrication (now Research Committee on Tribology).

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Form of Award: $2000 and plaque
Limitation(s): None
Administrative Responsibility: Tribology Division
Nomination Deadline: February 1
Nomination Sent To: Leila Persaud
Phone Number: 212-591-7071
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)


1965 Mayo D. Hersey 1985 Ernest Rabinowicz 2005 Andrew Jackson
1966 Harmen Blok 1986 Ward O. Winer 2006 Koji Kato
1967 Milton C. Shaw 1987 Marshall B. Peterson 2007 Hooshang Heshmat
1968 Ragnar Holm 1988 Donald G. Flom 2008 Leon M. Keer
1969 William A. Zisman 1989 John F. Archard 2009 Richard F. Salant
1970 Merrell R. Fenske 1990 Herbert S. Cheng 2010 Frank E. Talke
1971 Dudley D. Fuller 1991 Kenneth L. Johnson 2011 Farshid Sadeghi
1972 Sydney J. Needs 1992 Maurice Godet 2012 Francis E. Kennedy, Jr.
1973 Donald F. Wilcock 1993 Alistair Cameron 2013 Michael M. Khonsari
1974 David Tabor 1994 Harold G. Elrod, Jr. 2014 John A. Tichy
1975 Arthur F. Underwood 1995 Kenneth C. Ludema 2015 Ali Erdemir
1976 John Boyd 1996 James A. Greenwood 2016 Izhak Etsion
1977 Robert L. Johnson 1997 Albert A. Raimondi 2017 James R. Barber
1978 Edward A. Saibel 1998 Jean Marie Georges 2018 Andreas A. Polycarpou
1979 Duncan Dowson 1999 David B. Bogy 2019 Lavern D. Wedeven
1980 Nicolae Tipei 2000 Bernard J. Hamrock 2020 Bharat Bhushan
1981 Edmond E. Bisson 2001 Said Jahanmir 2021 Itzhak Green
1982 E. Erwin Klaus 2002 Michael N. Gardos 2022 Christopher DellaCorte
1983 Donald F. Hays 2003 Jean B.M. Frene
1984 Frederick F. Ling 2004 Hugh A. Spikes

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