Soichiro Honda Medal

The Soichiro Honda Medal recognizes an individual for an outstanding achievement or a series of significant engineering contributions in developing improvements in the field of personal transportation.

Attention shall be concentrated on the brilliance of the achievement or on the overall effect of a series of contributions-- not on the individual. The achievement should be of such public importance as to be worthy of the gratitude of society and to call forth the admiration of engineers.

As a result of a generous unrestricted donation to ASME by Honda Motor Company, Ltd., in 1980, the Society established the Soichiro Honda Medal in recognition of Mr. Honda'/s exemplary achievements in the field of personal transportation in 1983.

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Form of Award: $7,500 honorarium, vermeil medal, certificate, and a $750 travel allowance
Limitation(s): None
Administrative Responsibility: Energy Conversion Technical Group
Nomination Deadline: October 1
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)

Soichiro Honda Medalists

1984 John P. Stapp
1985 Shoichi Furuhama
1986 Lloyd L. Withrow
1987 Felix Wankel
1988 Arthur F. McLean
1989 Shunichi Ohigashi
1990 Charles M. Heinen
1991 Hans C. List
1992 Hiroyuki Hiroyasu
1993 Phillip S. Myers
1994 James Ellis Hall
1995 Joseph M. Juran
1996  Karl J. Springer
1997 Jack D. Benson
1999 John B. Heywood  
2000 Franz F. Pischinger  
2001 Robert C. Stempel  
2002 John H. Johnson  
2003 Robert F. Sawyer  
2004 Rolf D. Reitz  
2005 Barry J. Cooper  
2006 David E. Foster  
2007 Wallace R. Wade  
2008 Robin Stuart Sharp  
2009 David F. Merrion  
2010 Thomas W. Asmus  
2011 John J. Mooney  
2012 Priyaranjan Prasad  
2013 John C. Wall  
2014 Thomas Morel  
2015 Thomas D. Gillespie  
2016 Bahram Khalighi  
2017 John E. Dec  
2018 Ashwani K. Gupta  
2019 Masayoshi Tomizuka  
2020 Asad M. Madni  
2022 Subir Chowdhury  
2023 Huei Peng  
2024 Hongtei Eric Tseng  

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