Freeman Scholar Award

The Freeman Scholar Award Program is awarded annually.

A person of significant expertise in fluids engineering is selected as the Freeman Scholar by the Freeman Scholar Award Committee and the Committee on Honors. Freeman Scholars are expected to review a coherent topic in their specialty, write a review article for the Journal of Fluids Engineering and present a plenary lecture during the Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting.

The Freeman Scholar Program is supported by the ASME Freeman Fund and was established in 1970 by John R. Freeman, noted hydraulic engineer and scholar, Honorary Member and Twenty-fourth President of ASME.

Form of Award: A $10,000 honorarium, a certificate, and a travel supplement not to exceed $750.
Limitation(s): None
Administrative Responsibility: Fluids Engineering Division
Nomination Deadline: September 1
Nomination Sent To: Fran McKivor
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)

Applications for the 2020 Freeman Scholar Award must be submitted by September 1, 2019. Complete applications must be received by the ASME Committee on Honors, attention Fran McKivor, Two Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10016-5990, or electronically to The applications must include:

  1. A statement on the applicant'/s qualifications for undertaking a major study in the selected area.
  2. A statement on the significance of the selected area including the rationale that the contribution of the prospective Freeman Scholar will make a significant and timely impact to current and future challenges in Fluids Engineering practice.
  3. A description of the ideas to be considered and the technology to be reviewed.

A minimum of three supporting letters from persons familiar with the review area and the applicant. All the previous Freeman Scholar review articles may be found in the pertinent issues of the Journal of Fluids Engineering. Standing Committee on the Freeman Scholar Program

  • Steven L. Ceccio, (Chair), University of Michigan
  • Goodarz Ahmadi, Clarkson University
  • Promode R. Bandyopadhyay, Naval Undersea Warfare Center


1971 Jack W. Hoyt, Ronald F. Probstein 2006 Promode R. Bandyopadhyay
1974 Jack E. Cermak 2008 William K. George
1976 William J. McCroskey 2009 Joseph C. Klewicki
1978 Benjamin Gebhart 2010 Michael W. Reeks
1980 Edward M. Greitzer 2012 Pratap Vanka
1982 Simon Ostrach 2014 Steven Ceccio
1984 A.K.M. Fazle Hussain 2016 Goodarz Ahmadi
1986 John B. Heywood 2017 Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar
1990 Budugur Lakshminarayana 2018 Ramesh K. Agarwal
1992 William A. Sirignano 2019 Upendra S. Rohatgi
1994 David E. Stock 2020 Alfredo Soldati
1996 Kirti N. Ghia
1998 Mohamed Gad-el-Hak
2000 Yogesh Jaluria
2002 Efstathios E. Michaelides
2004 Gary S. Settles


Nomination Instructions

Literature Nomination Form

You are now leaving