Melville Medal

The Melville Medal is the highest ASME honor for the best original paper (not published elsewhere) which has been published in the ASME Transactions during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The paper may have more than one author, but one of the authors shall be an ASME corporate member (Fellow, Member or Associate Member). The paper shall be specifically recommended for the medal by a review committee or qualified individual.

The Melville Medal may be awarded for a paper that has been selected for some other best paper award in the Society. Thus, papers selected for special awards (Blackall, Prime Movers, Gas Turbine or Rail Transportation) or for best paper awards of professional Divisions, Sections or other ASME bodies may be considered for the Melville Medal if specifically recommended by the committee responsible for the award.

First awarded in 1927, the Melville Medal is by the bequest in 1914 of Admiral George W. Melville, Honorary Member and Eighteenth President of the Society.

 
Form of Award: A $2000 honorarium, a bronze medal, a certificate, and a travel supplement not to exceed $750
Limitation(s): One author must be a Corporate Member of ASME
Administrative Responsiblility: General Awards Committee (GAC)
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Nomination Sent To: General Awards Committee (GAC)
Committee Chair: N. Dyess
Phone Number: 212-591-7094
Email: mckivorf@asme.org
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)

Melville Medal Recipients

1927 Leon P. Alford 1960 William G. Steltz 1989 David C. Wisler
Randall C. Bauer
Theodore H. Okiishi
1929 Joseph W. Roe 1961 Otto Erich Balje 1990 Cheng Dong
Richard Skalak
Kuo-Li Paul Sung
G.W. Schmid-Schoenbein
Shu Chien
1930 Herman Diederichs
William Pomeroy
1962 T. P. Goodman 1991 Akira Sakurai
Masahiro Shiotsu
Koichi Hata
1931 Arthur Grunert 1963 J. S. Ausman 1992 Arunava Majumdar
Bharat Bhushan
1932 Alexey Stepanoff 1964 J. K. Jakobsen 1993 Stephen C. Cowin
Ali M. Sadegh
G. M. Luo
1933 William Caldwell 1965 W. A. Van Der Sluys 1994 Yuan-Cheng B. Fung
Shu Qian Liu
1935 Oscar R. Wikander 1967 Bernard Roth 1995 Flaura K. Winston
Lawrence L. Thibault
Edward J. Macarak
1936 H. A. S. Howarth 1968 Yian-Nian Chen 1996 Yaqi Huang
David S. Rumschitzki
Shu Chien
Sheldon Weinbaum
1937 Alfred J. Buchi 1969 Leon R. Glicksman 1997 Michael D. Buschmann
Alan J. Grodzinsky
1938 Alphonse Lipetz 1970 J William Holl
A. L. Kornhauser
1998 David E. Halstead
David C. Wisler
Theodore H. Okiishi
Gregory J. Walker
Howard P. Hodson
Hyoun-Woo Shin
1939 Lester Goldsmith 1971 Thomas Slot 1999 Aspi R. Wadia
Peter N. Szucs
David W. Crall
1940 Carl A. W. Brandt 1972 H. W. O'Connor
A. S. Weinstei
2001 Robert E. Kielb
Josef Panovsky
1941 Roger V. Terry 1974 V. H. Arakeri
Allan J. Acosta
2003 Brent F. Beacher
Fredric F. Ehrich
Zoltan S. Spakovszky
Manuel Martinez-Sanchez
Hyoun-Woo Shin
Seung J. Song
Albert F. Storace
David C. Wisler
1942 Kenneth Salisbury 1975 David M. Sanborn
A. V. Turchina
Ward O. Winer
2004 Peng Zhang
Yonggang Huang
Huajian Gao
Keh-Chih Hwang
1944 Ernest Robinson 1976 Bernard J. Hamrock
Duncan Dowson
2006 Raj M. Manglik
Juntao Zhang
1945 William J. King 1977 Eugene F. Fitcher
Kenneth H. Hunt
2009 James Armor
Paul Cantin
David Christensen
Manuj Dhingra
David Gutz
Yedidia Neumeier
J.V.R. Prasad
Peter N. Szucs
Aspi R. Wadia
1946 Troels Warming 1978 D.E. Negrelli
J.R. Lloyd
J.L. Novotny
2013 Ahmed E.E. Khalil
Ashwani K. Gupta
Kenneth M. Bryden
Sang C. Lee
1947 Raymond Martinelli 1979 Thomas J.R.
Hughes W.K. Liu
2015 Parnia Mohammadi
Liping Liu
Pradeep Sharma
1948 Reginald Gillmor 1980 Ravi Chandran
John C. Chen
Fred W. Staub
2016 Xianbo Liu
Nicholas Vlajic
Xinhua Long
Guang Meng
Balakumar Balachandran
1950 Samuel J. Loring 1981 Kyung-Suk Kim
Rodney J. Clifton
2017 Qiang Ma
Yihui Zhang
1951 Clayton Barnard 1982 Van C. Mow
Steve C. Kuei
W. Michael Lai
Cecil G. Armstrong
   
1952 Neil P. Bailey 1983 Albert M. C. Chan
Sanjoy Banerjee
   
1953 Jefferson Falkner 1984 Michael F. Blair    
1954 Edmund Sylvester 1985 Lung-Wen Tsai
Alexander P. Morgan
   
1955 Robert T. Knapp 1986 Robert W. Bjorge
Peter Griffith
   
1958 Thomas P. Goodman 1987 Dennis L. Siebers
Robert J. Moffat
Richard G. Schwind
   
1959 Stephen J. Kline 1988 Theodore L. Bergman
Frank P. Incropera
Raymond Viskanta
   

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