Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award

ASME Unit: Design Engineering Division
Date Established: 2011
Achievement: For sustained and meritorious contributions to design for manufacturing and the life cycle
Nomination Deadline: 3/1
Form of Award: Beveled Glass Plaque Honorarium ($1500)
Frequency of Award: Annual
Administrative: Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle (DFMLC)
Level of Award: Section
Selected By: Kos Ishii-Toshiba award selection committee (Three DFMLC executive committee members and two past winners)
Selecting Process: Review of nomination package (a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and minimum three letters of recommendation) and majority voting
Funding: Kos Ishii-Toshiba funds (04-0204)
Date Created: 6/28/2010
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Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award Recipients

2011 Satyandra K. Gupta (Smith International Professor Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Viterbi School of Engineering. University of Southern California)
2012 David O. Kazmer (University of Massachusetts-Lowell)
2013 Karthik Rmani (Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy), Professor of Educational Studies, College of Education (by courtesy), Purdue University)
2014 Deborah Thurston (Gutsgell Professor, Interim Department Head; Co-Director, Technology & Management, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign )
2015 Kazuhiro Saitou (Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan)
2016 Gül Kremer (Professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at The Iowa State University)
2017 Peter Sandborn, Keystone Professor, Director, MTech, Mechanical Engineering, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, Center for Risk and Reliability, University of Maryland
2018 Joshua Summers, Professor in Mechanical Engineering and named College IDEaS Professor at Clemson University, co-directs the CEDAR Group (Clemson Engineering Design Applications and Research)
2019 Harrison Kim, Professor, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
2020 Dr. Bert Bras (Brook Byers Professor and Associate Chair for Administration, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
2021 No Winner
2022 Dr. Fu Zhao, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
2023 I.S. Jawahir, Professor and James F. Hardymon Chair in Manufacturing Systems; Director of Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing

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