ORR Early Career Award

ASME Unit: Materials Division (MD)
Date Established: 2004
Achievement: Given by the Orr Family through the Materials Division of ASME to recognize early career research excellence in the areas of experimental, computational, or theoretical fatigue, fracture, or creep. Annually at IMECE.
Limitations: Any researcher within 7 years of terminal degree working in experimental, computational, or theoretical fatigue, fracture, or creep can be considered for the Materials Division Orr Early Career Award.
Nomination Deadline: February 1
Form of Award: Medal and $3000 Honorarium and up to $750 travel reimbursement
Frequency of Award: Annual
Administrative: Materials Division (MD)
Level of Award: Division
Selected By: Materials Division Executive Committee
Selecting Process: Nominations will come from members of ASME. The nominator must use “ASME Unit Achievement Award form” to submit. In the form, qualification of nominee including the nominee’s contributions in the area of fatigue, fracture and/or creep research must be clearly stated. The nomination must accompany three reference letters including the one from the nominator. The Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee will present the nominations to the Materials Division Executive Committee for a final vote.


For information on nominations, visit the ASME Unit Award Nominations Page.

Funding: Materials Division (MD)
Nominations should be submitted to: Hareesh Tippur
Date Modified: January 2023
Contact Name: Hareesh Tippur
Contact Email: tippuhv@auburn.edu
Contact Phone: 334-844-3327

ORR Early Career Award Recipients

2007 Gabriel P. Potirniche, University of Idaho
2008 Diana A. Lados, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2009 Dr. Frank W. Delrio, National Institute of Standards and Technology
2010 Vikas Tomar, Purdue University
2011 Samantha Daly, University of Michigan
2012 Shuman Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology
2013 Kiran N. Solanki, Arizona State University
2014 Jaafar El-Awady, Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2015 Michael D. Sangid, Purdue University
2020 Kedar Kirane, Stony Brook University
Yan Li, Dartmouth University
2021 Xueju “Sophie” Wang, University of Connecticut

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