ASME Launches New Energy Award

Feb. 11, 2019

ASME has established a new medal, the Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award, to recognize pioneering contributions to the frontiers of energy engineering science and technology including energy policy and environmental impact. The deadline to submit a nomination for the inaugural award, which is named after the Society’s 115th President Richard J. Goldstein, is March 20.

The recipient of the award will receive a $10,000 honorarium, a bronze medal, a certificate and a modest travel allowance. He or she is expected to deliver a public lecture, of his or her choice, to encourage thinking on energy among engineers. Lecture topics could include one or more of the following: an overview of the global and regional energy scene, availability of energy resources, solar energy, wind and alternative energy systems, geothermal energy systems, energy policy, heat transfer in energy systems, nuclear power plants, energy conversion, energy storage, and basic engineering thermal science related to energy conversion and energy use in applications.

The administrative units responsible for the new award are the Energy Conversion and Storage Segment, the Energy Sources and Processing Segment, the International Gas Turbine Institute and the Heat Transfer Division.

Dr. Goldstein served as president of the Society from 1996 to 1997. Having formally retired in May 2018, he is currently Regents’ Professor and James J. Ryan Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he has been a faculty member since 1961.

The initial Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award will be presented at the ASME 2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2019) in Salt Lake City. Nominations should be emailed by March 20 to Raj Manglik, chair of the Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award Committee, at

For more information on the Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award, visit or contact Leila Persaud, Honors and Fellows, (212) 591-7071, email