Celebrate Engineering 2012 ASME Honors [Mechanical Engineering]
(Mechanical Engineering Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ASME Medal
Jan D. Achenbach
Jan D. Achenbach was born and raised in the Netherlands. During his high school years, in the late '40s and early '50s, he enjoyed going to a nearby airport to look at planes. He knew he wanted to pursue engineering, and his interest in airplanes led him to study aeronautical engineering at the Delft University of Technology.
When the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I in October 1957, Mr. Achenbach, not yet a Ph.D., began thinking the United States would not want to stay behind in the space race, and so felt compelled to go to the U.S. "for at least a year." He applied for and got a fellowship in 1959 at Stanford University in California, where he did his graduate work "basically as a member of the Sputnik generation."
That one year turned into a lifetime. After earning his Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics, with a minor in mathematics, from Stanford University in 1962, Dr. Achenbach spent a year at Columbia University in New York as a post-doc before joining Northwestern University in Evanston, 111., where he has been ever since.
Dr. Achenbach is currently Distinguished McCormick School Professor Emeritus in Service. In 1985 he founded the Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention at Northwestern. Over the years the work of the center has been funded by federal and state agencies as well as major companies, and the center has been at the forefront of research relevant to structural integrity and durability assessment for the past two decades.
Dr. Achenbach is known for his work on the propagation of waves in solids, with present emphasis on the theory and applications of ultrasonic methods to quantitative nondestructive evaluation, particularly the measurement of elastic properties of thin films by acoustic microscopy, and the detection of cracks and corrosion in safety-critical structures. In recent years he has worked on the development of probabilistic methods in structural health monitoring for diagnostics and prognostics of fatigue damage in structural components. He is the author of a well-known book titled Wave Propagation in Elastic Solids (North-Holland, 1973) and a more recent book titled Reciprocity in Elastodynamics (Cambridge University Press, 2003), as well as numerous papers in technical journals.
As the 2012 recipient of the ASME Medal, Dr. Achenbach is honored for groundbreaking contributions to the theory and applications of waves in solids, particularly in the ultrasonic range, applied to acoustic microscopy, dynamic fracture, and laserbased ultrasonics, and for pioneering ultrasonic methods for quantitative nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring.
An ASME Fellow, Dr. Achenbach served on the Basic Engineering Division Operating Board (1985-89); was chair of the Thurston Lecture Committee (1987-89); and served on the Applied Mechanics Division Executive Committee (1979-85), which he chaired in 1985. He served as associate editor for the Journal of Applied Mechanics (1971-76) and was chair of the Editorial Committee (1982-83) for the fiftieth anniversary issue. He received the Timoshenko Medal in 1992 and Honorary Membership in 2002.
Dr. Achenbach is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and five other academies, and is a Fellow of several professional societies.
In 2003 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology for engineering research and education in the use of ultrasonic methods, and in 2005 he received the National Medal of Science for pioneering the field of quantitative nondestructive evaluation. His most recent honors include the American Society of Civil Engineers' Theodore von Karman Medal (2010) and selection as a World Class Universities Fellow by the Korean Science Foundation (2011). He received an honorary doctorate from Zhejiang University in China in 2011.
He founded a center now at the forefront of research into structural integrity and durability assessment.
Yildiz Bayazitoglu has been serving the engineering profession with distinction since 1967, making outstanding, sustained, and extensive pioneering contributions as an engineer, researcher, teacher, and mentor. Her internationally recognized stature is evidenced by the many requests she has received to deliver keynote lectures at major conferences.
As a wife, a mother, and a grandmother, Dr. Bayazitoglu is thankful for the support she has received from family, an accomplished group of females, and others along the way. Her husband, also a mechanical engineer, can relate to her commitment to the field. They left Turkey together to earn their doctoral degrees in the U.S., were both assistant professors when they went back to Turkey, and continued to support each other's careers when they returned to the U.S. For 24 years, since a luncheon held during an ASME meeting in Houston, Dr. Bayazitoglu and other female faculty of the Heat Transfer Division have been meeting and supporting each other, both technically and personally.
A member of the faculty at Rice University in Houston since 1977, Dr. Bayazitoglu is grateful to Ray Bowen, who hired her, and Michael Carroll, who kept her at Rice. Since 1996, she has been H.S. Cameron Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Bayazitoglu is being recognized with Honorary Membership for outstanding contributions in transforming fundamental research to engineering applications such as photo-thermal cancer therapy, space waste-heat recovery, and nanocomposite materials processing; for dedicated service to engineering societies; and for being an inspirational mentor to women and minority engineers.
She transformed her fundamental analytical, numerical, and experimental work in thermal sciences at macro/micro/nano scales - including radiative heat transfer, convective heat transfer, phase-change heat transfer, electromagnetic levitation and melting, nano-photonics, and bio-heat transfer - into engineering applications. She also has an exemplary record as an educator in the heat transfer area, successfully conveying an enthusiasm and appreciation for the thermal sciences to numerous students. She co-authored an undergraduate textbook, Elements of Heat Transfer (McGraw-Hill Education, 1988).
Dr. Bayazitoglu has organized and chaired national and international conferences, workshops, and courses at NATO training institutions. Her publications include nearly 200 peerreviewed articles. She has served on the editorial board of several journals, and is currently editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Thermal Sciences. She holds five patents.
An ASME Fellow, Dr. Bayazitoglu has been an active member of the Society. She currently serves on the Heat Transfer Division's 75th Anniversary Planning Committee (2012-13) and is ASME representative (2011-14) for the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. She has served the Heat Transfer Division in various capacities including chair (2003-04). Since 1982, she has provided diligent service as session/symposium organizer and chair/ co-chair; and most recently was conference board member for the ASME 2012 Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference. She received the Society's Heat Transfer Memorial Award-General in 2004.
She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a senior member of the Society of Women Engineers, and incoming chair of the ICHMT Executive Committee. Recent recognitions include SWE's 2012 Achievement Award, its highest honor.
Dr. Bayazitoglu earned three degrees in mechanical engineering: a bachelor's degree at Middle East Technical University in Ankara in 1967; and a master's degree and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1969 and 1974.
She transformed her fundamental work in thermal sciences into engineering applications.
Zdenek P. Bazant
When it came time to choose his career path in Czechoslovakia, Zdenëk P. Bazant, who loves mathematics and producing something useful, followed in the footsteps of his ancestors. He is the fifth in a row to become a civil engineer; and the third in one line, following his grandfather and father, to become a professor. Opportunities got him to France, Canada, and then the United States. "The best decision of my life," is what Dr. Bazant says of his August 1968 decision to stay in America.
Dr. Bazant has been on the faculty at Northwestern University in Evanston, 111., since 1969. He is currently McCormick Institute Professor and W.P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science.
He is recognized with Honorary Membership for groundbreaking contributions to engineering science, particularly the microplane constitutive model, statisticalenergetic strength scaling law for distributed fracturing, theory of creep and hydrothermal effects in concrete nuclear structures, sea-ice strength scaling theory, and stability criteria for shear-deformable and three-dimensional structures.
Dr. Bazant is internationally renowned for his seminal work on solid mechanics and structures. His size effect law, as well as his crack band model and nonlocal model which automatically exhibit the size effect, have been used in structural engineering, in composites for ships, aircraft, and automobile structures; highway pavement tests; the prediction of sea ice breakage; wave-code finite element simulations of terrorist explosions, ground shock, and missile impact on hardened structures and rock; and in nuclear containment safety analysis. Dr. Bazant also provided the theoretical understanding of failure of sheardeformable structures, requiring three-dimensional buckling analysis of highly orthotropic media. In recent years he has become interested in the analysis of overall structural failures. He provided a detailed analysis of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York City, and also produced a comprehensive study of the creep and service life of a large number of bridges.
Dr. Bazant 's six books and numerous journal articles received 22,800 citations and 71 of his articles have been cited at least 71 times each (i.e., his -index is 71). He holds four patents. His models have been used in industry, Army laboratories, and commercial software, and some were introduced in design standards.
An ASME Fellow, Dr. Bazant has served on various technical committees in the Applied Mechanics and Materials divisions. He received the Society's Worcester Reed Warner Medal in 1997, the Nadai Medal in 2008, and the Timoshenko Medal in 2009.
Dr. Bazant was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and six European national academies. He is a member, honorary member, and Fellow of numerous societies. He was the founding president of IA-FRAMCOS (the International Association of Fracture Mechanics for Concrete and Associated Structures) in 1991 and ofIA-CONCREEP(the International Association on ConCrete Creep) in 2001.
The Czech Society for Mechanics named an engineering prize after him and bestowed the first annual Z.P. Bazant Prize for Engineering Mechanics in 2012.
Dr. Bazant received his Ing. degree in civil engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague in 1960. He earned his Ph.D. in engineering mechanics at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, in 1963. In 1967, he earned his docent (habilitatis) in concrete structures at Czech Technical University. He holds seven honorary doctorates and is a registered structural engineer.
He is internationally renowned for his seminal work on solid mechanics and structures.
Frank Kreith Energy Award
Jane H. Davidson
Jane H. Davidson was an assistant professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 1986 when she was invited by George Lof, one of the early groundbreaking leaders of solar research, to work on a project at the Solar Energy Applications Laboratory. Dr. Davidson credits him with getting her back into a field of energy she had visited earlier - and the invitation changed her life. "It's been such a fun field to work in," she says. "And so about 10 years ago I decided to do nothing but solar energy, and I've devoted the rest of my career to just working in solar thermal technologies."
She is receiving the Frank Kreith Energy Award for significant research on solar systems for residential buildings and solar thermochemical cycles to produce fuels; for contributions as an exemplary educator in renewable energy; and for shaping solar energy research and policies at the national and international level. The award was established in 2005 to honor an individual for significant contributions to a secure energy future with particular emphasis on innovations in conservation and/or renewable energy. Established by the Solar Energy and Advanced Energy divisions to honor Dr. Frank Kreith 's contributions to solar energy and heat transfer, it was endowed by the Kreith family.
Dr. Davidson is professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and director of the Solar Energy Laboratory. She holds the College of Science and Engineering Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy. In 2011, Dr. Davidson and her colleagues inaugurated the first indoor concentrating solar simulator in the United States; it is used to test prototype solar reactors. In the conduct of her research, she has been the major advisor of 26 doctoral and 49 master's degree students.
Before coming to Minnesota in 1993, Dr. Davidson was a faculty member at the University of Delaware in Newark and at Colorado State University. She also has held engineering positions at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina.
Dr. Davidson recently served on the National Research Council's America's Energy Future Renewable Electricity Panel, Governor Tim Pawlenty's Clean Energy Technology Task Force, and ASME's Global Climate Change Task Force. She also served as an elected member of the boards of the American Solar Energy Society and the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation.
She has published more than 250 scientific papers, including over 105 articles in archival journals, and six book chapters. She has lectured worldwide in diverse venues, and has briefed Congress and state legislatures on energy issues. She served as associate editor (1992-98) and editor (2000-05) of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.
An ASME Fellow, Dr. Davidson has held various Society and Solar Energy Division positions. She currently serves on ASME's Publications Committee (2012-15), and was the Society's representative for the inaugural Carbon Management Technology Conference that was co-sponsored with seven other societies in February. Among previous posts, she served on the U.S. Scientific Committee for the 2002 and 2010 International Heat Transfer Conference. In the Solar Energy Division, Dr. Davidson served as chair (1996-97), secretary/treasurer and vice chair of the Executive Committee (1992-98), and general program chair for the 1996 International Solar Energy Conference. She received an ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2003 and the Solar Energy Division's John I. Yellott Award in 2004.
Dr. Davidson received her bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1975 and 1976, respectively. She earned her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Duke University in Durham, N.C., in 1984.
She is shaping solar energy research and policies at the national and international level.
Vijay K. Dhir
Vijay K. Dhir grew up in Punjab, India, where his parents stressed the importance of a quality education and made it a priority. Not only did he heed their advice, but Dr. Dhir also took it to the next level.
After earning three degrees in mechanical engineering - his bachelor's degree at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh, India, in 1965; his master's degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1968; and his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in Lexington in 1972 - he has spent his career in academia.
Dr. Dhir joined the faculty at the University of California, Los in 1974. A distinguished professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, he has been dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science since March 2003. The school includes seven academic departments, 156 faculty, and more than 5,200 students.
Under Dr. Dhir's leadership, UCLA Engineering has become an internationally recognized hub for interdisciplinary research and education. In recent years, the school has won nine competitive research centers from the federal government and private industry to spur research and development of emerging technologies.
"Our talented and diverse faculty are among the most-honored nationwide," Dr. Dhir says. As for the most recent graduates, he says, "They are the best of the best, and I am extremely proud of them."
Dr. Dhir also leads the Boiling Heat Transfer Laboratory. Currently the lab is involved in the study of flow boiling, micro-gravity boiling, and nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics. Since 1999, a team of researchers led by Dr. Dhir has been taking part in a NASA research program to examine the effects of microgravity on boiling, and it recently completed experiments carried out on the International Space Station. Forty Ph.D. students and 50 master's students have graduated under his supervision.
For the past 30 years he has been a consultant for numerous organizations. Recently Dr. Dhir completed his service to the National Research Council's Steering Committee on the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space. He currently serves on the National Research Council's Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and the Fukushima Lessons Learned Committee.
He is the author or co-author of more than 300 papers published in archival journals and conference proceedings. He holds one patent.
Dr. Dhir is recognized with Honorary Membership in ASME for pioneering scientific and engineering contributions to boiling heat transfer, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, and safety; for contributions to industry as a consultant; for significantly influencing engineering education through academic leadership; and for continued exceptional service to the mechanical engineering profession.
An ASME Fellow, Dr. Dhir has served ASME in various capacities ranging from associate editor for a symposium volume (1978) and advisor for the UCLA Student Section (1983-84) to chair of the Heat Transfer Division's K-13 Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems Committee (1984-87) and Honors and Awards Committee (1998-99). He received the Society's Heat Transfer Memorial Award in 1992 and Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award in 2008, and Best Paper awards from the Journal of Heat Transfer in 1999 and 2006.
Dr. Dhir is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the American Society for Engineering Education, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
His honors include a Lifetime Achievement Medal at the International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Kentucky.
Under his leadership, UCLA Engineering has become a hub for interdisciplinary research and education.
Dixy Lee Ray Award
Born in Omi-Hachiman City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Goshi Hosono earned a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto University in Japan in 1995. Following five years of experience in research and consulting, he started a political career as a member of the Diet, the national legislature of Japan.
First elected as a Democratic Party of Japan member of the House of Representatives in 2000, Mr. Hosono has served various administrations to date.
Mr. Hosono has been addressing the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident since its outset in March 2011, initially as special advisor to Prime Minister Naoto Kan, followed by rapidly increasing personal involvement and political appointments.
"During that time, we had to ask workers to step into dangerous situations on-site, full of extremely uncertain circumstances," says Mr. Hosono. "Furthermore, various units including the Self Defense Force charged with responding to dangerous situations in Japan were deployed to the site and made all possible efforts to bring the situation under control."
When discussing the role of engineers, Mr. Hosono says, "I cannot forget the events surrounding the most important stage of stabilizing the cooling mechanism about one week after overcoming the worst situation. Engineers worked together to devise the circulating water injection cooling system. . . . American and French manufacturers provided equipment for this system under conditions of extreme urgency. It was an international engineering project."
Since June 2011, Mr. Hosono has served as Minister for the Restoration from and Prevention of Nuclear Accident, initially in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Naoto Kan and then in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. He also has served as Minister of the Environment and Minister of State for the Nuclear Power Policy and Administration since September 2011.
"In short, my role is to provide unwavering support for a system that will ensure that decommissioning of the reactor is properly completed over a 30- to 40-year process," he says.
He is being honored with the Dixy Lee Ray Award. Established in 1998, it recognizes significant achievements and contributions in the broad field of environmental protection. Mr. Hosono is receiving the award for distinguished leadership in responding to the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident, particularly in the areas of accident control, containment, and stabilization, and for steps to minimize overall risk and avert more serious safety and environmental consequences. This includes notable planning, effective management, and building strategic international partnerships with a resolve that helped assure the international community that Japan is moving in the right path toward resolving the nuclear accident, including a revamped model for nuclear governance.
Mr. Hosono's planning roadmap includes mid- and long-term goals to decommission Units 1-4 and to execute decontamination. He credits achievements to date, including reaching the status of cold-shutdown in December 2011, to the devoted effort of on-site workers, experts, and other stakeholders and partners, including the United States.
"The reason we have been able to somehow bring things to where they are now was not through my personal abilities, but rather owing to the efforts of everyone involved, including the engineers and everyone on-site working so hard under such dangerous circumstances," says Mr. Hosono. "Accordingly, although the award has been presented to me, I consider it an honor to accept it on behalf of all those people and their efforts. Rather than thinking of it as my own award, I accept it as an award of distinction for the hard work of various people in Japan and around the world."
With continued determination, Mr. Hosono is working for safe decommissioning on-site as well as for steady restoration of off-site areas to allow for the safe return of the many displaced back to their own homes.
This profile's curriculum vitae is as of September 26, 2012.
He has been addressing the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclearpower station accident since its outset in March 2011.
Yogesh Jaluria says he remains excited about the field of thermal science and engineering, because "every day is different." As Dr. Jaluria explains it, "I enjoy the research part quite a bit, because every day is a different problem, every day is a new challenge. I love teaching. I really enjoy passing on this information to my students." According to Dr. Jaluria, interdisciplinary understanding is critical to progress, and collaboration with people who are experts in other fields is necessary to make important advances.
Dr. Jaluria is one of the leading authorities in the field of thermal science and engineering. He is being recognized with Honorary Membership for outstanding contributions to fundamental and applied areas of heat transfer and fluid mechanics, for editorial leadership on major engineering journals, and for contributions to engineering education that have had a significant impact on the engineering and wider communities.
He is particularly well regarded for his work on buoyancy-induced flows, such as those related to environmental phenomena and building fires. Besides providing information on the spread and growth of fires in enclosed spaces, the transport through elevator shafts was shown to be particularly relevant to fire spread in large buildings such as the World Trade Center. Dr. Jaluria has also made extensive, sustained, and pioneering contributions to materials processing, including thermal processing of polymeric materials, fabrication of thin films, and optical fiber drawing. His work determined feasible domains and optimization approaches to considerably advance the current state of knowledge.
Through his extensive archival publications, patents, books, review articles, and keynote papers, Dr. Jaluria has had a substantial impact on research, education, and industry. As the former editor (200510) of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, as well as the holder of many important professional positions, he has been a major force in the mechanical engineering community.
Currently, he is a Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Piscataway, a distinction awarded to only about 20 professors in this major public research university. He has served as chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering (2005-11) and as the interim dean of engineering (2008-09). Before joining Rutgers in 1980, he worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Princeton, N.J., and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
An ASME Fellow, Dr. Jaluria is a member of the Society's Technical Committee on Publications and Communications. He served as ASME delegate (2007-11) to the Assembly of International Heat Transfer Conferences, and was the technical program chair of the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, held in Washington, D.C., in August 2010. He was a member of the Heat Transfer Division's Executive Committee (1998-2004) and served as chair (2002-03); and has contributed in various other capacities. He received the Society's Heat Transfer Memorial Award-Science in 1995, the Worcester Reed Warner Medal in 1999, the Freeman Scholar Award in 2000, the Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award in 2003, and the Heat Transfer Division Classic Paper Award in 2007.
Dr. Jaluria received the Max Jakob Memorial Award (2002) from ASME and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Donald Q. Kern Award (2007) from AIChE, the Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award (2010) from Rutgers University, and the A.V. Luikov Award (2010) from the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer.
Dr. Jaluria earned three degrees in mechanical engineering: his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1970, and his master's degree and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1972 and 1974.
He is well regar tied for his work on flows, suchas those related to environmental phenomena and building fires.
Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal
Mohinder L. Nayyar
As a student, Mohinder L. Nayyar's interest in mathematics and science led him to pursue engineering. "Engineering is one profession that is always around you, no matter what you have," he said, explaining that from the knife in your kitchen, to the plane you might fly in, that's the product of work done by engineers. "So science and engineering prevail in our life at every step, and I wanted to be where I could contribute something in that process."
And contribute is what Mr. Nayyar has done and continues to do. He is an internationally recognized specialist in the areas of piping, valves, materials, and codes and standards. His 46 years of professional experience - including senior principal engineer at Bechtel Power Corp. from 1974 until his retirement in 2011 - includes design engineering, construction, operation and maintenance, and in-service inspection activities on more than 100 major fossil and nuclear power and other groundbreaking projects. Mr. Nayyar provided advice to senior management and guidance to all business lines of Bechtel in regard to the application of codes and standards, and resolving technical issues; initiated and implemented innovative ideas to improve working processes and quality; and developed and conducted training programs for clients and others.
He is author and editor-in-chief of Piping Handbook (6th and 7th editions; McGraw-Hill, 1992 and 1999); and authored Piping Databook (McGraw-Hill, 2002).
Mr. Nayyar is receiving the Melvin R. Green Codes and Standards Medal in recognition of extraordinary leadership and professionalism in consensus building and workforce training in support of the development of ASME codes and standards for pressure equipment, and for promoting their acceptance by regulatory agencies worldwide. The medal was established in 1976 as the Codes and Standards Medal and renamed in 1996 to honor the memory and extraordinary contributions of Melvin R. Green, an ardent supporter of industrial standards.
An ASME Fellow, Mr. Nayyar has served tirelessly as a volunteer in countless leadership and membership roles. As a member of the ASME Council on Standards and Certification, Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards, and Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards; and as chair and vice chair of ASME and International Organization for Standardization committees, he has made and continues to make a difference by initiating and incorporating new rules and developing new standards.
Mr. Nayyar's extensive list of contributions includes promoting the globalization of ASME codes through the establishment of in-country International Working Groups (five in India) while chair of the B31 Code for Pressure Piping Standards Committee; leading the pioneering effort to develop a new standard for low temperature toughness requirements for piping while the inaugural chair of the B31 Materials Technical Committee; publishing the first metric version of four flange standards while chair of the B16 Committee on Flanges; and interacting with state and federal agencies to promote the incorporation of ASME standards in government regulations.
To harness technological developments and to develop new standards for nonmetallic materials and pressure piping, Mr. Nayyar initiated, established, and is serving as the inaugural chair of the Standards Committee on Nonmetallic Pressure Piping Systems.
Mr. Nayyar received a number of ASME certificates and leadership awards (2008-09), a Master of Power Piping Award (2009), and an ASME Dedicated Service Award (2010).
Mr. Nayyar earned a bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, and mathematics at Agra University in 1963; and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, in 1966. In 1969, he earned his master's degree in history/international relations at Agra University.
He's a globally recognized specialist in the areas of piping, valves, materials, and codes and standards.
Old Guard Early Career Award
A hardworking and driven registered engineer in training, Anita Rebarchak is en route to earning a master's degree in engineering management from Drexel University in Philadelphia. That degree, expected in December 2012, will add to her growing list of credentials. In 2006, Ms. Rebarchak earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in business administration, from Drexel; and, in 2009, she earned a master's degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, Conn. It is fitting that she coincidentally earned degrees from universities that, respectively, use the slogan "Live it," and "Why not change the world " Through her devotion to her profession, ASME, and her community, she has been doing just that.
Ms. Rebarchak is being honored with the Old Guard Early Career Award for continuous dedication and service to ASME, from college freshman through professional member; for remarkable technical and professional achievements; and for mentoring students and early career engineers, and inspiring engineers and volunteers of all ages. Established in 1994, the award helps the young engineer bridge the gap between college and professional life.
As an undergraduate student, through Drexel University's cooperative education program, Ms. Rebarchak gained engineering experience at Carpenter Technology Corp., Merck, DuPont, and Genova Products.
Ms. Rebarchak is currently a senior systems engineer for Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., supporting the U.S. Air Force F119/F-22 Raptor advanced weapon system. As team lead, she works closely with the Air Force and Lockheed Martin to develop engine requirements, design software applications, implement enhancements, and train personnel on the program's integrated maintenance information system and the engine signature assessment system. Prior to her work on the Fl 19 engine program, Ms. Rebarchak was an advanced coatings manufacturing process engineer in the Turbine Module Center at Pratt & Whitney. Her responsibilities included developing and standardizing a physical vapor deposition process for the application of high-temperature metallic coatings on high-pressure turbine blades for commercial and military aircraft engines. She provided day-to-day production support and implementation of process certification initiatives to reduce defect rates and improve operational efficiency. While in this position, she completed her Six Sigma Black Belt certification and filed a patent application for tooling used in the coating process.
Beyond her role as an engineer at Pratt & Whitney, Ms. Rebarchak is involved in numerous corporate initiatives including intern and peer mentoring, and employee engagement.
Ms. Rebarchak has been a member of ASME since 2001, joining as a freshman at Drexel University. At Drexel, she served the Student Section as freshman class representative (2002), sophomore class representative (2002-03), and vice chair (2003-06). She is director (2010-14) of the Hartford Section, where she serves as student liaison and early career representative. At the regional level, she is secretary (2011-14) of the District A Operating Board. Current societywide participation includes serving as chair (2011-14) of the Committee on Early Career Development; member-at-large on the Board on Students and Early Career (201 1-14) and on the Knowledge and Communities Information and Communication Committee (2009-12); VOLT (volunteer orientation and leadership training) certified trainer (2009-present); member of various ASME Affinity Groups (2006-present); and as an eMentor (2011 -present).
She has participated in various community service activities, most recently as a FIRST Robotics mentor (2012).
Throughher devotion to her profession, ASME, and her community, she is changing the world.
Kate Gleason Award
Edith Stern was immersed in learning opportunities from infancy, and she went to many schools growing up, as her family moved around. That exposure to different things has carried on throughout her nearly 40 years of contributing insights and technology to industries leveraging information technology. The only difference - Ms. Stern hasn't moved around. She was a summer intern at IBM, joined the company when she got out of grad school, and has been with IBM ever since.
From child prodigy to innovator and prolific inventor, Ms. Stern is receiving the Kate Gleason Award for lifetime achievement in developing novel applications of new technologies. First conferred in 2011, the award honors the legacy of the first woman to be welcomed into ASME as a full member. "I'm very honored to receive a lifetime award," Ms. Stern said, "but I'm even more honored to receive one named for Kate Gleason. She really led the way, and made it easier for the rest of us."
When looking at her career in a retrospective fashion, Ms. Stern indicates that it's really been about solving problems. "When we have a problem, I try to have half a dozen different solutions so that we can pick the best one." She documents the ones that are novel, the ones that are useful, and the ones that are not so obvious by writing patents - she has 110 patents issued at this point.
Ms. Stern's broad contributions span multiple industries. She was at the forefront of integrating the internet and telephone networks, put tablet computers on 18-wheeler trucks, and was part of the team that won a technical Emmy for digital commercial insertion on the Warner Bros. Television Network. She also initiated several projects related to remote monitoring and the use of radio frequency identification systems in the health care industry to improve safety and efficiency.
She began her career at IBM in the early '70s, working on applications of information technology to telephony, with projects designed to extend the life of existing mechanical equipment, or to replace it with IT solutions. Her efforts led to many new software products in the nascent IBM family of realtime computing, enabling services such as direct dialing (1 + phone number) in areas where existing services were only handled by telephone operators; and custom calling features, such as *69 to return the last unanswered call received.
Ms. Stern's group took all areas of the telephony world and applied technology to it. She led a project to replace mark sense cards used for billing with clean, fast keyboards, eliminating the operator's tedious and dirty task of using soft pencils to fill in bubbles on computer cards. In the mid-80s, Ms. Stern managed a new iteration of IBM's directory assistance system, which allowed 411 operators to eliminate paper phone books that were re-published nightly to account for new listings, and drastically improved directory assistance response times; directory assistance enhancements provided reverse lookup capabilities (name and address search based on phone number).
For the last 15 years, Ms. Stern has focused on bringing IBM's leadingedge research technologies to their first use in a commercial environment, such as multimedia digital conferencing and data center energy management. An IBM (Somers, N.Y.) distinguished engineer since 2008, she is currently responsible for applying analytics in products for service management in the data center.
Ms. Stern is a role model, combining talent, passion, hard work, and a commitment to mentoring. She educates on the patent process worldwide. She was named an IBM master inventor in 1998 and has been a member of the IBM Academy of Technology since 1999.
She earned her associate's degree at Miami-Dade Junior College, Florida, in 1966; her bachelor's degree in mathematics at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, in 1968 at the age of 15; and her master's degree in mathematics at Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 1970.
She has developed novel applications of new technologies, as evidenced by 110 U.S. patents.
Subra Suresh grew up in south India and was the first in his family to go to college and to go abroad. After receiving his bachelor of technology degree in mechanical engineering, first class with distinction, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1977, he came to the United States. He earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in Ames in 1979, and his Sc.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge in 1981.
While serving on the engineering faculty (1983-93) at Brown University in Providence, R.I., Dr. Suresh was selected by the White House for the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1985-1990). Who could have predicted then that Dr. Suresh, distinguished engineer and scientist, would be nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the director of the NSF in September 2010 As director of this $7 billion independent federal agency since October 2010, he leads the only government science agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and related education.
Since joining the NSF, located in Arlington, Va., Dr. Suresh has introduced a number of innovations and initiatives that include INSPIRE (Integrative NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education), PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development), the NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative, SAVI (Science Across Virtual Institutes), and the NSF Innovation Corps. Under his leadership, the NSF played a key role in establishing the Global Research Council, a virtual organization comprising the heads of science funding agencies from around the world, with the objective of developing principles and coordinated processes to harmonize global science.
Prior to assuming his current role, Dr. Suresh served as dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at MIT. His experimental and modeling work on the mechanical properties of structural and functional materials, innovations in materials design and characterization, and discoveries of possible connections between cellular nanomechanical processes and human disease states have shaped new fields in the intersections of traditional disciplines.
Dr. Suresh joined MIT in 1993, where he helped create new stateof-the-art laboratories for nanotechnology research, undergraduate teaching, and advanced materials in conjunction with major curriculum development efforts; the MIT Transportation Initiative; and the Center for Computational Engineering. Dr. Suresh also led MIT's efforts in establishing the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Center; and he oversaw the recruitment of a record number of women faculty in engineering.
Dr. Suresh is receiving the Timoshenko Medal for pioneering contributions and visionary leadership in the field of mechanics of biological materials; for the development of novel experimental techniques and multi-scale models for living systems and infectious diseases; and for global leadership in mechanics of medicine. Established in 1957, the medal honors Stephen P. Timoshenko, world-renowned authority in the field of applied mechanics, and commemorates his contributions as author and teacher.
Dr. Suresh has co-authored more than 240 journal articles, registered 21 patents, and written three widely used books on materials science. More than 100 students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars have been members of his research group.
An ASME Fellow, Dr. Suresh was honored with the Nadai Medal in 2011. He has been elected to ten academies and is a Fellow or honorary member of the major materials research societies in the U.S and India.
Front dean to director of a $7 billion federal agency, he continues to introduce innovations and initiatives.
ASME 2012 HONORS
Barnett- Uxgiris Product Safety Design Award
The Barnett-Uzgiris Product Safety Design Award was established as the Triodyne Safety Award by the Design Engineering Division. In 2008, it was elevated to an ASME award and renamed. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the I safe design of products through teaching, research, and I professional accomplishments.
Henry Petroski, CEng, P.E., Ph.D., Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University in Durham, N.C., is recognized for distinguished career contributions that have influenced and promoted safety in design, including 17 books, and writings and lectures that have raised awareness of design safety among fellow engineers and the public at large.
Dr. Petroski has written broadly on the topics of design, success and failure, and the history of engineering and technology. His most recent book is To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure (2012). He is a presidential appointee to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer
EVELYN N. WANG
The Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer, established in 2003, recognizes a young engineer who is committed to pursuing research in heat transfer and demonstrates the potential to make significant contributions in the field.
Evelyn N. Wang, Ph.D., associate professor in the mechanical engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is honored for the fabrication of patterned micro/ nano structure surfaces that provide fundamental and mechanistic insights on micro/nanoscale heat transfer and fluid flow processes on nanostructures, and that have important applications in the cooling of microelectronic chips, solar thermal energy conversion, and water desalination techniques.
Dr. Wang joined the MIT faculty in July 2007, became the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Chair after her first year as assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in July 2011. She has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and given numerous conference and invited presentations. She holds one patent and has two pending.
Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award
The Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award was established in 1954 for the best paper or papers clearly concerned with, or related to, the design or application of machine tools, gauges, or dimensional measuring instruments.
Rui Zhou, Ph.D.. senior mechanical engineer at JDS Uniphase in Milpitas, Calif.; Jian Cao, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering, and of civil and environmental engineering, and the director of graduate studies of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, 111.; Kornel F. Ehmann, Ph.D., a James N. and Nancy J. Farley Professor in Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, and a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University; and Chun Xu, Ph.D., professor, materials science and engineering at Shanghai Institute of Technology, are recognized for the paper titled "An Investigation on Deformation-Based Surface Texturing," which was published in the December 2011 issue of ASM E's Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.
Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics
THEODORE M. FARABEE
The Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics was established in 1987 in honor of Dr. Per Bruel, who pioneered the development of sophisticated noise and vibration measuring and processing equipment. The medal recognizes eminent achievement and extraordinary merit in the field, including useful applications of the principles of noise control and acoustics to the art and science of mechanical engineering.
Theodore M. Farabee, Ph.D., a chief scientist in the signatures department of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md., is recognized for significant accomplishments in fluid mechanics, aero-hydrodynamics, complex propulsor fluid mechanics flow interactions, and platform structure-elastic interactions; and particularly for leadership in the understanding and control of induced sound, and work on ship and submarine flow-noise reduction.
Dr. Farabee is the U.S. Navy's senior research scientist/technical consultant for radiated flow noise signature control. He began his research career at Carderock in 1971 as a cooperative education student and continued there upon graduation.
Edwin F. Church Medal
KENNETH S. BALL
The Edwin F. Church Medal, established in 1972, is awarded annually to an individual who has rendered eminent service in increasing the value, importance, and attractiveness of mechanical engineering education.
Kenneth S. Ball, P.E., Ph.D., dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., is honored for accreditation and educational advisory contributions in the United States and the Middle East, and for service to ASME, including organizing educational and technical conferences, and serving on various committees.
Dr. Ball served as the L.S. Randolph Professor and head of the department of mechanical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg from 2004 until August 2012. He oversaw rapid growth in the department, with research expenditures increasing fivefold to approximately $20 million and with large increases in student enrollment. He is recognized internationally for his research in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
Daniel C. Drucker Medal
'AMES W. DALLY
The Daniel C. Drucker Medal, established in 1997, is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering through research, teaching, and service to the community over a substantial period of time.
James W. Dally, P.E., Ph.D., a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, at the University of Maryland in College Park, is recognized for seminal contributions to the development of experimental methods for studying dynamic fracture mechanics and stress wave propagation problems; for academic leadership; and for developing innovative teaching materials and textbooks for undergraduate and graduate education.
Dr. Dally has authored or co-authored about 200 scientific papers, and has co-authored several textbooks. He holds five patents. Since his retirement from active teaching and research, he serves as an engineering consultant for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and manages College House Enterprises, LLC, a publisher of engineering textbooks in Knoxville, Tenn.
Thomas A. Edison Patent Award
The Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, established in 1997, recognizes creativity of a patented device or process that has the potential of significantly enhancing some aspect of mechanical engineering.
Vipin Kumar, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, is honored for an invention that has enabled a breakthrough for the manufacturing of solid-state polymeric foams, which led to the creation of a new business with a wide range of applications, from sustainable, recyclable food packaging materials to novel, high energy-efficient construction materials.
Dr. Kumar joined the faculty at UW in 1988. His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of design and manufacturing, with research centered in the field of solid-state microcellular polymers. In 1992, he founded a consortium for cooperative university-industry research to further the microcellular technology toward industrial interests. In 2003, two of his graduate students launched MicroGREEN Polymers Inc. to commercialize the technology. Dr. Kumar serves as scientific advisor to the company.
William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award
The William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award was established in 1990 by the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division and the Alcoa Co. to recognize an individual or team for developing or contributing significantly to an innovative manufacturing technology, the implementation of which has resulted in substantial economic or societal benefits.
S. Jack Hu, Ph.D., J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, professor of mechanical engineering, and professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is recognized for pioneering the development of innovative methodologies for predicting and diagnosing quality variation in multistage assembly systems, and methods for designing manufacturing system configurations and their implementation in automotive body assembly and battery manufacturing.
Dr. Hu co-directs the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory in Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing. He also currently serves as the associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering.
Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitxroy Medal
The Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal, established in 2011, recognizes pioneering contributions to the frontiers of engineering leading to a breakthrough in existing technology or leading to new applications or new areas of engineering endeavor,
Charles H. Townes, Ph.D., professor in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, is honored for the invention of masers and lasers that have dramatically changed the modern world and benefited mankind.
In 1951, Dr. Townes realized that stimulating molecules with microwaves and amplifying the effect in a special chamber could produce an unusually pure, concentrated beam of radiation. Three years later, he and his graduate students fired up a machine that produced the desired beam and called it a maser. In 1958, he and his brother-in-law, Arthur L. Schawlow, adapted his theory to show that visible light could replace microwaves; this led almost immediately to the first laser. Today, the laser is widely used in countless applications in modern society.
Fluids Engineering Award
The Fluids Engineering Award was established by the Fluids Engineering Division in 1968. In 1978 it was elevated to an ASME award recognizing outstanding contributions over a period of years to the engineering profession and, in particular, to the field of fluids engineering through research, practice, and/or teaching.
Gretar Tryggvason, Ph.D., Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and department chair at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, is recognized for remarkable contributions to the art, science, and practice of computation in fluids engineering, and for outstanding leadership in mechanical engineering education.
Dr. Tryggvason is best known for developing, with his students and collaborators, a front-tracking method for direct numerical simulations of multiphase flows and the use of this method to examine several systems, including bubbly flows, droplet motion, and boiling. He has supervised over 20 doctoral dissertations, and he holds two patents.
Freeman Scholar Award
The Freeman Scholar Award is given biennially in evennumbered years. Established in 1926, it is bestowed upon a person of wide experience in fluids engineering. The recipient is expected to review a coherent topic in his or her specialty, including a comprehensive statement of the state of the art, and suggest future research needs.
Pratap Vanka, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented the Freeman Scholar lecture, "Computational Fluid Dynamics on Graphics Processing Units," at the 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting held in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Vanka has been an active researcher of computational fluid dynamics for 35 years, studying a diverse set of flow problems that have included twophase flow in steam generators, liquid sodium flow in fast breeder reactors, magnetohydrodynamic power generation, ramjet combustore and ducted rockets, short take-off and vertical landing aircraft, jets in cross flow, and continuous casting of steel, to name a few.
Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award
MARISSA NICH0LE RYLANDER
The Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award, established in 1985, recognizes a young investigator who is committed to pursuing research in bioengineering and has demonstrated significant potential to make substantial contributions to the field of bioengineering.
Marissa Nichole Rylander, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, is recognized for exemplary teaching and mentoring, and for establishing a nationally prominent program of research in bioengineering, including bioheat transfer.
Dr. Rylander is the director of the Tissue Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Cancer Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on bioheat transfer, nanomedicine, biomedical optics, tissue regeneration, and cancer engineering. She has also developed graduate courses, supervised undergraduate and Ph.D. students, and provided effective mentoring to help her students earn numerous honors and awards. Dr. Rylander has published 40 peer-reviewed articles in high-ranking journals.
Gas Turbine Award
MARTIN N.GOODHAND ROBERT MILLER
Established in 1963, the Gas Turbine Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature of combustion gas turbines or gas turbines thermally combined with nuclear or steam power plants. The award is sponsored by the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute.
Martin N. Goodhand, Ph.D., research fellow at St. John's College in Cambridge, U.K.; and Robert Miller. D.Phil, reader in energy technology at the University of Cambridge, are recognized for the paper titled "The Impact of Real Geometries on Three-Dimensional Separations in Compressors" (GT2010-22246), presented at Turbo Expo 2010.
As a member of Cambridge University's Whittle Laboratory, Dr. Goodhand is currently studying compressor deterioration on secondment at Rolls Royce. The aim of this work is to determine how compressor blade design can be altered to mitigate the effects of manufacturing imperfections and subsequent in-service erosion and fouling.
Dr. Miller's research at the Whittle Laboratory covers a wide range of flows in aero engines, gas turbines, and tidal turbines, and at present involves industrial collaborations with Rolls Royce, Mitsubishi, and Siemens.
Technical Communities Globalization Medal
JOHN H. LIENHARD V
The Technical Communities Globalization Medal, established in 2011, is awarded to an ASME member who has demonstrated a sustained level of outstanding achievement in the promotion of international activity related to mechanical engineering.
John H. Lienhard V, P.E., Ph.D., Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is honored for outstanding contributions in fostering global research collaboration and technology transfer in clean water and clean energy technologies, and for international education outreach through open-access online distribution of educational materials, especially in developing countries.
During nearly 25 years on the MIT faculty, Dr. Lienhard's research and educational efforts have focused on desalination, heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and instrumentation. He has directed the Rohsenow Kendall Heat Transfer Laboratory since 1997. Dr. Lienhard is currently the director of the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He visits the Persian Gulf often.
Heat Transfer Memorial Award
The Heat Transfer Memorial Award was established in 1959 by the Heat Transfer Division. In 1974, it was elevated to an ASME award recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer through teaching, research, practice, and design, or a combination of such activities.
CHANG H. OH -ART
Chang H. Oh, Ph.D., INL distinguished engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, is recognized for seminal and sustained contributions to thermal engineering, particularly for pioneering achievements in modeling thermal-hydraulic behavior, accident mitigation methods, and numerical tools for nuclear reactor systems that are designed to be coupled to other industrial process applications.
Dr. Oh's research career in thermal and fluid science spans 40 years. He has been with INL since 1985.
SATISH G. KANDLIKAR - GEN
Satish G. Kandlikar, Ph.D., the James Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, is recognized for outstanding research contributions in boiling heat transfer, particularly in mini- and micro-channels; for establishing international conferences dealing with transport phenomena in small channels; and for editorial work on handbooks and journals.
Dr. Kandlikar joined the faculty at RIT in 1980. He has contributed extensively in the area of boiling heat transfer, focusing on correlation development, modeling, and high-speed imaging of boiling phenomena.
JAVAD M05TAGHIMI - SCIENCE
Javad Mostaghimi, P.Eng., Ph.D., distinguished professor in plasma engineering at the University of Toronto, is recognized for distinguished contributions to thermal plasma processing, particularly to the development of mathematical models of plasma sources and thermal spray coating formation, and as the founding director of the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies.
Dr. Mostaghimi joined the university in 1990. His research spans the areas of heat transfer, plasma processing and plasma chemistry, and fluid mechanics.
Mayo D. Hersey Award
FRANCISE. KENNEDY JR.
The Mayo D. Hersey Award, established in 1965, is bestowed for distinguished and continued contributions over a substantial period of time to the advancement of the science and engineering of tribology. Distinguished contributions may result from significant original research in one or more of the many scientific disciplines related to lubrication.
Francis E. Kennedy Jr., P.E., Ph.D., professor of engineering, emeritus, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., is recognized for seminal contributions concerning thermal phenomena in frictional sliding interfaces, including early application of finite element analysis of temperature distributions; for development of closed-form surface temperature design equations; and for experimental verification via novel approaches such as thin-film surface thermocouples.
Since his retirement in 2009, Dr. Kennedy has continued his involvement with research projects dealing with wear of new metallic materials, wear of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene components of knee prostheses, wear of metal-on-metal hip implants, and lubrication of knee prostheses.
Patrick J. Higgins Medal
The Patrick J. Higgins Medal recognizes an individual who has contributed to the enhancement of standardization through contributions to the development and promotion of ASME codes and standards or conformity assessment programs. It was established in 2007 in remembrance of ASME's past vice president of the standardization department.
Frederick G. Parsons, an independent consultant providing services through F.G. Parsons Consulting in Cranston, R.I., is honored for outstanding dedication and effectiveness in developing and promoting a broad range of standards spanning dimensional metrology, surface metrology, and engineering specifications, and for consensus-building leadership in working to align national and international standards development in these areas.
Mr. Parsons has over 50 years of experience in designing, producing, and marketing dimensional metrology products. Mr. Parsons served as the head of the U.S. delegation to the International Organization for Standardization's Technical Committee 213-Dimensional and Geometrical Product Specifications and Verification (ISO/TC 213) for 10 years; and currently serves on ASME's Board on Standardization and Testing.
Soichiro Honda Medal
The Soichiro Honda Medal recognizes an individual for an outstanding achievement or a series of significant engineering contributions in developing improvements in the field of personal transportation. This medal was established in 1983 in recognition of Soichiro Honda's exemplary achievements in the field of personal transportation.
Priyaranjan Prasad, Ph.D.. president of Prasad Consulting LLC in Plymouth, Mich., is honored for research, development, and implementation of active and passive safety technologies worldwide as exemplified by the development of injury criteria, design guidelines for vehicle structures to enhance occupant protection, and biomechanical research forming the basis of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Dr. Prasad worked for Ford Motor Co. for 35 years (1973-2008) in product development, advanced engineering, and research. He has written more than 110 technical peer-reviewed papers, and has received seven patents in active/passive safety technologies. Currently he is a consultant to universities, governments, and automotive original equipment manufacturers.
Internal Combustion Engine Award
NICHOLAS P. CERNANSKY
The Internal Combustion Engine Award, established in 1966, is given in recognition of eminent achievement or distinguished contribution over a substantial period of time, which may result from research, innovation, or education in advancing the art of engineering in the field of internal combustion engines.
Nicholas P. Cernansky, P.E., Ph.D., Frederic O. Hess Chair Professor of Combustion at Drexel University in Philadelphia, is recognized for contributions to the field of internal combustion engines that have provided significant insights into a range of topics including air quality and pollutant formation, hydrocarbon kinetics mechanisms at low and intermediate temperature, advanced combustion systems, and next generation fuels.
A member of the faculty since 1975, Dr. Cernansky teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, and conducts research in the areas of combustion, propulsion, thermodynamics, and energy conversion and utilization. He is the author of numerous reports and publications arising from this work, including more than 100 refereed publications. Dr. Cernansky has supervised more than 40 master's and 30 doctoral students. He also coordinates the department's Undergraduate Honors Research Program.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. Medal
PENN STATE'S ENGINEERING AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. Medal recognizes outstanding contribution by an individual, company, government entity, school, or other organization toward developing and implementing practices, processes, and programs that value and strategically manage diversity and inclusiveness. The award was established by the Board on Diversity and Outreach in 2004, for initial bestowal in 2005, through the generous contributions of individual members and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc.
Established in 1896, the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park is one of the largest in the country, with a current enrollment of more than 9,000 undergraduate students. Penn State's Engineering Ambassador Program, created in 2009, is recognized for empowering student representatives through the development of communication and leadership skills that are critical in their role as Engineering Ambassadors and for their future professional success; for providing outreach presentations at middle schools and high schools to encourage careers in engineering and to recruit more women into the field; and for sharing the program's success with other universities.
Warner T. Koiter Medal
ERIK VAN DER GIESSEN
The Warner T. Koiter Medal was established in 1996 to recognize distinguished contributions to the field of solid mechanics with special emphasis on the effective blending of theoretical and applied elements, and on a high degree of leadership in the international solid mechanics community. The medal honors the late Dr. Warner T. Koiter, world-renowned authority in the field of solid mechanics, and it commemorates his vast contributions as research engineer and teacher. The medal was funded by the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Erik Van der Giessen, Ph.D., professor of applied physics and vice director of physics education at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, is honored for seminal contributions to the micromechanics of materials, particularly metals and polymers; for advancing the understanding of deformation and failure mechanisms of engineering materials; and for fostering international interactions and collaborations.
Dr. Van der Giessen's current efforts include collaborating with colleagues in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials on various biophysical issues inside cells.
Robert E. Koski Medal
The Robert E. Koski Medal recognizes an individual who has advanced the art and practice of fluid power motion and control through education and/or innovation. It was established in 2007 by the Fluid Power Systems and Technology Division to honor Mr. Koski's contributions to the field of design engineering and dynamic systems and control.
Siegfried Helduser, Dr.-lng., retired professor of Technische Universität Dresden, and former director of the university's Institut für Fluidtechnik, is honored for outstanding contributions to research, development, and education in fluid power motion and control over three decades through activities focused on basic research to overcome challenges in hydraulics; applied research, mainly in collaboration with industry, to foster innovation; and on the promotion of young talent along their educational paths.
Since his retirement in March 2010, Dr. Helduser has been working as a consultant, and authoring books and articles on fluid power. He has also been serving as an advisor to the board of trustees of the German University in Cairo.
Allan Kraus Thermal Management Medal
LOUIS C. CHOW
The Allan Kraus Thermal Management Medal, established in 2009, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in thermal management of electronic systems and their commitment to the field of thermal sciences.
Louis C. Chow, Ph.D., associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, is recognized for fundamental contributions to the field of evaporative spray cooling and the subsequent transition into enabling system-level technologies for the thermal management of high heat-flux electronic systems.
Dr. Chow joined the university in December 1995. He has held the university chair of mechanical engineering since 2002, and is also professor (joint appointment) of optics and photonics. He and his research group have published four book chapters, 128 journal articles, and 188 conference papers. He is also a co-inventor on 12 issued U.S. patents, and has four more pending.
James JV. Lundis Medal
PETER B. LYONS
The James N. Landis Medal was established in 1977 in honor of James N. Landis, who served as president of ASME in 1958. It is presented for outstanding personal performance related to designing, constructing, or managing the operation of major steam-powered electric stations using nuclear or fossil fuels, coupled with personal leadership in some humanitarian pursuit related to a committee activity, section leadership, or the broad nontechnical professional activity of the individual's engineering society.
Peter B. Lyons, Ph.D., assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., is honored for distinguished national and international public service and eminent achievements in the advancement of nuclear power through education, research, and assurance of the safety and security of nuclear power plants; and for contributions in the formulation and execution of policy and plans for nuclear energy.
Dr. Lyons serves as the primary policy advisor to the Secretary of Energy and the department on key issues involving nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration, as well as international nuclear activities.
Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award
RICHARD D. PORCO
Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award was established in 1977 and is presented to an individual who has contributed to the nuclear power plant industry through the development and promotion of ASME nuclear codes and standards or the ASME Nuclear Certification Program.
Richard D. Porco, president and chief operations officer of Ellis & Watts Global Industries, LLC, in Batavia, Ohio, is recognized for extraordinary contributions to the ASME Nuclear Codes and Standards organization, including the development and maintenance of the Operational Plan for the Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards, and dedicated efforts in helping to open and develop new markets around the world.
Mr. Porco has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering, design, manufacturing, and development of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning products and critical systems for nuclear, military, medical, aerospace, and environmental applications. Equipment designed by Mr. Porco is installed in more than 100 nuclear facilities throughout the world.
Gustus L· Larson Memorial Award
NICOLAS G. HADJIC0NSTANTIN0I
The Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award was established in 1974 and honors Gustus L. Larson, Fellow and founder of Pi Tau Sigma. It is awarded to the engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within 10 to 20 years following graduation.
Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou, Ph.D., professor, and co-director of the master's program in computation for design and optimization at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, is honored for outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering within 10 to 20 years following graduation.
Dr. Hadjiconstantinou's work focuses on nanoscale fluid mechanics and transport, with particular emphasis on alternative descriptions that replace the traditional Navier-Stokes/Fourier laws when the latter fail. In addition to using theory and simulation for understanding and describing nanoscale phenomena, his group also works on developing new simulation methods that bridge the gap between the atomistic and engineering-device scales. These methods enable the simulation of complex problems of engineering interest for which analytical descriptions are not always possible.
DAVID L. BUTLER
The H.R. Lissner Medal was established in 1977 and is presented for outstanding accomplishments in the area of bioengineering.
David L. Butler, Ph.D., professor and program head of biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, is recognized for significant contributions to bioengineering through creative research and leadership in knee ligament and tendon biomechanics, in vivo force measurements, functional tissue engineering principles, and the development of success criteria for soft tissue repair and reconstruction after injury.
Dr. Butler joined the university's faculty in 1976. Throughout his career, he has developed a comprehensive research roadmap leading to seminal contributions ranging from identification of primary and secondary ligamentous restraints in the human knee that influence diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation to, most recently, the merging of functional tissue engineering and developmental biology for identifying biological markers that can potentially lead to more regenerative than reparative therapies.
Charles T. Main Student Section Award
The Charles T. Main Student Section Award was established in 1919 to recognize, at the Society wide level, an ASME student member whose leadership and service qualities have contributed, for a period of more than one year, to the program and operation of a student section. In 1983, the award was expanded to include a second-place award.
CAITLIN A. CORRELL - GOLD
Caitlin A. Correli, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center in Pittsburgh, is recognized for tireless efforts to promote engineering fundamentals and industry networking for the past two years as chair of the ASME Student Section at Cooper Union, and vice chair of the District A Student District Operating Board.
Ms. Correli is pursuing a master's degree in entertainment technology, en route to a dream career at Walt Disney Imagineering. In May 2012, she received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.
Hardik Tiwari, a business analyst at Mu Sigma Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore, India, is recognized for dedicated service as chair of the ASME Student Section at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani in India, and as Student District Operating Board chair for District G; and for playing a key role in various programs to benefit ASME members.
Mr. Tiwari earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, with honors, from BITS Pilani in July 2012.
McDonald Mentoring Award
TIMOTHY SCOTT FISHER
The McDonald Mentoring Award, established in 2007, recognizes the outstanding mentoring of other professionals by an engineer in industry, government, education, or private practice.
Timothy Scott Fisher, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., is honored for contributions as an inspiring professor, exemplary role model, and visionary leader of international teams of students and colleagues, resulting in increased scholarship and diversity, expanded global collaboration in research and education focused on thermal sciences, and early-career success for several young engineers.
Dr. Fisher joined Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center in 2002. In 2008, he was a visiting professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India; he now holds the position of adjunct professor at the International Centre for Materials Science at the Nehru Centre and co-directs the India-U.S. Joint Networked Centre on Nanomaterials for Energy.
M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal ofASME/SME
The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal was established in 1986 by ASME and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers to honor an exceptional individual who has had significant influence and responsibility for improving the productivity and efficiency of manufacturing operations.
Chul B. Park, P.Eng., Ph.D., professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Microcellular Plastics at the University of Toronto, is honored for significantly improving the productivity and efficiency of the plastic foaming technology by identifying the fundamental mechanisms of cell nucleation and growth.
Since joining the university in 1993, Dr. Park has directed the Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory, which is recognized as the leading facility in the world for research and development of microcellular plastic foams. He is also founder and director of the Centre for Industrial Application of Microcellular Plastics. His research has generated 20 patents, and hundreds of companies throughout the world have licensed his microcellular systems.
Van C. Mow Medal
JOHN C. BISCHOF
The Van C. Mow Medal was established by the ASME Bioengineering Division in 2004 and first awarded in 2005. It is presented for significant contributions to the field of bioengineering through research, education, professional development, leadership in the development of the profession, mentoring of young bioengineers, and service to the bioengineering community.
John C. Bischof, Ph.D., the inaugural Carl and Janet Kuhrmeyer Chair in Mechanical Engineering, and a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the departments of mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and urology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, is honored for significant work in defining mechanisms of thermal injury at the molecular, cellular, and vascular level, thereby improving thermal therapies and biopreservation of biomaterials; and for biomedical society leadership, course and symposia development, and student and junior faculty mentorship in biotransport.
On the faculty at the university since 1993, Dr. Bischof has made numerous contributions to bioengineering in general and biotransport in particular. A more recent focus is on fundamentals of nanoparticle heat and mass transport for disease diagnosis and treatment.
SATYA N. ATLURI
The Nadai Medal was established in 1975 to recognize significant contributions and outstanding achievements which broaden the field of materials engineering.
Satya N. Atluri, Sc.D., UCI Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine, is honored for sustained contributions to archival literature and the development of widely used software for computational and analytical modeling of degradation, failure, penetration, fracture, and longevity of materials and structures in mechanical, nuclear, and aerospace industries.
A member of the University of California faculty since 1996, Dr. Atluri was a distinguished professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, before joining UC Irvine in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering in 2002. In 1986, he founded ICCES, the International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, a scientific association to bring together the world's most respected researchers from academia, industry, and government. He is also founder and chair of FSL, a Global Forum on Structural Longevity. Dr. Atluri has authored or edited 45 monographs, and published more than 800 archival papers in the general discipline of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Sia Nemat-Nasaer Early Career Award
HAROLD S. PARK
The Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award recognizes research excellence in experimental, computational, or theoretical aspects of mechanics of materials by a young investigator within 10 years of receiving his or her Ph.D. Established by the Materials Division in 2008, it was elevated to a Society award in 2012.
Harold S. Park, Ph.D., an associate professor at Boston University, is honored for elucidating surface effects on the plastic deformation mechanisms and mechanical properties of crystalline nanowires.
Dr. Park joined the faculty at Boston University as an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering in January 2010. Effective Sept. 1, 2012, he was awarded tenure and was promoted to associate professor. His research concentrates on the synergy between computational methods and materials physics, and the advances in the understanding of material behavior that can be possible as a result. He has published more than 60 refereed journal article and 14 invited or special issue journal publications, contributed five invited book chapters, and co-authored the book. Nano Mechanics and Materials: Theory. Multiscale Methods and Applications.
Burt L, Newkirk Award
The Burt L. Newkirk Award was established in 1976 and is presented to an individual who has made a notable contribution in tribology research or development, as evidenced by important tribology publications prior to his or her 40th birthday.
Ashlie Martini, Ph.D.. assistant professor at the University of California, Merced, is honored for significant contributions to the field of tribology through research, education, and service to professional societies as evidenced by the publication of more than two dozen archival papers on various aspects of tribology.
Dr. Martini is actively involved in teaching undergraduate (e.g., machine component design) and graduate courses (e.g., tribology), and maintaining a strong research program in tribology. Her current research focus is on understanding nanoscale tribological phenomena as a means of enabling application-specific interface design. In addition to co-authoring refereed journal papers, she co-authored five magazine articles and authored a book chapter- Chapter 8, "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Nanotribology"in Micro- and Nanoscale Phenomena in Tribology (CRC Press, 2011).
Edward F. Obert Award
CHARLES E. SMITH
MICHAEL R. VON SPAK0VSKY
The Edward F. Obert Award was established in 1987 by the Advanced Energy Systems Division to recognize an outstanding paper on thermodynamics. It was elevated to a society award in 1996.
Charles E. Smith, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, and Michael R. von Spakovsky, Ph.D., professor at Virginia Tech, are recognized for the paper, "Comparison of the Non-equilibrium Predictions of Quantum Thermodynamics at the Atomistic Level With Experimental Evidence."
Dr. Smith's research interests include non-equilibrium thermodynamics, dissipative quantum systems, and fluid mechanics. Under the supervision of Dr. Michael R. von Spakovsky, he earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in May 2012. Previously, he worked for a number of years in software and semiconductor related areas in Silicon Valley in California.
Dr. von Spakovsky has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience and more than 17 years of industry experience in mechanical engineering, power utility systems, aerospace, and software engineering. Since 1997, he has been professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech and director of the Center for Energy Systems Research.
Rufiis Oldenburger Medal
The Rufus Oldenburger Medal was established in 1968 and is given in recognition of significant contributions and outstanding achievements in the field of automatic control through any of the following: education, research, development, innovation, and service to the field and profession.
Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, Ph.D., Cecil and Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, is honored for fundamental contributions to robust control theory, specifically L-l optimal control theory for linear control systems; to nonlinear control theory, especially input-output stability theory; to robotics, including the control of flexible beams; to statistical learning theory and machine learning; and to computational biology.
In March 2010, Dr. Vidyasagar was named the founding head of the newly created bioengineering department, where he initiated the offering of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. His current research interests are in the application of stochastic processes and stochastic modeling to problems in computational biology, control systems, and quantitative finance.
Performance Test Codes Medal
PAUL G. ALBERT
The Performance Test Codes Medal, established in 1981, is awarded to an individual or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of ASME Performance Test Codes, including the Supplements on Instruments and Apparatus.
Paul G. Albert, growth manager within Power Generation Services at GE Energy in Schenectady, N.Y., is recognized for significant contributions to the development of test codes; for serving ASME with exemplary dedication for three decades; and for current service as chair of ASME's Performance Test Codes Standards Committee PTC 6-Steam Turbines, and contributions to several other committees.
Mr. Albert joined GE in 1977. In his current position, he is responsible for integrating and developing capabilities to deliver better products and services for evaluating and improving the performance of operating turbinegenerator equipment and plants. He is a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission's Technical Committee 5-Steam Turbines.
Marshall B. Peterson Award
The Marshall B. Peterson Award, established in 1997, is given to a young engineer in recognition of an earlycareer achievement and for promising research within the field of tribology.
Melih Eriten, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is recognized for significant contributions in pre-sliding partial slip behavior of frictional contacts, as evidenced by published articles in prestigious journals; and for active membership in ASME, including co-organizing and chairing symposia and workshops, and serving as a reviewer for journals.
In July 2012, Dr. Eriten joined the faculty at UW-Madison as a tenuretrack assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering. His research interests are in contact mechanics and tribology, multiscale testing, characterization and modeling of materials, and nonlinear dynamics of materials and assembled structures. He is the author or co-author of 17 journal articles and 13 articles in conference proceedings, and has delivered a number of technical presentations and invited talks.
Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal
AMOS G. WINTER V
The Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal was established in 1938 by Pi Tau Sigma in coordination with ASME to recognize outstanding achievements by a young engineering graduate in mechanical engineering within 10 years following receipt of the baccalaureate degree.
Amos G. Winter V, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Global Engineering and Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, is honored for outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering within 10 years of graduation.
Dr. Winter's research focuses on the marriage of mechanical design theory and user-centered product design to create simple, elegant technological solutions for use in highly constrained environments. He is the principal inventor of the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), an all-terrain wheelchair designed for developing countries. He is also a founder of Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT), a nonprofit organization that bridges the gap between innovation in academia and implementation in the real world; GRIT is currently piloting the volume manufacturing and distribution of the LFC in India.
James Harry Potter Gold Medal
ESSAM E. KHALIL
The James Harry Potter Gold Medal was established in 1980 in recognition of eminent achievement or distinguished service in the application of the science of thermodynamics in mechanical engineering.
Essam E. Khalil, Ph.D., DIC, professor of mechanical engineering at Cairo University, is recognized for significant contributions in the areas of building energy utilization and computational fluid dynamics modeling of thermodynamic processes in fire and combustion applications, including work in the fields of green buildings and energy efficiencies in nontraditional structures such as university hostels and archeological monuments.
Dr. Khalil joined the faculty at Cairo University in 1977. He teaches power plant technology and thermal convection courses, and his research areas include heat transfer, energy in buildings, air conditioning, combustion, and indoor air quality. He is research advisor for over 100 students. As a consultant, Dr. Khalil has provided a broad range of engineering services to industries and government entities. He designed heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, and mechanical systems for over 70 hospitals and health care facilities.
Prime Movers Committee Award
LUTHER M. RAATIKKA
The Prime Movers Committee Award, established in 1954, recognizes outstanding contributions, available through public presentation and publication, to the literature of thermal electric station practice or equipment.
Luther M. Raatikka, P.E., senior consulting engineer at Zachry Engineering Corp. in Minneapolis, is recognized for the paper titled "Woody Biomass Co-Firing in Pulverized Coal Fired Boilers," presented at the ASME 2011 Power Conference.
Mr. Raatikka has 39 years of experience in the electric power industry, most as a mechanical engineer with Xcel Energy (formerly known as Northern States Power Co.). At Zachry, he recently assisted with the development of two biomass-fired power plants being constructed in Georgia and Florida, and served as project engineer for a $38 million project to control particulate, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide emissions from 60 MW pulverized coal-fired boiler. He is currently providing technical expertise on numerous projects in the renewable energy sector, and mentoring young engineers.
Charles Ruse Richards Memorial Award
POL D. SPAN0S
The Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, established in 1944, was named in honor of a founder of Pi Tau Sigma. It is given to an engineering graduate who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering for 20 years or more following graduation.
Pol D. Spanos, P.E., Ph.D., L.B, Ryon Endowed Chair in Engineering at Rice University in Houston, is honored for outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering.
Dr. Spanos joined the faculty at Rice University in 1984. He is interested in dynamics and vibrations focusing on probabilistic, non-linear, and signal-processing aspects, and with applications to structural, space, offshore, vehicles, and materials engineering. His work has been supported by numerous federal and industrial entities, and he has served as a consultant or advisor on many projects. His research has been disseminated in more than 300 papers. Dr. Spanos has supervised the theses of more than 80 master's and more than 45 Ph.D. students.
Ralph Coats Roe Medal
WILLIAM SANFORD NYE
The Ralph Coats Roe Medal, established in 1972, recognizes an outstanding contribution toward a better public understanding and appreciation of the engineer's worth to contemporary society.
William Sanford Nye, RE., chief executive officer of The Planetary Society in Pasadena, Calif, is honored for inspiring and educating audiences of all ages about engineering through efforts including award-winning television shows about science and technology, a popular website, respected commentary on contemporary technical issues, and several children's books.
A scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, his mission is to help foster a scientifically literate society. For most of his life, Mr. Nye has been making science entertaining and accessible in order to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. He became a household name with "Bill Nye the Science Guy," and has also served as the host and writer for three currently running television series. Between 1993 and 2005, Mr. Nye authored five children's books about science.
Safety Codes and Standards Medal
The Safety Codes and Standards Medal was established in 1986 to recognize contributions to the enhancement of public safety through the development and promotion of ASME safety codes and standards or through ASME safety accreditation activity.
David Duerr, P.E., president of 2DM Associates Inc. in Houston, is honored for more than 12 years of active involvement in ASME committees; for spearheading the revision of the 2008 and 2011 editions of BTH-1 Design of Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices, and for chairing the BTH Standards Committee with consistent effort and drive; for publishing works that further promote safety codes and standards; and for unwavering advocacy of safety codes and standards activities.
In 1986, Mr. Duerr founded 2DM Associates, a consulting engineering firm that provides services to the heavy lifting and transportation industry, an industry he had entered in 1974. The firm has provided services for a wide variety of projects in industries as diverse as power generation, manufacturing, petrochemicals, medicine, the space program, and high-energy physics research.
R. Tom Sawyer Award
The R. Tom Sawyer Award, established in 1972, is bestowed upon an individual who has made important contributions toward the advancement of the gas turbine industry, as well as the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute, over a substantial period ot time.
David C. Wisler, Ph.D., is honored for career-long innovative technical contributions to advance the performance of gas turbine engines; for national and international initiatives to encourage research collaboration between universities and industry; and for providing exemplary leadership and service to the IGTI.
Dr. Wisler is a renowned expert in turbomachinery aerodynamics technology. During his distinguished 38-year career at GE Aviation, he conducted and managed advanced technology programs. In the decade before his retirement in 2008, Dr. Wisler created and managed GE's University Strategic Alliance Program. After retiring, he immediately joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) Initiative to revitalize engineering education worldwide.
Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal
KORNEL F. EHMANN
The Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal, established in 2009, recognizes significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing processes.
Kornel F. Ehmann, Ph.D., a James N. and Nancy J. Farley Professor in Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship. and a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., is recognized for pioneering technical contributions to machine tool systems, metal cutting dynamics and stability, drilling, and micro/meso-scale manufacturing, and for leadership in advancing the state of the art, stimulating technical exchanges, and seeking government support for micro/mesoscale manufacturing research worldwide.
On the faculty at Northwestern University since 1985, Dr. Ehmann is also an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; adjunct chair professor at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan; distinguished honorary professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; and a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award
The Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award was established as a division award in 1998. The award was elevated to an ASME award in 2001 to recognize a person who exemplifies the best in furthering engineering design education through vision, interactions with students and industry, scholarship, and impact on the next generation of engineers, and a person whose action serves as a role model for other educators to emulate.
David Wallace, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering and MacVicar Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, is honored for setting a national example by transforming a mechanical engineering senior design course into one of the most respected and exciting educational activities on MIT's campus through the artful and intelligent blending of digital media, hands-on experiences, analysis, aesthetic design, and multidisciplinary mentoring.
Among other courses, Dr. Wallace teaches Product Engineering Processes, which focuses on innovative product development and ends with a prototype launch attended by nearly 1,200 guests from industry and academia.
Spirit of St. Louis Medal
WILLIAM M. SHEPHERD
The Spirit of St. Louis Medal was established in 1929 by Philip D. Ball, ASME members, and citizens of St. Louis. It is awarded annually for meritorious service in the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. Contributions from Northrop Grumman have been made to supplement the medal endowment.
William M. Shepherd, captain, U.S. Navy, retired, is honored for extraordinary leadership and tireless efforts on the International Space Station, from conception and hands-on design to multinational program management, contract execution, and operation, culminating in the role of Expedition One commander.
In 1993, Capt. Shepherd was assigned as the program manager for the International Space Station, a 16-nation partnership to build a new orbital gateway to space. He led a 12.000 person government/industry team in the technical, management, and operational details of the new program. In 1996, he was selected to command the first flight crew to the new station with Russian cosmonauts Col. Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev. The Expedition One crew launched to orbit in October 2000 and began permanent human operations aboard the Space Station complex. After 141 days in space, the crew returned to Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in March 2001.
Student Section Advisor Award
The Student Section Advisor Award, established in 1990 as the Faculty Advisor Award and renamed in 2000, is presented to an ASME member who is a current or former student section advisor whose leadership and service qualities have contributed, for at least three years, to the program and operations of a student section of the society. The endowment for the award was provided by the Old Guard Committee.
Rick Couvillion, P.E., Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is recognized for long-term, outstanding service as ASME student section advisor at the university, and mentor to students and student section advisors throughout District E, and for providing leadership that promotes teamwork and camaraderie to improve the engineering experience.
After one semester as a member of the faculty, Dr. Couvillion was asked to become the ASME student section adviser. During his long-term service (1982-85, 1987-92, 2004-present), his student members have hosted the Regional Student Conference five times, most recently in 2011.
J. Hall Taylor Medal
JEFFREY F. HENRY
The J. Hall Taylor Medal was established in 1965 by the ASME Codes and Standards Board as a gift from Taylor Forge and Pipe Works to commemorate the pioneering work of J. Hall Taylor in the standardization of industrial products and safety codes for their use. It is awarded for distinguished service or eminent achievement in the codes and standards area pertaining to the broad fields of piping and pressure vessels.
Jeffrey F Henry, senior associate at Structural Integrity Associates Inc. in Chattanooga, Tenn., is recognized for distinguished leadership and professionalism in the advancement and recognition of ASME codes and standards for pressure equipment, and for significant contributions to the development and standardization of materials technology for pressure equipment application.
Mr. Henry's professional experience has been concentrated on understanding and managing the service performance of power plant and pressure vessel materials. Until 2006, he was director of Alstom Power Inc.'s Materials Technology Center in Chattanooga.
Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award
The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award was established in 1925 in honor of ASME's first president. It provides an opportunity for a leader in pure or applied science or engineering to present to the society a lecture that encourages stimulating thinking on a subject of broad interest to engineers. The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award was elevated to a society award in 2000.
Zhigang Suo, Ph.D., the Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor of Mechanics and Materials at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., is honored for pioneering work on interfacial fracture mechanics for composite materials, thin films, and microelectronics, and recently on mechanics of soft active materials.
Dr. Suo co-founded iMechanica, the web of mechanics and mechanicians, and was a member-at-large of the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2006-10). He has published more than 250 papers in leading physics, materials science, and mechanical engineering journals, and has lectured worldwide.
Yeram S. Touloukian Award
The Yeram S. Touloukian Award, a triennial award established in 1997 and initially bestowed in 2000, recognizes outstanding technical contributions in the field of thermophysical properties.
PETER T. CUMMINGS
Peter T. Cummings, Ph.D., John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., is honored for distinguished and broad scientific contributions to the theoretical description of the thermophysical and structural properties of water, aqueous solutions, and non-polar fluids, in bulk, at interfaces, and under nano-confinement, and for national leadership in the emerging field of computational and theoretical nanoscience.
Dr. Cummings is also the principal scientist in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, as well as founding director of the Nanomaterials Theory Institute, the theory program within the CNMS. He is the founder of the FOMMS (Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation) conference series, held triennially since 2000. He is also a member of the Basis Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, which provides independent advice to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Michael R. Moldover, Ph.D., NIST Fellow and leader of the Fluid Metrology Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., is honored for outstanding contributions as an experimentalist who, over the last 35 years, has had a tremendous fundamental impact in both the equilibrium and transport areas of the thermophysical properties field.
Dr. Moldover joined NIST in 1972 when it was known as the National Bureau of Standards,. Under his leadership, the Fluid Metrology Group is now studying nozzles to improve flow standards, measuring the CO., in flue gases emitted by coal-burning power plants, and developing methods to measure rapidly changing fluid flows. The group also participates on ASME committees, writing standards for the measurement of flow in conduits and for critical flow Venturis.
Worcester Reed Warner Medal
JANOS MIKLOS BEER
The Worcester Reed Warner Medal was established in 1930 and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering. Contributions may be single papers, treatises, or books, or a series of papers.
Já nos Miklós Beer, Ph.D., D.Sc, professor emeritus of chemical and fuel engineering the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, is honored for innovative contributions in developing cleaner and more efficient advanced combustion systems using coals and other fuels through rigorous examination at fundamental, pilot plant and scaling for deployment in the power and utility industry; and as an educator, researcher, and consultant who has authored more than 300 technical papers.
Dr. Beer joined MIT in 1976 and has been professor emeritus since 1993. His impressive list of firsts include providing an analogy for modeling combustion systems using water model studies, developing scaling laws and criteria for use in combustors and furnaces, studying single droplet combustion, and providing the burning rates of droplets, and determining means for reducing NOx emission from fluidized bed combustors, furnaces, and combustion turbines.
George Westinghouse Medals
The George Westinghouse Medals were established to recognize eminent achievement or distinguished service in the power field of mechanical engineering. To perpetuate the value of the rich contribution to power development made by George Westinghouse, honorary member and 29th president of ASME, the Westinghouse Educational Foundation established the Gold Medal in 1952 and the Silver Medal in 1971.
RICHARD R. SCHULTZ - GOLD
Richard R. Schultz, P.E., Ph.D., distinguished research engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, is honored for renowned research activities regarding the safety of nuclear power plants, including a major role on several international experimental programs conducted over the last three decades in support of nuclear power, and for significant work in the areas of critical flow research, the characterization of small break loss-of-coolant scenarios for pressurized water reactors, the mitigation of condensationinduced water hammer using saturated, stratified flow, and gas-cooled reactor shutdown using passive forces, as well as for more than 100 technical publications.
Dr. Schultz has been with the laboratory since 1976. His publications cover subjects ranging from critical flow characterization, experiment design and specifications, and software validation to condensation-induced water hammer and plant thermal-hydraulics.
WEIHONG YANG -SILVER
Weihong Yang, Ph.D., a docent at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, is honored for innovative research contributions to the understanding and application of the high-temperature combustion process for cleaner combustion of biomass and low-grade fuels, and for work on efficient fuel reforming for use in power systems.
Dr. Yang joined KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2000 and since 2006 has been a docent in the department of material science and engineering. He was appointed head of the Division of Energy and Furnace Technology in 2009. His current activities focus on industrial combustion, renewable electricity based on biomass, and fuel switch using multi-scale strategic methods, from molecular to reactor to plant levels.
Arthur L. Williston Medal
KYLE CRAWFORD PICHA
The Arthur L. Williston Medal, established in 1954, recognizes the best paper submitted on a subject chosen to challenge the abilities of engineering students. The annual competition is open to any ASME student member or member who received a baccalaureate degree within two years of the submission deadline.
Kyle Crawford Picha, a graduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., is recognized for the paper titled "The Future of Power Generation in a Post-Fukushima Society: A Partnership of Rising Renewables and Promising Nuclear Technologies."
Mr. Picha is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in aerospace engineering. He graduated cum laude from the University of Evansville in Indiana in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (minors: math and music). An ASME member, he is also a member of SAE International; Pi Tau Sigma, the International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; and Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics Honor Society.
Henry R, Worthington Medal
The Henry R. Worthington Medal, established in 1980, is bestowed for eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery including, but not limited to, research, development, design, innovation, management, education, or literature.
Abraham Engeda, Ph.D., professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, is honored for outstanding and long-lasting contributions in research and education for designing efficient centrifugal pumps and compressors, and understanding the complex flow structure using experimental and theoretical techniques, and as a result, training the next generation of engineers in sound pump and compressor theory and design principles.
A professor of mechanical engineering at the university since 1990, Dr. Engeda developed the turbomachinery curriculum, and the turbomachinery research and teaching laboratories. As the major supervisor, he graduated 16 Ph.D. and 22 master's students. Dr. Engeda has organized 10 two-day short courses on turbomachinery topics for industry, nationally and internationally. He is the author or co-author of more than 120 technical publications.
S.Y. Zamrik PVP Medal
The Pressure Vessel and Piping Medal was established in 1980. Renamed the S.Y. Zamrik PVP Medal in 2010. it is bestowed for outstanding contributions in the field of pressure vessel and piping technology including, but not limited to, research, development, teaching, and significant advancements of the state of the art.
M.K. Au-Yang, P.E., Ph.D., consultant, is recognized for contributions and leadership in the area of coupled fluid-structural dynamic analysis; and for contributions to ASME codes on flow-induced vibration analysis and heat exchanger testing.
Dr. Au-Yang has 44 years of experience in fluid-structure interaction problems, flow-induced vibration, acoustics, scale model testing, and failure analysis of plant systems and components. He held various positions (1968-95) at Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Technologies in Lynchburg, Va. In 1996, he joined Framatome ANP. also in Lynchburg, and worked as an advisory engineer until his retirement in 2001. He is presently an independent consultant in flow-induced vibration, fatigue, and wear.
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