Awards & Honors: 2017-18 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Awards

UGA faculty members are invited to submit nominations for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)’s 2017-18 awards program.

These awards are an important and valuable method of honoring outstanding contributions made toward increasing technical knowledge, improving understanding, or achieving noteworthy engineering application. Eligibility will vary by award, so please read the following award descriptions carefully. Full details for individual award opportunities are provided at each link.

The following awards are considered Highly Prestigious or Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC). To view a full list of ASME’s awards, please click here.

Awards due in August

Awards due in September

  • Freeman Scholar Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/literature-awards/freeman-scholar-award
    • Deadline: 9/1
    • Summary: The Freeman Scholar Award Program is awarded annually. A person of significant expertise in fluids engineering is selected as the Freeman Scholar by the Freeman Scholar Award Committee and the Committee on Honors. Freeman Scholars are expected to review a coherent topic in their specialty, write a review article for the Journal of Fluids Engineering and present a plenary lecture during the Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting.
  • HR Lissner Medal (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/h-r-lissner-medal
    • Deadline: 9/1
    • Summary: The H.R. Lissner Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering. These achievements may be in the form of (1) significant research contributions in bioengineering; (2) development of new methods of measuring in bioengineering; (3) design of new equipment and instrumentation in bioengineering; (4) educational impact in the training of bioengineers; and/or (5) service to the bioengineering community, in general, and to the Bioengineering Division of ASME, in particular.
  • Van C Mow Medal (P)
  • Yeram S Touloukian Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/yeram-s-touloukian-award
    • Deadline: 9/1
    • Summary: The Yeram S. Touloukian Award, established in 1997, is bestowed triennially to recognize outstanding technical contributions in the field of thermophysical properties. An individual who is internationally recognized for major contributions in the thermophysical properties field is eligible to receive this award. Fields recognized by the award include, but are not limited to, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, physics and chemistry.

Awards due in October

Awards due in November

Awards due in December

  • Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/literature-awards/blackall-machine-tool-and-gage-award
    • Deadline: 12/15
    • Summary: The Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award is presented for the best current original paper or papers (not published elsewhere) which has/have been presented before ASME and/or published by ASME during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The paper(s) should be clearly concerned with or related to the design or application of machine tools, gages, or dimensional measuring instruments, submitted to ASME for presentation and publication. Papers by multiple authors are eligible. The award shall be made annually if warranted.
  • Frank Kreith Energy Award (P)

Awards due in January

Awards due in February

  • Burt L Newkirk Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/burt-l-newkirk-award
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The Burt L. Newkirk Award is given to an individual who has not passed his/her fortieth birthday on July 1 of the year in which the award is conferred and who is an ASME member at the time of nomination. It is given to one who has made notable contributions to the field of tribology in research or development as evidenced by important tribology publications.
  • Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (P)
  • Dixy Lee Ray Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/dixy-lee-ray-award
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The Dixy Lee Ray Award, established in 1998, recognizes significant achievements and contributions in the broad field of environmental protection. As a general rule, in alternate years achievement in the following areas will be recognized: environmental engineering, including environmental technology and related topics; other environmental areas, including environmental health, environmental sciences, environmental management and policy, and related topics.
  • George Westinghouse Medals (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/george-westinghouse-medals
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The George Westinghouse Medals were established to recognize eminent achievement or distinguished service in the power field of mechanical engineering. The Silver Medal is bestowed upon one who is not yet 45 on June 30 of the year in which the medal is awarded. Considering power in the broad sense, the basis of the awards shall include contributions of utilization, application, design, development, research, and the organization of such activities in the power field.
  • Gustus L Larson Memorial Award (P)
  • Henry R Worthington Medal (P)
  • Internal Combustion Engine Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/internal-combustion-engine-award
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The Internal Combustion Engine Award recognizes 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; or in directing the efforts and accomplishments of those engaged in engineering practice in the design, development, application, and operation of internal combustion engines.
  • James Harry Potter Gold Medal (P)
  • James N Landis Medal (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/james-n-landis-medal
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The James N. Landis Medal is presented for outstanding personal performance in the design, construction, or management of major steam-electric stations using nuclear or fossil fuels. The candidate must also demonstrate personal leadership in humanitarian pursuits, which may include committee activity, Section leadership, or the broad non-technical professional activity of the individual’s engineering society.
  • M Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME (P)
  • Machine Design Award (P)
  • Marshall B Peterson Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/marshall-b-peterson-award
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The Marshall B. Peterson Award is given in biennially in recognition of early-career achievement in research as demonstrated by papers published in scientific journals of ASME and promise for pursuit of research in tribology. It is preferred, but not required, that the awardee’s research emphasis be on materials aspects of tribology, e.g. wear, friction materials, and solid lubricants.
  • Mayo D Hersey Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/mayo-d-hersey-award
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The Mayo D. Hersey Award is bestowed on an individual in recognition of 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, from excellence and creativity in lubrication engineering practice, or from sustained and forthright efforts and dissemination of information on the theory and practice of lubrication.
  • Nadai Medal (P)
  • Old Guard Early Career Award (P)
  • Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics (P)
  • Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal (P)
  • Prime Movers Committee Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/literature-awards/prime-movers-committee-award
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The Prime Movers Committee Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature of thermal electric station practice or equipment which are available through public presentation and publication. Those papers approved by the appropriate papers review committee as meeting ASME standards and available in printed form may be considered for this award. Papers, while usually current need not necessarily be so, may be by a single author or multiple authors.
  • Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/robert-henry-thurston-lecture-award
    • Deadline: 2/15
    • Summary: The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture was established in 1925 in honor of Robert Henry Thurston, first president of ASME and a farseeing leader in science and engineering. The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture, presented annually at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress, provides an outstanding leader in pure or applied science or engineering with the honor of presenting to the Society a lecture that encourages stimulating thinking on a subject of broad technical interest to engineers. The Robert Henry Thurston Lecture was elevated to a Society award in 2000.
  • Rufus Oldenburger Medal (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/rufus-oldenburger-medal
    • Deadline: 2/1
    • Summary: The Rufus Oldenburger Medal is a prestigious Society award for lifetime achievements in automatic control. Inaugurated in 1968, the medal recognizes significant contributions and outstanding achievements in the field of automatic control. Such achievements may be, for example, in the areas of education, research, development, innovation, and service to the field and profession.
  • Thomas A Edison Patent Award (P)
  • William T Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award (P)

Awards due in March

  • ASME Medal (HP)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/asme-medal
    • Deadline: 3/1/2018
    • Summary: ASME Medal, established in 1920, is the highest award that the Society can bestow and is to recognize “eminently distinguished engineering achievement.” Only one ASME Medal may be awarded annually. Although some individuals have been honored by both the ASME Medal and Honorary Membership, each award has been made on the basis of different accomplishments
  • Arthur L Williston Medal (P)
  • Edward F Obert Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/literature-awards/edward-f-obert-award
    • Deadline: 3/1
    • Summary: The Edward F. Obert Award recognizes an outstanding paper on thermodynamics presented during the preceding two calendar years. The award shall be made for a paper presented at the Advanced Energy Systems Division’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress symposium on energy systems analysis (so long as the symposium continues). The award shall be presented at the following ASME Congress.
  • Henry Hess Award (P)
  • Holley Medal (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/achievement-awards/holley-medal
    • Deadline: 3/1
    • Summary: The Holley Medal was established in 1924 to honor Alexander Lyman Holley, charter member of ASME. It is awarded for outstanding and unique act(s) of an engineering nature, accomplishing a noteworthy and timely public benefit by one or more individuals for a single achievement, provided the contributions are equal or comparable.
  • Melville Medal (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/literature-awards/melville-medal
    • Deadline: 3/1
    • Summary: The Melville Medal is the highest ASME honor for the best original paper (not published elsewhere) which has been published in the ASME Transactions during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The paper may have more than one author, but one of the authors shall be an ASME corporate member (Fellow, Member or Associate Member). The paper shall be specifically recommended for the medal by a review committee or qualified individual.
  • Worcester Reed Warner Medal (P)

Awards due in June

  • ASME SY Zamrik Pressure Vessels and Piping Medal (P)
  • Gas Turbine Award (P)
    • Link: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/literature-awards/gas-turbine-award
    • Deadline: 6/1
    • Summary: The Gas Turbine Award is given in recognition of an outstanding individual–or multiple–author contribution to the literature of combustion gas turbines or gas turbines thermally combined with nuclear or steam power plants. The paper may be devoted to design aspects or overall gas turbines or individual components and/or systems such as compressors, combustion systems, turbines, controls and accessories, bearings, regenerators, inlet air filters, silencers, etc. It may cover topics specifically related to gas turbines such as high temperature materials or fuel considerations, including erosion and corrosion complications. It can also be devoted to application or operational aspects of gas turbines for aircraft propulsion and ground power units, or automotive, electric utility, gas pipeline pumping, locomotive, marine, oil field pumping, petrochemical, space power, steel, and similar uses. Papers published anywhere in the world are eligible.

Nomination Instructions

View nomination and submission instructions here: https://www.asme.org/About-ASME/Honors-Awards/Award-Information/How-to-Nominate

Questions?

For questions or more information about individual awards, contact ASME chairpersons at https://www.asme.org/about-asme/participate/honors-awards/award-information/list-of-society-awards.