|Category of Award||Bestowed to|
|(A) Honorary Member||Persons who have contributed by live-time achievements and their outstanding international reputation to the blossoming-up of mechanism and machine science and the thriving of the Federation. This is the highest distinction bestowed by the Federation. The total number of honorary members shall not exceed twenty, and the number from any Member Organization shall not exceed three.|
|(B) Award of Merit||Persons or organizations who/which have contributed an exceptionally significant achievement – either an invention, a theoretical development or a software framework – in the area of Mechanism and Machine Science, upon which the IFToMM community and mechanism and machine next-generation scientists may build up new research directions.|
|(C) Dedicated Services Award||Persons or organizations who/which have provided substantial voluntary service for the whole Federation, marked by outstanding performance, effective leadership and prolonged and devoted commitment for the international activities of IFToMM.|
Honors and awards are bestowed by the General Assembly as the supreme body of the Federation in appreciation and distinction for the accomplished contributions.
|Gallery of Honorary Members of IFToMM||Gallery of IFToMM Awards of Merit||Gallery of IFToMM Dedicated Service Awards|
|Honorary Members of IFToMM||IFToMM Award of Merit||IFToMM Dedicated Service Award|
|Living members||Qiang Huang (China-Beijing) 2019||Chitta Amarnath (India) 2018|
|Teun Koetsier (Netherlands) 2019||Clément Gosselin (Canada) 2019||Moshe Shoham (Israel) 2018|
|Hong Sen Yan (China-Taipei) 2011||Gondi Kondaiah Ananthasuresh (India) 2019||Józef Wojnarowski (Poland) 2018|
|Enrique Chicurel-Uziel (Mexico) 2011||Faydor l. Litvin (Russia, USA) 2014||Shuo Hung Chang (China-Taipei) 2018|
|Emilio Bautista Paz (Spain) 2007||Jean-Pierre Merlet (France) 2011||Ce Zhang (China-Beijing) 2018|
|Jorge Angeles (Canada) 2003||Javier Garcia De Jalon (Spain) 2011||Veniamin I. Goldfarb (Russia) 2017|
|Bernard Roth (USA) 2003||Zhen Huang (China-Beijing) 2010||Vincenzo Parenti Castelli (Italy) 2017|
|Past members||Atsuo Takanishi (Japan) 2010||Jorge Angeles (Canada) 2016|
|Jammi S. Rao (India) 2011||Rafael Aviles (Spain) 2010||Joseph Rooney (UK) 2015|
|Manfred Hiller (Germany) 2011||Florea Dudita (Romania) 2009||Miroslav Václavík (Czech) 2015|
|Leonard Maunder (UK) 2007||Toshiro Higuchi (Japan) 2007||Ion Vişa (Romania) 2015|
|Teru Hayashi (Japan) 2007||Justo Nieto Nieto (Spain) 2007||Andrés Kecskeméthy (Germany) 2015|
|Arkady Bessonov (Russia) 2003||Teun Koetsier (Netherlands) 2004||Alexander Golovin (Russia) 2014|
|Konstantin V.Frolov (Russia) 1999||Shigeo Hirose (Japan) 2004||Carlos Lopez-Cajùn (Mexico) 2014|
|Jack Phillips (Australia) 1999||Ken Waldron (USA, Australia) 2013|
|Jan Oderfeld (Poland) 1995||Hanfried Kerle (Germany) 2011|
|Erskine Crossley (USA) 1975||Alberto Rovetta (Italy) 2010|
|Manfred Husty (Austria) 2010|
|Ying Chien Tsai (China-Taipei) 2010|
|Tian Huang (China-Beijing) 2009|
|Neville F. Rieger (USA) 2007|
|Terry E. Shoup (Canada) 2007|
|Elisabeth Filemon (Hungary) 2004|
|Giovanni Bianchi (Italy) 2004|
|Karl Wohlhart (Austria) 1999|
|Ladislav Pust (Czech Republic) 1999|
|Gerard Bogelsack (Germany) 1999|
|P. A. Lebedev (Russia) 1999|
Recommendations for honors and awards to the General Assembly are issued by the IFToMM Honors and Awards Committee – embodied by the acting Executive Council and chaired by the President, with the Vice-President acting as secretary of the committee and the Secretary General acting as its communication channel – upon reviewing and evaluating nominations received from IFToMM or external societies. In its role as Honors and Awards Committee, the Executive Council consists only and exclusively of its voting members. The Executive Council in this role reviews and evaluates in closed (non-public) sessions nominations received from within IFToMM or external societies and sends its recommendation to the General Assembly, which finally decides as the supreme body of the Federation for the bestowing of awards. Recommendation decisions are issued by the Executive Council in its role as Honors and Awards Committee and forwarded to the General Assembly at its end-of-year session from all received nominations once every four years prior to the forthcoming World Congress, or in the running year in urgent cases. The Executive Council in its role as Honors and Awards Committee may also decide not to recommend specific awards for categories (A) to (C) in a running period.
Due to her or his direct involvement in the Honors and Awards Committee, no member of the acting Executive Council or the Honors and Awards Advisory Panel may be nominated for awards.
The awards will be ceremonially handed over by the President during the World Congress or in-between in urgent cases.
For the recommendation of the Executive Council in its role as Honors and Awards Committee, an international Honors and Awards Advisory Panel is appointed as external advisory board by the Executive Council in its role as Honors and Awards Committee. The current Honors and Awards Advisory Panel is composed by
To be announced
Nominations for Honors and Awards can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.