Honors & Awards

Category of AwardBestowed to
(A) Honorary MemberPersons 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 MeritPersons 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 AwardPersons 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.

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 honors-and-awards-affairs@itomm-world.org.

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