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2017 IAHR Awards - Call for Nominations

IAHR members are invited to submit nominations for the Arthur Thomas Ippen Award, Harold Jan Schoemaker Award, and M. Selim Yalin Award. These awards will be presented at the 37th IAHR World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 13th-18th, 2016. 

Prof. Arthur Mynett will be co-ordinating nominations received for the 2017 Awards. The nominations for the Arthur Ippen and M. Selim Yalin Awards must be on line, filling the nomination form with the following information:

  • Name of Nominee: 
  • Institution of Nominee:
  • E-mail of Nominee: 
  • Date of Birth: (members under 45 years of age at the time of the Congress)
  • Year of PhD Award:
  • Name of Nominator(s): 
  • IAHR Membership number:
  • E-mail of nominator: 
  • Summary of contributions to engineering and science (Maximum lenght: 2 pages)

Arthur Thomas Ippen Award Nomination Form M. Selim Yalin Award Nomination Form


19th Arthur Thomas Ippen Award

For outstanding accomplishment in hydraulic engineering and research
 
The Founding Statement and the Rules for Administration of the Award are as follows:

Founding Statement

The Ippen Award was established by the IAHR Council in 1977 to memorialise Professor Ippen, IAHR President (1959-1963), IAHR Honorary Member (1963-1974), and for many decades an inspirational leader in fluids research, hydraulic engineering, and international co-operation and understanding. The Award is made biennially by IAHR to one of its members who has demonstrated conspicuously outstanding ability, originality, and accomplishment in basic hydraulic research and/or applied hydraulic engineering, and who holds great promise for continuation of a high level of productivity in this profession. The awards are made at the biennial congresses of IAHR, where the most recent recipient delivers the Arthur Thomas Ippen Lecture. The Award fund, which was established by Professor Ippen's family, is authorised to receive contributions from association members and friends of Professor Ippen. The 2013 Award was made to George Constantinescu, Spain.

Rules for the administration of the award

  1. The Arthur Thomas Ippen Award (hereinafter referred to as the Award) will be made biennially, in odd-numbered years, to a member of IAHR who has developed a conspicuously outstanding record of accomplishment as demonstrated by his research, publications and/or conception and design of significant engineering hydraulic works; and who holds great promise for a continuing level of productivity in the field of basic hydraulic research and/or applied hydraulic engineering.
  2. Candidates must be under 45 years of age at the time of presentation of the Award in the Congress.
  3. Each awardee will be selected by the IAHR Council from a list of not more than three nominees submitted to the Council by a Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Awards Committee) composed of the Technical Division Secretaries and chaired by IAHR Vice President, Prof. Marian Muste. The Awards Committee will actively seek nominations of awardees from the IAHR membership, and will publish at least annually in the IAHR Newsletter an advertisement, calling for nominations. The advertisement will include a brief description of the support material which is to accompany nominations.
  4. The awardee for each year will be selected by the Council by mail ballot in January of the year of the Congress.
  5. The award need not be made during any biennium in which the Council considers none of the nominees to be of sufficient high quality.
  6. The awardee will present a lecture, to be known as the Ippen Lecture (hereinafter referred to as the Lecture), at the IAHR World Congress following his election. The subject of the Lecture will be agreed upon by the awardee and the IAHR President. The Lecture will be published in the Congress Proceedings. Public presentation of the Award will be made by the President during the opening ceremonies of the Congress.
  7. The awardee will be given a suitable certificate which will state the purpose of the Award and indicate the specific contribution(s) of area(s) of endeavour for which the awardee is recognised. The awardee also will receive a monetary honorarium upon presentation of the Lecture. The terms of the honorarium will be published in the announcement of each biennial Award. The monetary honorarium for the Award is US$1,500.
  8. Wide distribution of awardees among different countries and different areas of specialisation is to be sought by the Award Committee and by the Council.
  9. No individual shall receive the Award more than once.
Arthur Thomas Ippen Award Nomination Form

20th Harold Jan Schoemaker Award

for the most outstanding paper in the Journal of Hydraulic Research
 
IAHR members are invited to submit candidates for nomination for the Harold Jan Schoemaker Award. This Award will be made for the 19th time at the the 36th IAHR World Congress  to the author(s) of the paper judged the most outstanding paper published in the IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research in the issues, starting with Volume 51 (2013) no. 5 up to and including Vol. 52 (2014) no. 4. A proposal for nomination shall be completed with a clear argumentation (maximum one page) regarding its outstanding quality and why the paper is of such a specific quality that it outweighs the other papers of the considered series.

Founding Statement

The Schoemaker Award was established by the IAHR Council in 1980 to recognise the efforts made by Professor Schoemaker, Secretary (1960-1979), in guiding the Journal of Hydraulic Research in its formative years. The Award is made biennially by the IAHR to the author(s) of the paper judged the most outstanding paper published in the IAHR Journal.

Rules for the administration of the Award

  1. The Harold Jan Schoemaker Award (hereinafter referred to as the Award) will be made at each biennial IAHR Congress, to the author(s) of the paper judged the most outstanding and published in the IAHR Journal during the preceding two-year period.
  2. The awardee will be selected by the IAHR Council from a list of not more than three ranked nominees submitted to the Council by a Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Award Committee) composed of the Technical Division Secretaries and chaired by Prof. Marian Muste. The Award Committee will actively seek nominations of awardees from the IAHR membership (also non-members whose employers are corporate members will be considered)
  3. The awardee will be selected by the Council by ballot. The awardee(s) shall be notified immediately by the Executive Director.
  4. An award need not be made during any biennium in which the Council considers none of the nominees to be of sufficient high quality.
  5. The award will consist of a bronze medal and a certificate.

6th M. Selim Yalin Award

IAHR members are invited to submit candidates for nomination for the M.Selim Yalin Award. This Award will be made for the 6th time at the 7th IAHR World Congress.

Founding Statement

The M. Selim Yalin Award was established by the IAHR Council in 2006 to honour the memory of Professor M. Selim Yalin, Honorary Member (1925-2007), and Fluvial Hydraulics Section Chairman (1986-1991). Professor Yalin is remembered for his prolific and pioneering research contributions in fluvial hydraulics and sediment transport, and for his inspirational mentoring of students and young researchers.
 
The Award is made biennially by IAHR to one of its members whose experimental, theoretical or numerical research has resulted in significant and enduring contributions to the understanding of the physics of phenomena and/or processes in hydraulic science or engineering and who demonstrated outstanding skills in graduate teaching and supervision. The awards consisting of a certificate and cash prize are presented during the IAHR World Congresses. The Award fund, which was established by the family and friends of Professor Yalin, is authorised to receive contributions from association members and friends of Professor Yalin.

Rules for the administration of the award

  1. The IAHR M. Selim Yalin Award (hereinafter referred to as the Award) will be made biennially, in odd-numbered years, to a member of IAHR whose experimental, theoretical or numerical research has resulted in significant and enduring contributions to the understanding of the physics of phenomena and/or processes in hydraulic science or engineering and who has demonstrated outstanding skills in graduate teaching and supervision.
  2. Each awardee will be selected by the IAHR Council from a list of not more than three nominees submitted to the Council by a Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Award Committee) composed of the Technical Division Secretaries and Chaired by a Council Member. The Award Committee will actively seek nomination of awardees from the IAHR membership, and will publish at least annually in the IAHR Newsletter an advertisement, calling for nominations. The advertisement will include a brief description of the support material which is to accompany nominations.
  3. The awardee for each biennium will be selected by the Council either at its meeting during the preceding even-numbered year or by mail ballot in January of the year of the Congress.
  4. The award need not be made during any biennium in which the Council considers none of the nominees to be of sufficient high quality.
  5. Public presentation of the Award will be made by the President during a public ceremony taking place within the Congress.
  6. The awardee will be given a suitable certificate which will state the purpose of the Award and indicate the specific contribution(s) of area(s) of endeavour for which the awardee is recognised. The awardee also will receive a monetary honorarium, the terms of which will be published in the announcement of each biennial Award.
  7. Wide distribution of awardees among different areas of specialisation is to be sought by the Award Committee and by the Council. Efforts will also be made to ensure a wide geographical distribution.
  8. No individual shall receive the Award more than once.
M. Selim Yalin Award Nomination Form