11 May 2009
11 May 2009
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) will honour this year's SAMPE Fellows, the Delmonte Award and Mort Kushner Award recipients at SAMPE '09.
The SAMPE Fellow Award recognizes SAMPE members for their distinguished, lifelong contributions in the fields of materials and processes. Since its inception in 1982, only 114 distinguished individuals have been designated as a SAMPE Fellow.
The 2009 SAMPE Fellows:
▪ Ms. Arlene McKeeman Brown, The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA
▪ Dr. Takashi Ishikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tokyo, Japan
▪ Dr. Tia Benson Tolle, Nonmetallic Materials Division, WPAFB, Ohio, USA
▪ Dr. Ignaas Verpoest, Katholieke Universiteit Herverlee, Belgium
▪ Professor Yichu Yin, Shanghai European-Asia Synthetic Materials Company, Shanghai, China
The SAMPE Delmonte Award for Excellence acknowledges major achievements by honouring esteemed contributors in the field of materials and processes. Since its inception in 1981 by John Delmonte only 11 individuals have been honoured with this award. The 2009 SAMPE Delmonte Award honouree is Dr. Donald Adams, Wyoming Test Fixtures, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The Mort Kushner Award was established to honour those who have dedicated exceptional service to the Society, promoting the ideals of SAMPE, extending over many years. Only nine SAMPE Members have been awarded since the founding of this award. The 2009 Mort Kushner Award recipient is Mr. Ralph Carson, Army (retired), San Diego, California, USA.
The 2009 SAMPE Fellows will be honoured at a special Fellow Banquet on Monday evening, May 18 at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, Maryland. The SAMPE Delmonte and Mort Kushner awards will be presented at the 2009 SAMPE Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 21, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Both events will take place during the SAMPE ’09 Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland, May 18-21, 2009.
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