Donald Q. Kern Award

In honor of Donald Q. Kern, pioneer in process heat transfer, the Division recognizes an individual's expertise in a given field of heat transfer or energy conversion.

Established in 1973 by the Executive Committee of the Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion, now known as the Transport and Energy Processes Division of AIChE, the award honors Donald Q. Kern, a pioneer in the field of process heat transfer, and commemorates his outstanding contributions as a researcher, educator, author, and practicing engineer.

The Donald Q. Kern Award is bestowed annually in recognition of the expertise in a given field of heat transfer, transport phenomena, and energy processes. 

Special emphasis is given to contributions that have significant practical applications. 

Currently, the award is financially supported by the Dana Thermal Products, a subsidiary of Dana Corporation.  In 1903, Dana Thermal Products Group, then known as Long Manufacturing, opened for business as specialists in radiator production. It was acquired by Dana in 1998.  Dana Thermal Products has multiple locations in USA, Canada, and Europe. 

Deadline: 
June 15, 2014
Award: 

A plaque and $1,000.

Presentation: 
The winner will have the option to receive the award at the International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, Japan or at the Fall or Spring AIChE Meeting (with travel to a meeting at his/her own cost)
Instructions: 

Old Nominations will be reconsidered if the Nominator just informs the Chair, TEP. All nominations, etc (electronically) for the Kern award should come to Chair, TEP (pendse@maine.edu) by June15, 2014 who will forward them to the Chair of the Award Selection Committee.

Nomination Form

Award Winners

Sumanta Acharya
2014
Sumanta Acharya
2014
Masahiro Kawaji
2013
Mohamed El-Genk
2010
Hans Muller-Steinhagen
2009
Yogesh Jaluria
2007
Adrian Bejan
2006
Sanjoy Banerjee
2005
Ram Shah
2004
Ralph Webb
2003
H. Arastoopour
2001
T.R. Bott
2000
V. K. Dhir
1999
P.C. Wayner, Jr.
1998
E. Sparrow
1997
A. D. Kraus
1996
S. George Bankoff
1995
J. Palen
1994