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 Transport and Energy Processes Division (TEP) of AIChE.

Deadline: 
July 15, 2018
Award: 

A plaque and $1,000.

Presentation: 
The winner will have the option to receive the award at the Annual or Spring AIChE Meeting (with travel to a meeting at his/her own cost)
Instructions: 

All nominations for the Kern award should be sent (electronically only) to the Chair of the TEP Division: Prof. Daniela Mainardi at mainardi@latech.edu by July 15, 2018 who will forward them to the Award Selection Committee. Old Nominations will be reconsidered only if the nominator informs the TEP Chair.

Nomination Form

Award Winners

Afshin J. Ghajar
2017
Bengt Sunden
2016
Kenneth Goodson
2015
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