Awards and Honors


The honor was set up by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 as acknowledgment for work in the fields of engine vehicle security, vitality investment funds or natural effect.

In prescribing that Professor Heywood get the honor, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration commended him “for his lifetime vocation of motor related research at a basic level prompting motor plan and outflow control ideas utilized all through the car business. Dr. Heywood has had a tremendous positive effect on the US car industry.”

Teacher Heywood got the BA degree from Cambridge University in 1960, the SM and PhD degrees from MIT in 1962 and 1965, and the ScD in 1967 from Cambridge University. He joined the MIT staff in 1968 and has been chief of the Sloan Automotive Laboratory since 1972. He has gotten numerous honors for his exploration and distributions on motor wonders and is the creator of a noteworthy content and expert reference, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has named Dr. Marcia K. McNutt, Griswold Professor of Geophysics in earth, climatic and planetary sciences, as one of 13 Visiting Scholars for 1996-97.

Visiting Scholars travel to colleges and universities with Phi Beta Kappa parts, burning through two days on every grounds. The Scholars meet with students in casual settings, take an interest in classroom addresses and courses and give one noteworthy deliver open to the whole scholastic network.

Awards and Honors

The reason for the program, started in 1956, is to advance the scholarly air of the establishment and support the quest for grant.

Educator McNutt is a prominent geophysicist with broad involvement in oceanographic inquire about. She is an individual of the American Geophysical Union and has filled in as leader of its Tectonophysics Section. She got the association’s Macelwane Award for extraordinary commitments to explore by youthful researchers in 1988, and has held a National Science Foundation Visiting Professorship for Women.

Dr. McNutt got the BA degree in material science from Colorado College in 1973 and the PhD in earth sciences from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA, in 1978. She was a meeting collaborator educator at the University of Minnesota in 1978-79, and a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey from 1979 to 1982, when she came to MIT. She is the MIT chief of the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.

Agent Secretary of Energy Charles B. Curtis, who introduced the honors, stated, “These researchers are helping the United States keep up its logical and specialized administration in finding better approaches to meet our vitality needs while keeping up our duty to nature.”

Dignitary Philip S. Khoury of the School of Humanities and Social Science has declared that the 1996 Levitan Prize in Humanities has been granted to Dr. Elizabeth A. Wood, colleague teacher of history.

The $20,000 prize, first granted in 1990, bolsters inventive and imaginative grant in the humanities by the school’s employees.

Teacher Wood will utilize the prize cash to proceed with research for a book, Revolutionary Judgment: The Performance of Agitation Trials in Soviet Russia, 1920-1933.

The prize was built up by a blessing from James A. Levitan, a 1945 MIT graduate in science, an individual from the MIT Corporation and a senior accomplice in the New York City law office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.

Past beneficiaries were Professors Joshua Cohen of etymology and theory, Barry R. Posen of political theory, Peter C. Perdue of the history segment, Elizabeth Garrels of the outside dialects and literary works segment, Hugh Gusterson of the human studies/paleontology area and the Program in Science, Technology and Society, and Edward B. Turk of the remote dialects and literary works area.

Teacher Wood got the AB degree from Harvard University and the PhD from the University of Michigan. She has been at MIT since 1990. Her distributions incorporate The Trial of a Prostitute: Theater and Political Ritual in Post-Revolutionary Russia, 1920-1928, and a book composition in advancement, From Baba to Comrade: Gender and State Formation in Early Soviet Russia, 1917-1930.

The US Department of Energy has given its most noteworthy honor for non-renewable energy source scientists to a MIT employee Dr. Adel F. Sarofim-and its two other 1995 Energy Science and Technology honors to MIT graduated class.

Dr. Sarofim, Lammot du Pont Professor of Chemical Engineering and chief of the Center on Airborne Organics, got the Homer H. Lowry Award, which respects exceptional accomplishment in fossil vitality innovative work. The honor, comprising of a gold decoration, reference and $10,000, was introduced at a function in Washington, DC, on March 29.

Likewise respected were Dr. J. Douglas Balcomb (PhD in atomic designing, 1961), who got the John Ericsson Award in Renewable Energy, and Roger S. Carlsmith (SM in concoction designing, 1950), who got the Sadi Carnot Award in Energy Conservation.

Dr. Balcomb of the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO, was perceived for his commitments to sun based vitality, especially to the headway of the outline and development of uninvolved sunlight based vitality frameworks. Mr. Carlsmith, some time ago with the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN, won the honor for the advancement of vitality productive innovation, for example, the warmth pump water warmer and a high-effectiveness icebox.

Johnson and Johnson grants six to eight concedes every year, extending somewhere in the range of $60,000 and $90,000 per year.

The analysts present their work at a yearly symposium at corporate central command in New Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Nam P. Suh, Ralph E. what’s more, Eloise F. Cross Professor of Manufacturing and leader of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, told delegates from Johnson and Johnson at the honor introduction in Dr. Suh’s office that the office esteems its modern help. Inside the year, he stated, 70 percent of the division’s exploration spending plan would be from mechanical sponsorship while the legislature would bolster just 30 percent of the examination spending plan. In the 1970s, he noticed, the division’s modern help was three percent.

A plaque displayed to Professor Hunter said he was getting the honor “in acknowledgment of remarkable research toward the progression of science and innovation in social insurance.”

Dr. Seeker has distributed in excess of 150 papers in refereed diaries. His work which additionally has been generally given an account of TV and in logical magazines and daily papers, is centered around creating miniaturized scale automated and small scale careful automated frameworks, subsystems and related electro-optical-mechanical instrumentation.

Dr. Schrock accomplishes that dazzling control, as per the reference, with impetuses organized to bolt onto and join atoms that typically don’t respond. He centers around those impetuses that contain a metal to which the particles tie and respond with one another.

“This will decrease the measure of waste and make the earth more secure and cleaner over the long haul,” Dr. Schrock said. “For instance, the thought is to lead a response in water rather than [the modern solvent] toluene…”

Dr. Schrock’s specific commitment, the Society stated, “was to build up a technique and an impetus to tear open aggravates whose iotas are masterminded in a ring. Once opened up into chains, these particles can be hung together in particular approaches to frame polymers for everything from waste jars to athletic apparel. Or on the other hand he can quit for the day chain into a ring, for instance, from which restorative physicists can plan pharmaceuticals.”

With his partners, he has utilized these remotely worked careful robots in physiological tests on organs, for example, eyes, hearts and muscles.

Dr. Seeker, brought up in New Zealand, got the BSc, MSc, DCP and PhD degrees from the University of Auckland. He was a post-doctoral individual at McGill University in Canada and instructed there from 1985 to 1994, when he joined the MIT staff.

Johnson and Johnson’s Focused Giving Program has granted a three-year examine allow to Professor Ian W. Seeker of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, understood for his commitments to biomedical building all in all and for the improvement of small scale careful robots specifically.

Dr. Seeker is a D’Arbeloff Scholar and partner teacher of mechanical building. Beneficiaries of this allow for the most part are scientists or physicists, the organization said.

The organization portrays The Focused Giving Program, in presence for a long time, as a “no-quid pro quos investigate grant program that finances driving edge scientists in territories that don’t really have business plan, however where research would beneficially affect society.”

The American Chemical Society introduced its 1996 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry, supported by the Monsanto Co., to Dr. Richard R. Schrock, Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry.

Dr. Schrock was refered to for his endeavors to create cleaner and more proficient approaches to make synthetic compounds.

Tolerating the honor at the Society’s national gathering in New Orleans, Professor Schrock stated, “The genuine effect here is eventually in making pharmaceuticals, polymers and different items where stunning control is vital, and now it’s conceivable.”

Dr. Schrock got the BA degree in 1967 from the University of California at Riverside and the PhD from Harvard University in 1971. He put in a year as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral individual at Cambridge University pursued by three years at the Central Research and Development Department of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co. before joining the MIT personnel in 1975.


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