IAHE has established awards...

 

...to formally recognize those individuals and organizations who have made major contributions to the cause of hydrogen energy worldwide. It recognizes five categories of such contributions, each award being named after an important historical individual who had pioneered general and/or specific facets of hydrogen energy:

  • IAHE Jules Verne Award for Superior Service (a general area of involvement). Jules Verne, of course, predicted the hydrogen energy idea in his 1874 novel The Mysterious Island.
  • IAHE Rudolph A. Erren Award for Leadership in Thermochemical Area (involvement with heat engines and combustion, thermochemical production, facets of hydrogen transmission, distribution and storage, e.g., metal hydrides). Rudolph Erren was the noted dynamic German developer of hydrogen fueled motor vehicles, demonstrated in fleet service in the 1930s.
  • IAHE Sir William Grove Award for Leadership in Electrochemical Area (involvement with fuel cells and electrolyzers, and other electro-chemical means relating to hydrogen processing). Sir William Grove was the inventor of the fuel cell in England in 1839, producing electricity and water from hydrogen and oxygen.
  • IAHE Akira Mitsui Award for Leadership in Biological Area (relating to biological processes for producing hydrogen and synthesizing valued products utilizing hydrogen). Dr. Mitsui was a noted Japanese-American researcher in the photo-biological hydrogen production field, using special types of algae and micro-organisms to this end.
  • IAHE Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Award for Leadership in Aerospace Area (relating to the use of hydrogen as the leading aerospace propulsion fuel and as energy carrier in space vehicles, satellites and stations). Professor Tsiolkovsky was the Russian pioneer of Astronautics, who first proposed hydrogen-fueled rocket propulsion for spaceflight in the late 1890s.

The above is an outstanding international representation of visionaries, scientists and technologists, who have done much early on to elevate hydrogen to its rightful place as the leading clean, renewable energy prospect for the future. With these awards IAHE honors the pioneers, as well as our contemporaries, who have contributed so much to forwarding progress in this noble field of endeavor.

An International Awards Committee has been established, consisting of distinguished hydrogen energy scientists from around the world, viz.: John W. Sheffield (Chair), U.S.A., Liejin Guo, China, David Hart, UK, Stanislav P. Malyshenko, Russia, Ken-ichiro Ota, Japan O.N. Srivastava, India, C.E. (Sandy) Thomas, U.S.A.. The committee will forward their recommendations to the IAHE Board of Directors for final decision.

Suggestions from the members on this recognition initiative are welcome, and nominations for specific individuals and/or organizations for these awards should be forwarded to the IAHE Awards Committee Chairman at the following address:

Dr. John W. Sheffield
610 Purde Mall
School of Engineering Technology Purde Polytechnic Lafayette
West Lafayette, IN 47907, U.S.A.
Email: jsheffie@purdue.edu

The following were the recipients of the IAHE awards

Jules Verne Award

1998 -   John O'M. Bockris, U.S.A. and Cesare Marchetti, Austria
2000 -   Tokio Ohta, Japan and Robert M. Zweig, U.S.A.
2002 -   William D. Van Vorst, U.S.A. and Mylopore V.C. Sastri, India
2004 -   Bragi Arnason, Iceland and Carl-Jochen Winter, Germany
2006 -   Zong Qiang Mao, China and David Sanborn Scott, Canada
2008 -   U.S. DoE Hydrogen Program, U.S.A. and Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany
2010 -   C. E. (Sandy) Thomas, U.S.A.
2012 -   Alexander (Sandy) K. Stuart, Canada and Tom Sullivan, U.S.A.
2014 -   Chiyoda Corporation, Japan and Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea
2016 -   Hydrogen Energy Systems Society (HESS), Japan International Scientific Journal and Ecology (ISJAEE), Russia

Rudolph A. Erren Award

1998 -   World Energy NETwork (WE-NET) Project, MITI, Japan
2000 -   Victor A. Goltsov, Ukraine and Vladimir D. Rusanov, Russia
2002 -   BMW A.G., Germany
2004 -   Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Netherlands
2006 -   Linde A.G., Germany and Stoichi Fruhama, Japan
2008 -   The Japan Steel Works, Ltd., Japan and M.A.N. AG, Germany
2010 -   Hydrogen Network of North Rhine Westphalia - Dr. Andreas Ziolek, Germany
2012 -   Ravinder Kumar Malhotra, India
2014 -   Shanzi Provincial Guoxin Energy Development Group Co. Ltd (GXED), China

Sir William Grove Award

1998 -   Ballard Power Systems, Canada
2000 -   Stanford R. Ovshinsky, U.S.A., DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Germany/U.S.A., and Ford Motor Company, U.S.A.
2002 -   UTC Fuel Cells, U.S.A.
2004 -   Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan and General Motors Corporation, U.S.A.
2006 -   Milan M. Jaksic, Serbia
2008 -   Janusz Nowotny, Australia and Gang Wan, China
2010 -   Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan
2012 -   Fuel Cell Commercialization Conference of Japan, Japan; Hydrogenics Corporation, Canada; Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation Group, China and Dieter Zetsche, Germany
2014 -   Detlef Stolten, Germany and Erich D. Wachsman, USA
2016 -   Deborah Jones, France and Adam Z. Weber, U.S.A.

Akira Mitsui Award

2002 -   Jun Miyake, Japan
2004 -   Peter Lindblad, Sweden
2008 -   Debabrata Das, India
2016 -   Armen Trchounian, Armenia

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Award

1998 -   National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S.A.
2000 -   Aerospatiele Matra, France
2004 -   Airbus S.A.S., E.U.
2006 -   ROSCOSMOS, Russian Federal Space Agency, Russia and Iwatani International Industry Co. Ltd., Japan
2008 -   Aerovironment Inc., U.S.A.
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Hydrogen Energy Technologies
T. Nejat Veziroglu and Frano Barbir
30 $

UNIDO Emerging Technologies Series, UNIDO, Vienna, 1998.
21 cm X 30 cm, 122 pages, Paper Cover, Price $30.00.
Price $30.00 per copy (postage and handling included).
IAHE Members and Booksellers receive a discount of 30%

Only English version of this book is available for sale online. For other languages please contact local publishers. 


Hydrogen Energy Technologies
T. Nejat Veziroglu and Frano Barbir
30 $

UNIDO Emerging Technologies Series, UNIDO, Vienna, 1998.
21 cm X 30 cm, 122 pages, Paper Cover, Price $30.00.
Price $30.00 per copy (postage and handling included).
IAHE Members and Booksellers receive a discount of 30%

Only English version of this book is available for sale online. For other languages please contact local publishers. 

 
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