|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
- 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
331 Toomey Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri 65409-0050, USA
|The following were the recipients of the IAHE
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
U.S. DoE Hydrogen
Program, U.S.A. and Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik
2010 - C. E. (Sandy) Thomas, U.S.A.
2012 - Alexander (Sandy) K. Stuart, Canada and Tom Sullivan, U.S.A.
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
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 and
Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation Group, China
Dieter Zetsche, Germany
Akira Mitsui Award
2002 - Jun Miyake, Japan
2004 - Peter Lindblad, Sweden
2008 - Debabrata Das, India
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.,