College of Engineering Awards

The Benjamin G. Lamme Meritorious Achievement Medal

Benjamin G. Lamme, ME 1888, achieved international acclaim as a pioneering inventor and engineer for the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh. For 21 years he served as chief engineer for Westinghouse. Among his 162 patents were new inventions on railway motors, induction motors, converters, and the developments pertaining to the first Niagara Falls power system. In his Will he provided that a gold medal be presented annually to a technical graduate of his alma mater for "meritorious achievement in engineering."

2018 Benjamin G. Lamme Meritorious Achievement Medal Recipient

John D. Anderson Jr.

University of Maryland Professor Emeritus John D. Anderson Jr. has had a sustained impact on aerospace engineering education. He is the author of 11 undergraduate and graduate textbooks, which are considered the universal standard in aerospace education. McGraw-Hill recently named his body of work the Anderson Series, in recognition of its significance. He is also the author of over 120 papers.

Anderson is currently the curator for aerodynamics at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Previously, he served as a lieutenant and task scientist in hypersonic aerodynamics at Wright Field in Dayton (1959-1962) and chief of the Hypersonics Group at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, Maryland (1966-1973). His academic career began in 1973 when he became chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. After 1980, he served as professor of aerospace engineering at Maryland and was designated a Distinguished Scholar in 1982. In 1996, Anderson became the Glenn L. Martin Distinguished Professor in Aerospace Engineering. He was appointed professor emeritus after retiring from the university in 1999.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In 2017, he received the National Aeronautic Association’s Frank G. Brewer Trophy.

Anderson earned a bachelor’s with high honors in aeronautical engineering (’59) from the University of Florida, and a PhD in aeronautical and astronautical engineering (’66) from Ohio State. In 1990, he received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering.

Past Recipients

Year Awardees
2018 John D. Anderson Jr., AAE 66
2017 John M. Shepherd, CER 58
2016 George W. Acock, ARCH 63
2015 Jim Cates, CIS 71
2014 Robert (Bob) Lee, ME 78
2013 Thomas L. Thomas, EE 66
2012 Sung-Hwan Kim, CE 88, 94
2011 Monte Ahuja, ME 70
2010 Paul Ryan, EE 56
2009 Burn Jeng Lin, EE 63, 70
2008 Michael Winfield, CHE 62
2007 Charles Martin, EngPhysics 60
2006 William Fillmore, ME 36
2005 George Hoddy, EE 26
2004 Robert Nerem, AAE 61, 64
2003 Warren Bulman, EE 58
2002 O. Lester Smithers, CHE 63
2001 Daniel Kimmet, ME 71, 72
2000 Robert Friedman, EE 60
1999 Larry Hench, CER 64
1998 Ralph Rockow, ME 58
1997 Thomas Hanratty, CE 50
1996 Dr. Eugene Jarrett, CHE 66, 68
1995 Frank Schuh, CHE 65
1994 Jason Lemon, ME 62
1993 John Hirth, MET 59
1992 William Lowrie, CHE 66
1991 Marlin Thurston, EE 55
1990 Paul Torgersen, IE 56, 59
1989 Gary Kimmet, ME 66, 69
1988 John Moll, Eng Phys, EE 43, 52
1987 Robert Shurtz, MIN 37
1986 William Harris, CHE 44
1985 Ted Harley, CER 43
1984 Richard Morrow, MIN, PET 48
1983 Harold Sorgenti, CHE 59
1982 Cloyd Reeg, CHE 48
1981 Sun Chun, CHE 64
1980 Stanley Harrison, EE 58
1977 Donald Garrett, CHE 50
1976 Rupert Atkin, ME 41
1975 Donald Rhodes, EE 45
1974 John White, ME 52