Professor Ashwani K. Gupta awarded James Harry Potter Gold Medal

The James Harry Potter Gold Medal was established in 1980, and is given in recognition of eminent achievement or distinguished service in the appreciation of the science of thermodynamics in Mechanical Engineering. The basis of the award includes contributions involving the teaching, appreciation or utilization of thermodynamic principles in research, development and design in Mechanical Engineering. The award consists of a $2000 honararium, vermeil medal and certifcate.

Formal presentation of the award is scheduled to take place at the President's Luncheon, Monday, November 17, during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, November 16-21, 2003, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C.

Dr. Ashwani K. Gupta has been a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1983, following six years at MIT as a member of the research staff in the Energy Laboratory and Department of Chemical Engineering, and three years at Sheffield University as an independent research worker and research fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Fuel Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in Combustion engineering since his graduation from Southampton University in 1970.

Congratulations to Dr. Gupta on this outstanding achievement.

Published September 15, 2003