The IASH Lifetime Achievement Award

The second association award is The IASH Lifetime Achievement for sustained technical contributions in Fuel Stability and Handling, and recognizes significant contributions to a better understanding of the operational and scientific factors that affect the stability and handling of liquid fuels during their manufacture and blending, transportation, storage, or use. (This award was previously named for the late Dr. John D. Bacha but since the introduction of the third award below, it has reverted to the name now given.)

The award is for sustained work over a period of time rather than a single contribution.

Any member is good standing may nominate another member for this award. The nomination must be endorsed by at least two other members, and must include a brief narrative statement of the nominee's qualifications, relative to the following criterion. The nominee must be widely recognized among his/her peers for work advancing understanding of the factors that influence fuel stability and handling. Significant publications shall be considered, but will not be a major factor in judging a nominee's qualifications for this award.

IASH Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Joanna Bauldreay, Shell Research Ltd.
In recognition of her technical achievements in the area of petroleum based jet fuel and the evaluation, development and implementation of synthetic and sustainable fuels.
Received the Award at the 15th International Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2017

Gary Bessee, Southwest Research Institute
In recognition of his technical achievements in fuel filtration, cleanliness, and handling. He is recognised throughout the world as a leader in fuel filtration and filtration test methods.
Received the Award at the 15th International Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2017

Alisdair Clark, Air BP
In recognition of his technical achievements and research in the areas of jet fuel and aviation gasoline. For his work in aviation gasoline, thermal oxidative stability, co-hydroprocessing, magnetic filtration and additive development.
Received the Award at the 15th International Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2017

Yaakov Sufrin, Petroleum & Energy Infrastructures Ltd.
In recognition of more than 30 years of priceless dedication to fuel product quality, improving standards and innovating to strive for the best.
Received the Award at the 15th International Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2017

Randy Williams, Honeywell Aerospace
In recognition of his technical achievements and research in the areas of jet fuel performance and operability. For his research in gas turbine engine combustion dynamics, jet fuel cold flow properties, and alternative jet fuel performance and operability.
Received the Award at the 15th International Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2017

Ronald W. Osman, Retired from Flint Hills Resources 
In recognition of his work as a leader in the area of the specialty chemical business. He has supported IASH for many years and has served as the Secretary of IASH.
Received the Award at the 14th International Association in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015

Michael J. Farmery, Retired from Shell Aviation
In recognition of his technical achievements in fuel technical, specification, quality assurance and environmental issues with regard to aviation . 
Received the Award at the 14th International Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015

Tedd B. Biddle, Pratt & Whitney
In recognition of his service in fuel related development activities for over thirty years that culminated in his receiving the highly recognized Fellow position at UTC.
Received the Award at the 13th International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece in 2013.

Frederick J. Cornforth, Retired from Phillips 66
In recognition of his work in the field of aviation fuels as a Fuels Technical Specialist specializing in lead fuel development and technical support, as well as his work on clean fuels technologies.
Received the Award at the 13th International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece in 2013.

Dennis H. Hoskin
In recognition of his research work in areas including enhanced oil recovery, drilling fluids, heating oil, diesel and jet fuels. His diesel fuel work included combustion, additives and exhaust emissions.
Received the Award at the 13th International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece in 2013.

George R. Wilson, III, Southwest Research Institute
In recognition of his work in jet fuel specification testing and test method development for over thirty years, specializing in evaluating fuel in critical operations with emphasis on thermal stability.
Received the Award at the 13th International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece in 2013.

Steven Zabarnick, University of Dayton Research Center
In recognition of his research and development work on an advanced jet fuel thermal stability chemical kinetic model which allows, for the first time, the prediction of fuel deposit production and allows improved design of fuel system components.
Received the Award at the 13th International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece in 2013.

Ubaidallah AlGhamdi, Arabian Fuels Technology Centre
In recognition of his distinguished service in aviation fuels as a pioneer of the Arabian Jet A-1 Plus Standard Specification and the Middle East Gasoline and Diesel Standard specifications.
Received the Award at the 12th International Conference in Sarasota, Florida USA in 2011.

Josefa Ben-Asher, The Israel Institute of Petroleum and Energy
In recognition of her work in the field of aviation fuels specializing in distillates compliance with specifications, characterization of spilled samples, handling and long-term storage of distillate fuels. She was a colleague of Nahum Por, the founding Father of IASH.
Received the Award at the 12th International Conference in Sarasota, Florida USA in 2011.

Gregory Hemighaus, Retired from Chevron
In recognition of his work as a distillate fuels chemist and the Aviation Fuels Chemist in the Fuels Technology Team at Chevron. He was the principal author of the Aviation Fuels Technical Review and the Alternative Jet Fuels publications.
Received the Award at the 12th International Conference in Sarasota, Florida USA in 2011.

Roger G. Gaughan, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
In recognition of his work in jet fuel and aviation gasoline research in a variety of areas including thermal stability, water coalescence, lubricity, low temperature fuel properties, microbial contamination, gas to liquids derived jet fuels and unleaded aviation gasoline.
Received the Award at the 12th International Conference in Sarasota, Florida USA in 2011.

Robert E. Morris, US Naval Research Laboratory
In recognition of his work to define the mechanisms and kinetics of chemical changes that occur in petroleum and alternate fuels during use. He has been actively engaged in fuel chemistry research since 1976.
Received the Award at the 12th International Conference in Sarasota, Florida USA in 2011.

Stanford Seto, Belcan Corporation/GE Aviation
In recognition of his technical achievements and distinguished service in aviation for forty-five years.
Received the Award at the 11th International Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in 2009.

Victor B. Hughes, Vic Hughes Associates Limited
In recognition of his work as an expert in the field of aviation fuel filtration and product handling and his major contributions of understanding how to deliver clean, dry fuel that is fit-for-purpose.
Received the Award at the 11th International Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in 2009.

Clifford A. Moses, Teacher / Consultant to Southwest Research Institute
Industry Leader in the advancement of Fischer-Tropsch Received the Award at the 10th International Conference in Tucson, Arizona USA, in 2007.

Kurt H. Strauss, Consultant / ASTM Fellow
Involved in Research & Technical Service on Aviation Fuel for 50+ Years Received the Award at the 10th International Conference in Tucson, Arizona USA, in 2007.

Clarence J. Buck Nowack, Consultant / US Navy
Received the award at the 7th International Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA, in 2003.

Steven R. Westbrook, Southwest Research Institute
Chairman of the Association from 2006 - 2007
1st Vice Chair of the Association from 2004 - 2005
2nd Vice Chair of the Association from 2002 - 2003
Received the award at the 7th International Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA, in 2003.

Cyrus P. Henry, Research Fellow / Innospec Inc.
Received the award at the 6th International Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 1997.