The Nahum Por Memorial Award

The award is named for the late Nahum Por who initiated the first Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1983. His initiative and incentive were instrumental in the formation of the Association in 1986.

This award is to be bestowed on a person who is widely recognized within the association and within the field of fuel stability and handling for continuing activities described by the following criteria:
  • The recipient shall have a history of upholding and promoting the purposes of the Association, of actively promoting the International Conferences for the exchange of ideas and information, and of fostering international good will and cooperation among those attending the Conferences.
  • The recipient shall have been active in research or other activities related to the stability or handling of liquid fuels, and shall have actively published in the open literature and in books and proceedings.
  • The recipient shall have been active in the affairs of the Association for a minimum of five years.
Recommendations for the award must by endorsed by six members of the Association and shall be made to the Board of Directors four months prior to an International Conference of the Association. A recommendation shall furnish documentation of the ways in which the nominee has met each of the criteria for the award.

The Nahum Por Memorial Award Recipients

Dr. Anthony Kitson-Smith, The Clouds Network
Chairman of the Association from 2012-2013
1st Vice Chair of the Association from 2010-2011
2nd Vice Chair of the Associaion from 2008-2009
Received the Award at the 15th International Symposium in Rome, Italy in 2017.

Howard L. Chesneau, Fuel Quality Services
Chairman of the Association from 2014-2015
1st Vice Chair of the Association from 2012-2013
2nd Vice Chair of the Association from 2010-2011
Received the Award at the 14th International Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.
 
Robert E. Morris, US Naval Research Laboratory 
Chairman of the Association from 2010 – 2011
1st Vice Chair of the Association from 2008 – 2009
2nd Vice Chair of the Association from 2007 - 2008
Received the Award at the 13th International Symposium in Rhodes, Greece in 2013.

Graham C. Hill, ECHA Microbiology Ltd.
Chairman of the Association from 2008 – 2009
1st Vice Chair of the Association from 2006 – 2007
2nd Vice Chair of the Association from 2005 - 2006
Received the Award at the 12th International Conference in Sarasota, Florida USA in 2011.

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 2003 - 2004
Received the Award at the 11th International Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in 2009.

Victor B. Hughes, Vic Hughes Associates Ltd. Chairman of the Association from 2004 - 2005
1st Vice Chair of the Association from 2002 - 2003
2nd Vice Chair of the Association from 2000 - 2001
Received the Award at the 10th International Conference in Tucson, Arizona USA in 2007.

Alan Roberts, US Navy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Received the Award at the 9th International Conference in Sitges, Spain in 2005.

Leo L. Stavinoha, Stavinoha Enterprises / Consultant US Army TACOM
Chairman of the Association from 1986 to 1995
Received the Award at the 8th International Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 2003.

Shirley E. Bradicich, IASH Administrator
Secretary of the Association from 1995 - 2015
Received the Award at the 7th International Conference in Graz, Austria, in 2000

Harry N. Giles, Consultant / formerly Sr. Petroleum Industrial Specialist at US Dept. of Energy
Chairman of the Association from 1995 - 2003
Received the award at the 5th International Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 1995.