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Awards for Excellence - 2008

Outstanding Papers - Engineering

Award journal index

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal


Volume 79 number 6
A wireless addressing interface circuitry for microthruster array applications
K.L. Zhang, S.K. Chou, S.S. Ang

Highly commended

Volume 79 number 2
Crack detection in noisy environment including raining conditions
Vassilios Kappatos, Evangelos Dermatas

Volume 79 number 4
Assessment of adhesively bonded joints subjected to surface damage by paint removal
Shantanu C. Prabhune, Ramesh Talreja

Volume 79 number 5
Vibration of anti-symmetric angle-ply composite plates under random excitation
Vedat Dogan

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials


Volume 54 number 3
Effect of benzotriazole derivatives on the corrosion of steel in simulated concrete pore solutions
Mashal Sheban, Muna Abu-Dalo, Ayman Ababneh, Silvana Andreescu

Highly commended

Volume 54 number 5
Corrosion of chromate conversion films on aluminium in electrically bonded interfaces
Reza Shoja Razavi

Volume 54 number 4
Review of materials for adsorption refrigeration technology
M.A. Alghoul, M.Y. Sulaiman, B.Z. Azmi, K. Sopian, M.Abd. Wahab

Volume 54 number 4
Correlation between the corrosivity of naphthenic acids and their chemical structures
Ding-Rong Qu, Yu-Gui Zheng, Xiu Jiang, Wei Ke

Volume 54 number 5
An evaluation of the corrosion behavior of aluminum surfaces in presence of fungi using atomic force microscopy and other tests
A.M.A. Silva, T.M. Santiago, C.R. Alves, M.I.F. Guedes, J.A.K. Freire, R.H.S.F. Vieira, R.C.B. da Silva

Outstanding reviewer

Kalliopi K. Aligizaki, Aedificat Institute Freiburg, Germany

Assembly Automation

Gunter Wittenberg Award
Gunter Wittenberg (d. 1995), a dedicated engineer, who made his knowledge of assembly automation available in simple, clear and concise papers. He received the Nuffield Silver Medal for services to the Institute of Production Engineers. He worked for Amnesty International and charities, using his engineering skills in harnessing technical advances to help the disabled.


Volume 27 number 1
Selecting the right system - assembly system comparison with total cost of ownership methodology
Juhani Heilala, Jari Montonen, Kaj Helin

Highly commended

Volume 27 number 1
The cost of flexibility
Johannes Van Biesebroeck

Volume 27 number 2
Teleoperated assembly of a micro-lens system by means of a micro-manipulation workstation
Anna Eisinberg, Arianna Menciassi, Paolo Dario, Joerg Seyfried, Ramon Estana, Heinz Woern

Volume 27 number 4
Linking product design in CAD with assembly operations in CAM for virtual product assembly
Chi-haur Wu, Yujun Xie, Swee Mean Mok

Circuit World


Volume 33 number 2
New epoxy resins for printed wiring board applications
Bernd Hoevel, Ludovic Valette, Joseph Gan

Highly commended

Volume 33 number 4
Investigation of environmental reliability of optical polymer waveguides embedded on printed circuit boards
Marika P. Immonen, Mikko Karppinen, Jorma K. Kivilahti

COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation & Mathematics in Electrical & Electronic Engineering


Volume 26 number 3
Electromagnetic models for metallic carbon nanotube interconnects
Andrea Gaetano Chiariello, Giovanni Miano, Antonio Maffucci, Fabio Villone, Walter Zamboni

Highly commended

Volume 26 number 3
de Rham currents in discrete electromagnetism
B. Auchmann, S. Kurz

Volume 26 number 5
TLM modeling of transformer with internal short circuit faults
Okan Ozgonenel, David W.P. Thomas, Christos Christopoulos

Volume 26 number 3
Perfectly matched layers for T, Φ formulation
Gernot Matzenauer, Oszkár Bíró, Karl Hollaus, Kurt Preis, Werner Renhart

Outstanding reviewer

Theodoros Tsiboukis, Aristotle University of Tessaloniki, Greece

Engineering Computations


Volume 24 number 6
Peel process simulation of sealed polymeric film computational modelling of experimental results
Gordon Gei

Highly commended

Volume 24 number 5
Identification of crystallization kinetics parameters by genetic algorithm in non-isothermal conditions
J. Smirnova, L. Silva, B. Monasse, J-M. Haudin, J-L. Chenot

Volume 24 number 5
A shell element for finite strain analyses: hyperelastic material models
Rita G. Toscano, Eduardo N. Dvorkin

Volume 24 number 5
Mechanical and durability behaviour of growing concrete structures
Valentina A. Salomoni, Gianluca Mazzucco, Carmelo E. Majorana

Industrial Robot


Volume 34 number 5
The DLR lightweight robot: design and control concepts for robots in human environments
A. Albu-Sch

Highly commended

Volume 34 number 2
Improving the mechanical design of new staircase wheelchair
Antonio Gonzalez Rodri

Volume 34 number 2
Novel concepts for a planetary surface exploration rover
Antonios Bouloubasis, Gerard McKee, Peter Tolson

Volume 34 number 6
Design of a climbing robot for inspecting aircraft wings and fuselage
Jianzhong Shang, Tariq Sattar, Shuwo Chen, Bryan Bridge

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow


Volume 17 number 4
Thermal characterisation of rectangular cooling shapes in solids
Jaco Dirker, Arnaud G. Malan, Josua P. Meyer

Highly commended

Volume 17 number 4
Hybrid solution for transient internal convection with axial diffusion: Integral transforms and local instantaneous filtering
R.R. Gondim, E.N. Macedo, R.M. Cotta

Volume 17 number 7
Application and performance comparison of high-resolution central schemes for the black oil model
H. Naderan, M.T. Manzari, S.K. Hannani

Volume 17 number 6
Latent and sensible heat transfer in air-cooling applications
G. Comini, S. Savino


Norbert Wiener Award
Named in memoriam and in recognition of the scientist who is regarded as the originator of the interscientific discipline of cybernetics. 1994 was the official centenary year.


Volume 36 number 9&10
Try again. Fail again. Fail better: the cybernetics in design and the design in cybernetics
Ranulph Glanville

Highly commended

Volume 36 number 7&8
Human robustness and conscious purpose in contemporary medicine
Georg Ivanovas, Vlassis Tomaras, Vasiliki Papadioti, Nikolaos Paritsis

Volume 36 number 3&4
Technology learning systems as non-trivial machines
Clas-Otto Wene

Volume 36 number 5&6
A flexible platform for mixed-integer non-linear programming problems
Ralf Östermark

Outstanding reviewer

Yves Cherruault, Universite Paris VI, Paris, France

Microelectronics International: An International Journal


Volume 24 number 1
Studies on electrical properties of polymer thick film resistors
Y. Srinivasa Rao

Highly commended

Volume 24 number 1
Investigations of mechanical strength and electrical resistance of adhesives and adhesive joints in liquid nitrogen
B. Bober, A. Bochenek, B. Olszewska-Mateja, Z. Z. ?aluk

Volume 24 number 2
Thick film NTC thermistor for wide range of temperature sensing
Shweta Jagtap, Sunit Rane, Uttamrao Mulik, Dinesh Amalnerkar

Volume 24 number 2
Fabrication and characterization of bulk and thick film perovskite NTC thermistors
J. Kulawik, D. Szwagierczak, B. Gröger, A. Skwarek

Pigment & Resin Technology


Volume 36 number 4
Synthesis and properties of pigments based on XxZnyFe2O4 ferrites with non-isometric particles
A. Kalendov

Highly commended

Volume 36 number 4
Optimising synthesis conditions for long lasting SrAl2O4 phosphor
B. Faridnia, M.M. Kashani Motlagh, A. Maghsoudipour

Volume 36 number 5
Phenolated larch-bark formaldehyde adhesive with multiple additions of sodium hydroxide
Z.H. Gao, J.L. Yuan, X.M. Wang

Volume 36 number 6
Synthesis, characterisation, monomer reactivity ratios and thermal stabilities of homo and copolymers of 4-nonylphenyl methacrylate with styrene
H. Satapathy, A.K. Banthia

Outstanding reviewer

Altaf H. Basta, National Research Centre, Cairo

Rapid Prototyping Journal


Volume 13 number 4
Fab@Home: the personal desktop fabricator kit
Evan Malone, Hod Lipson

Highly commended

Volume 13 number 2
Fabrication of a calcium phosphate scaffold with a three dimensional channel network and its application to perfusion culture of stem cells
Shanglong Xu, Dichen Li, Bingheng Lu, Yiping Tang, Chaofeng Wang, Zhen Wang

Volume 13 number 4
Applications of a hybrid manufacturing process for fabrication of metallic structures
Frank Liou, Kevin Slattery, Mary Kinsella, Joseph Newkirk, Hsin-Nan Chou, Robert Landers

Outstanding reviewer

Chris Sutcliffe, University of Liverpool, UK

Sensor Review

Jack Hollingum Award
Named after Jack Hollingum, who was one of the founding editors of Sensor Review as well as of our sister journals Assembly Automation and Industrial Robot. Over the years he wrote countless articles and remained a regular contributor right up to having a stroke in April 2001.


Volume 27 number 1
High-resolution tactile sensor using the deformation of a reflection image
Satoshi Saga, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Susumu Tachi

Highly commended

Volume 27 number 2
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering for identification of organic pigments and dyes in works of art and cultural heritage material
Kui Chen, Marco Leona, Tuan Vo-Dinh

Volume 27 number 2
Tuning the dynamic behaviour of cantilever MEMS based sensors and actuators
Gino Rinaldi, Muthukumaran Packirisamy, Ion Stiharu

Volume 27 number 4
High resolution thermal imaging inside integrated circuits
G. Tessier, M. Bardoux, C. Filloy, C. Bou

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology


Volume 19 number 1
Effects of thermal history on the intermetallic growth and mechanical strength of Pb-free and Sn-Pb BGA solder balls
J. Liang, N. Dariavach, P. Callahan, D. Shangguan

Highly commended

Volume 19 number 2
High-cycle fatigue testing of Pb-free solder joints
N. Barry, I.P. Jones, T. Hirst, I.M. Fox, J. Robins