Stuhlinger Medal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stuhlinger Medal
(The Ernst Stuhlinger Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Electric Propulsion )
StuhlingerMedalHeads.png
Awarded for Outstanding contributions to the science, technology or development of electric propulsion for spacecraft
Presented by The Electric Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS)
First awarded 2005

The Stuhlinger Medal, whose official name is the "Ernst Stuhlinger Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Electric Propulsion", is the highest honor in the field of electric propulsion for spacecraft bestowed by the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS), the main professional society in that field, to persons who made outstanding contributions to the science, technology or development of electric propulsion.

The Stuhlinger Medal was established by the ERPS in 2005 as the "Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Electric Propulsion", then renamed after its first recipient Ernst Stuhlinger (1913–2008), the German-born American rocket scientist, shortly after his death in 2008. The medal is typically awarded every two years during the ERPS's main conference, the International Electric Propulsion Conference.

Recipients[edit]

Former and most recent recipients of the Stuhlinger Medal during the 2011 award ceremony
Recipient name Country of origin Year of award Comment
Mariano Andrenucci  Italy 2011 For his contributions to the theory and testing of various electric propulsion concepts and for his invaluable role in educating generations of scientists and leaders in electric propulsion
Yoshihiro Arakawa  Japan 2011 For his contributions to the understanding and control of disruptive plasma behavior in EP devices and his leading role as an EP educator in Japan
Monika Auweter-Kurtz  Germany 2009 For her sustained and productive record of contributions to various aspects of electric propulsion research and education
John R. Brophy  USA 2015 In recognition of his contributions to the theory and testing of various electric propulsion concepts and his leadership in the development of the ion propulsion system for the DAWN mission.
David "Dave" C. Byers  USA 2007 For his vision, and many contributions to the advancement of electric propulsion
Robert G. Jahn  USA 2005 For his elucidating work on the fundamentals of electromagnetic plasma propulsion, and for his continuing legacy in EP education
Harold R. Kaufman  USA 2005 For his landmark development work on the electron-bombardment ion thruster, and for his innovative solutions to numerous problems in ion propulsion
Vladimir Kim  Russia 2007 For his contributions to the solution of numerous technical problems in Hall propulsion
Hitoshi Kuninaka  Japan 2013 For his leadership in the development of the microwave ion thruster system and of the Hayabusa Mission, the world's first asteroid sample return
Kyoichi Kuriki  Japan 2005 For his leadership and technical contributions to EP research and space testing
Horst W. Loeb  Germany 2005 For his landmark work on the radio-frequency ion thruster
Alexei I. Morozov  Russia 2005 For his contributions to the understanding and development of Hall thrusters, and for his original ideas in EP
Ernst Stuhlinger  Germany
 USA
2005 For his seminal theoretical work on ion propulsion
Paul J. Wilbur  USA 2007 For his seminal work and many classic contributions to ion propulsion, and for his invaluable role in EP education
Askold V. Zharinov  Russia 2011 For his pioneering work on ExB plasma acceleration leading to his invention and development of the Thruster with Anode Layer (TAL)