Dr. George Herzl Award Winners

Dr. George Gjora Herzl

Born in 1926. His college degrees were: BSEE, 1949 from University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia; MSME, 1952, from Israel Institute of Technology; MS Applied Physics, 1958, from Arizona State University; and PhD in Applied Mechanics, 1962 from Technical University of Darmstadt. His work experience included Chemed Works, Haifa, Israel, where he did the development of military and laboratory mechanisms and equipment (12/50 to 6/54), RCA, where he worked on the development of a card to magnetic tape transcribing mechanism (6/54 to 12/56), General Electric working on the advanced development of magnetic tape station (12/56 to 2/59), Ampex (3/59 to 4/59), IBM in San Jose, Germany and Switzerland doing experimental and analytical analysis of a self-excited oscillator and positioning device (4/59 to 9/60), Philco (1/63 to 8/65) where he worked on various spacecraft mechanisms, and then Lockheed Martin Space Systems from 10/65 on. At the time of hiring onto Lockheed, George had written 30 technical papers, had one patent, and his professional engineer’s license. He had training as a watchmaker, and belonged to the American Watchmaker Society.

Each year a plaque is awarded to the author of the “Best Paper.” The award is based on both paper content and presentation. This award was established in honor of Dr. George Herzl of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., a co-founder of the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposia. At the 43rd symposium, the Herzl award was presented by Dr. Herzl’s daughter Nadine. This table lists the previous winners of past symposiums.

AMS

WINNER

ORGANIZATION

9

Jack A. Kinzler

NASA Johnson Space Center

10

Gordon A. Smith
(Thomas G. Berry & Lamont DiBiasi)

Fairchild Space & Electronics Company

11

Bryon H. Welch
(B. J. Richter)

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company

12

Michael J. Ospring & Ronald E. Mancini

NASA Ames Research Center

13

R.F. Turner
(J. G. Firth)

SRC Appleton Laboratory, Astrophysics Research Division

14

James B. Cole

Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.

15

Robert D. Renken
(Richard P. Maxwell)

Ball Aerospace Systems Division

16

Robert G. Daniell
(Savi S. Sachdev)

Spar Aerospace Ltd.

17

Donald R. Sevilla

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

18

 Robert G. Daniell
(Howard M. Jones)

Spar Aerospace Ltd.

19

Daniel. P. Kuban
(Gerald S. Perkins)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

20

E.W. Roberts

European Space Tribology Lab

21

Martin D. Hasha

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company

22

Kenneth R. Lorell
(J-N. Aubrun, D. F. Zacharie & D. J. Frank)

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company

23

Richard A Fink
(R. C. Ellis & R. W. Rich)

Kenneth R. Lorell
(J-N. Aubrun, D. F. Zacharie & E. O. Perez)

Honeywell Space & Aviation Systems

 

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company

24

M. Bruce Milam

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

25

Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski
(Larry J. Guy)

Ball Corporation

26

Eric Blanc

Aerospatiale

27

Gerald W. Lilienthal
(Argelio M. Olivera & Lori R. Shiraishi)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

28

Michael R. Johnson

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

29

Ellen I. Williams
(Richard T. Summers & Miroslaw A. Ostaszewski)

Ball Corporation

30

Dave Laidig
(Martin Leckie)

Motorola
(COM DEV)

31

Les Krumel

Sandia National Laboratories

32

Robert Renken

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation

33

Bill Purdy

Naval Research Laboratory

34

Manfred Schmid

Astrium GmbH

35

Thomas B. Pace
(Steven M. Honodel)

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

36

Michael R. Johnson

Bert Haugen
(Malcolm Ferry & Kevin Klein)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

37

Ted Iskenderian

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

38

Steve Koss
(Scott Woolaway)

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
(Ball Aerospace Corp.)

39

Peter Frantz
(Peter Ward & Alan Leveille)

The Aerospace Corporation

40

Elliot Harik
(Justin McFatter, Carlos Enriquez & David McCann)
(Daniel Sweeney & Deneen Taylor)

The Boeing Company

(NASA Johnson Space Center)

41

Jason Budinoff

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

42

Henry Martinez
(Chris Cloutier, Heber Lemmon, Daniel Rakes, Joe Oldham & Keith Schlagel)

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

43

Christopher DellaCorte
(S. Adam Howard)
(Lewis Moore III)

NASA Glenn Research Center

(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)

44

Jonathan Sauder
(Nacer Chahat, Richard Hodges, Eva Peral)
(Yahya Rahmat-Samii)
(Mark Thomson)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

(UCLA)
(Northrop Grumman Astro Aerospace)