John Fritz Medal Past Recipients

The John Fritz Medal, referred to as the highest award in the engineering profession, is presented each year for scientific or industrial achievement in any field of pure or applied science. It was established in 1902 as a memorial to the great engineer whose name it bears.

Past Recipients

1902 John Fritz
1903 No award
1904 No award
1905 Lord Kelvin
1906 George Westinghouse
1907 Alexander Graham Bell
1908 Thomas Alva Edison
1909 Charles Talbot Porter

1910 Alfred Nobel
1911 Sir William Henry White
1912 Robert Woolston Hunt
1913 No award
1914 John Edson Sweet
1915 James Douglas
1916 Elihu Thompson
1917 Henry Marion Howe
1918 J. Waldo Smith
1919 Gen. George W. Goethals

1920 Orville Wright
1921 Sir Robert A. Hadfield
1922 Charles P. E. Schneider
1923 Guglielmo Marconi
1924 Ambrose Swasey
1925 John Frank Stevens
1926 Edward Dean Adams
1927 Elmer Ambrose Sperry
1928 John Joseph Carty
1929 Herbert Clark Hoover

1930 Ralph Modjeski
1931 David Watson Taylor
1932 Michael Idvorsky Pupin
1933 Daniel Cowan Jackling
1934 John Ripley Freeman (posthumous)
1935 Frank Julian Sprague (posthumous)
1936 William Frederick Durand
1937 Arthur Newell Talbot
1938 Paul Dyer Merica
1939 Frank Baldwin Jewett

1940 Clarence Floyd Hirshfeld (posthumous)
1941 Ralph Budd
1942 Everette Lee DeGolyer
1943 Willis Rodney Whitney
1944 Charles F. Kettering
1945 John Lucian Savage
1946 Zay Jeffries
1947 Lewis Warrington Chubb
1948 Theodore Von Karman
1949 Charles M. Allen

1950 Walter H. Aldridge
1951 Vannevar Bush
1952 Ervin George Bailey
1953 Benjamin F. Fairless
1954 William Embry Wrather
1955 Harry Alonzo Winne
1956 Philip Sporn
1957 Ben Moreell
1958 John R. Suman
1959 Mervin J. Kelly

1960 Gwilyn A. Price
1961 Stephen D. Bechtel
1962 Crawford H. Greenewalt
1963 Hugh L. Dryden
1964 Lucius D. Clay
1965 Frederick R. Kappel
1966 Warren K. Lewis
1967 Walker L. Cisler
1968 Igor Ivan Sikorsky
1969 Michael L. Haider

1970 Glenn B. Warren
1971 Patrick E. Haggerty
1972 William Webster
1973 Lyman Wilber
1974 H. I. Romnes
1975 Manson Benedict
1976 Thomas O. Paine
1977 George R. Brown
1978 Robert G. Heitz
1979 Nathan M. Newark

1980 T. Louis Austin, Jr.
1981 Ian MacGregor
1982 David Packard
1983 Claude Elwood Shannon
1984 Kenneth A. Roe
1985 Daniel C. Drucker
1986 Simon Ramo
1987 Ralph Landau
1988 Ralph B. Beck
1989 Robert N. Noyce

1990 Gordon A. Cain
1991 Hunter Rouse
1992 Serge Gratch
1993 Gordon E. Moore
1994 Hoyt C. Hottel
1995 Lynn S. Beedle
1996 George N. Hatsopoulos
1997 Arthur E. Humphrey
1998 Ivan A. Getting
1999 George H. Heilmeier

2000 John W. Fisher
2001 Paul C. W. Chu
2002 Daniel S. Goldin
2003 Robert, S. Langer
2004 John A. Swanson
2005 George J. Tamaro
2006 No Award
2007 Gavriel Salvendy
2008 Kristina M. Johnson
2009 Yvonne Claeys Brill

2010 Gerald J. Posakony
2011 Andrew J. Viterbi
2012 Leslie E. Robertson
2013 Gregory N. Stephanopoulos, Ph.D.
2014 Julia Weertman, D.Sc. 
2015 Jon D. Magnusson, P.E.