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GTRC Director Wins Top Award

GTRC Director Nick Syred awarded 2011 ASME Westinghouse Gold Medal for lifetime contribution to innovation and understanding of swirl combustors and other swirl generating devices

Professor Nick Syred has been awarded the George Westinghouse Gold Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award was established to recognise eminent achievement or distinguished service in the power field of mechanical engineering.

Professor Syred was selected to receive the Gold Medal “for innovative research that has contributed to the understanding and application of swirl flows for cleaner combustion using fossil fuels; and for the novel development of heat exchangers, fluidic devices, hot gas cleaning and cyclones.”

Each year since 1952, only one outstanding researcher is presented with this prestigious award.

The George Westinghouse Gold Medal was established in 1952 to commemorate the contributions to power development made by George Westinghouse, Honorary Member and twenty-ninth President of the Society.

Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown as a not-for-profit organisation to include more than 120,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide. Based in New York, ASME serves the technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.

Professor Syred will be formally presented with his medal at the President’s Luncheon in November, during the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Denver.


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