CM Awards

Institute Awards 

The Institute presents the following CM awards:

The COMADIT Prize

Award criteria

Purpose: The COMADIT Prize is awarded annually by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing to recognise a significant contribution over a period of at least 5-10 years through research and development in any branch of condition monitoring to the benefit of industry or society.

 
Details of the award: The prize will be in the form of a certificate and will be backed by a cash sum of £350. Invitations to sponsor the prize will be issued each year to all Corporate members of the Institute. When more than one organisation desires to be the sponsor, the selection shall be by lot. The sponsor’s name will be prominently mentioned in all publicity associated with the prize for the year in question and will be featured on the Honours Board at the Institute HQ.

Eligibility: The prize may be won by any research worker or group. 

This is intended to recognise contributions over a period of at least 5-10 years.

The proposer of the award should be a voting member of the Institute. If they are not, they will need to ensure the application is endorsed by an Institute voting member.

Frequency: The prize will be awarded annually and will only be issued if suitable nominations are received.

Nomination arrangements: Nominations should be submitted by email to: karen.cambridge@bindt.org

Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the CM Technical Committee (CMTC). If there is only one nomination, then the CMTC should vote to confirm whether the nomination is eligible and, if so, to approve the award. 

If there is more than one nomination, then the entries should be sent for judging by a panel set up for the purpose. Four members of the panel are to be appointed by the CMTC. Each judge will be invited to score the entries on a point scale of 0 to 3 and send the scores to Karen Cambridge, who will total the scores, and the entry receiving the most points will be declared the winner.  

Awarding arrangements:
The prize will normally be presented at the CM Annual Conference during the Conference Dinner by the Chair of the CMTC.

Committee: CM Technical Committee.


A nomination form can be downloaded here.



Winners

2021 winner: David Manning-Ohren
Sponsor: PCN Working Groups

The COMADIT Prize for 2021 is awarded to David Manning-Ohren, who is an expert in his field of implementing condition monitoring (CM) to major plant and assets, enabling cost-effective monitoring to be carried out.

A time-served electrical technician, David Manning-Ohren has been a leader in the development of reliability services within ERIKS, not only for condition monitoring techniques but also for the integration of ERIKS engineering services to dove-tail with the company’s offering. He is involved full-time with the technical management of the smart asset management and is an active participant in BINDT condition monitoring competence development, as well as assisting the British Standards Institution (BSI) in the development of condition monitoring standards.

Outside of work, David is a triathlete of almost 20 years, has raced for Great Britain at age-group level and has completed 16 Iron distance races. He also coaches the sport and two of the athletes he has coached represented England and Wales at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Past winners:
Sponsors:
2008
Prof A D Hope
Laser Optical Engineering Ltd
2009
Dr T Holroyd 
J R Technology and RMS Ltd
2010
Mr C Pearson 
Staffordshire University
2011
Dr M Walters
RMS Ltd
2012
Mr S Mills and Mr D Whittle 
SpectraQuest Inc
2013
Mr S Greenfield and Mr D Shorten
Ardrox Engineering
2014
Dr J Twiddle and Dr S Muthuraman
PCN Working Groups
2015
Mr K Seaborne and Dr J H Yebra
PCN Working Groups
2016
Professor Len Gelman
PCN Working Groups
2017
Professor Ling Wang PCN Working Groups
2018
Professor Andrew Starr
PCN Working Groups
2019
Professor Siamak Noroozi
PCN Working Groups
2020Professor Andrew BallPCN Working Groups

A nomination form can be downloaded here.



The Len Gelman Award

Award criteria

Purpose: The award is for the best paper published in the Proceedings of the CM Annual Conference by a person in the early stages of his/her career or within the first five years of full-time employment (subject to a satisfactory oral presentation). The person concerned (or one of them, if there is more than one author who qualifies) must also present the paper in person at the Conference and, at the discretion of the session chair, answer any questions from the audience.

Details of the award: The award will be in the form of a certificate backed by a cash sum of £250. In addition, free membership of the Institute at an appropriate grade will be given to the winner for one year.

Eligibility: The author of the paper must either be a student or within the first five years of full-time employment. He/she need not be a member of the Institute. In the case of multiple authorship, the early career-stage criterion must be satisfied by the first or second named author. If other authors also satisfy the criterion, the cash award is to be shared between all those authors satisfying the criterion, with each receiving a certificate. The free membership for one year is for the presenting author only.

Frequency: It is anticipated the award will be made annually.

Nomination arrangements: The author of an abstract and full paper for the event can indicate they wish to be considered when submitting online.

Four members of the panel are to be appointed by the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee (CMTC). Each judge will be invited to score the entries on a point scale of 0 to 3 and send the scores to Karen Cambridge, who will total the scores, and the entry receiving the most points will be declared the winner, subject to a satisfactory oral presentation. 

Awarding arrangements: The award will be presented annually at the CM Annual Conference Closing Ceremony.
 
Committee: CM Technical Committee.


Past winners

2022 winners: J Liska, J Jakl and S Kunkel

The Len Gelman Award for 2022 is presented to J Liska, J Jakl and S Kunkel from the University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic, for their paper, titled: 'Advanced turbine-generator torsional vibration evaluation method using Kalman filtering'.

Past winners:
2008    D Clifton
2009    P McGetrick
2010    S L Chen
2011    Dr R Jones
2012    M Palo
2013    O Cardona-Morales
2014    G Cablea
2015    G Song
2016    M A A Ismail / S Kolbe
2017    Mr V Jantara Junior
2018    Yuandong Xu, Fengshou Gu, Andrew D Ball and Jingzhou Fei
2019    K Kalista, J Liska, J Jakl and V Vasicek
2020    No Award
2021    G Iarriccio and O Kennedy Aimiyekagbon



The CM Innovation Award

Award criteria

Purpose: For a significant contribution to technology innovation, technology transfer or technology strategy in the field of condition monitoring (CM) over a period of at least 5-10 years.

Details of the award: A certificate, £250 cash and an invitation to the CM Annual Conference Dinner, with free registration for the day and one night’s accommodation for either the individual winner or, in the case of a group winner, a nominated representative.

Eligibility: Nominees can be individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to CM technology through R&D technology transfer into industry or who have developed a strategy that has led to technology development and exploitation.

This is intended to recognise contributions over a period of at least 5-10 years.

The proposer of the award should be a voting member of the Institute. If they are not, they will need to ensure the application is endorsed by an Institute voting member.

Frequency: It is anticipated that one award will be made annually providing suitable nominations are received.  

Nomination arrangements: Nominations should be submitted by email to: karen.cambridge@bindt.org

Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the CM Technical Committee (CMTC). If there is only one nomination, then the CMTC should vote to confirm whether the nomination is eligible and, if so, to approve the award. 

If there is more than one nomination, then the entries should be sent for judging by a panel set up for the purpose. Four members of the panel are to be appointed by the CMTC. Each judge will be invited to score the entries on a point scale of 0 to 3 and send the scores to Karen Cambridge, who will total the scores, and the entry receiving the most points will be declared the winner. 
 
Awarding arrangements: The certificate and cash prize will be presented to the winner at the CM Annual Conference during the Conference Dinner by the Chair of the CMTC.

Committee: CM Technical Committee.


Winners

2021 winner: Professor Dr Hamid Reza Karimi

The CM Innovation Award for 2021 is awarded to Professor Dr Hamid Reza Karimi.

Hamid Reza Karimi received a BSc (First Hons) degree in power systems from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, and MSc and PhD (First Hons) degrees in control systems engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2009 to 2016, he was Professor of Mechatronics Control Systems at the University of Agder, Norway, and he is currently Professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Hamid’s original research and development achievements span a broad spectrum within the topics of automation, control and condition monitoring, with applications to complex systems such as wind turbines, vehicles, robotics and mechatronics. They have made him a leading international expert in this field, having published over 500 international ISI-indexed journal papers, one monograph and nine edited books. Furthermore, he has obtained several research grants, in particular with the Horizon Europe programme.

Hamid is an ordinary Member of Academia Europa (MAE), Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), Fellow of the International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM) and Member of Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters, as well as a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control and the IFAC Technical Committee on Automotive Control.

Hamid was recognised as the 2016-2021 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, was awarded the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship and was the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Award and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Award, among others.
Hamid is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the following journals: Cyber-Physical Systems, Complex Engineering Systems and the International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering. He is Subject Editor, Technical Editor or Associate Editor for several international journals and Book Series Editor for Springer, CRC Press and Elsevier. He has also served as Guest Editor for more than 30 special issues of several ISI journals. Hamid has participated as general chair, keynote/plenary speaker, distinguished speaker or programme chair for several international conferences in the areas of control systems, robotics and mechatronics.

Past winners:
2017   Dr Ruhul Amin
2018   Dr Jérôme Lacaille
2019   Dr Zhike Peng
2020   Robert Cutler

D
etails of all Institute awards can be found here.