Awards

Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

The University of Texas at Austin, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and the Engineering Foundation gratefully acknowledge receipt of funds from Mr. Joe J. King, ME '25, to establish the Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award. Administration of funds is in accordance with the Regents' Rules and Regulations.

Mr. King's education in engineering, his years of practice as an engineer, and the rewards he received in his practice left him with an increasingly deep respect for the profession. This respect, along with his love for his alma mater, led him to establish the award.

The objective of the award is to recognize a faculty member who has made significant contributions in furthering the profession of engineering. In the words of Mr. King: "My feeling is that the recognition should encourage faculty members to demonstrate capabilities in broadly advancing the professional practice of engineering." Thus, of primary importance is that the work of the recipient has brought credit to the profession of engineering.

Past Award Recipients since 1976 (all are registered Professional Engineers):

2013-2014

Benny Freeman

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

2012-2013

David Bourell

Mechanical Engineering

2011-2012

Thomas Hughes

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

2010-2011

Ted Rappaport

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2009-2010

Stephen Nichols

Mechanical Engineering

2008-2009

David Allen

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

2007-2008

Mary Wheeler

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

2006-2007

John Ekerdt

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

2005-2006

Ronald Matthews

Mechanical Engineering

2004-2005

Larry Lake

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

2003-2004

Kenneth Diller

Biomedical Engineering

2002-2003

Joseph Beaman

Mechanical Engineering

2001-2002

James Jirsa

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2000-2001

David Fowler

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1999-2000

Hans Mark

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1998-1999

John Howell

Mechanical Engineering

1997-1998

Byron Tapley

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1996-1997

C. Michael Walton

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1995-1996

Dale Klein

Mechanical Engineering

1994-1995

J. Tinsley Oden

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1993-1994

David Himmelblau

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1992-1993

Raymond Loehr

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1991-1992

Robert Schechter

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1990-1991

Richard Tucker

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1989-1990

Thomas Edgar

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1988-1989

Joseph Malina

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1987-1988

James Fair

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1986-1987

John Breen

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1985-1986

Edward Powers

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1984-1985

J. Parker Lamb

Mechanical Engineering

1983-1984

B. Frank McCullough

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1982-1983

Ernest Gloyna

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1981-1982

Donald Paul

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1980-1981

J. Neils Thompson *

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1979-1980

H. Grady Rylander, Jr.

Mechanical Engineering

1978-1979

Herbert Woodson

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1977-1978

Lymon Reese

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1976-1977

John McKetta

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

*Deceased