Each year, the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton recognizes outstanding engineers and scientists in the Miami Valley. These engineers and scientists are honored for important contributions to their professions and to their organizations at the Annual Awards Banquet. For many years, this awards event was held in April. Due to conflicts between the TechFest program and the many preparations for the awards program, the banquet has been moved to October.

We invite nominations for this award from Miami Valley companies, educational institutions, government organizations, professional societies and individuals. Selections are made by the Awards Committee in cooperation with the member societies.

The 58th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony was held in the Meyer Room at the University of Dayton's River Campus, 1700 Patterson Blvd. (map) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The 2017 ASC Awardees are listed at the right. The awards program booklet has the list of all recipients since 1971.  Click here for the 2017 Awards Program booklet.

Nominations for the 2018 ASC Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award will be accepted in the Spring, 2018. Submissions must be in MS Word attachments. ALL completed nomination materials must arrive via email by 4:00 PM, date TBD, at

The 2018 invitation letter, nomination guidelines and nomination form and will be provided below. Early submission is recommended.

ASC is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all programs are carried out by volunteers. Banquet attendance, sponsors and donations help cover the cost of meals for the awardees and spouses, award plaques, program printing, reception and other costs. We need these financial resources without which this awards program cannot continue.

2017 Montgomery County Proclamation of October 8 to 14, 2017
Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Week

2017 Affiliate Society Council of Dayton Outstanding Engineers & Scientists Awardees

Awards Category
Awardee's Societies

Lisa Kenyon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
National Association for Research in Science Teaching, NSTA
Wright State University
Pratik J. Parikh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical, Industrial    and Human Factors Eng
Wright State University
Joy Elizabeth Haley, Ph.D.
Research Leader (acting), Nonlinear   Electromagnetic Materials and   Processes Team
Materials & Manufacturing Directorate  
Air Force Research Laboratory
Emily M. Heckman, Ph.D.
Senior Electronics Research Engineer    & Technical Leader
Senior Member IEEE and SPIE
Sensors Directorate  
Air Force Research Laboratory
Mikhail Vorontsov, Ph.D.
Professor and Endowed Chair
Fellow, SPIE, OSA, ARL
Dept. of Electro-Optics and Photonics  
University of Dayton
Darryl K. Ahner, Ph.D.
Technical Leadership
Director, A Scientific Test and Analysis    Techniques Center of Excellence
Air Force Institute of Technology
Douglas W. Carter
Technical Leadership
Team Lead: Materials Affordability
RXSS-Materials & Manufacturing    Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory
Timothy J. Lewis
Technical Leadership
Director, Aerospace Systems Division
Universal Technology Corporation
Sasanka V. Prabhala, Ph.D.
Technical Leadership
Senior Materials Engineer
General Electric Aviation  
Eric A. Lindgren, Ph.D.
Nondestructive Evaluation
Principal Research Materials Engineer
ASNT, ASM International
Sigma Xi
Materials & Manufacturing Directorate  
Air Force Research Laboratory  
2017 Awards Committee
Mr. Warren Brown, Inst. for Safety & Health Managers, Chair
Ms. Connie Muncy, CTC
Mr. Thomas Kramer, LJB, Inc.
Dr. Aaron Altman, UD
Mr. Vincent R. Miller, SCC
Dr. Subhashini Ganapathy, WSU
Dr. Wendy J. Goodson, AFRL
*Affiliate Societies Council, Inc. is an Ohio Corporation; a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Public Charity