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 was moved to October.

This year of 2018, the ASC Executive Committee voted to delay the Awards Program for one year. We did this to give us time to add new volunteers to the program and to train them. Also, the Committee believed that the Program needs review and more time for the award nominations and the selection process.

This Program has been active since 1971 with 494 recipients. The 2017 shift of the Program from spring to fall revealed the need for a pause and an increase in the number of volunteers to enhance the quality and smoothness of the Program. We ask for your understanding. If you would like to volunteer to help us carry out our programs, feel free to call or send an email. We look forward to the 2019 Awards Program.

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