It is my great pleasure to announce the recipients of two categories of 2018 Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) reviewer awards. Serving as a reviewer for the journal is a critical service necessary to maintain the high quality of our publication and to provide authors with valuable peer review of their work. Together with the Editorial Board of the Journal of Mechanical Design, I would like to recognize the outstanding service of JMD reviewers in the following two categories.

2018 ASME “Reviewers of the Year” Award

The ASME Reviewers of the Year Award is given to reviewers who have made an outstanding contribution to the journal in terms of the quantity, quality, and turnaround time of reviews completed during the past year. The prize includes a wall plaque, 50 free downloads from the ASME Digital Collection, and a one-year free subscription to the journal. Winners are announced in the journal, posted on the ASME website and on the JMD companion website. The 2018 winners of this award are:

  • Katherine Fu, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • Haobo Qiu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China

2018 JMD “Reviewers With Distinction” Award

This JMD Reviewers with Distinction Award is given to reviewers who have made a meritorious contribution to the journal in terms of the number, quality, and turnaround time of reviews completed during the past year. The prize includes the choice of either a wall plaque or pdf award certificate. Winners are announced in the journal, posted on the ASME website and on the JMD companion website. The 2018 winners of this award are:

  • Marco Carricato, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

  • Mark Fuge, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • Zhen Jiang, Ford Motor Company, Dearbon, MI

  • Chia-Chang Liu, Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

  • Christopher McComb, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

  • Katja Holtta-Otto, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

  • Haobo Qiu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China

  • Carolyn Seepersad, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

  • Timothy Simpson, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

  • Eun Suk Suh, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

  • Jie Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

I would like to congratulate all the award recipients and look forward to continuing to work with the entire ASME community of editors, authors, reviewers, and staff to bring JMD to the next level of excellence.