Awards

Billy & Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award

The Billy & Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award is supported through an endowment funded by Claude R. Hocott, Ch.E. (B.S. 1933, M.S. 1934, Ph.D. 1937). Hocott's education in engineering, years of practice as an engineer, leadership in industrial research, and active participation and interest in teaching gave him an increasingly deep respect for quality research. This respect, along with his love for his alma mater, prompted him to establish this award.

The objective of the award is to recognize faculty members who have made significant contributions in advancing the profession of engineering through documented research conducted while affiliated with The University of Texas at Austin. It is important that the recipient's work brought significant credit to the engineering profession and is determined exemplary by the recipient's peers.


The 2016-17 recipient is C. Grant Willson, in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.


Past Award Recipients since 1983:

2015-2016

Arumugam Manthiram

Department of Mechanical Engineering

2014-2015

Thomas Hughes

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

2013-2014

Chandra Bhat

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2012-2013

Nicholas A. Peppas

Biomedical Engineering

2011-2012

Jacob Abraham

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2010-2011

Mukul Sharma

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

2009-2010

Alan C. Bovik, P.E

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2008-2009

Sanjay Banerjee, P.E

Electrical & Computer Engineering

2007-2008

Gary Pope, P.E.

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

2006-2007

Adam Heller, P.E.

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

2005-2006

John R. Howell, P.E.

Mechanical Engineering

2004-2005

Ashley J. Welch, P.E.

Biomedical Engineering

2003-2004

John B. Goodenough, P.E.

Electrical & Computer Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

2002-2003

David Fowler, P. E.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2001-2002

Richard L. Tucker, P.E.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

2000-2001

Larry Lake, P.E.

Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

1999-2000

James R. Brock and Dr. Clyde E. Lee

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1998-1999

Kenneth H. Stokoe, II, P.E.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1997-1998

Edward J. Powers, P. E.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1996-1997

Al F. Tasch, Jr.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1995-1996

James O. Jirsa, P.E.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1994-1995

Donald R. Paul, P.E.

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering

1993-1994

Victor G. Szebehely, P.E.

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1992-1993

Raymond C. Loehr, P.E.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1991-1992

Byron E. Tapley, P.E

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1990-1991

John E. Breen, P.E.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

1989-1990

Tatsuo Itoh, P.E.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1988-1989

J. Tinsley Oden, P.E.

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1987-1988

J. K. Aggarwal, P.E.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

1986-1987

Jason L. Speyer, P.E.

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

1983-1984

Robert S. Schechter, P.E.

Mechanical Engineering