Official ASME Group

Bioengineering Division

Bioengineering Division (BED) is focused on the application of mechanical engineering knowledge, skills and principles from conception to the design, development, analysis and operation of...
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Herbert R. Lissner Recipients

The Bioengineering Division of ASME established the H. R. Lissner Award as a divisional award in 1977. It was upgraded to a society award in 1987, made possible by a donation from Wayne State University and is named in honor of Professor H. R. Lissner of Wayne State University for his pioneering work in biomechanics that began in 1939.

H.R. Lissner Medalists (Society Level)

1999 Stephen C. Cowin 2011 Jay D. Humphrey
1998 Malcolm H. Pope 2010 Roger D. Kamm
1997 Ajit P. Yoganathan 2009 Thomas P. Andriacchi
1996 Albert I. King 2008 Noshir A. Langrana
1995 Robert E. Mates 2007 Maury Lane Hull
1994 Sheldon Weinbaum 2006 Peter A. Torzilli
1993 Don P. Giddens 2005 Steven Goldstein
1992 John C. Chato 2004 John M. Tarbell
1991 Savio L.Y. Woo 2003 Vijay K.Goel
1990 Albert B. Schultz 2002 Kenneth R. Diller
1989 Robert M. Nerem 2001 W. Michael Lai
1988 Alf L. Nachemson 2000 Morton H. Friedman
1987 Van C. Mow  

H.R. Lissner Medalists (Division Level)

1986 Albert H. Burstein 1985 Richard Skalak 1984 Perry L. Blackshear
1983 Henning E. von Gierke 1982 R.M. Kenedi 1981 Max Anliker
1980 F. Gaynor Evans 1979 Robert F. Rushmer 1978 Y.C. Fung
1977 Robert W. Mann

For additional information on the H.R. Lissner Medal, or for nomination information, please visit the H.R. Lissner Medalist Society Award page on

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