The William Begell Medal, For Excellence in Thermal Science and Engineering is being established to award an individual, from among those selected to deliver Keynote lectures at the IHTC Conferences, who is held in high regard by the heat transfer community for his/her contributions and excellence in thermal science and technology and whose IHTC Keynote paper is judged to make a profound contribution to the thermal science and engineering literature.
In August 2010 the first William Begell Medal was awarded at the IHTC-14 Conference held in Washington DC. Subsequent to the 2010 award, the Medal will be awarded every four (4) years, at the recommendation of the Begell Medal Selection Committee, coinciding with the schedule of the IHTC Conferences. The Medal winner will be announced at the IHTC Conference at the introduction of his/her Keynote Lecture and so recognized by the Chair of the Begell Medal Selection Committee or his/her designee. The Award ceremony will take place during the IHTC conference banquet dinner.
The Award winner will receive (1) the Medal, (2) travel and hotel expenses including conference registration fee, and (3) a check in the amount of $5000 from Begell House.
The 2010 recipient of the William Begell Medal was Nobuhide Kasagi, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
His Key-Note-Lecturer was titled "CONTROL OF TURBULENT TRANSPORT: LESS FRICTION AND MORE HEAT TRANSFER".
The 2014 recipient of the William Begell Medal was Professor Liu, Jing, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
His Key-Note-Lecturer was titled WAYS TOWARD TARGETED FREEZING OR HEATING ABLATION OF MALIGNANT TUMOR: PRECISELY MANAGING THE HEAT DELIVERY INSIDE BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.
The 2018 recipients of the William Begell Medal were Dr. Leonid A. Dombrovsky, Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia and Dr. Alexander A. Fedorets, Laboratory of Micro-Hydrodynamic Technologies at the University of Tyumen, Western Siberia, Russia.
Their Key-Note-Lecturer was titled SELF-ASSEMBLED STABLE CLUSTERS OF DROPLETS OVER THE LOCALLY HEATED WATER SURFACE: MILESTONES OF THE LABORATORY STUDY.