Bingham Award

The Bingham Medal
The Bingham Medal

The Eugene C. Bingham Medal shall be awarded, usually on an annual basis but in any event not more often, at the Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology. The medal may be awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of rheology, provided that he or she has not previously received the award. There is no restriction as to age of the recipient.

Nominations for 2019 Bingham Award

Bingham Medalists

Award Mechanism

The Bingham Award Committee shall be appointed by the President in conformity with the rules of the Society. The Committee will consist of seven members, each serving a three-year term, and they shall be appointed in a 2, 2, 3-year cycle. It is desirable that a previous winner be a member. The President shall appoint the chair of the committee from among the senior members of the committee.

The Bingham Award Committee shall consider, in a manner consistent with procedures established by the Executive Committee, nominations submitted by any member of the Society. At a designated time, usually by April 1st and prior to the Spring Executive Committee meeting, the Chair of the Bingham Award Committee shall convey its recommendation (the name of the recipient or the decision not to award) to the President and to the Secretary of the Society. The President in turn shall transmit the recommendation to the Executive Committee for approval. The official announcement of the award to the membership shall be made by the Secretary in advance of the actual award presentation at the Annual Meeting. The dates outlined in this paragraph shall be adjusted as necessary in those years in which the International Congress of Rheology is held outside of North America.

Guidelines for Nominations

Nominations shall include the following information in a single PDF file:

  • 1.  A nomination letter from someone other than the nominee.
  • 2.  A two-page summary containing the following:
  • A brief scientific biography.
  • A review of those accomplishments upon which the nomination is based.
  • A concise evaluation of the importance of the nominee's contributions in advancing the science of rheology.
  • 3.  A curriculum vitae of the nominee with publication list.
  • 4.  Up to four supporting letters from other rheologists that address the nominee’s contributions.
  • 5.  A 50-word citation, written by the nominator, which would be used in the event the nominee receives the award.
  • 6.  A high-resolution headshot of the nominee suitable for publication. NEW THIS YEAR! The headshot should be at least 400 pixels wide and 500 pixels high. Add the image to the end of the PDF file. To retain the resolution fo the image, do the following:
  • Add a blank page at the end of your Word document. After the document is saved as a PDF, open the PDF with Adobe Acrobat or equivalent PDF editor. Go to the blank page at the end. Select Edit Text & Images or equivalent and then select Add Image. Select the desired image from your folder. This procedure will retain the resolution of the image. If you add the image to the Word document, its resolution is usually reduced.

Unsuccessful nominations may be reconsidered in a subsequent year, after which nomination packages need to be resubmitted.

Members of the Bingham Award Committee should not be involved in nominating a candidate or in writing letters of support. Supporting letters written by committee members prior to being appointed to the committee are acceptable.