International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Becky Schneider
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (15 November 2011) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the recipients of its annual Technical Divisions Awards, which were presented at awards luncheons in Mobile Alabama during ISA Automation Week: Technology and Solutions Event. The conference took place 17-20 October at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Technical Divisions are ISA membership groups that offer networking and educational activities with members around the world who work in the same industries or who have the same technical interests. Networking can be done via email discussions lists, in person at events and via newsletters. Technical Division members are encouraged to write, review, and present technical papers at ISA symposia and ISA Automation Week; and to publish technical papers. Division members also plan and conduct the annual symposia. ISA has 16 Technical Divisions that are divided between two departments, the Automation and Technology Department and the Industries and Sciences Department.
The awards from these two departments were presented as follows:
In the Industries and Sciences Department
2011 Outstanding Division: Power Industry Division
2011 Outstanding Division, Honorable Mention: Water and Wastewater Industries Division (WWID)
2011 Communications: Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID)
2011 Most Improved Division: FPID Division
In the Automation and Technology Department
2011 Outstanding Division: Analysis Division
2011 Outstanding Division, 1st Honorable Mention: Communications Division
2011 Outstanding Division, 2nd Honorable Mention: Management Division
2011 Communications: Analysis Division
2011 Most Improved Division: Communications Division
In addition, Dr. Peggie Ward-Koon was recognized for her work as Industries and Sciences Department vice president from 2009 through 2011.
Awards were also presented by WWID, and they include:
WWID 2011 Best Symposium Presentation: Cameron Kamrani for "SCADA: An Integrative Approach"
WWID 2011 Best Symposium Paper: Graham Nasby and Matthew Phillips, "SCADA Standardization: Modernization of a Municipal Waterworks with SCADA Standardization"
WWID 2011 Member of the Year: Graham Nasby, Hamilton Section
WWID 2011 Outstanding Leadership: Jon DiPietro, Boston Section
ISA’s Analysis Division also honored members, as follows.
The Gilmer/Thomason/Fowler/Konrad Technical Paper Award winners include:
1st Place:Xiang (Sherry) Liu, Wenhai Ji, Alfred Feitisch, Marc Trygstad and Bill Jenko for “Advancing TDL Technology: Applied Spectroscopy in Service of Process Control Objectives”
2nd Place: Phil Harris and Kirk Mankin for “Mass Transport in Sample Transport Lines – Adsorption Desorption Effects and Their
Influence on Process Analytical Measurements”
3rd Place: Ulrich Gokeler for “Column Switching Simplification In
Process Gas Chromatography”
Analysis Division 2011 Member of the Year: Phil Harris of HariTech
Analysis Division 2011 Symposium Innovative Product of the Year: Cameron, Measurement Systems Division, process analytics for the development and introduction of the Intelligas Pygas Sampler which was shown at the 56th Analysis Division Symposium in League City, Texas, USA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).