ISA Transactions Best Paper Award

This award is presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the Best Paper Published in ISA Transactions in the previous year. ISA Transactions plays an important role in maintaining ISA‘s visibility and reputation in the automation and control research community.

Award Recipients

2015

Lotfi Saidi, Jaouher Ben Ali, and Farhat Fnaiech were the recipients for their paper, Application of higher order spectral features and support vector machines for bearing faults classification, which appeared in Volume 54, January 2015.

2014 

Jun-yong Zhai and Wen-ting Zha were the recipients for their paper, Global adaptive output feedback control for a class of nonlinear time-delay systems, which appeared in Volume 53, Issue 1.

2013 

Ryo Tanaka, Hiroki Shibasaki, Hiromitsu Ogawa, Takahiro Murakami, and Yoshihisa Ishida were the recipients for their paper, Controller design approach based on linear programming, which appeared in Volume 52, Issue 6.

2012 

David Kuhm, Dominique Knittel, and Marie-Ange Bueno were the recipents for their paper, Robust control strategies for an electric motor driven accumulator with elastic webs, which appeared in Volume 51, Issue 6.

2011 

Young-Chul Choi, Jin-Ho Park, and Kyoung-Sik Choi were the recipients for their paper, An impact source localization technique for a nuclear power plant by using sensors of different types, which appeared in Volume 50, Number 1.

2010 

Subhasis Chaudhuri, Rajeev Kumar Singh, Kuntal Patwari, Susanta Majumdar, Asim Kumar Ray, Arun Kumar Prasad Singh, and Nirbhar Neogi were the recipients for their paper, Design and implementation of an automated secondary cooling system for the continuous casting of billets, which appeared in Volume 49, Number 1.

2009 

Belle R. UpadhyayaLonnie A. Coffey, and Fan Li were the recipients for their paper entitled, Model-based monitoring and fault diagnosis of fossil power plant process units using Group Method of Data Handling, which appeared in Volume 48, Number 2.

2008

Matej GašperinÐani JuricicBojan Musizza, and Igor Mekjavic were the recipients for their paper, A model-based approach to the evaluation of flame-protective garments, which appeared in Volume 47, Number 2.

2007 

Terry L. BlevinsWilly K. WojsznisPeter WojsznisDirk Thiele, and Ashish Mehta  were the recipients for their paper, Multi-objective optimization for model predictive control, which appeard in Volume 46, Number 3.

Rafael Fierro, Ph.D. and Justin Clark were the recipients for their paper, Mobile robotic sensors for perimeter detection and tracking, which appeared in Volume 46, Number 1.

2006 

D. TheilliolH. NouraD. Sauter, and F. Hamelin are the recipients for their paper, Sensor fault diagnosis based on energy balance evaluation: Application to a metal processing, which appeard in Volume 45, Number 4.

2005 Winners

Professor Jose L. Paredes and Mr. Dhionel Diaz were the recipients for their paper, Improving immunization of programmable logic controllers using weighted median filters, which appeard in Volume 44, Number 2.

2004 Winners

Brian L.F. Daku, Enas M.A. Mohamed, and Arnfinn F. Prugger were the recipients for their paper, A PVDF transducer for low-frequency acceleration measurements, which appeard in Volume 43, Number 3.

2003 Winner

Mikael M. Nordman was the recipient for his paper, A Task Scheduler Framework for Self-Powered Wireless Sensors, which appeared in Volume 42, Number 2.

2002 Winner

R. Dubay was the recipient for his paper, Self-Optimizing MPC of Melt Temperature in Injection Moulding, which appeared in Volume 41, Number 1.

John McCamey Award

This award is presented by the ISA Publication Department in honor of Mr. John McCamey, a member who served the Society for many years within the Publications Department, as well as the Society as a whole. It recognizes a promising young author who publishes their first article in one of the Society's publications.

Award Recipients

2014–2016 

No awards presented.

2013 

Danaca Jordan, Greg McMillan, Héctor Torres, and Hunter Vegas were the recipients for their article, Enabling new automation engineers, which was judged to be the best Student Paper Presentation during the past year.

2012 Winner

Alex Tirtichny was the recipient for his paper, “Education a big part of being automation professional” which was judged to be the best Student Paper Presentation during the past year.

2008 Winner

Yuqiu You was the recipient for her paper, It's all in the LANs, Manufacturing Remote Control over a Local Area Network, was judged to be the best Student Paper Presentation during the past year.

2007 Winner

Adam Leeper was the recipient for his article, Instrumentation of High Speed Inertial Exercise Device Using Load Cell Transducers.

Keith Otto Award

This award is presented by the ISA Publications Department in honor of Mr. Keith Otto, a member who served the Society for many years, particularly as the Chair of the InTech Editorial Advisory Board. It recognizes the authors of the best article in InTech magazine.

Award Recipients

2015 

Donald G. Dunn and Nicholas Sands were the recipients for their article, Automation IT – Diagnosing your alarm system, which appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of InTech.

2014 Winner

Leif Poulsen was the recipient for his article, Life-cycle and long-term migration planning: Successfully upgrading and replacing systems in a running production environment, which appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of InTech.

2013 Winner

Harmik Begi, Gregory Bischoff, and Josh Gangl were the recipients for the best InTech magazine article in 2013 entitled, Process Automation—Biopharmaceutical single-to-multiproduct conversion.

2012 Winner

Chuck Mina was the recipient for the best InTech magazine article in 2012, Disposable automation.

2011 Winner 

David Twohig was the recipient for the best article in InTech magazine in 2011, Utility Optimization—Driving economic performance through the utilization of automation technologies.

2010 Winner

Graham Nasby and Matthew Phillips were the recipeints for the best InTech article entitled, “SCADA standardization: Modernization of a municipal waterworks with SCADA standardization: Past, present, and planning for the future.”

2009 Winner

Bryce H. Elliott, P.E. was the recipeint for the best InTech article entitled, “When failsafe isn't enough”.

2008 Winner

Chris O'Brien is the recipient for the best InTech article, High-integrity overflow protection.

2007 Winners

Svein Vatland, Trond Michael Andersen, Svein Vatland, and Paula Doyle for the best InTech article, Oil Company of the Future, Wireless, Real-time Data Keys to Growth for Statoil Technology Consortium.

2006 Winners

Gary Goble and Todd R. Stauffer for the best InTech article, Don't Be Alarmed—Avoid Unplanned Downtime from Alarm Overload, Use Top Techniques to Improve Alarm Management.

2005 Winners

Vivek Bapat, Andreas Somogyi, Alfonso E. Gutierrez, and Raj Veeramani, PhD are the recipiencts for the best InTech article, On the radio—RFID moves upstream from supply chain and into heart of manufacturing operations.

2004 Winners

Eric Byres and Justin Lowe is the recipeint for the best InTech article, Insidious threat to control systems—The move to open standards is letting hackers take advantage of the control industry's ignorance.

Nels Tyring Award

This award is presented by the ISA Publications Department in honor of Mr. Nels Tyring, an ISA member who served the Society for many years, particularly as the Chair of the Journals Editorial Advisory and Oversight Committee. It recognizes the author(s) of the best article in one of the Society’s journals.

Award Recipients

2015 

Moazzam Shamsi is the recipient for his article, System Integration: Wired versus wireless trade-offs, which appeared in the January/ February 2015 issue of InTech and was judged to be the best published article in an ISA journal this past year. 

2014 Winner

Allan Kern was the recipient for his article, Multivariable control performance: The case for model-less multivariable control, which appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of InTech and was judged to be the best published article in an ISA journal this past year.

2013 

Dr. Robert Rice and Richard Bontatibus were the recipients for their article, Automation IT—Predictive maintenance embraces analytics, which was judged to be the best article published in an ISA journal the past year.

2012 

Dennis Brandl was the recipient for his article, Business-to-shop integration realized through B2MML, was judged to be the best article published in an ISA journal the past year.

2011 

Troy Miller was the recipient for his 2011 article, Success in energy conservation: Emerging best practices, technologies in energy management, which was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

2010 

Scott W. Sommers, PE, CAP, CCST was the recipient for his 2009 Special Section article, Get your feet wet: Industrial users can get started with wireless implementation by following a few guidelines was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

2009 

Thomas M. Canty was the recipient for his April 2009 article, A crude vision was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

2008 

Patrick Schweitzer was the recipient for his April 2008 article, Beauty and the Beast, Users Want Happy Union with Wireless, but Doubts Linger which was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

2007 

May Robin PermannJohn HammerKenneth R. Rohde, and Kathleen A. Lee were the recipients for their March 2007 InTech cover story, What Happens in Plant Stays in Plant—INL Control System Plant Assessments Reveal Inconsistencies That Prompt a Primer on Security Measures.

2006 

Mark CusacJames Muri, and Saed Hussain were the recipients for their March 2006 InTech article, Steady Upstream for Loose Control—Custom-built proportional integral loops overcome PLC software limitation.

2005 

Hans Wagner was the recipient for his April 2005 InTech article, Ultrasonic spots leaky valves—There are significant savings involved in identification and monitoring of critical valves.

Raymond D. Molloy Award

Presented by the ISA Publications Department, this award was named for Raymond D. Molloy who was a major driving force in the ISA publications program for more than 20 years. As Department Vice President and then later as chair of the Books Committee, Mr. Molloy maintained a keen interest in ISA publishing quality books that meet the needs of measurement and control professionals. On his death in 1996, the Publication Department chose to honor his contributions by establishing this award.

Award Recipients


Bill Battikha headshot
2022 

N. E. “Bill” Battikha is the 2022 recipient for his book, The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, Fourth Edition, which sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2021.
 


2021 

Bryon Lewis was the recipient for his book, Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide for the NCEES Professional Engineering (PE) Licensing Examination, Fourth Edition, which sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2020.

2020 and 2019

No awards presented.  

2018 

William L. “Bill” Mostia Jr. was the 2018 recipient of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” His book, Troubleshooting: A Technician's Guide, Second Edition, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2017.

2017 

N. E. “Bill” Battikha was the 2017 recipient of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” His book, The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, Third Edition, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2016.

2015 

Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE and Harry L. Cheddie, PE, CFSE were the 2015 recipients for their book, Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, Second Edition, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2015.

2014

Terrence Blevins, Deji Chen, Mark Nixon and Willy Wojsznis were the 2014 recipients for their book, Wireless Control Foundation: Continuous and Discrete Control for the Process Industry, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2014.

2013

Ronald L. Krutz, PhD, PE wasthe 2013 recipient of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” Dr. Krutz’s book, Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2013.

2012

Terrence Blevins, Willy Wojsznis, and Mark Nixon were the 2012 recipients for their book, Advanced Control Foundation: Tools, Techniques, and Applications, which sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2012.

2011

Bill R. Hollifield and Eddie Habibi were the 2011 recipients for their book, Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition, which sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2011.

2010

Terrence L. Blevins and Mark J. Nixon were the 2010 recipientsfor their book, Control Loop Foundation — Batch and Continuous Processes, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2010.

2009

Bianca Scholten was the recipientfor her book, MES Guide for Executives: Why and How to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System, which sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2009.

2008

Gregory K. McMillan was the recipient for his book, The Funnier Side of Retirement for Engineers and People of the Technical Persuasion, which sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2008.

2007

Bianca Scholten was the 2007 recipient for her book, The Road to Integration: A Guide to Applying the ISA95 Standard to Manufacturing, which sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2007.

2006

Karl J. Ǻström and Tore Hägglund were the recipients for their book, Advanced PID Control.

2005

Michael P. Cable was the recipient for his book, Calibration: A Technician’s Guide.

2004

Fred A. Meier and Clifford A. Meier were the recipients for their book, Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation.

2003 

Jim Pinto was the recipient for his book, Automation Unplugged: Pinto’s Perspectives, Pointers, and Prognostications.

Thomas G. Fisher Award

This award is presented by the ISA Publications department and the ISA Standards and Practices Department in honor of Mr. Thomas G. Fisher, a member and ISA Fellow who served the Society for many years and in particular as Publications Department Vice President, Editor of ISA Transactions, author of books, contributor to standards committees of ISA84, ISA5.1, ISA95, and the driving force of the ISA88 batch control committee. The award is presented to the author(s) of the best new standards-based ISA book in the previous calendar year.

Award Recipients

2022 

No award presented. 

2021 

Tom Seubert and Grant Vokey were the recipientsfor their book, Manufacturing Execution Systems: An Operations Management Approach.

2015 – 2020 

No awards presented.  

2014 Winner

Charlie Gifford was the recipient for his book, The MOM Chronicles: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 3.0.

2012 – 2013 

No awards presented.

2011 

Charlie Gifford was the recipient for his book, When Worlds Collide in Manufacturing Operations: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 2.0.

2010 

Bianca Scholten was the 2010 recipient for her book, MES Guide for Executives: Why and How to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System.

2008 

Bianca Scholten was the recipient for her book entitled, The Road to Integration: A Guide to Applying the ISA95 Standard in Manufacturing.

2006 

William M. Goble and Harry L. Cheddie were the 2006 recipients for their book, Safety Instrumented Systems Verification – Practical Probabilistic Calculations.

2005 

Fred A. Meier and Clifford A. Meier are the 2005 recipients for their book, Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation.

2003 

Edward Marszal and Eric Scharpf were the recipients for their book, Safety Integrity Level Selection: Systematic Methods Including Layer of Protection Analysis.