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LESI Awards

Member Society Awards

LESI wishes to acknowledge extraordinary performance of LES Member Societies who have contributed to LESI.

2014 recipient -- LES Mexico
2010 recipient -- LES Germany

The criteria against which such “Member Society Award” is judged includes the following:

  • financial contribution to LESI;
  • the growth of the relevant Member Society;
  • contribution made to the establishment and mentoring of LES Member Societies;
  • contribution made to the mission of LESI generally and in particular, to the education and training of LES members and potential LES members;
  • the contribution representatives from the relevant Member Societies have made to LESI.

LESI Gold Medal Awardees

The following is a list of members awarded the LESI Gold Medal: 

  • Ron Grudziecki 2014
  • Randall R. Rader 2014
  • Francis Gurry 2012
  • Willy Manfroy 2010
  • Robert Goldscheider 2007
  • Mel Jager 2007
  • Rodney De Boos 2006
  • Thierry Sueur 2005
  • Heinz Goddar 2004
  • Akira Mifune 2003
  • Oliver Axster 2002
  • Larry W Evans 2000
  • Kenneth E Payne 1994
  • Desmond James Ryan 1992
  • Michiko Ariga 1990
  • Henry Squarey Hodding 1989
  • William Poms 1988
  • John Stonier 1986
  • Bertil Hedberg 1982
  • Jacques H Gaudiin 1980
  • Marcus B Finnegan 1977
  • John A Gay 1976
  • Basil J A Bard, CBE 1973
  • Dudley B Smith 1971

LESI Award of Achievement Awardees

The following is a list of members recognized for their licensing achievements:

  • E.B. (Ted) Cross
  • Elisabeth Logeais
  • David Braunstein
  • Barry Quest
  • Masashige Ohba
  • YB Kim
  • Gary Lande
  • Jack Ott
  • James Leavy
  • Heinz Goddar
  • Michael Burnside
  • Gaire Blunt
  • Robert Goldscheider
  • Bertil Hedberg
  • Henry Hodding
  • Guy Houle
  • Leif Kolster
  • Sam Layton
  • Platon Mandros
  • Olav Naper
  • William Pinsak
  • Edwin Shalloway
  • Renate Siebrasse
  • Des Ryan
  • Saskia van Dijk-Struyk

GTIF National IP & Technology Transfer Policy Award

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patents for Humanity, 2013

  • TAKAMUL,  an innovation support program developed and operated by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2014

  • FINNOVA, Technology Transfer Offices Network  (redOTT) program,Ministry of Economy (SE) and National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico City, Mexico, 2014

  • NIT MANTIQUEIRA, Brazil, 2015

GTIF LESI Award to an Outstanding Humanitarian Technology Transfer Initiative

  • Solar Sister, 2013.
  • Water for Humans, 2014
  • Stanford University, Design for Extreme Affordability, 2015