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IRI Achievement Award

The IRI Achievement Award, established in 1973, is given to honor outstanding accomplishment in individual creativity and innovation that contribute broadly to the development of industry and to the benefit of society.  This award is presented during IRI's Annual Meeting. Download Nomination Form.

The 2012 IRI Achievement Award was presented to Dr. John Curro, Victor Mills Fellow, Procter & Gamble

(Pictured left to right: Dr. Ryan Dirkx, IRI Chairman 2012-13; Dr. John Curro, P&G; Dr. Bruce Brown, Chief Technology Officer, P&G)


Dr. Curro is honored for his demonstrated capability in developing transformative technologies for successful business propositions and for inspiring future technologists around the world.  Read the press release...

Recent recipients of the IRI Achievement Award are:

Richard A. Hayes, DuPont (2011)
Linden S. Blue, General Atomics (2010))
Ashok V. Joshi, Ceramatec, Inc. (2009)
Dean L. Kamen, DEKA (2008)
Dr. Rakesh Agarwal, Purdue University (2007)
Paul D. Trokhan, Procter & Gamble (2006)
Dennis M. Ritchie, Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories (2005)
Edith M. Flanigen, UOP (2004)
(The IRI Achievement Award was not presented in 2003.)
Madan M. Bhasin, Dow Chemical (2002)
George H. Beall, Corning, Inc. (2001)
C. Don Bateman, Honeywell (2000)
Harry W. Coover, Eastman Chemical (1999)
James E. West, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies (1998)

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