Imperial College London’s Ricardo Martinez-Botas Receives ASME Dedicated Service Award
HOUSTON – Ricardo Martinez-Botas, professor of turbomachinery and deputy head of the mechanical engineering department at Imperial College London, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Dedicated Service Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award honors dedicated voluntary service to the Society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness. He has served as chair of the ASME IGTI Executive Committee, chair of the Turbomachinery Committee, and a member of the Heat Transfer Committee for three decades.
His research work has attracted substantial industrial interest, as well as support from government agencies. This approach has enabled Ph.D. and postdoctoral students to participate in innovative and meaningful research, such as an award-winning new turbine concept that improves engine level fuel economy.
Martinez-Botas also leads the Turbo Group – a recognized center of excellence in turbocharging, hybridization, and exhaust gas energy recovery. He is director of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Imperial Future of Boosting Innovation Centre and co-directs Locartic, an initiative with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is a member of the Science Advisory Council of the UK Department for Transport and has made significant scientific contributions to air quality policy of road transport. He was elected as fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018.
Martinez-Botas earned a Master’s degree in aeronautical engineering with honors from Imperial College London. He obtained a DPhil in the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre at the University of Oxford.
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