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AFS annually honors individuals and companies who have made contributions to the Society and the filtration and separation industry by presenting Honorific Awards and New Product of the Year Awards.

AFS Honorific Awards
AFS annually honors those who have made contributions to the Society and the filtration and separation industr with the following awards.

Fellow – Superior Contributions of Organization and Leadership
The Fellow Member Award was established in 1996 to honor individuals who have made superior contributions of organization and leadership to the Society for many years. Fellows are entitled to a lifetime membership enjoying all the benefits of regular membership with waived annual dues. Fellows may attend AFS sponsored conferences with waiver of registration fees. 
Recent Recipients:
Dr. Christine Sun
Mark Willingham

Frank Tiller Award – Leadership in Engineering and Education
Named in honor of Dr. Frank Tiller, the internationally acclaimed “Father of Modern Filtration Theory” and key founding member of the AFS, this award highlights scientific merit. The TILLER AWARD recognizes individuals for outstanding lifetime scientific and engineering achievements in the Technology of Fluid-Particle Separation. 
Recent Recipients: 
Dr. Wallace Leung
Dr. Wenping Li
Barry Verdigan

Senior Scientist – For Significant Contributions to the Technology of Filtration and Separation
The Senior Scientist Award was established in 1999 to honor individuals in the middle of their career who make a significant contribution to the Technology of Filtration and Separation.  stablished in 1989 and was named in honor of Mr. Wells Shoemaker, who was a key-founding member of the AFS. He epitomizes the characteristics of Leadership and Service. This award recognizes individuals for a lifetime of outstanding leadership and exceptional service to the American Filtration & Separations Society, which have resulted in significant and demonstrable benefits to the Society’s members.  The AFS will bestow one award per year when a deserving candidate is available.
Recent Recipients: 
Dr. Rahul Bharadwaj
Swarna Agarwal
Shagufta Patel

Young Scientist – For Important Contributions to the Technology of Filtration and Separation
The Young Scientist Award was established in 1999 to honor individuals at the beginning of their career who have made important contributions to the Technology of Filtration and Separation.  
Recent Recipients: 
Ashish Bandekar
Dinesh Lolla
Sarfarez Patel

 

New Product of the Year

New products, new ideas, new ways to look at old problems are key to the future. To encourage innovative and technological advances in filtration and separation the AFS Users Committee initiated an annual New Product of the Year and Engineering Merit award for the company making the most significant new product introduction in the previous year. Award winners are recognized at the FiltCon Awards Luncheon.

Any new technical product that was first marketed between January 1, and December 31 of the previous year may be entered. Products that will not be mass-produced must have become available for contract or licensing during that period. 

Entries may be submitted by individuals or organizations one entry per product. There is no limit to the number of products that may be entered.