Jack Bono Award for Engineering Communication

Endowed by Underwriters Laboratories

Nomination Deadline 

April 5, 2021

Description

  • The Jack Bono Award for Engineering Communications is named after Jack A. Bono, a Fellow and Past President of the Society who worked at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) for 44 years.
  • In honor of this remarkable legacy, this award recognizes author(s) who have most contributed to the advancement and application of professional fire protection engineering in the prior year.
  • The award is endowed by Underwriters Laboratories and the recipient(s) also receives a $2,000 honorarium.

Eligibility

The Foundation's Board of Governors established the Bono Award in 1994 to recognize the author(s) of the paper published in the SFPE Journal during the prior year that has most contributed to the advancement and application of professional fire protection engineering. 

Nominate Someone for This Award

The Jack Bono Award for Engineering Communications is awarded based on the best paper published in Fire Technology as selected by the Editorial Staff. As such, nominations are not accepted for this award. To learn more about Fire Technology click here.

History

The Jack Bono Award for Engineering Communications is named after Jack A. Bono, a Fellow and Past President of the Society who worked at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) for 44 years.

Bono began his 44-year career with UL in 1946, following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy and his graduation from Northwestern University. In succeeding years, he held various engineering and management positions including manager of UL’s fire protection department. In May 1978, Jack was named UL’s 7th President and CEO. As President, Jack was known as “The Architect,” overseeing the development and expansion of UL’s testing laboratories in Northbrook, IL, Melville, NY, Research Triangle Park, NC, and Santa Clara, CA, as well as numerous other testing facilities. He also pioneered and formalized UL’s relationships with many outside constituencies, and was a strong proponent of maintaining close working relations with the regulatory community. He served as president of UL until his retirement in 1990.

Bono left behind a remarkable legacy of dedication and service to public safety. Development of the current rating systems for fire extinguishers was among his many accomplishments. In addition to his distinguished service at UL and the Society, Bono was a former member of the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).

In honor of this remarkable legacy, this award recognizes author(s) who have most contributed to the advancement and application of professional fire protection engineering in the prior year.

The award is endowed by Underwriters Laboratories and the recipient(s) also receives a $2,000 honorarium.

2021 Recipients

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Peiyi Sun

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Roeland Bisschop

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Huichang Nui, Ph.D.

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Xinyan Huang, Ph.D.

Past Recipients


Alastair I. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Luke A. Bisby, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Rory M. Hadden, Ph.D.



Matthew Hoehler, Ph.D., P.E.

Christopher Smith, Ph.D., P.E.