The Franklin Institute have recognized accomplishments in science and technology since 1824, and awarded since then researchers such as Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Pierre and Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Gordon Moore, among others.
This year, Prof. Adrian Bejan will be the recipient of the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering, for his work in this field, and thus especially for the development of Constructal Theory.
The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
- The Franklin Institute, Announcing The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2018.
- Duke University, Bejan Named 2018 Franklin Institute Award Laureate, 7 Nov. 2017.
- The Inquirer, Franklin Institute to honor John Goodenough for work on battery used in cell phones, Eight scientists in all will receive awards in April, for work in such fields as genetics and climate change, 7 Nov. 2017.