Harold Jan Schoemaker Award

Founding Statement

The Schoemaker Award was established by the IAHR council in 1980 to recognise the efforts made by Professor Schoemaker, Secretary (1960-1979), in guiding the Journal of Hydraulic Research in its formative years. The Award is made biennially by the IAHR to the author(s) of the paper judged the most outstanding paper published in the IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research. 

IAHR members are invited to submit candidates for nomination for the Harold Jan Schoemaker Award. This Award is made at the IAHR World Congress to the author(s) of the paper judged the most outstanding paper published in the IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research in the two years preceeding the Congress. A proposal for nomination shall be completed with a clear argumentation (maximum one page) regarding its outstanding quality and why the paper is of such a specific quality that it outweighs the other papers of the considered series.

Rules for the administration of the award
  • 1. The Harold Jan Schoemaker Award (hereinafter referred to as the Award) will be made at each world IAHR World Congress, to the author(s) of the paper judged the most outstanding paper published in the IAHR Journal of Hydraulic Research during the preceding two-year period.

  • 2. The awardee will be selected by the IAHR Council from a list of not more than three ranked nominees submitted to the Council by a Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Award Committee) composed of the Technical Division Secretaries and chaired by a Council member. The Award Committee will actively seek nominations of awardees from the IAHR membership (also non-members whose employers are corporate members will be considered) and will publish at least annually an advertisement calling for nominations. The advertisement will include a brief description of the supporting material which is to accompany nominations.

  • 3. The awardee will be selected by the Council by mail ballot. Balloting shall close eight weeks after the Executive Director mails the ballots. The awardee(s) shall be notified immediately by the Executive Director.

  • 4. An award need not be made during any biennium in which the Council considers none of the nominees to be of sufficient high quality.

  • 5. The award will consist of a bronze medal and a certificate.

  • Initial contact regarding nominations for the Award should be made with:

  • IAHR Secretariat

  • E-mail:

  • Tel.: +34 91 335 7908

  • Nominations should be submitted before January 15th, of the year of the World Congress

 (unless otherwise notified in IAHR media)

List of previous winners
 NameTitle best paper in JHR
Andrew Nichols (2019)
Simon J.Tait (2019)

 Kirill V. Horoshenkov (2019)
Simon J. Shepherd (2019)
 (2016) A model of the free surface dynamics of shallow turbulent flows, Journal of Hydraulic Research, 54:5, 516-526 Download
 B. Vowinckel (2017)
R. Jain (2017)
T. Kempe (2017)
J. Fröhlich (2017)
Entrainment of single particles in a turbulent open-channel flow: a numerical study” J. Hydraul. Res., 2016, 54(2), 1578-171. Download
 T. Stoesser (2015)Large-eddy simulation in hydraulics: Quo Vadis?, 2014, 52(4), pp 441-452.Download 
 V. Heller (2013)

H. Nepf (2013)
Scale effects in physical hydraulic engineering models, 2011, 49(3), pp293-306.Download 
Hydrodynamics of vegetated channels, 2012, 50(3), pp 262-279. Download
 U.C. Kothyari, H. Hashimoto,
K. Hayashi (2011)
Effect of tall vegetation on sediment transport by channel flows
(Vol. 47, 2009, No. 6). Download
 H. Morvan, D.W. Knight, N.Wright, X. Tang, A. Crossley (2009)  The Concept of Roughness in fluvial hydraulics and its formulation in 1D, 2D, and 3D numerical simulation models 
(Vol. 46, 2008, No.2). Download
 K. Blankaert and U. Lemmin (2007)

E.J. Wannamaker and E.E. Adams (2007)
Means of noise reduction in acoustic turbulence measurements
(Vol. 44, 2006, no. 1). Download 
Modelling descending carbon dioxide injections in the ocean
(Vol. 44, 2006, no. 3). Download
 A. Carrasco and C.A.Vionnet (2005) Separation of Scales on a Broad Shallow Turbulent Flow
(Vol. 42, 2004, no. 6). Download
 S. Kostic and G. Parker (2003) Propagational sand-mud deltas in lakes and reservoirs 
- Part I: Theory and numerical modelling. Download 
- Part II: Experiment and numerical simulation 
(Vol. 41, 2003, no. 2). Download
 K.F. Bradbrook, S.N. Lane, K.S.
Richards, P.M. Biron, A.G. Roy
B.P. Greimann, M. Muste, F.M
Holly, Jr. (2001)
 Large eddy simulation of periodic flow characteristics at river channel 
confluences. (Vol. 38, 2000, no. 3). Download 

Two-phase formulation of suspended sediment transport 
(Vol. 37, 1999, no. 4). Download
 G. Parker, Y. Cui (1999)The arrested gravel front: stable gravel-sand transitions in rivers – Part I: Simplified analytical solution. Download 
and Part II: General numerical solution (Vol. 36, 1998, no. 1&2). Download. Download  
 H. Kamide, Y. Ieda, J. Kobayashi
H. Ninokata (1997)
 Benchmark exercise for multi-dimensional thermohydraulic 
analysis codes - Buoyancy driven penetration flow phenomena and thermal stratification (Vol. 34, 1996, no.3). Download
 Ph. Coussot (1995) Steady, laminar flow of concentrated mud suspensions in open channel 
(Vol. 32, 1994, no. 4). Download
 R.J. Keller, K.C. Tam, C. Tiu (1993) A general correlation for turbulent velocity profiles of dilute polymer solutions
(Vol. 30, 1992, no. 1). Download
 H.F. Cheong, N.J. Shankar, K. Subbiah (1991) Inertia dominated forces on submarine pipelines near seabed
(Vol. 27, 1989, no. 1). Download
 R.I. Nokes, I.R. Wood (1989)Turbulent dispersion of a steady discharge of positively or negatively buoyant particles in two dimensions
(Vol. 25, 1987, no. 1). Download
 N. Struiksma, K.W. Olesen, C. Flokstra, H.J. de Vriend (1987) Bed deformation in curved alluvial channels
(Vol. 23, 1985, no. 1). Download
 W. Hauenstein, Th. Dracos (1985) Investigation of plunging density currents generated by inflows in lakes 
(Vol. 22, 1984, no. 3). Download
 N.L. Coleman (1983) Velocity profiles with suspended sediment 
(Vol. 19, 1981, no. 3).Download  
 M.B. Abbott, H. Petersen, O. Skovgaard (1981)  On the numerical modelling of short waves in shallow water 
(Vol. 16, 1978, no. 3). Download

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