We are pleased to announce the two (2) winners for the Journal of Mechanical Design 2021 Editors’ Choice Paper Award.

In the Category of Design Methods:

Khalil Al Handawi, Petter Andersson, Massimo Panarotto, Ola Isaksson, and Michael Kokkolaras (August 18, 2020). “Scalable Set-Based Design Optimization and Remanufacturing for Meeting Changing Requirements.” ASME. J. Mech. Des. February 2021; 143(2): 021702. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047908.

In the Category of Machine Design:

Yao Chen, Jiayi Yan, Jian Feng, and Pooya Sareh (July 27, 2020). “Particle Swarm Optimization-Based Metaheuristic Design Generation of Non-trivial Flat-Foldable Origami Tessellations With Degree-4 Vertices.” ASME. J. Mech. Des. January 2021; 143(1): 011703. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047437.

In addition, one (1) paper was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Category of Design Methods:

Wei (Wayne) Chen and Faez Ahmed (November 10, 2020). “PaDGAN: Learning to Generate High-Quality Novel Designs.” ASME. J. Mech. Des. March 2021; 143(3): 031703. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048626.

The selection of these papers was based on the recommendations of the Associate and Guest Editors and guided by the following criteria: (i) fundamental value of the contribution, (ii) expectation of archival value (e.g., expected number of citations), (iii) practical relevance to mechanical design, and (iv) quality of presentation. Nominated papers were considered in two category tracks by two separate ad hoc committees led by Qiaode Jeffrey Ge, Editor for Mechanisms: one for design methods and one for machine design. The papers by Al Handawi et al. and W. Chen et al. were awarded in the category of design methods and the paper by Y. Chen et al. was awarded in the category of machine design.

Plaques will be awarded to each of the authors of the Editors’ Choice Award and certificates will be awarded to the authors of the paper with an Honorable Mention. We would like to congratulate all the award recipients and look forward to continuing to work with the entire ASME community of editors, authors, reviewers, and staff to bring the Journal of Mechanical Design to the next level of excellence.