Dr. Martin Uman recently delivered the invited conference keynote speech at the 2018 ILDC/ILMC (the combined 25th International Lightning Detection Conference & 7th International Lightning Meteorology Conference) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 12-15. In a surprise to him, the ever-humble Dr. Uman was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award:
For your outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the lightning community. Your dedication, extensive scientific research, and educational instruction have inspired students and colleagues to achieve a better understanding of lightning electromagnetics, as well as enhanced lightning detection and protection around the world.
You can view video of Dr. Uman’s (brief) remarks as well as the surprise announcement of the award here or below.