Professor A. E. Kennelly of the Harvard Engineering School has been recommended by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institution of Electrical Engineers for the Kelvin Medal, it was announced on Saturday. His nomination by these organizations establishes him as one of several candidates from various nations.

The award was created in 1902 to commemorate Lord Kelvin's researches, and is presented every three years by the Institute of Civil Engineers of Great Britain for research work in ocean telegraphy and electrical measuring devices.

Professor Kennelly was engaged in submarine cable operations for ten years. In 1886 he became Thomas A. Edison's principal electrical assistant; and since 1902 has been teaching at the University. He is affiliated with many scientific societies.