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  M. Hetényi Award  

This award was established in 1967 for the best research paper published in Experimental Mechanics. It was named in honor of Dr. Miklos Hetényi. A brief biography and an abridged list of Dr. Hetényi's professional accomplishments follow:

University of Technical Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1924-30; Diploma in Civil Engineering, 1931; Graduate work with H.M. Westerguard, Univ. of Illinois, 1934-35 and with S.P. Timoshenko, Univ. of Michigan, 1935-36; PhD in Eng. Mechanics, 1936.

Author of over 70 scientific papers on analytical and experimental mechanics and on the theory of structures; Beams on Elastic Foundations, Univ. of Michigan, 1946; Coeditor of Proc. of the Tenth International Congress on Applied Mechanics, Springer Ed., 1969.

Contributions to SEM:
1 of 4 founders, 1943; Vice President, 1943-44; 2nd President, 1944-45; Editor, Handbook of Experimental Stress Analysis, 1950.

General Contributions:

Development and Application of Three-Dimensional Photoelasticity; Development of a "Reduction Method" for the Analysis of Continuous Frames; Development of a "Method of Initial Parameters" for the Analysis of beams, beam-grillages, and beams in elastic foundations; Solution for Axi-Symmetrical Deformation of Spherical Shells and Related Structures.


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B. Pant, S. Choi, E.K. Baumert, B.L. Allen, S. Graham, K. Gall, O.N. Pierron "MEMS-Based Nanomechanics: Influence of MEMS Design on Test Temperature" Experimental Mechanics 52, no. 6 (2012): 607-617.

Bhaskar Pant received the B.S./B.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India in 2008, and the M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (GeorgiaTech), Atlanta, U.S.A. in 2010.His M.S. research focused on Experimental Nanomechanics of 1D Nanostructures and properties of small scale materials. He developed MEMS devices for accurate, temperature-controlled tensile and fatigue testing of micro and nanomaterials. He is currently working with Micron Technology Inc., as a Process Integration Engineer for Flash memories. His prior experiences include working with CREE Inc. and Micron Technology Inc. as Process Development and Process Integration Engineer respectively in the Research and Development of LED's. Bhaskar was the recipient of the “Sigma Xi Best Masters Thesis Research Award 2011” at GeorgiaTech.
    Sukwon Choi is a postdoctoral appointee at the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. His current research interests include RF MEMS design and thermal management of heterogeneously integrated III-V microelectronics. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2005) and Automotive Engineering (2007), respectively, from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. In 2013, he received the PhD. Degree in the division of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. His Ph.D. study was focused on thermal analysis of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) using micro-Raman spectroscopy and investigation on the degradation physics of such state-of-the-art devices.
    Eva K. Baumert received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in aerospace engineering from the Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2008. She then joined the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, as a Ph.D. student, where she investigated fatigue mechanisms in ultra-thin alumina coatings and silicon and nickel thin films. Eva graduated from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2013.
    Samuel Graham is a Professor and the Joseph H. Anderer Faculty Fellow in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His group focuses on the processing, thermal analysis, and reliability of electronic devices including GaN HFETs, Power Electronics, LEDs, graphene, and flexible electronics. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a joint appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He is a Fellow of ASME and is chair of the K-16 Committee on Heat Transfer in Electronic Devices.
    Dr. Ken Gall is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology with joint appointments in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and the Bioengineering Program. He has over 150 peer-reviewed journal publications with an h-index of 42 and has given over 200 professional lectures. His technical expertise is in biomaterials and the mechanical properties of materials, and his contributions range from the discovery of a new phase transformation in nanometer scaled gold wires to the creation of a new class of active shape memory polymers. He has served as a consultant to various companies including Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Labs, Boston Scientific, and W.L. Gore and the United States Military and Intelligence Community. Dr. Gall founded MedShape Solutions, a privately financed company with approximately 30 employees. MedShape has cleared three orthopedic implants containing new materials through the FDA, all of which are being sold in the medical device market.
    Olivier Pierron is currently an Associate Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the Engineering degree (B.S. / M.S. equivalent) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (France), in 2000. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Pierron was a Senior Engineer at Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA), prior to joining Georgia Tech in May 2007. His primary research focuses on the reliability and mechanics of small-scale materials employed in emerging technologies.
  K. Kim, S. Daly  “Martensite Strain Memory in the Shape Memory Alloy Nickel-Titanium Under Mechanical Cycling” Experimental Mechanics 51, no. 4 (2011): 641-652.
  K.N. Jonnalagadda, I. Chasiotis, S. Yagnamurthy, J. Lambros, J. Pulskamp, R. Polcawich, M. Dubey  “Experimental Investigation of Strain Rate Dependence of Nanocrystalline Pt Films” Experimental Mechanics 50, no. 1 (2010): 25-35.
  M. Bornert, F. Brémand, P. Doumalin, J.-C. Dupré, M. Fazzini, M. Grédiac, F. Hild, S. Mistou, J. Molimard, J.-J. Orteu, L. Robert, Y. Surrel, P. Vacher, B. Wattrisse  “Assessment of Digital Image Correlation Measurement Errors: Methodology and Results” Experimental Mechanics 49, no. 3 (2009): 353-370.
  A.K. Pandey, R. Pratap, F.S. Chau  “Effect of Pressure on Fluid Damping in MEMS Torsional Resonators with Flow Ranging from Continuum to Molecular Regime” Experimental Mechanics 48, no. 1 (2008): 91-106.
  D. Mohr, S. Henn  “Calibration of Stress-triaxiality Dependent Crack Formation Criteria: A New Hybrid Experimental–Numerical Method” Experimental Mechanics 47, no. 6 (2007): 805-820.
  G. Lykotrafitis, A.J. Rosakis, G. Ravichandran  “Particle Velocimetry and Photoelasticity Applied to the Study of Dynamic Sliding Along Frictionally-Held Bimaterial Interfaces: Techniques and Feasibility” Experimental Mechanics 46, no. 2 (2006): 205-216.
  W.N. Everett, P. Shih, J.D. Humphrey  “A bi-plane video-based system for studying the mechanics of arterial bifurcations” Experimental Mechanics 45, no. 4 (2005): 377-382.
  D. Jia, K.T. Ramesh  “A rigorous assessment of the benefits of miniaturization in the Kolsky bar system” Experimental Mechanics 44, no. 5 (2004): 445-454.
  F. Barthelat, Z. Wu, B.C. Prorok, H.D. Espinosa  “Dynamic torsion testing of nanocrystalline coatings using high-speed photography and digital image correlation” Experimental Mechanics 43, no. 3 (2003): 331-340.
  J. Wang, R.L. Weaver, N.R. Sottos  “A parametric study of laser induced thin film spallation” Experimental Mechanics 42, no. 1 (2002): 74-83.
  M.A. Sutton, W. Zhao, S.R. McNeill, H.W. Schreier, Y.J. Chao  “Development and assessment of a single-image fringe projection method for dynamic applications” Experimental Mechanics 41, no. 3 (2001): 205-217.
  T. Nishioka, K. Kurio, H. Nakabayashi  “An intelligent hybrid method to automatically detect and eliminate experimental measurement errors for linear elastic deformation fields” Experimental Mechanics 40, no. 2 (2000): 170-179.
  B.K. Bay, T.S. Smith, D.P. Fyhrie, M. Saad  “Digital volume correlation: Three-dimensional strain mapping using X-ray tomography” Experimental Mechanics 39, no. 3 (1999): 217-226.
  C. Bacon  “An experimental method for considering dispersion and attenuation in a viscoelastic Hopkinson bar” Experimental Mechanics 38, no. 4 (1998): 242-249.
  J.F. Doyle  “A wavelet deconvolution method for impact force identification” Experimental Mechanics 37, no. 4 (1997): 403-408.
  J. McKelvie  “Measurement of energy release rates for delaminations in composite materials” Experimental Mechanics 36, no. 1 (1996): 55-63.
  A. Ajovalasit, S. Barone, G. Petrucci  “Towards RGB photoelasticity: Full-field automated photoelasticity in white light” Experimental Mechanics 35, no. 3 (1995): 193-200.
  D. Nelson, E. Fuchs, A. Makino, D. Williams  “Residual-stress determination by single-axis holographic interferometry and hole drilling—Part II: Experiments” Experimental Mechanics 34, no. 1 (1994): 79-88.
  J.W. Dally, D.T. Read  “Electron beam moiré” Experimental Mechanics 33, no. 4 (1993): 270-277.
  S.E. Hanneman, V.K. Kinra, C. Zhu  “A new technique for ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of adhesive joints: Part II. Experiment” Experimental Mechanics 32, no. 4 (1992): 332-339.
  H.V. Tippur, A.J. Rosakis  “Quasi-static and dynamic crack growth along bimaterial interfaces: A note on crack-tip field measurements using coherent gradient sensing” Experimental Mechanics 31, no. 3 (1991): 243-251.
  T.P. Quinn, C.D. Mote Jr.  “Optimal design of an uncoupled six degree of freedom dynamometer” Experimental Mechanics 30, no. 1 (1990): 40-48.
  V.K. Kinra, V. Dayal  “A new technique for ultrasonic-nondestructive evaluation of thin specimens” Experimental Mechanics 28, no. 3 (1988): 288-297.
  M. Hashish  “Visualization of the abrasive-waterjet cutting process” Experimental Mechanics 28, no. 2 (1988): 159-169.
  T. Daami, M. Touratier, L. Castex  “Effect of plastic deformation on the acoustoelastic response of some materials” Experimental Mechanics 27, no. 4 (1987): 333-337.
  E. Vogt, J. Geldmacher, B. Dirr, H. Kreitlow  “Hybrid vibration-mode analysis of rotating turbine-blade models” Experimental Mechanics 25, no. 2 (1985): 161-170.
  K. Kawata, N. Takeda, S. Hashimoto  “Photoelastic-coating analysis of dynamic stress concentration in composite strips” Experimental Mechanics 24, no. 4 (1984): 316-327.
  A.S. Voloshin, C.P. Burger  “Half-fringe photoelasticity: A new approach to whole-field stress analysis” Experimental Mechanics 23, no. 3 (1983): 304-313.
  C.A. Sciammarella, P.K. Rastogi, P. Jacquot, R. Narayanan  “Holographic moiré in real time” Experimental Mechanics 22, no. 2 (1982): 52-63.
  D. Bar-Tikva, A.F. Grandt Jr., A.N. Palazotto  “An experimental weight function for stress-intensity-factor calibrations” Experimental Mechanics 21, no. 10 (1981): 371-378.
  D.R. Williams, D.L. Davidson, J. Lankford  “Fatigue-crack-tip plastic strains by the stereoimaging technique” Experimental Mechanics 20, no. 4 (1980): 134-139.
  R.F. Gibson  “Measurement of creep in rotating viscoelastic disks” Experimental Mechanics 19, no. 10 (1979): 378-383.
  K.A. Stetson  “The use of an image derotator in hologram interferometry and speckle photography of rotating objects” Experimental Mechanics 18, no. 2 (1978): 67-73.
  J.G. Blauel, J. Beinert, M. Wenk  “Fracture-mechanics investigations of cracks in rotating disks” Experimental Mechanics 17, no. 3 (1977): 106-112.
  R.L. Johnson  “Measurement of elastic-plastic stresses by scattered-light photomechanics” Experimental Mechanics 16, no. 6 (1976): 201-208.
  I.M. Daniel, R.E. Rowlands  “On wave and fracture propagation in Rock Media” Experimental Mechanics 15, no. 12 (1975): 449-457.
  R.J. Sanford, V.J. Parks  “On the limitations of interferometric methods in three-dimensional photoelasticity” Experimental Mechanics 13, no. 11 (1973): 464-471.
  D.C. Holloway, W.F. Ranson, C.E. Taylor  “A neoteric interferometer for use in holographic photoelasticity” Experimental Mechanics 12, no. 10 (1972): 461-465.
  P.M. Boone  “A method for directly determining surface strain fields using diffraction gratings” Experimental Mechanics 11, no. 11 (1971): 481-489.
  T.D. Dudderar, R. O'Regan  “Measurement of the strain field near a crack tip in polymethylmethacrylate by holographic interferometry” Experimental Mechanics 11, no. 2 (1971): 49-56.
  R.E. Rowlands, C.E. Taylor, I.M. Daniel  “A multiple-pulse ruby-laser system for dynamic photomechanics: Applications to transmitted- and scattered-light photoelasticity” Experimental Mechanics 9, no. 9 (1969): 385-393.
  M.S. Lin, E.P. Popov  “Buckling of spherical sandwich shells” Experimental Mechanics 9, no. 10 (1969): 433-440.
  W.J. Rhines  “An extension of generalized plane stress for problems with out-of-plane restraint” Experimental Mechanics 8, no. 11 (1968): 481-487.





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