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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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E.M.C. Jones, M.N. Silberstein, S.R. White, N.R. Sottos "In Situ Measurements of Strains in Composite Battery Electrodes during Electrochemical Cycling" Experimental Mechanics 54, no. 6 (2014): 971-985.

      Elizabeth M.C. Jones
    Elizabeth Jones obtained her BS in Engineering Mechanics (2009), and her MS (2011) and PhD (2015) in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an NSF graduate research fellow and a Beckman graduate research fellow at the U of I, she investigated the mechanical response of lithium-ion battery electrodes during electrochemical cycling under the direction of Professor Nancy Sottos and Professor Scott White. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico. Co-author Professor Meredith Silberstein contributed to the paper while a post-doctoral researcher at the U of I and is currently an assistant professor at Cornell University in New York.
      Meredith N. Silberstein
Meredith Silberstein is an Assistant Professor and Mills Family Faculty Fellow in the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. She received her PhD in June 2011 from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering with a major in solid mechanics and a minor in energy. Afterward, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, investigating mechanochemically active materials. In 2013 she received the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant from ASME Applied Mechanics Division. Meredith Silberstein's Mechanics for Materials Design (MMD) Lab is devoted to using mechanical experiments and modeling methods in material design, with particular focus on multifunctional, active, and polymeric materials.
      Scott R. White

Scott White is the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology where he leads the Autonomic Materials Group. He received a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1990 before joining the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has been recognized for seminal contributions in self-healing polymers and composites, microvascular materials, and composites processing. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Composites and received the Humboldt Research Award in 2013. Professor White holds over 40 patents and applications in the materials field and is a founding partner in two start-up companies transitioning university IP to commercial products.

      Nancy R. Sottos
    Nancy Sottos is the Donald B. Willet Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is also a co-chair of the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures Research Theme at the Beckman Institute. Sottos started her career at Illinois in 1991 after earning a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware.
  A. Leonard, F. Fraternali, C. Daraio "Directional Wave Propagation in a Highly Nonlinear Square Packing of Spheres" Experimental Mechanics 53, no. 3 (2013): 327-337.
  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.
  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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