In 1975, the Honors Committee recommended a bylaws change which would enable a Fellow grade of membership to be established. The recommendation, which was approved, changed Article IV, Section 3 to read: "A Fellow shall be an individual who has distinguished himself/herself in some field in which the Society has interest, who has been a member of the Society for at least ten consecutive years, and whose contributions to the Society and the technical community have justified this honor. The number and manner of election of Fellows shall be as specified by the Executive Committee.
The Fellows Committee has prepared a nomination form which details all pertinent information required to have someone's name placed for nomination. Copies of the appropriate form are available from this site (see below) or may be obtained from:
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The Fellows Committee meets at the SEM Annual Conference to elect a slate of nominees for presentation at the following SEM Annual Conference.
Members who have been selected for Fellow grade since its inception follow.
The research interests of K.T. Ramesh are in nanostructured materials, high strain rate behavior and dynamic failure of materials, the dynamics of human tissues, and planetary scale impact problems. Prof. Ramesh received his doctorate from Brown University in 1987. After a short stint as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins in 1988, becoming Department Chair from 1999-2002 and Director of the Center for Advanced Metallic and Ceramic Systems in 2001. He is now the Alonzo G. Decker Professor of Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins. He has published one book, Nanomaterials: Mechanics and Mechanisms (Springer) and threatens to write another. Finally, he is an avid amateur astronomer.
Dr. Brown is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering, as well as his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Brown is an international consultant and lecturer on signal processing, dynamic measurement, modal analysis and system dynamics, and has published extensively in these areas. A member of SEM, and is a past recipient of the SEM B.J. Lazan and M.M. Frocht Awards and was the Keynote Speaker at both the 1st IMAC, as well as the 25th Anniversary IMAC. He has attended all 30 years of IMAC.
John Lambros was born on April 10, 1967, in Athens, Greece. After spending several years in Melbourne, Australia, he returned to Greece where he attended high school at Athens College. After graduating from high school in 1985, he went to England to study Aeronautical Engineering. In 1988 he received a B.Eng. (Bachelors of Engineering) degree with first class honors in Aeronautics from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London. He then moved to Pasadena, CA, and in 1989 he received an MS degree and in 1994 a Ph.D. both in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Until August 1995 he remained at Caltech as a postdoctoral research fellow. In 1995 he joined as an Assistant Professor the department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Delaware where he stayed until 2000. In August 2000 he became an Associate Professor in the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign. In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Professor in the same department. He has been a member of the SEM since the time he was a graduate student and he has regularly attend the annual meetings in many capacities. He also served for two terms, during 1999-2005, as an Associate Technical Editor of Experimental Mechanics and one term, 2008-2010, as a member-at-large of the Executive Board of SEM. He am currently the Director of the Army-funded Center on Nonlinear Stress Wave Mitigation and the Technical Director of the Air Force-funded Midwest Structural Sciences Center.
Dr. Fabrice Pierron is currently Professor at the University of Southampton (UK). He graduated in mechanical engineering from ENSEM in Nancy (France) in 1989, and received his PhD from Lyon University (France) in 1994, for which he spent a year and a half at the University of Bath (UK) on a European grant. He has held an Assistant Professor post at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne from 1994 to 1999. He was then appointed Professor at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (Châlons-en-Champagne, France) before moving to his current position in Southampton in May 2012. He also spent one year (2005) on a sabbatical at the University of Bristol (UK).
Prof. Pierron is an expert in the development of novel constitutive parameters identification strategies based on full-field measurements and heterogeneous tests. In particular, he has been instrumental in the development of the Virtual Fields Method (www.camfit.fr), on which he co-authored the very first book published in March 2012 by Springer. Prof. Pierron has published over 75 ISI referenced journal papers and co-authored more than 200 conference communications, with a current h-index of 22 (Scopus, Aug. 2012). He is presently Editor-in-Chief of Strain (Wiley, 2011-) and Associate Editor of Experimental Mechanics (Springer, 2009-).
Prof. Pierron has served on the SEM Executive Board (2009-2011) and has been Chair and Vice-Chair of the Inverse Problems Methodology TD for several years, a TD he co-founded in 2007. He has helped organize two conference tracks at the SEM 2010 and 2011 annual meetings and organized numerous sessions over the years. He has also held several successful one day preconference courses on the Virtual Fields Method. Prof. Pierron is currently holder of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012-2017).
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