D. R. Harting

(formerly the Experimental Techniques “Outstanding Paper” Award)

Darrell R. Harting, a 37-year SEM member and one of Experimental Techniques founders, passed away in 1996. In recognition of his considerable contributions to SEM as a member, as its President in 1977-1978, as Fellow in 1983, and as an early proponent of Experimental Techniques, the SEM Honors Committee recommended, and the Executive Board approved, that the E/T Outstanding Paper Award be renamed the D.R. Harting Award.This award was formally established in 1987 by the Executive Board. However, the award was first presented in 1981, when Experimental Techniques started publication on a regular basis. The award, consisting of a plaque, is presented at SEM’s Spring Conference. Candidates are nominated by E/T reviewers who cite papers they consider worthy of “Outstanding Paper” status. In January of the year, the E/T Senior Technical Editor prepares a list of nominated papers. Subsequently, all pertinent information is submitted to the Honors Committee for the final selection.

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2017 Recipients
For the outstanding paper entitled “In-Situ Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope Observations of Colloidal Failure Mechanisms using the Brazilian Disk Test” published in Experimental Techniques in 2015 (39:12-18, 2015)

Kalin Dragnevski
Dr Kalin Ivanov Dragnevski obtained his MSc from the University of Chemical Technology & Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria and his PhD from the Institute of Materials at Leeds University. Following a short spell in industry, he took a research position in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, where he worked on developing new methodologies for studying dynamic processes using advanced Microscopy techniques. He is now in a research & management post in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he established & runs the Laboratory for In-situ Microscopy & Analysis (LIMA).

Omar Islam
Omar Islam graduated from Oxford University in 2011 having read Engineering Science. During his undergraduate years, he specialised in mechanical and civil engineering disciplines. His final year research project focussed on experimental techniques for structural and mechanical characterisation of materials in-situ in the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope, and led to three publications, including this paper in Experimental Techniques. After graduating from Oxford, Omar went on to work for UK automotive firm, Jaguar Land Rover. Here he developed chassis structures and systems before becoming Senior Architecture Engineer for the future Range Rover Sport programme.

Clive Siviour
Clive Siviour completed his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2001, where he remained to complete his doctoral thesis, High strain rate properties of materials using Hopkinson bar techniques. In 2005, he moved to the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, initially as a ‘Career Development Fellow’ before taking up an Associate Professorship in 2008. His main interest is characterisation of materials under dynamic loading, in particular the use of time-temperature superposition to validate and replicate the response of polymers to high rate deformation using quasi-static experiments, and deriving and interpreting quantitative measurements from high -speed photography.
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the D.R. Harting Award in the past.

2016 - B. Khalighi, “Development of an Unsteady Pressure Measurement Method” Experimental Techniques 38, no. 4 (2014): 37-44

2015 - M. Pyrkosz, C. Van Karsen “Comparative Modal Tests of a Violin” Experimental Techniques 37, no. 4 (2013): 47-62

2014 - V. Macian, R. Payri, A. Garcia, M. Bardi “Experimental Evaluation of the Best Approach for Diesel Spray Images Segmentation” Experimental Techniques 36, no. 6(2012): 26-34

2013 - K.S. Dai, S.E. Chen, W.Y. Qi, E. Conner, J. Erdle, C. Galloway “Field Testing of Directly Embedded Poles” Experimental Techniques 35, no. 2 (2011): 14-23

2012 - M. Chartrand, V. Brailovski, Y. Baril “Test Bench and Methodology for Sternal Closure System Testing” Experimental Techniques 34, no. 3 (2010): 45-53

2011 - P. Wu, B. Stanford, W. Bowman, A. Schwartz, P. Ifju “Digital Image Correlation Techniques for Full-Field Displacement Measurements of Micro Air Vehicle Flapping Wings” Experimental Techniques 33, no. 6 (2009): 53-58

2010 - M. Pau, A. Baldi, B. Leban “Visualization of Contact Areas in Bolted Joints Using Ultrasonic Waves” Experimental Techniques 32, no. 4 (2008): 49-53

2009 - J.P.J.G. Ferreira, F.A.B. Branco “The Use of Glass Fiber–Reinforced Concrete as a Structural Material” Experimental Techniques 31, no. 3 (2007): 64-73

2008 - E. Drean, J.-F. Osselin, F. Bauer, J.-Y. Drean “A Novel Device for Yarn Pressure Variation Measurement in Wild Winding” Experimental Techniques 30, no. 4 (2006): 34-83

2007 - K. Xia, A.J. Rosakis, H. Kanamori “Supershear and Subrayleigh to Supershear Transition Observed in Laboratory Earthquake Experiments” Experimental Techniques 29, no. 3 (2005): 63-66

2006 - Y. Champoux, P. Vittecoq, P. Maltais, E. Auger, B. Gauthier “Measuring The Dynamic Structural Load of an Off-Road Bicycle Frame” Experimental Techniques 28, no. 3 (2004): 33-36

2005 - H.T. Wong, J.G. Teng, Z.C. Wang “A Pulley-Based System for the Simulation of Distributed Loading on Shell Roof Structures” Experimental Techniques 27, no. 5 (2003): 21-27

2004 - N.L. Johnson, A.L. Browne “Dynamic Crush Tests Using a “Free-Flight” Drop Tower: Practical Aspects” Experimental Techniques 26, no. 6 (2002): 47-49

2003 - G. Prater Jr., W.P. Hnat, C.R. Ullrich “Soil Penetration Measurements Supporting the Design of an Impact Boring Tool” Experimental Techniques 25, no. 6 (2001): 33-36

2002 - H. Chen, D. Liu, A. Lee “Moiré in Atomic Force Microscope” Experimental Techniques 24, no. 1 (2000): 32-31

2001 - S.M. Sargand, I.S. Khoury “Sensor Installation in Rigid Pavement” Experimental Techniques 23, no. 3 (1999): 25-27

2000 - D.E.P. Hoy “A Color Scanner as a Digital Recording Polariscope” Experimental Techniques 22, no. 2 (1998): 26-27

1999 - J.A. Cafeo, R.S. Thomas “The Use of Statistical Tools to Contend With Variability in Engineering” Experimental Techniques 21, no. 5 (1997): 26-28

1998 - T.K. Woon “Development of a Load Cell for force Measurements Subject to Flow Interferences” Experimental Techniques 20, no. 5 (1996): 25-28

1997 - J.D. Camping, S.R. Short “Crack-Detection Device for Brittle-Matrix Composite Materials” Experimental Techniques 19, no. 6 (1995): 15-18

1996 - P. Stumpf, W. Barrett, N. Popplewell, A.H. Shah, S. Balakrishnan “Automated Wind Tunnel Measurements” Experimental Techniques 18, no. 4 (1994): 34-37

1995 - D.A. Hoeltzel, R. Stark, S. Ali “Voltage-to-Frequency Conversion for Telemetric Strain Measurements in Rotating Mechanical Systems” Experimental Techniques 17, no. 4 (1993): 18-24.

1994 - S.M. Sargand, G.F. Mitchell, R.C. Rogers “Monitoring of Strains in Small Diameter Pipe” Experimental Techniques 16, no. 1 (1992): 40-42

1993 - Y. Guo, P. Ifju “A Practical Moiré Interferometry System for Testing Machine Applications” Experimental Techniques 15, no. 1 (1991): 29-31

1992 - J.A. Lavoie “A Procedure for Aligning Hydraulic Tensile Test Machines” Experimental Techniques 14, no. 5 (1990): 53-56

1991 - H. Schorn, T. Berger-Böcker “Test Method for Determining Process Zone Position and Fracture Energy of Concrete” Experimental Techniques 13, no. 6 (1989): 29-33

1989 - G.L. Cloud, M. Bayer “Moiré to 1370°C” Experimental Techniques 12, no. 4 (1988): 24-27

1988 - G. J. Cisko, J. W. Phillips “A Tension-Torsion Load Cell for Wire Rope” Experimental Techniques 10, no. 12 (1986): 18-20

1986 - R. Prabhakaran, R. A. Naik “Measurement of Contact Angle in a Clearance-Fit Pin-Loaded Hole” Experimental Techniques 10, no. 2 (1986): 25-27

1985 - G.W. Eggeman, H.A. Hackerott “Uniaxial Tensile Test for a Brittle Material” Experimental Techniques 9, no. 7 (1985): 18-19

1984 - J. Cernosek “Mold for Casting Photoelastic Models” Experimental Techniques 8, no. 7 (1984): 21-23

1983 - E.J. Nelson, C.F. Sikorra, J.L. Howard “Measuring Strain Gages Directly Without Signal Conditioning” Experimental Techniques 7, no. 9 (1983): 26-28

1982 - M.E. Tuttle “Load Measurement In a Cylindrical Column or Beam Using Three Strain Gages” Experimental Techniques 5, no. 4 (1981): 19-20
1981 - D.R. Harting “Designing The Load-Measuring System for The Space Shuttle Orbiter/747 Carrier Aircraft Approach and Landing Tests” Experimental Techniques 5, no. 2 (1981): 1-5.