B. J. Lazan

This award was established in 1967 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding original technical contributions to experimental mechanics. In 1973 this award was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin J. Lazan, a pioneer in his field who achieved recognition in dynamic testing, vibration, materials damping and fatigue.

The award honors inventors, developers or contributors to the introduction of new devices or methods.
Nominations are solicited from the general membership by the Honors Committee.

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2017 Recipient
For your outstanding role in developing and establishing a new methodology in material testing coupling full-field measurements and inverse identification.

Fabrice PierronAdams
Dr. Fabrice Pierron is currently Professor at the University of Southampton, UK. He graduated from ENSEM in Nancy, France, in 1989, and received his PhD from Lyon University, France, in 1994. He has held an Assistant Professor post at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne from 1994 to 1999, and was a Professor at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (Châlons-en-Champagne, France) before moving to his current position in Southampton in May 2012.

Prof. Pierron is an expert in mechanical testing of composite materials but has been focusing his research on the use of novel identification strategies based on full-field measurements and heterogeneous tests for the last fifteen years. In particular, he has been instrumental in the development of the Virtual Fields Method. Prof. Pierron has published over 100 ISI referenced journal papers and co-authored more than 250 conference communications. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Strain (Wiley) and previously Associate Editor of Experimental Mechanics (Springer). He holds a Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society, an Established Career Fellowship from EPSRC and is a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics. He is the cofounder of the MatchID company which aims at marketing integrated DIC/VFM software tools (www.matchidmbc.com).
 
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the B.J. Lazan Award in the past.

2016 - D. Adams
2015 - M. Grediac
2014 - F. Hild
2013 - G.S. Schajer
2012 - K.T. Ramesh
2011 - N. Sottos
2010 - I. Emri
2009 - E. Gdoutos
2008 - H.D. Espinosa
2007 - S. Nemat-Nasser
2006 - Y.J. Chao
2005 - G. Ravichandran
2004 - Y. Morimoto
2003 - K.M. Liechti
2002 - A. Shukla
2001 - W.N. Sharpe, Jr.
2000 - W.G. Knauss
1999 - D.F. Adams
1998 - M.Y.Y. Hung
1997 - J. McKelvie
1996 - A.J. Rosakis
1995 - C.W. Smith
1993 - F-P. Chiang
1992 - W.H. Peters III
1992 - M.A. Sutton
1992 - W.F. Ranson
1991 - C.A. Sciammarella
1990 - M.M. Lemcoe
1989 - H.F. Brinson
1988 - S.P. Wnuk
1987 - D.L. Brown
1986 - A.J. Durelli
1985 - A. Lagarde
1984 - I.M. Daniel
1983 - K.A. Stetson
1982 - S.J. Green
1981 - A.S. Kobayashi
1980 - J.E. Starr
1979 - M. Leven
1978 - W.T. Bean
1977 - G.R. Irwin
1976 - J.C. Telinde
1975 - M.E. Fourney
1974 - J.F. Bell
1973 - S.S. Manson
1972 - D. Post
1971 - D.R. Harting
1970 - F. Zandman
1969 - A.C. Ruge
1968 - G. Ellis


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