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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2018 Recipient
For his seminal contributions to the scientific and technological understanding of behavior of materials under extreme loading conditions.

Daniel Rittel
Daniel Rittel holds the Zandman Chair in Experimental Mechanics and head of the Materials Mechanics Center at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel. His interests are in the field of thermomechanics and physics of dynamic failure, with emphasis on dynamic fragmentation, fracture and shear localization. He is also active in the field of biomechanics of dental implants. D. Rittel is a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). As of today, he has co-authored about 160 journal publications. Dr. Rittel is Associate Editor of Experimental Mechanics (formerly), Mechanics of Materials, the International Journal of Engineering Science, as well as the International Journal of Impact Engineering (advisory board).
 
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the B.J. Lazan Award in the past.

2017 - F. Pierron
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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