W. M. Murray Lecture

William M. Murray Lecture was initiated in 1952 as the Society’s prestige lecture.

It is presented each year as a continuing honor to Dr. William MacGregor Murray,
first president and long-time secretary-treasurer, for his many contributions to SEM.

Award Guidelines      Award Nomination Form

 
2017 Recipient
For outstanding contributions to the science and engineering of adhesion and interfacial failure.

Kenneth M. Liechti
Kenneth M. Liechti is the Zarrow Centennial Professor of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the faculty of the Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. He is the University Education Director for the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT). He received his PhD in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Professor Liechti has made contributions to interfacial fracture mechanics, nonlinear viscoelasticity and the mechanics of contact, adhesion and friction at increasingly smaller scales. Dr. Liechti is a coauthor with Dr. Bedford on the textbook "Mechanics of Materials". He is a Fellow of SEM, ASME, AAM, the Adhesion Society and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He was the 2015 recipient of the Adhesion Society’s Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science, sponsored by 3M. Dr. Liechti was Chair of the Executive Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and served on the Executive Board of the Adhesion Society.
 
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the William M. Murray Lecture in the past.

2016 - H. Espinosa
2015 - K.T. Ramesh
2014 - G. Ravichandran
2013 - M.A. Sutton
2012 - G.L. Cloud
2011 - A. Shukla
2010 - H. Aben
2009 - S. Nemat-Nasser
2008 - R.J. Pryputniewicz
2007 - D.L. Brown
2006 - D.A. Shockey
2005 - A.J. Rosakis
2004 - K. Ravi -Chandar
2003 - C.P. Burger
2002 - W.N. Sharpe, Jr.
2001 - C.A. Sciammarella
2000 - G.E. Maddux
1999 - Karl A. Stetson
1998 - I.M. Daniel
1997 - R.J. Clifton
1996 - J.F. Kalthoff
1995 - W.G. Knauss
1994 - K.G. McConnell
1993 - C.W. Smith
1992 - H.F. Brinson
1991 - H. Fessler
1990 - M.E. Fourney
1989 - J.F. Bell
1988 - M. Nisida
1987 - D.R. Harting
1986 - E.P. Popov
1985 - E. Somer
1984 - C.C. Perry
1983 - A.S. Kobayashi
1982 - R. Mark
1981 - L.J. Broutman
1980 - A. Bray
1979 - J.W. Dally
1978 - R.K. Muller
1977 - W.E. Cooper
1976 - J.E. Starr
1975 - N.M. Newmark
1974 - C.E. Taylor
1973 - G.R. Irwin
1972 - M.M. Leven
1971 - D. Post
1970 - B.F. Langer
1969 - T.J. Dolan
1968 - C. Lipson
1967 - D.C. Drucker
1966 - E. Wenk, Jr.
1965 - A.J. Durelli
1964 - S.S. Manson
1963 - H.L. Dryden
1962 - R.D. Mindlin
1961 - E. Orowan
1960 - R.E. Peterson
1959 - M.M. Frocht
1958 - N. J. Hoff
1957 - C.E. Crede
1956 - B.J. Lazan
1955 - A.C. Ruge
1954 - M. Hetényi
1953 - S. Timoshenko
1952 - William M. Murray


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