Springer/Nature Publishing Young Investigator Lecture

Sponsored by Springer/Nature

The Society has a number of awards which, by their nature, are intended to recognize senior members of the Society for their work in Experimental Mechanics. However, it is also important that the Society recognize members early in their career whose work demonstrates considerable potential in the field of Experimental Mechanics. That is the focus of this new lecture.

As with all SEM awards, we strongly solicit nominations from the members of the Society for this lecture. The nominee should be recognized for the potential of work early in his/her career, and should be a member of the Society. On the academic side, this could be someone at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. On the industrial or Government Lab side, it could be someone up to 10 years after hire. These are only guidelines and not absolute rules.

Award Guidelines     Award Nomination Form

2018 Recipient
In recognition of her/his outstanding mid-career contributions to experimental mechanics.

Leslie Lamberson
Leslie Lamberson is the P.C. Chou Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University, with affiliated appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. She received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology as a NASA Aeronautics Scholar. Prior to Drexel, Leslie conducted postdoctoral research at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research group combines experimental mechanics leveraging full-field identification with microstructurally and analytically informed approaches to capture, understand, and predict extreme material behavior.

Past Recipients
2017 - Christian Franck