Symposium to Celebrate Prof. Cesar Sciammarella’s 100th Anniversary and Accomplishments


Horacio D. Espinosa; Michael Sutton; Emmanuel Gdoutos; Cosme Furlong; Luciano Lamberti; Federico Sciammarella


With the purpose of celebrating Professor Cesar A. Sciammarella’s 100th anniversary and his significant contributions to Experimental Mechanics, the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) is organizing a special Symposium on his honor.

We would like to invite the Experimental Mechanics and SEM communities to contribute and participate in this Symposium and momentous occasion.

Professor Sciammarella (born on August 22, 1924, in Argentina) has made seminal and sustained contributions in a variety of topics in the field of experimental mechanics. He pioneered developments in Moiré, holography, and speckle interferometry with applications to composite materials, metal alloys, metrology of printed structures using additive manufacturing, extraction of fracture crack tip fields, automation of fringe analysis using wavelet techniques, etc. A unique feature of his work has been the establishment of experimental methods and computer analysis algorithms spanning a large range of scales from meters to nanometers. Since 2005, Professor Sciammarella has been developing optical technology to overcome the Rayleigh limit. In recent work, he performed measurements in the far field of nanocrystals and nano-spheres with accuracies on the order of ±3.3 nm. Currently, he is developing super-resolution optical imaging approaches to resolve the structure of viruses, e.g., Covid-19, and imperfections in diamond wafers used in the semiconducting industry.

The Symposium honoring Prof. Sciammarella is structured as a gathering of practitioners of experimental mechanics across multiple disciplines. Because of Professor Sciammarella’s stature, participation and contributions from practitioner across the world is expected.

Submission of abstracts on a variety of science and engineering problems that are relevant to the practical application of methods and techniques in experimental mechanics, particularly those reporting the development and use of optical methods for challenging applications, are welcome and strongly encouraged.

When submitting to this symposium, choose the Track: “Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics” and enter “Cesar Sciammarella” in the “Organizer Name” field.