G. A. Brewer
In memory of Given A. Brewer, Teledyne Engineering Services, Waltham, Massachuetts, established the Brewer Teledyne Award in 1989 (now called Brewer Award).
Mr. Brewer created Brewer Engineering Laboratories. As its director, Mr. Brewer carried out over 700 projects using experimental and theoretical techniques. His business was later sold to Teledyne and he became a consultant to the company. Mr. Brewer was a valued member of SEM and was active in both leadership and technical activities. The annual award will consist of an award plaque in the recipient’s name.
The criteria for the award stipulates that it be given to “an outstanding practicing experimentalist” chosen by the Honors Committee. The award is intended as recognition of skill in the practical application of experimental mechanics techniques. A person whose primary affiliation is with a university would be eligible if substantial amounts of consulting work involved hands-on experimental analysis. The first Brewer-Teledyne award was presented in June, 1989 to (Mrs.) Heidi Brewer in her husband’s memory.
In recognition of contributions to experimental techniques for residual stress measurement, fatigue, and other material characterization.
Professor Michael R. Hill is on the faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Davis. He joined UC Davis in 1996 after having completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University (advised by Drew Nelson and Sheri Sheppard), and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona (advised by Paul Wirsching). His professional work is dedicated to residual stress engineering, with published works in the areas of residual stress measurement, modeling, and fatigue assessment. Hill founded an industrial services firm in 2005, Hill Engineering, LLC, to solve difficult problems in structural materials, with a special emphasis on residual stress and fatigue engineering. Hill is a Fellow of ASME, active in the Society for Experimental Mechanics, ASTM Committee E08, and is current Chair of the Residual Stress Technical Committee of ASM International.
|2021 - Jennifer Jordan||2020 - Daniel Casem||2019 - John Considine|
|2018 - Gary Foss||2017 - Charles Farrar||2015 - Phillip Reu|
|2014 - Randall Mayes||2012 - Hubert W. Schreier||2010 - Richard Mark French|
|2009 - C.T. Wu||2008 - Edwin O’Brien||2006 - Richard L. Burguete|
|2005 - Ron Slaminko||2004 - James L. Turner||2003 - Kenneth G. McConnell|
|2002 - Arkady Voloshin||2001 - Bongtae Han||2000 - Bradley Boyce|
|1999 - Susan K. Foss||1998 - Robert C. Schwarz||1997 - David W. Windstein|
|1996 - Jonathan S. Epstein||1995 - Gene E. Maddux||1994 - A. Umit Kutsay|
|1993 - Stephen Wnuk||1992 - Jan Cernosek||1991 - Ferdi B. Stern|
|1990 - Burke C. Dykes||1989 - Heidi Brewer|