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.

Award Guidelines      Award Nomination Form


2020 Recipient

Picture of Daniel Casem

In recognition of contributions as an outstanding practicing experimentalist.

Daniel Casem
Daniel Casem received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1993. After a brief time doing manufacturing support and structural analysis at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division he returned to the University of Maryland and obtained both M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in mechanical engineering. In 2001 he started at the US Army Research Laboratory as a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow for one year and has been there as a federal employee ever since. His research focusses on high rate experimental solid mechanics and shock.

Past Recipients

The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the Brewer Award in the past.
2019 - J. Considine 2000 - B.R. Boyce
2018 - G. Foss 1999 - S. K. Foss
2017 - C. Farrar 1998 - R.C. Schwarz
2015 - P. Reu 1997 - D.W. Windstein
2014 - R. Mayes 1996 - J.S. Epstein
2012 - H. Schreier 1995 - G.E. Maddux
2010 - R.M. French 1994 - A.U. Kutsay
2009 - C.T. Wu 1993 - S. Wnuk
2008 - E. O’Brien 1992 - J. Cernosek
2006 - R. Burguete 1991 - F.B. Stern
2005 - R. Slaminko 1990 - B.C. Dykes
2004 - J.L. Turner 1989 - H. Brewer
2003 - K.G. McConnell  
2002 - A. Voloshin  
2001 - B. Han