D. R. Harting

(formerly the Experimental Techniques “Outstanding Paper” Award)

Darrell R. Harting, a 37-year SEM member and one of Experimental Techniques founders, passed away in 1996. In recognition of his considerable contributions to SEM as a member, as its President in 1977-1978, as Fellow in 1983, and as an early proponent of Experimental Techniques, the SEM Honors Committee recommended, and the Executive Board approved, that the E/T Outstanding Paper Award be renamed the D.R. Harting Award.

This award was formally established in 1987 by the Executive Board. However, the award was first presented in 1981, when Experimental Techniques started publication on a regular basis. The award, consisting of a plaque, is presented at SEM’s Spring Conference. Candidates are nominated by E/T reviewers who cite papers they consider worthy of “Outstanding Paper” status. In January of the year, the E/T Senior Technical Editor prepares a list of nominated papers. Subsequently, all pertinent information is submitted to the Honors Committee for the final selection.

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2021 Recipients

For the outstanding paper entitled "Novel Cyclic Fatigue Testing Machine for Endodontic Files" published in Experimental Techniques 44-5, 649–665 (2020).

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Fabio Lo Savio
Prof. Fabio Lo Savio graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Catania in 1991. He is currently Researcher and Adjunct Professor in "Mechanical and Thermal Measurements" and "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Mechanical Elements" at the University of Catania. His research is focused on the characterization of composite and biocompatible materials using traditional and customized testing machines. He is author of numerous international...
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Guido La Rosa
Full Professor of Mechanical Design at DICAR- University of Catania (Italy) since 2000. Manager of the Mechanical Laboratory.

Since the 80s, he taught many courses of Machine Design, Stress Analysis, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Biomechanics, and Integrated Product Design...
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Marco Bonfanti
Graduated in “Mechanical Engineering” and PhD in “Structural Mechanics”, he is currently engaged in research activity at the D.I.E.E.I. (Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering) of the University of Catania. His main research activities concern “Mechanical and Thermal Measurements”, applied to the study of Polymers/Elastomers and Endodontic Instruments and aimed to the mechanical characterization. He provides...
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Damiano Alizzio
Graduated in “Mechanical Engineering” at University of Catania, he is currently involving PhD course in “Engineering and Chemistry of Materials and Construction” at University of Messina. His main research activities concern realization of innovative strategies for Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, Non-Destructive Tests and Machines Design, especially in automated tests implementation and numerical tests simulation. Main applications...
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Ernesto Rapisarda
Prof. Ernesto Rapisarda was graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1977, specialized in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics in 1980 at the University of Catania.

He is retired Full Professor in the Odontostomatological Diseases sector at the University of Catania. Former director of the Department of General Surgery and...
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Eugenio Pedullà
Dr. Eugenio Pedullà was graduated with honors in Dentistry at the University of Catania in 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. at the same university in 2007 and Master's Degree at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome in 2008. He is currently Researcher and Professor in Dentistry at the University of Catania where he is professor of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics. Dr. Pedullà is author of international and national publications on...
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The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the D.R. Harting Award in the past.
2020 - M. Scheel, M. Gibanica, A. Nord, "State-Space Dynamic Substructuring with the Transmission Simulator Method" Experimental Techniques 43, 325–340 (2019) 2019 - Y. Hu, Y. Wang, J. Chen, J.M. Zhu, "A New Method of Creating High-Temperature Speckle Patterns and Its Application in the Determination of the High-Temperature Mechanical Properties of Metals" Experimental Techniques (2018) (42:5 pp 523–532)
2018 - R.A. Peattie, E. Golden, R.S. Nomoto, C. M. Margossian, F. Q. Pancheri, E. S. Edgar, M. D. Iafrati, A. Luis Dorfmann “A Technique for Comparing Wall Pressure Distributions in Steady Flow Through Rigid Versus Flexible Patient-based Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Phantoms” Experimental Techniques (2016) (40: 1187) 2017 - V. Carvelli, C. Monticelli, Z. Fan, D.  Valletti, M. Nebiolo, A. Messidoro “Biaxial Loading of a Textile Ribbons Structure for an Inflatable Module of Space Habitats” Experimental Techniques 41(1) (2017): 9-17
2017 - K. Dragnevski, O. Islam, C. Siviour, “In-Situ Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope Observations of Colloidal Failure Mechanisms using the Brazilian Disk Test” Experimental Techniques in 2015 (39:12-18, 2015) 2016 - B. Khalighi, “Development of an Unsteady Pressure Measurement Method” Experimental Techniques 38, no. 4 (2014): 37-44
2015 - M. Pyrkosz, C. Van Karsen “Comparative Modal Tests of a Violin” Experimental Techniques 37, no. 4 (2013): 47-62 2014 - V. Macian, R. Payri, A. Garcia, M. Bardi “Experimental Evaluation of the Best Approach for Diesel Spray Images Segmentation” Experimental Techniques 36, no. 6(2012): 26-34
2013 - K.S. Dai, S.E. Chen, W.Y. Qi, E. Conner, J. Erdle, C. Galloway “Field Testing of Directly Embedded Poles” Experimental Techniques 35, no. 2 (2011): 14-23 2012 - M. Chartrand, V. Brailovski, Y. Baril “Test Bench and Methodology for Sternal Closure System Testing” Experimental Techniques 34, no. 3 (2010): 45-53
2011 - P. Wu, B. Stanford, W. Bowman, A. Schwartz, P. Ifju “Digital Image Correlation Techniques for Full-Field Displacement Measurements of Micro Air Vehicle Flapping Wings” Experimental Techniques 33, no. 6 (2009): 53-58 2010 - M. Pau, A. Baldi, B. Leban “Visualization of Contact Areas in Bolted Joints Using Ultrasonic Waves” Experimental Techniques 32, no. 4 (2008): 49-53
2009 - J.P.J.G. Ferreira, F.A.B. Branco “The Use of Glass Fiber–Reinforced Concrete as a Structural Material” Experimental Techniques 31, no. 3 (2007): 64-73 2008 - E. Drean, J.-F. Osselin, F. Bauer, J.-Y. Drean “A Novel Device for Yarn Pressure Variation Measurement in Wild Winding” Experimental Techniques 30, no. 4 (2006): 34-83
2007 - K. Xia, A.J. Rosakis, H. Kanamori “Supershear and Subrayleigh to Supershear Transition Observed in Laboratory Earthquake Experiments” Experimental Techniques 29, no. 3 (2005): 63-66 2006 - Y. Champoux, P. Vittecoq, P. Maltais, E. Auger, B. Gauthier “Measuring The Dynamic Structural Load of an Off-Road Bicycle Frame” Experimental Techniques 28, no. 3 (2004): 33-36
2005 - H.T. Wong, J.G. Teng, Z.C. Wang “A Pulley-Based System for the Simulation of Distributed Loading on Shell Roof Structures” Experimental Techniques 27, no. 5 (2003): 21-27 2004 - N.L. Johnson, A.L. Browne “Dynamic Crush Tests Using a “Free-Flight” Drop Tower: Practical Aspects” Experimental Techniques 26, no. 6 (2002): 47-49
2003 - G. Prater Jr., W.P. Hnat, C.R. Ullrich “Soil Penetration Measurements Supporting the Design of an Impact Boring Tool” Experimental Techniques 25, no. 6 (2001): 33-36 2002 - H. Chen, D. Liu, A. Lee “Moiré in Atomic Force Microscope” Experimental Techniques 24, no. 1 (2000): 32-31
2001 - S.M. Sargand, I.S. Khoury “Sensor Installation in Rigid Pavement” Experimental Techniques 23, no. 3 (1999): 25-27 2000 - D.E.P. Hoy “A Color Scanner as a Digital Recording Polariscope” Experimental Techniques 22, no. 2 (1998): 26-27
1999 - J.A. Cafeo, R.S. Thomas “The Use of Statistical Tools to Contend With Variability in Engineering” Experimental Techniques 21, no. 5 (1997): 26-28 1998 - T.K. Woon “Development of a Load Cell for force Measurements Subject to Flow Interferences” Experimental Techniques 20, no. 5 (1996): 25-28
1997 - J.D. Camping, S.R. Short “Crack-Detection Device for Brittle-Matrix Composite Materials” Experimental Techniques 19, no. 6 (1995): 15-18 1996 - P. Stumpf, W. Barrett, N. Popplewell, A.H. Shah, S. Balakrishnan “Automated Wind Tunnel Measurements” Experimental Techniques 18, no. 4 (1994): 34-37
1995 - D.A. Hoeltzel, R. Stark, S. Ali “Voltage-to-Frequency Conversion for Telemetric Strain Measurements in Rotating Mechanical Systems” Experimental Techniques 17, no. 4 (1993): 18-24 1994 - S.M. Sargand, G.F. Mitchell, R.C. Rogers “Monitoring of Strains in Small Diameter Pipe” Experimental Techniques 16, no. 1 (1992): 40-42
1993 - Y. Guo, P. Ifju “A Practical Moiré Interferometry System for Testing Machine Applications” Experimental Techniques 15, no. 1 (1991): 29-31 1992 - J.A. Lavoie “A Procedure for Aligning Hydraulic Tensile Test Machines” Experimental Techniques 14, no. 5 (1990): 53-56
1991 - H. Schorn, T. Berger-Böcker “Test Method for Determining Process Zone Position and Fracture Energy of Concrete” Experimental Techniques 13, no. 6 (1989): 29-33 1989 - G.L. Cloud, M. Bayer “Moiré to 1370°C” Experimental Techniques 12, no. 4 (1988): 24-27
1988 - G. J. Cisko, J. W. Phillips “A Tension-Torsion Load Cell for Wire Rope” Experimental Techniques 10, no. 12 (1986): 18-20 1986 - R. Prabhakaran, R. A. Naik “Measurement of Contact Angle in a Clearance-Fit Pin-Loaded Hole” Experimental Techniques 10, no. 2 (1986): 25-27
1985 - G.W. Eggeman, H.A. Hackerott “Uniaxial Tensile Test for a Brittle Material” Experimental Techniques 9, no. 7 (1985): 18-19 1984 - J. Cernosek “Mold for Casting Photoelastic Models” Experimental Techniques 8, no. 7 (1984): 21-23
1983 - E.J. Nelson, C.F. Sikorra, J.L. Howard “Measuring Strain Gages Directly Without Signal Conditioning” Experimental Techniques 7, no. 9 (1983): 26-28 1982 - M.E. Tuttle “Load Measurement In a Cylindrical Column or Beam Using Three Strain Gages” Experimental Techniques 5, no. 4 (1981): 19-20
1981 - D.R. Harting “Designing The Load-Measuring System for The Space Shuttle Orbiter/747 Carrier Aircraft Approach and Landing Tests” Experimental Techniques 5, no. 2 (1981): 1-5