B. J. Lazan

This award was established in 1967 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding original technical contributions to experimental mechanics. In 1973 this award was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin J. Lazan, a pioneer in his field who achieved recognition in dynamic testing, vibration, materials damping and fatigue.

The award honors inventors, developers or contributors to the introduction of new devices or methods.

Nominations are solicited from the general membership by the Honors Committee.

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2022 Recipient

Picture of Yasushi Miyano

Novel contributions in Accelerated Testing Methodology and Durability Studies for Predicting Long-term Fatigue Life of Polymer Composites and Structure.

Yasushi Miyano
Yasushi Miyano is a Professor of Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) in Japan. He was the director of Materials System Research Laboratory at KIT from 1981 to 2020 and now he is an adviser of this laboratory. His research is focused on the prediction methodology for the long-term fatigue life of polymer composites and structures based on the time-temperature superposition principle for the viscoelasticity of polymer matrix. For 50 years, he has been publishing the research works for academic journals. His recent and important accomplishment is to have published a book entitled “Durability of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers” from Wiley-VCH with Professor Masayuki Nakada of KIT. He has been an active member of SEM since 1980. He conducted Composites Durability Workshops with Professors Stephen Tsai and Richard Christensen of Stanford University for 20 times from 1998 to 2015. He is funded from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and other Japan government organizations.

 
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the B. J. Lazan Award in the past.
 
2021 - Ghatu Subhash 2020 - Herzl Chai 2019 - Eann Patterson
2018 - Daniel Rittel 2017 - Fabrice Pierron 2016 - Douglas E. Adams
2015 - Michel Grediac 2014 - Francois Hild 2013 - Gary S. Schajer
2012 - Kaliat T. Ramesh 2011 - Nancy Sottos 2010 - Igor Emri
2009 - E. Gdoutos 2008 - Horacio D. Espinosa 2007 - S. Nemat-Nasser
2006 - Yuh J. Chao 2005 - Guruswami Ravichandran 2004 - Yoshiharu Morimoto
2003 - Kenneth M. Liechti 2002 - Arun Shukla 2001 - William N. Sharpe, Jr.
2000 - Wolfgang G. Knauss 1999 - Donald F. Adams 1998 - Michael Y.Y. Hung
1997 - James McKelvie 1996 - Ares J. Rosakis 1995 - C.W. Smith
1993 - Fu-pen Chiang 1992 - Michael A. Sutton 1992 - William F. Ranson
1992 - Walter H. Peters III 1991 - Cesar A. Sciammarella 1990 - Michael M. Lemcoe
1989 - Hal F. Brinson 1988 - Stephen P. Wnuk 1987 - David L. Brown
1986 - A.J. Durelli 1985 - Alexis Lagarde 1984 - Isaac M. Daniel
1983 - Karl A. Stetson 1982 - Sidney J. Green 1981 - Albert S. Kobayashi
1980 - J.E. Starr 1979 - Milton M. Leven 1978 - William T. Bean
1977 - George R. Irwin 1976 - J.C. Telinde 1975 - Michael E. Fourney
1974 - James F. Bell 1973 - S.S. Manson 1972 - Daniel Post
1971 - Darrell R. Harting 1970 - Felix Zandman 1969 - A.C. Ruge
1968 - Greer Ellis