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.
For innovative contributions to experimental mechanics and development of in-depth understanding of multiaxial dynamic response of ceramics and soft materials.
Professor Subhash obtained his PhD from University of California San Diego and conducted his post-doctoral research at California Institute of Technology. He joined Michigan Tech in 1993 and moved to University of Florida in 2007. His research focusses on multiaxial behavior of advanced ceramics, metals, composites, gels and biological materials. He has developed novel experimental methods which have been patented and widely used. He has co-authored 200 peer reviewed journal articles, 85 conference proceedings, 2-books, and 6 patents. He has graduated 35-PhD students and is currently advising 6-PhD students and one post-doctoral fellow. He is a Fellow of ASME, SEM, and the American Ceramic Society. He has received numerous awards, including the SEM ‘Frocht Award’, ‘Best Paper’-Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, ‘Significant Contribution Award’ American Nuclear Society. ‘Technology Innovator Award’ from University of Florida, ASME Student Section Advisor Award’, ‘SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award’, and ‘ASEE Outstanding New Mechanics Educator’ award. He has served as the National Academies Panel Member at the Army Research Laboratory (2015-2018). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Mechanics of Materials.
|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|