W. M. Murray Lecture

William M. Murray Lecture was initiated in 1952 as the Society’s prestige lecture.

It is presented each year as a continuing honor to Dr. William MacGregor Murray, first president and long-time secretary-treasurer, for his many contributions to SEM.

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2022 Recipient

Picture of Peter Ifju

For pioneering contributions to optical stress analysis methods and composite materials stress analysis and fabrication, including micro air vehicle design.

Peter Ifju
Peter G. Ifju is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science (1992), a M.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics (1989), and a B.S. in Civil Engineering (1986) all from Virginia Tech. He also performed a Post-Doc at NASA Langley Research Center (1992-1993) in the Mechanics of Materials Branch. His research activities include experimental stress analysis, optical methods for stress analysis (moiré interferometry, luminescent photoelastic coatings and digital image correlation), and composite materials stress analysis and fabrication. He has also gained notoriety in micro air vehicle (MAV) design, fabrication, system integration, applications, and experimental fluid/structure interaction characterization. Dr. Ifju has been a member of SEM for 25 years and has served as president of the society in 2011-2012. He is a Fellow of SEM and has been honored with the Harding Award (twice), the Peterson Award and the Durelli Award.

 
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the William M. Murray Lecture in the past.
 
2021 - Nancy Sottos 2020 - Janice M. Barton 2019 - Kyung-Suk Kim
2018 - Fu-pen Chiang 2017 - Kenneth M. Liechti 2016 - Horacio Espinosa
2015 - K.T. Ramesh 2014 - G. Ravichandran 2013 - Michael A. Sutton
2012 - Gary L. Cloud 2011 - Arun Shukla 2010 - Hillar Aben
2009 - Sia Nemat-Nasser 2008 - Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz 2007 - David L. Brown
2006 - Donald A. Shockey 2005 - Ares J. Rosakis 2004 - Krishnaswamy Ravi -Chandar
2003 - Christian P. Burger 2002 - William N. Sharpe, Jr. 2001 - Cesar A. Sciammarella
2000 - Gene E. Maddux 1999 - Karl A. Stetson 1998 - Isaac M. Daniel
1997 - Rodney J. Clifton 1996 - Jorg F. Kalthoff 1995 - Wolfgang G. Knauss
1994 - Kenneth G. McConnell 1993 - C.W. Smith 1992 - Hal F. Brinson
1991 - H. Fessler 1990 - Michael E. Fourney 1989 - John F. Bell
1988- M. Nisida 1987 - Darrell R. Harting 1986 - Egor P. Popov
1985 - E. Somer 1984 - C.C. Perry 1983 - Albert S. Kobayashi
1982 - R. Mark 1981 - L.J. Broutman 1980 - A. Bray
1979 - James W. Dally 1978 - R.K. Muller 1977 - W.E. Cooper
1976 - J.E. Starr 1975 - N.M. Newmark 1974 - C.E. Taylor
1973 - G.R. Irwin 1972 - Milton M. Leven 1971 - Daniel Post
1970 - B.F. Langer 1969 - T.J. Dolan 1968 - C. Lipson
1967 - Daniel C. Drucker 1966 - E. Wenk, Jr. 1965 - August J. Durelli
1964 - S.S. Manson 1963 - H.L. Dryden 1962 - R.D. Mindlin
1961 - E. Orowan 1960 - Rudolph E. Peterson 1959 - Max M. Frocht
1958 - N. J. Hoff 1957 - C.E. Crede 1956 - Benjamin J. Lazan
1955 - A.C. Ruge 1954 - Miklos Hetényi 1953 - Steven Timoshenko
1952 - William M. Murray