SAGE Publishing Young Engineer Lecture

Sponsored by SAGE Publications Limited

The Society has a number of awards which, by their nature, are intended to recognize senior members of the Society for their work in Experimental Mechanics. However, it is also important that the Society recognize members early in their career whose work demonstrates considerable potential in the field of Experimental Mechanics. That is the focus of this new lecture.

As with all SEM awards, we strongly solicit nominations from the members of the Society for this lecture. The nominee should be recognized for the potential of work early in his/her career, and should be a member of the Society. On the academic side, this could be someone at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. On the industrial or Government Lab side, it could be someone up to 10 years after hire. These are only guidelines and not absolute rules.

Award Guidelines      Award Nomination Form


2022 Recipient

In recognition of outstanding early-career contributions to experimental mechanics.

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Javad Baqersad
Dr. Javad Baqersad is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the director of Noise Vibration Harshness & Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (NVH&EM Lab) at Kettering University. His research interests and expertise are related to vibration and acoustics, computer vision and digital image correlation, structural health monitoring, and finite element analysis. He has published more than 70 journal articles and conference papers contributing to the literature in these areas. He is currently an editor for Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing and an associate editor for Experimental Techniques, and also chairs the optical technique and Computer Vision & Laser Vibrometry technical division at IMAC. He has received several awards, including DJ DeMichele Scholarship from SEM, Outstanding New Researcher and Outstanding Researcher Awards from Kettering University, and Colwell Merit Award from SAE International.

The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the SAGE Publishing Young Engineer Lecture Award in the past.
2021 - Luke Martin 2020 - Joe Schoneman 2019 - Zhu Mao
2018 - Jacob Dodson 2017 - Gaëtan Kerschen