Springer/Nature Publishing Young Investigator Lecture

Sponsored by Springer/Nature

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


2021 Recipient

Picture of Veronica Eliasson

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

Veronica Eliasson
Veronica Eliasson is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines, with a joint appointment in the Mining Engineering Department. Prof. Eliasson obtained an MSc Degree in Vehicle Engineering and a PhD in Mechanics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Prof. Eliasson’s research interests are multi-disciplinary and range from shock wave dynamics to fracture mechanics — all explored relying on a strong foundation of experimental mechanics coupled with different types of ultra high-speed photography techniques.

The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the Springer/Nature Publishing Young Investigator Lecture Award in the past.
2020 - Jacob Notbohm 2019 - Jason Foley 2018 - Leslie Lamberson
2017 - Christian Franck