F. G. Tatnall

The F.G. Tatnall Award, established in 1967, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding service contributions to the Society through participation on ad hoc and standing committees and/or in elective and appointed positions. The award citation reads, “for long and distinguished service to the Society.”

Nominees are sought from the general membership.

Award Guidelines      Award Nomination Form

 

2019 Recipient

In recognition of long and distinguished services to the Society.

François Hemez
François Hemez is a scientist in the Design Physics Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he is contributing to nuclear non-proliferation efforts. He spent twenty years at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he assumed responsibilities in various programs for computational engineering, computational physics, nuclear weapons simulation and annual certification. He was adjunct professor in the Structural Engineering Department at the University of California San Diego from 2011 to 2018. François graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris, France, in 1989 and earned a doctoral degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1993.

François is recognized for his expertise in model Verification and Validation (V&V), uncertainty quantification and decision-making. In 2005, he founded the SEM technical division on Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification and was the recipient of SEM’s D.J. DeMichele Award in 2010. He has authored 424 technical publications and reports (including 47 peer-reviewed book chapters and manuscripts), given 162 invited lectures (including 9 international keynotes), and taught V&V to 938 graduate students and industry professionals since 2001.
 

Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the F.G. Tatnall Award in the past.
 
2018 - Jeffrey D. Helm 1999 - R.F. Sullivan 1979 - R.H. Homewood
2017 - M. Sutton 1998 - L. J. Lazarus 1978 - C.E. Work
2016 - H. Tippur 1997 - C.W. Smith 1977 - A.E. Johnson, Jr.
2015 - W.C. Wang 1996 - M.E. Fourney 1976 - C.C. Perry
2014 - K. B. Zimmerman 1995 - S.K. Foss 1975 - L.J. Weymouth
2013 - J.L.F. Freire 1994 - J.W. Dalley 1974 - F.C. Bailey
2012 - A. Shukla 1993 - J.B. Ligon 1973 - A.S. Kobayashi
2011 - E. O’Brien 1992 - W.N. Sharpe, Jr. 1972 - M.M. Leven
2010 - E.E. Gdoutos 1991 - C.G. Chambers 1971 - J.H. Meier
2009 - M.E. Tuttle 1989 - S.E. Swartz 1970 - F.B. Stern
2008 - E.E. Day 1988 - P.K. Stein 1969 - C.R. Smith
2007 - J.D. Rogers 1987 - B.E. Rossi 1968 - F.G. Tatnall
2006 - G.L. Cloud 1986 - D.L. Willis  
2005 - W.T. Bean, Jr. 1985 - H.F. Brinson  
2004 - C.P. Burger 1984 - R.L. Johnson  
2003 - E.A. Stelts 1983 - C.E. Taylor  
2002 - R. Schwarz 1982 - C.A. Calder  
2001 - J. W. Dally 1981 - E.I. Riegner  
2000 - W.L. Fourney 1980 - P.H. Adams