Technical excellence in optical stress analysis shall be demonstrated by meritorious technical accomplishments in one or more aspects of optical analysis. Optical analysis includes but is not limited to the (a) development of optical techniques for applications and (b) application of optical techniques for measurement of stress, strain, displacement or other physical phenomenon (e.g., corrosion, temperature, flaw detection).
Good Citizenship shall be defined as the demonstrated sustained commitment of an individual to the betterment of the Society for Experimental Mechanics and the field of experimental mechanics in general. Since there are many ways that an individual can contribute to the betterment of SEM and the field of experimental mechanics, the award will consider all SEM members, regardless of position held within the Society, and will ensure that these candidates are supportive of SEM and its philosophy.
For distinguished technical contributions to experimental mechanics including autonomic materials and good citizenship as a dedicated member of the society.
Nancy Sottos is the Donald B. Willet Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is also a co-chair of the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures Research Theme at the Beckman Institute. Sottos started her career at Illinois in 1991 after earning a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware.
Past RecipientsThe Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the C. E. Taylor Award in the past.
|2018 - Peter G. Ifju||2016 - William L. Fourney||2014 - Isaac M. Daniel|
|2012 - Arun Shukla||2010 - C.W. Smith||2008 - Michael A. Sutton|
|2006 - Daniel Post||2004 - Michael E. Fourney||2002 - James W. Dally|
|2000 - Charles E. Taylor|