In May 1989 the SEM Executive Board formally established the Felix Zandman Award. The award honors Dr. Zandman for his extensive work with photoelastic coatings and his support of SEM. The recipient receives an award plaque. Also, a donation is given in the recipient’s name to the SEM Education Foundation.
The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of measurements or applications utilizing photoelastic coatings or strain measurement techniques. The selection will be based upon the best paper published by SEM or any other recognized journal which publishes photoelastic coatings or strain measurement techniques papers. Alternatively, a person who may not have published an outstanding paper, but has distinguished him or herself in other ways in the use of photoelastic coatings or strain measurement techniques may also be nominated. The first recipient to be recognized in 1990 was Alex S. Redner.
The criteria for the award stipulates that it be given to “an outstanding practicing experimentalist” chosen by the Honors Committee. The award is intended as recognition of skill in the practical application of experimental mechanics techniques. A person whose primary affiliation is with a university would be eligible if substantial amounts of consulting work involved hands-on experimental analysis. The first Brewer-Teledyne award was presented in June, 1989 to (Mrs.) Heidi Brewer in her husband’s memory.
In recognition of significant contributions strain measurement techniques including development of the Virtual Fields Method and longstanding leadership of Strain.
Dr. Fabrice Pierron is currently Professor at the University of Southampton, UK. He graduated from ENSEM in Nancy, France, in 1989, and received his PhD from Lyon University, France, in 1994. Prof. Pierron is an expert in the development of novel identification strategies based on full-field measurements and heterogeneous tests. In particular, he has been instrumental in the development of the Virtual Fields Method. He has published over 140 journal papers and co-authored more than 300 conference communications. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Strain and Associate Editor of Experimental Mechanics. He is a cofounder of the MatchID company.
|2020 - Veronica Eliasson||2019 - Venkitanarayanan Parameswaran||2018 - Michael B. Prime|
|2017 - Ryszard Pryputniewicz||2016 - Peter Ifju||2015 - Wei-Chung Wang|
|2014 - Robert E. Rowlands||2013 - James P. Hubner||2012 - K. Ramesh|
|2011 - Emmanuel Gdoutos||2010 - Philippe Brailly||2009 - Terry Yuan-Fang Chen|
|2008 - Michel R. Taroni||2007 - B. (Bob) Ziv||2006 - John Curtis|
|2005 - Jon Lesniak||2004 - Eann A. Patterson||2003 - Ian J. Jones|
|2001 - Nathalie Plouzennec||2000 - Loic M. Dejardin||1999 - T.W. Corby, Jr.|
|1998 - Jose L.F. Freire||1997 - Samuel C. Gambrell, Jr.||1996 - Ronald Slaminko|
|1994 - Samuel C. Gambrell, Jr.||1993 - Jacek Stupnecki||1992 - Edward W. O’Brien|
|1991 - Wayne E. Nickola||1990 - Alex S. Redner|