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 may also be nominated. The first recipient to be recognized in 1990 was Alex S. Redner.
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.
Past RecipientsThe Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the Zandman Award in the past.
|2020 - Veronica Eliasson||2019 - V. Parameswaran||2018 - M. B. Prime|
|2017 - R. Pryputniewicz||2016 - P. Ifju||2015 - W.C. Wang|
|2014 - R E. Rowlands||2013 - J. P. Hubner||2012 - K. Ramesh|
|2011 - E. Gdoutos||2010 - P. Brailly||2009 - T. Y.-F. Chen|
|2008 - M. Taroni||2007 - B. (Bob) Ziv||2006 - J. Curtis|
|2005 - J. Lesniak||2004 - E.A. Patterson||2003 - I.J. Jones|
|2001 - N. Plouzennec||2000 - L. M. Dejardin||1999 - T.W. Corby, Jr.|
|1998 - J.L.F. Freire||1997 - S.C. Gambrell, Jr.||1996 - R. Slaminko|
|1994 - S.C. Gambrell, Jr.||1993 - J. Stupnecki||1992 - E.W. O’Brien|
|1991 - W.E. Nickola||1990 - A.S. Redner|