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 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.
For positively influencing the future of experimental mechanics by providing the next generation of caring, competent researchers.
Veronica Eliasson is an Associate Professor in the Structural Engineering Department at University of California San Diego. 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. Prof. Eliasson works hard to promote research experiences for a diverse group of high school students, undergraduate students and graduate students through participation in laboratory experiments.
Past RecipientsThe Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the Zandman Award in the past.
|2019 - V. Parameswaran||2000 - L. M. Dejardin|
|2018 - M. B. Prime||1999 - T.W. Corby, Jr.|
|2017 - R. Pryputniewicz||1998 - J.L.F. Freire|
|2016 - P. Ifju||1997 - S.C. Gambrell, Jr.|
|2015 - W.C. Wang||1996 - R. Slaminko|
|2014 - R E. Rowlands||1994 - S.C. Gambrell, Jr.|
|2013 - J. P. Hubner||1993 - J. Stupnecki|
|2012 - K. Ramesh||1992 - E.W. O’Brien|
|2011 - E. Gdoutos||1991 - W.E. Nickola|
|2010 - P. Brailly||1990 - A.S. Redner|
|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|