D. J. DeMichele Scholarship
Dick DeMichele worked very hard to make the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) accessible to everyone. He understood the importance of the discussion and sharing of new ideas in a conference setting. He felt it was especially important to get students in the experimental mechanics field involved in IMAC.
The purpose of this award is to honor and memorialize the generous spirit of Dick DeMichele by providing financial assistance to students traveling to present papers at an IMAC.Click here for a YouTube video of Dick’s life
All materials specified in Award Guidelines are due at the time of paper submission as outlined in the Call for Papers and the website at https://sem.org/imac.
Andrea Lupini is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research blends state-of-the-art computational tools and novel damping concepts for the characterization and reduction of vibration in turbomachinery blisks. The computational methods he developed can be implemented by aircraft engine manufacturers to ensure the reliability of bisks during the design phase, in particular addressing the issue of repairs, or blends. His current focus is on the design and improvement of novel nonlinear vibration damping concepts applied to turbomachinery blisks.
In the past, he collaborated with the sports car manufacturer Ferrari and electric vehicle producer Tesla, working on durability and vibrations. Andrea holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Parma, and a classical guitar diploma from the Conservatory of Parma.
|2019 - Soheil Sadeghi||2018 - Alfredo Fantetti||2017 - Mathieu Wernsen|
|2016 - Jason Armand||2015 - Javad Baqersad||2014 - Emiel Barten|
|2013 - Jean-Philippe Noël||2012 - Siavash Dorvash||2011 - Zhu Mao|
|2010 - Jan Herrmann||2009 - Aditya C. Gondhalekar||2008 - Dongsheng Li|
|2007 - H. Sezer Atamturktur||2006 - Francesco Massi, Diego Giraldo, Erik H. Clayton||2005 - Kelly A. Salyards|
|2004 - Nadine Conza||2003 - Prasenjit Mohanty|