B. J. Lazan

This award was established in 1967 to recognize individuals who have made outstanding original technical contributions to experimental mechanics. In 1973 this award was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin J. Lazan, a pioneer in his field who achieved recognition in dynamic testing, vibration, materials damping and fatigue.

 

The award honors inventors, developers or contributors to the introduction of new devices or methods.

Nominations are solicited from the general membership by the Honors Committee.

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2019 Recipient

For his outstanding original technical contributions to experimental mechanics.

Eann Patterson
Eann Patterson has held the AA Griffith Chair in Structural Materials and Mechanics at the University of Liverpool since 2011.  Before moving to Michigan State University in 2004 as Department Chair, he was awarded his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. by the University of Sheffield where he was appointed a lecturer in 1985, a professor in 1997 and became Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2001.  He was the 2014 Hsue-Shen Tsien Professor of Engineering Sciences at the Institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.  His research interests are in the application of experimental mechanics in the aerospace, bioengineering and energy industries.
 

Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the B.J. Lazan Award in the past.
 
2018 - Daniel Rittel 1999 - D.F. Adams 1979 - M. Leven
2017 - F. Pierron 1998 - M.Y.Y. Hung 1978 - W.T. Bean
2016 - D. Adams 1997 - J. McKelvie 1977 - G.R. Irwin
2015 - M. Grediac 1996 - A.J. Rosakis 1976 - J.C. Telinde
2014 - F. Hild 1995 - C.W. Smith 1975 - M.E. Fourney
2013 - G.S. Schajer 1993 - F-P. Chiang 1974 - J.F. Bell
2012 - K.T. Ramesh 1992 - W.H. Peters III 1973 - S.S. Manson
2011 - N. Sottos 1992 - M.A. Sutton 1972 - D. Post
2010 - I. Emri 1992 - W.F. Ranson 1971 - D.R. Harting
2009 - E. Gdoutos 1991 - C.A. Sciammarella 1970 - F. Zandman
2008 - H.D. Espinosa 1990 - M.M. Lemcoe 1969 - A.C. Ruge
2007 - S. Nemat-Nasser 1989 - H.F. Brinson 1968 - G. Ellis
2006 - Y.J. Chao 1988 - S.P. Wnuk  
2005 - G. Ravichandran 1987 - D.L. Brown  
2004 - Y. Morimoto 1986 - A.J. Durelli  
2003 - K.M. Liechti 1985 - A. Lagarde  
2002 - A. Shukla 1984 - I.M. Daniel  
2001 - W.N. Sharpe, Jr. 1983 - K.A. Stetson  
2000 - W.G. Knauss 1982 - S.J. Green  
  1981 - A.S. Kobayashi  
  1980 - J.E. Starr  


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