W. M. Murray Lecture

William M. Murray Lecture was initiated in 1952 as the Society’s prestige lecture.

It is presented each year as a continuing honor to Dr. William MacGregor Murray,
first president and long-time secretary-treasurer, for his many contributions to SEM.

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2019 Recipient

For distinguished contributions to the invention and development of many experimental techniques to reveal the material behavior at the micro- and nano-length scales.‚Äč

Kyung-Suk Kim
Kyung-Suk Kim has 38 years of experience as an engineering scientist and is currently Professor of Engineering at Brown University.  He received his Ph.D. (1980) in Solid Mechanics from Brown University. He taught at TAM Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for 9 years until he joined Brown as Professor of Engineering in 1989. He served as a board member (2012-2015) and the Representative of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) to U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2016-2018).
 
His research interests are in scale-bridging mechanics, and nano and micromechanics of solids. Through his research on dynamic properties of solids, adhesion and friction, ruga mechanics of soft materials and stability of nanostructures, he has invented numerous new scientific instruments, including various interferometers, and analytical methods. He has advised more than 39 Ph.D. students and postdocs. He has received various awards including the Melville Medal (1981), JEP best paper award (1999), the Drucker Medal from ASME (2016), the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), the Ho-Am Prize in Engineering (2005), the Kwan-Ak Distinguished Alumni Award of Seoul National University (2012), and the Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (2012). His research on “New Math for Designer Wrinkles” was selected as one (# 30) of the Top 100 Science Stories, in Discover (2015).

 
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the William M. Murray Lecture in the past.
 
2018 - Fu-pen Chiang 1999 - Karl A. Stetson 1969 - T.J. Dolan
2017 - Kenneth M. Liechti 1998 - I.M. Daniel 1968 - C. Lipson
2016 - H. Espinosa 1997 - R.J. Clifton 1967 - D.C. Drucker
2015 - K.T. Ramesh 1996 - J.F. Kalthoff 1966 - E. Wenk, Jr.
2014 - G. Ravichandran 1995 - W.G. Knauss 1965 - A.J. Durelli
2013 - M.A. Sutton 1994 - K.G. McConnell 1964 - S.S. Manson
2012 - G.L. Cloud 1993 - C.W. Smith 1963 - H.L. Dryden
2011 - A. Shukla 1992 - H.F. Brinson 1962 - R.D. Mindlin
2010 - H. Aben 1991 - H. Fessler 1961 - E. Orowan
2009 - S. Nemat-Nasser 1990 - M.E. Fourney 1960 - R.E. Peterson
2008 - R.J. Pryputniewicz 1989 - J.F. Bell 1959 - M.M. Frocht
2007 - D.L. Brown 1988 - M. Nisida 1958 - N. J. Hoff
2006 - D.A. Shockey 1987 - D.R. Harting 1957 - C.E. Crede
2005 - A.J. Rosakis 1986 - E.P. Popov 1956 - B.J. Lazan
2004 - K. Ravi -Chandar 1985 - E. Somer 1955 - A.C. Ruge
2003 - C.P. Burger 1984 - C.C. Perry 1954 - M. Hetényi
2002 - W.N. Sharpe, Jr. 1983 - A.S. Kobayashi 1953 - S. Timoshenko
2001 - C.A. Sciammarella 1982 - R. Mark 1952 - William M. Murray
2000 - G.E. Maddux 1981 - L.J. Broutman  
  1980 - A. Bray  
  1979 - J.W. Dally  
  1978 - R.K. Muller  
  1977 - W.E. Cooper  
  1976 - J.E. Starr  
  1975 - N.M. Newmark  
  1974 - C.E. Taylor  
  1973 - G.R. Irwin  
  1972 - M.M. Leven  
  1971 - D. Post  
  1970 - B.F. Langer  






 


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