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