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 outstanding contributions in understanding the mechanics of material response and failure through measurements using photoelastic and digital image correlation techniques.
Venkitanarayanan Parameswaran is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He obtained his B.S. from University of Kerala, M.S. from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rhode Island, USA in 1999. His research interests include study of mechanics of material behavior and failure using optical techniques, high strain rate mechanics and dynamic fracture. He has served as the Associate Technical Editor for the journal of Experimental Mechanics and is currently Associate Technical Editor for the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials.
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the Zandman Award in the past.
|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|
|2000 - L. M. Dejardin|