F. Zandman

In May, 1989 the SEM Executive Board formally established the Felix Zandman Award. The award honors Dr. Zandman for his extensive work with photoelastic coatings and his support of SEM. The recipient receives an award plaque. Also, a donation is given in the recipient’s name to the SEM Education Foundation.

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.

Award Guidelines      Award Nomination Form

2018 Recipient
For outstanding contributions in developing methods to probe the mechanics of residual stress including the contour method and diffraction methods.

Michael B. Prime
Dr. Michael B. Prime received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1994. He has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for over 20 years on nonlinear vibrations, structural health monitoring, residual stress measurement, shock physics, and material failure at very high strain rates. He co-founded the Residual Stress Summit, served as an Associate Technical Editor for Experimental Mechanics, was named an ASME Fellow in 2010, and received the A.J. Durelli award from SEM in 2012. Mike’s publications have over 9000 citations, and he has given plenary keynote lectures at several international conferences. Mike is known worldwide for the invention (circa 2000) of the contour method for residual stress measurement, which is used extensively in aerospace, nuclear power, and other industries, is the main business of startup companies in California and the UK, and has also been licensed by Alcoa and Boeing. In 1993 he set two world speed records in a Human Powered Vehicle he helped design and build as a student project.
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the Zandman Award in the past.

2017 - R. Pryputniewicz
2016 - P. Ifju
2015 - W.C. Wang
2014 - R E. Rowlands
2013 - J. P. Hubner
2012 - K. Ramesh
2011 - E. Gdoutos
2010 - P. Brailly
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
1999 - T.W. Corby, Jr.
1998 - J.L.F. Freire
1997 - S.C. Gambrell, Jr.
1996 - R. Slaminko
1994 - S.C. Gambrell, Jr.
1993 - J. Stupnecki
1992 - E.W. O’Brien
1991 - W.E. Nickola
1990 - A.S. Redner