Executive Board 2021-2022

PRESIDENT

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Eric N. Brown

Dr. Eric N. Brown is the Division Leader for the Explosive Science and Shock Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he oversees the premier research program on energetic materials and dynamic material response in support of National Security. His research has spanned fracture and damage of complex heterogeneous polymers and polymer composites for energetic, reactive, and structural applications including crystalline phase...
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PRESIDENT-ELECT

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James P. De Clerck

Dr. James De Clerck is a Professor of Practice in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Department at Michigan Technological University.  He earned BS, MS and PhD degrees from Michigan Tech, receiving his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics in 1991.

Prior to joining the Michigan Tech faculty in 2009, Jim was a Project Design Engineer at the...
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VICE PRESIDENT

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Raman Singh

Dr. Raman P. Singh serves as the Associate Dean for Engineering at OSU-Tulsa and as the Head of the School of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He also serves as the Director of the Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center on the OSU-Tulsa campus and is appointed as the Helmerich Family Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering....
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TREASURER

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Jon Rogers

Dr. Rogers received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Iowa State University in 1980, 1984 and 1986, respectively. Jon joined Sandia in the fall of 1986 in the Vibration Testing Division. In the test organization, he worked as the test engineer for vibration and shock testing on a number of systems. Jon was the project leader for the VIBRAFUGE development project which placed a 4000 lb force rated shaker on the 29-foot...
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / SECRETARY

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Kristin Zimmerman

Dr. Zimmerman became a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) in 1988. She was the inaugural Student Paper Competition Winner under the guidance of Professor Gary Cloud at Michigan State University in 1990; Chair of the Education Committee from 1991-2007; Associate Editor of Experimental Techniques from 1996-today, and Senior Editor from 2000-2007; President from 2008-2009; Assistant Treasurer 2012-2013 and...
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MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Nuno Lopes

Nuno Lopes is the Managing Director of the Society for Experimental Mechanics where he is responsible for day-to-day operations including the Society’s three archival peer-reviewed journals. Nuno oversees staff and reports to the Executive Director. He has been with SEM since 2013.

His 14 years at IBM provided experience working with executives and leading a team. Nuno...

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PAST PRESIDENT

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Daniel Rixen

Daniel Rixen, born in 1967, received his engineering degree in Electromechanics and doctoral degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Liège (Belgium), at the Laboratoire de Techniques Aéronautiques et Spatiales (LTAS). He also holds a master degree in Aerospace Vehicle Design from the College of Aeronautics in Cranfield (UK). After a post-doctoral stay at the University of Colorado (Center for Aerospace Structures), he was...
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PAST PRESIDENT

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John Lambros

Prof. Lambros received a B.Eng. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London in 1988, an M.S. degree in Aeronautics from Caltech in 1989, and a Ph.D. degree also in Aeronautics from Caltech in 1994. After a year as a postdoctoral researcher, he joined the Mechanical Engineering department of the University of Delaware as an Assistant Professor in 1995 and moved to the Aerospace...
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AT-LARGE MEMBERS

 
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Janice Dulieu-Barton

Janice Dulieu-Barton was appointed in May 2019 as a full Professor of Experimental Mechanics in the Bristol Composites Institute at the University of Bristol in the UK. Prior to this she worked at the University of Southampton for 20 years in the School of Engineering. She received her PhD from the University of Manchester in 1993 where she started her research on the topic now known as ‘Thermoelastic stress analysis’. She has published...
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Brandon Dilworth

Brandon Dilworth is currently an Assistant Group Leader in the Mechanical Engineering Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Brandon holds a BS (2004) in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Acoustics from Kettering University and MS (2006) and Ph.D. (2009) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Brandon started as a Technical Staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2009, working as a design and structural dynamics...
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Kendra Van Buren

Kendra Van Buren has been a staff member in the Computational Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) since 2015. She completed her Ph.D in Civil Engineering at Clemson University in 2012 before going to LANL as a post-doctoral research associate in the Engineering Institute. During her post-doc, she contributed to international collaborations by spending one month as a visiting researcher at the Engineering Institute-Korea in...
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Junlan Wang

Junlan Wang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on mechanics of thin films/multilayers, biological and bioinspired materials, high strain rate phenomena, and additively manufactured materials. She received her B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. (2002) in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics...
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Jacob Dodson

Jacob Dodson is senior research mechanical engineer and research team lead at the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He has been at AFRL since starting in 2012. Jacob Dodson earned B.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics (2007) from Virginia Commonwealth University, a M.S. in Mathematics (2010) and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2012) from...
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David Epp

David Epp is currently the Reactor Facility Development manager at Sandia National Laboratory. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Oklahoma in 1997, 2001 and 2002, respectively with a focus on dynamics and controls. David joined Sandia in 2002 and has held a variety of positions as a staff member, including a test engineer, experimental facility owner, principle investigator, and...
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Leslie Lamberson

Leslie Lamberson is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering with affiliation in Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines. Her area of expertise is in mechanics of materials under extreme conditions. She earned her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and B.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Michigan, her M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the...
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M. Taher A. Saif

Dr Saif is the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illoinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr Taher Saif received his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Washington State University respectively in 1984 and 1986. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 1993. He worked as....
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