Dick DeMichele worked very hard to make the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) accessible to everyone. He understood the importance of the discussion and sharing of new ideas in a conference setting. He felt it was especially important to get students in the experimental mechanics field involved in IMAC.
The purpose of this award is to honor and memorialize the generous spirit of Dick DeMichele by providing financial assistance to students traveling to present papers at an IMAC.
in recognition of his exemplary service and support in promoting the science and educational aspects of modal analysis technology.
Mathieu Wernsen is a master student at the Technical University of Delft where he is currently finishing his thesis in the field of experimental dynamics. His thesis investigates the use of indicator sensors for in-situ characterisation of dynamics sources, and the transferability of such characterisations. He was first triggered by the field of engineering dynamics during his final bachelor project, in which he was introduced to the field of impact measurements. After having spent a time at the TU Munchen where he investigated the use of Kalman filters in realtime substructuring, he returned to Delft where he started his masters thesis under the guidance of the company Vibes.technology. In the future he hopes to continue working in the field of experimental dynamics, specifically the field of source characterisation, and to apply the theoretical work of his master thesis also to non-academic structures.
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the D.J. DeMichele Scholarship Award in the past.
2015 – Javad Baqersad
2014 – Emiel Barten
2013 – Jean-Philippe Noël
2012 – Siavash Dorvash
2011 – Zhu Mao
2010 – Jan Herrmann
2009 – Aditya C. Gondhalekar
2008 – Dongsheng Li
2007 – H. Sezer Atamturktur
2006 – Francesco Massi, Diego Giraldo, Erik H. Clayton
2005 – Kelly A. Salyards
2004 – Nadine Conza
2003 – Prasenjit Mohanty