F.G. Tatnall Award

The F.G. Tatnall Award, established in 1967, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding service contributions to the Society through participation on ad hoc and standing committees and/or in elective and appointed positions. The award citation reads, “for long and distinguished service to the Society.”

Nominees are sought from the general membership

 

2017 Recipient

In recognition of his/her long and distinguished service to the Society
 
Michael A. Sutton
Michael A. Sutton received his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1981. He has spent his professional career as an educator and scientific researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Prof. Sutton has received numerous awards for his contributions in the field of experimental mechanics including designation as a Distinguished Alumni by Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (1990) and recently by the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign (2015); election to the grade of Fellow by SEM (2000) and by ASME (2004); President of SEM (2001-2002); selection for an Doctoris Honoris Causa from Ecole’ Polytechnic in Cachan-Paris, France (2011); selection to receive the Murray Medal and give the Murray Medal lecture (2013);. Prof. Sutton’s current interests are in applications of digital image correlation methods in civil engineering infrastructure, basic studies in aerospace composite materials and synthesis of image correlation and analytical methods for both R&D and design.
Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the F.G. Tatnall Award in the past.
 
2016 – H. Tippur
2015 – W.C. Wang
2014 – K. B. Zimmerman
2013 – J.L.F. Freire
2012 – A. Shukla
2011 – E. O’Brien
2010 – E.E. Gdoutos
2009 – M.E. Tuttle
2008 – E.E. Day
2007 – J.D. Rogers
2006 – G.L. Cloud
2005 – W.T. Bean, Jr.
2004 – C.P. Burger
2003 – E.A. Stelts
2002 – R. Schwarz
2001 – J. W. Dally
2000 – W.L. Fourney
1999 – R.F. Sullivan
1998 – L. J. Lazarus
1997 – C.W. Smith
1996 – M.E. Fourney
1995 – S.K. Foss
1994 – J.W. Dalley
1993 – J.B. Ligon
1992 – W.N. Sharpe, Jr.
1991 – C.G. Chambers
1989 – S.E. Swartz
1988 – P.K. Stein
1987 – B.E. Rossi
1986 – D.L. Willis
1985 – H.F. Brinson
1984 – R.L. Johnson
1983 – C.E. Taylor
1982 – C.A. Calder
1981 – E.I. Riegner
1980 – P.H. Adams
1979 – R.H. Homewood
1978 – C.E. Work
1977 – A.E. Johnson, Jr.
1976 – C.C. Perry
1975 – L.J. Weymouth
1974 – F.C. Bailey
1973 – A.S. Kobayashi
1972 – M.M. Leven
1971 – J.H. Meier
1970 – F.B. Stern
1969 – C.R. Smith
1968 – F.G. Tatnall