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The Society has a number of awards which, by their nature, are intended to recognize senior members of the Society for their work in Experimental Mechanics. However, it is also important that the Society recognize members early in their career whose work demonstrates considerable potential in the field of Experimental Mechanics. That is the focus of this new lecture.
As with all SEM awards, we strongly solicit nominations from the members of the Society for this lecture. The nominee should be recognized for the potential of work early in his/her career, and should be a member of the Society. On the academic side, this could be someone at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. On the industrial or Government Lab side, it could be someone up to 10 years after hire. These are only guidelines and not absolute rules.
In recognition of outstanding early-career contributions to experimental mechanics
Gaëtan Kerschen completed his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liège in Belgium in 2003. In 2004, he was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 2007, he has been a faculty member at the University of Liège, where he is now a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. His publications are primarily in the areas of nonlinear structural dynamics and orbital mechanics. He is a member of the SEM Executive Board, the recipient of a European Research Council Starting Grant and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.
This award was introduced in 2017