Michael A. Sutton

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

SEM Awards: William M. Murray Lecture, M.M. Frocht, M. Hetényi, B.J. Lazan, R.E. Peterson, F.G. Tatnall, C.E. Taylor, P.S. Theocaris, SEM Fellow

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.


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