Zandman Award

In May, 1989 the SEM Executive Board formally established the Felix Zandman Award. The award honors Dr. Zandman for his extensive work with photoelastic coatings and his support of SEM. The recipient receives an award plaque. Also, a donation is given in the recipient’s name to the SEM Education Foundation.

The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of measurements or applications utilizing photoelastic coatings or strain measurement techniques. The selection will be based upon the best paper published by SEM or any other recognized journal which publishes photoelastic coatings papers. Alternatively, a person who may not have published an outstanding paper, but has distinguished him or herself in other ways in the use of photoelastic coatings may also be nominated. The first recipient to be recognized in 1990 was Alex S. Redner.

 

 

2017 Recipient

In recognition of significant contributions to the development of measurements or applications utilizing photoelastic coatings or strain measurement techniques.
 
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz
Ryszard J. (Rich) Pryputniewicz, educated both in Poland and in the United States, is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and founding Director, in 1978, of the Center for Holographic Studies and Laser micro-mechaTronics (CHSLT) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA; work at CHSLT concentrates on theoretical and applied aspects of MEMS, smart sensors and structures and, in particular, nanotechnology, lasers, noninvasive metrology and nondestructive testing (NDT) based on photonic technologies. He has over 350 publications and has organized over 100 conferences, symposia, and workshops. He is recipient of numerous national and international awards, a Registered Professional Engineer, Fellow of SPIE and SEM, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences.
 

Rich joined SEM/SESA in 1970, as a student member, and was awarded the Murray medal in 2008.

Past Recipients
The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the The Zandman Award in the past.
 
2016 – P. Ifju
2015 – W.C. Wang
2014 – R E. Rowlands
2013 – J. P. Hubner
2012 – K. Ramesh
2011 – E. Gdoutos
2010 – P. Brailly
2009 – T. Y.-F. Chen
2008 – M. Taroni
2007 – B. (Bob) Ziv
2006 – J. Curtis
2005 – J. Lesniak
2004 – E.A. Patterson
2003 – I.J. Jones
2001 – N. Plouzennec
2000 – L. M. Dejardin
1999 – T.W. Corby, Jr.
1998 – J.L.F. Freire
1997 – S.C. Gambrell, Jr.
1996 – R. Slaminko
1994 – S.C. Gambrell, Jr.
1993 – J. Stupnecki
1992 – E.W. O’Brien
1991 – W.E. Nickola
1990 – A.S. Redner