2010 Society Awards Announced!

47th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science Awards Banquet, October 5, 2010, Iowa State University

Medalists and Fellows for 2010 were announced at the recent 47th Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Iowa State University. This year’s class includes Robert Ritchie (Eringen Medal), Ray Ogden (Prager Medal), Roger Fosdick (Engineering Science Medal), David Steigmann (SES Fellow), and Ioannis Chasiotis (Young Investigator Medal).

2010 Eringen Medalist – Robert Ritchie

Robert Ritchie (University of California, Berkeley) accepting the 2010 A. Cermal Eringen Medal of the Society of Engineering Science at the 47th Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Iowa State University on October 5, 2010.

Robert Ritchie was awarded the 2010 A. Cermal Eringen Medal of the Society in recognition of his sustained and seminal contributions to the understanding of fatigue and fracture of engineering and biological materials, and for his exemplary role as a statesman of the engineering science profession. Ritchie is the H.T. & Jessie Chua Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Chairman of the Department of Material Science & Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Senior Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a member of the UCSF/UC Berkeley Bioengineering Group. Ritchie is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (2001) and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2002), and the Institute of Physics (2003). He has received many honors and awards during his career including for example, the Robert Franklin Mehl Award from TMS (2010), the Sir Alan Cottrell Gold Medal from the International Congress on Fracture (2009), and the Arpad L. Nadai Medal of the ASME (2004). He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), American Society for Materials, and the Institute of Materials (London, UK).

2010 Prager Medalist – Ray Ogden

Ray Ogden (University of Glasgow) accepting the 2010 Prager Medal of the Society of Engineering Science at the 47th Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Iowa State University on October 5, 2010.

Ray Ogden was awarded the 2010 Prager Medal of the Society in recognition of his seminal contributions to the field of nonlinear elasticity including his textbook Non-linear Elastic Deformations which remains the reference standard of the field. Ogden is the George Sinclair Professor of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (1987), the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1987) and the Royal Society of London (2006). He has received the Rayleigh Prize in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge (1969) and the Warner T. Koiter Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2005). He is currently the Solid Mechanics Editor for the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Elasticity, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, ZAMP, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, and the Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics.

2010 Engineering Science Medalist – Roger Fosdick

Roger Fosdick (University of Minnesota) accepting the 2010 Engineering Science Medal of the Society of Engineering Science at the 47th Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Iowa State University on October 5, 2010.

Roger Fosdick was awarded the 2010 Engineering Science Medal of the Society in recognition of his singular contributions to the understanding of instabilities in complex fluids and solids, and for his efforts as an educator and for his service to the Engineering Science community over many decades. Fosdick is Professor of Mechanics in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics and an Honorary Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Bari (2005). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Elasticity and serves on the editorial boards of Electronic Journal of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Journal of Differential Equations and Nonlinear Mechanics, and the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. He is a the past Chairman of the Society of Natural Philosophy on and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science (2002-04).

Elected to SES Fellow for 2010 – David Steigmann

David Steigmann (University of California, Berkeley) accepting appointment to Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science at the 47th Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Iowa State University on October 5, 2010.

David Steigmann was elected to Fellow of the Society this year in recognition of his research contributions to the field of continuum mechanics and for his active participation in the Society, including service on the Board of Directors. Steigmann is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids and as the Solid Mechanics Editor for ZAMP. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Journal of Elasticity, International Journal of Engineering Science, and The Open Mechanics Journal.

2010 Young Investigator Medalist – Ioannis Chasiotis

Ioannis Chasiotis (University of Illinois) accepting the 2010 Young Investigator Medal of the Society of Engineering Science at the 47th Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Iowa State University on October 5, 2010.

Ioannis Chasiotis was awarded the 2010 Young Investigator Medal of the Society in recognition of his research contributions in the design and application of experimental techniques to investigate the structural response and failure of micro and nanoscale structures and materials including MEMS and NEMS devices. Chasiotis is the Donald Biggar Willett Scholar in the College of Engineering and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois. He received the PECASE award from the National Science Foundation in 2009 for his research on experimental mechanics at the nanoscale. He is also a recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2007.