(L to R): Ravichandran, Greer, Weng, Steigmann, KT Ramesh (SES President)
A. Cemal Eringen Award
Professor G. Ravichandran, California Institute of Technology
The A.C. Eringen award is made in recognition of sustained outstanding achievements in engineering science. Professor Ravichandran is recognized for his pioneering contributions to various areas of mechanics of materials, with emphasis on the dynamics of deformation, damage, localization and failure, mechanobiology, and advanced experimental methods.
SES Young Investigator Medal
Professor Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology
The Young Investigator Medal is awarded to a young researcher in his or her ascendancy whose work has already had an impact in his/her field within engineering science. Professor Greer is recognized for her pioneering work on the mechanics of materials at small scales through innovative experiments, presentations and publications.
William Prager Medal
Professor George J. Weng, Rutgers University
The William Prager Medal is awarded for outstanding research contributions in theoretical and/or experimental solid mechanics. Professor Weng is recognized for his fundamental contributions to the theory of inclusions, micromechanics of composites, multifunctional materials, and coupled behavior in solids.
Engineering Science Medal
Professor David J. Steigmann, UC Berkeley
The Engineering Science Medal is awarded in recognition of a singularly important contribution to engineering science. Professor Steigmann is recognized for his work in the mechanics of thin tensile structures, cellular membranes and surface energy effects.