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Speech of Acceptance of the 2014 Timoshenko Medal by Robert M. McMeeking

Applied Mechanics Division Banquet, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Quebec, Canada, November 18th, 2014.

Now I can say whatever I like in my Timoshenko Lecture and it won’t matter – because you will only remember Ken Liechti playing the bagpipes and, perhaps, the kilts.  Thank you Ken.

Ted Belytschko passed away

It is with great sadness that we post this entry.  Ted Belytschko passed away early this morning, 15 September 2014.  

James R. Rice will receive the 2014 Theodore von Karman Medal

Professor James R. Rice, of Harvard University, will receive the 2014 Theodore von Karman Medal.  Here is a link to an announcement.

iMechanica has been upgraded

Harvard IT has recently upgraded iMechanica to a new server.  In addition, iMechanica is now powered by a new version of Drupal.  These changes may affect your use of iMechanica.  Please let us know if you find something wrong.  Thank you.

Lallit Anand will receive the 2014 Drucker Medal

Lallit Anand will receive the 2014 Drucker Medal.  There will be a symposium in his honor at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 14-20 November, Montreal, Canada.  See you there.

Call for Proposals: Recent Trends in Mechanics

The US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) publishes periodic Reports on Recent Trends in Mechanics. An archive of recent reports can be found at the Committee’s website. The USNCTAM has reorganized the process for generating such reports; a SubCommittee (K. Ravi‐Chandar, Chair (ravi@utexas.edu), G. McKinley, Vice‐Chair (gareth@MIT.EDU), A.

Speech of Acceptance of the 2013 Timoshenko Medal by Richard M. Christensen

dcApplied Mechanics Division Honors & Awards Banquet, 19 November 2013, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego.

Thank you to all of you for this fine honor.

Stephen Juhasz died on 19 June 2013 at the age of 99.

Stephen Juhasz died on 19 June 2013 at the age of 99. The following brief description of Juhasz's career was provided by Norm Abramson.

Juhasz received his Dip. Ing. From Budapest Technical University in 1936; Teknologie Licensiate (doctorate) from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 1951; and an Honorary Doctorate of engineering from Budapest Technical University in 1989.

Frederick A. Leckie died at age of 84

We are deeply sorry to report that Fred Leckie died on Friday, 14 June 2013, at the age of 84.  A brief description of Fred's career is contained in the 2000 ASME Materials Division Newsletter, when Fred received the Nadai Medal.

Michael Ortiz and David Hibbitt are elected to the US National Academy of Engineering

Today, February 7th, the NAE is announcing the election of 69 new members and 11 new foreign associates. The public announcement will be issued at 10:00 a.m. (EST) and will be posted on the NAE website.

Congratulations to Michael Ortiz and David Hibbitt!

Speech of Acceptance of the 2012 Timoshenko Medal by Subra Suresh

Subra_Suresh,_Director_of_the_National_Science_FoundationApplied Mechanics Division Honors & Awards Banquet, 13 November 2012, Level Four, Grand Ballroom C, Hilton Americas, Houston.

Subra Suresh elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Subra Suresh, material scientist and the Director of the National Science Foundation, is elected to the US National Academy of Sciences.  He is iMechanica user 190.  Congratulations!

Mary Boyce and Huajian Gao elected to the National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Engineering Elects

66 Members and 10 Foreign Associates

                   WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 66 new members and 10 foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,254 and the number of foreign associates to 206.

Francis Charles Moon named the 2012 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award Winner

Francis Charles Moon is named the 2012 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award Winner.

The Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award was established in 2008 and is conferred in recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of nonlinear dynamics through practice, research, teaching, and/or outstanding leadership.

David J. Benson named the 2012 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award Winner

David J. Benson is named the 2012 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award Winner.

The Applied Mechanics Award was established in 1988 by the ASME Applied Mechanics Division. The Award was renamed the Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award in 2008. The Award is given to an outstanding individual for significant contributions in the practice of engineering mechanics; contributions may result from innovation, research, design, leadership or education.

2012 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigators Named

Yuri Bazilevs, Xi Chen, and Kenji Takizawa are named 2012 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigators.

Speech of Acceptance of the 2011 Timoshenko Medal by Alan Needleman

Alan NeedlemanApplied Mechanics Division Honors & Awards Banquet, 15 November 2011, Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom A&B, Third Level.

John W. Hutchinson is awarded the Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring

Professor John W. Hutchinson, of Harvard University, will receive the 2012 Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring.  The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt, the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics.   Ludwig Prandtl was a great pioneer of modern Aerodynamics.  The Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring is awarded annually to the maximum of one individual for outstanding contributions to Aeronautics and Astronautics.   

Hassan Aref died this weekend

With deep sorrow we write to  convey the sad news that Hassan Aref has just passed away.  According to an email from Ishwar Puri, Head of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, of Virginia Tech, Professor Hassan Aref went on an extended weekend visit to his home in Illinois on Thursday night.  He died there on Friday, sitting in his chair.

Katia Bertoldi is new Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club

Katia BertoldiKatia Bertoldi, of Harvard University, has graciously accepted our invitation to be Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club. Katia has a knack to organize really interesting and inspiring symposia and workshops.  Here are two examples:

Katia Bertoldi is a new Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club

ImageGen.ashxKatia Bertoldi, of Harvard University, has graciously our invitation to be Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club. Katia has a knack to organize really interesting and inspiring symposia and workshops.  Here are two examples:

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