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Announcement of the 2020 Haythornthwaite Grants Recipients

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee is delighted to announce the 2020 recipients of the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants, each to be awarded at $20,000. The five selected recipients are:

Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2021

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers. Applicants must hold a tenure‐track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at a US university on October 1, 2021, and must not be more than 5 years beyond receipt of their doctoral degree at the time the award

Call for Nominations for ASME's Applied Mechanics Division Awards 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to alert you for the call for nominations of the awards of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), which are due on September 15th, 2021.

2021 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award – Professor Michael P. Païdoussis

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Michael P. Païdoussis, Thomas Workman Emeritus Professor in Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, as the recipient of the 2021 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award.

2021 Warner T. Koiter Medal – Professor Gerhard A. Holzapfel

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Professor of Biomechanics and head of the Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology in Austria, as the recipient of the 2021 Warner T. Koiter Medal.

2021 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor Markus J. Buehler

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Markus Buehler, Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor in Engineering, MIT, as the recipient of the 2021 Daniel C.

2021 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Huajian Gao

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Huajian Gao, Distinguished University Professor of the College of Engineering and College of Science, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, as the recipient of the 2021 Timoshenko Medal.  This award, which includes a medal, a plaque, and an

A tribute to Arthur Peter “Art” Boresi

Dear Colleagues,

We mourn the death of Arthur Peter “Art” Boresi, professor emeritus of civil and architectural engineering at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and formerly of theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who died February 15, 2021, at age 96 at Laramie.

Please find attached a tribute to Art, written by his colleagues James W. Phillips (UIUC), Richard J. Schmidt (U. of Wyoming) and Ken P. Chong (George Washington U).

Sincerely,

Yuri Bazilevs

2021 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award - Yuhang Hu, Kathryn Matlack, Ruike Zhao

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee is pleased to announce and congratulate

Dr. Yuhang Hu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology;

Dr. Kathryn Matlack, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois; and

Applied Mechanics Reviews Diversity Advocates - 2 open positions

Applied Mechanics Reviews (AMR) is the flagship review journal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) with 2019 impact factor 6.733.

Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2020 - deadline extended to September 7th

The deadline for proposal submission for the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program has been extended to September 7th, 2020, 5pm EST (there will be no further extension beyond this date).

The details of the program, eligibility and proposal submission can be found at:

https://imechanica.org/node/24414

AMD Newsletter 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the new 2020 issue of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division Newsletter. Featured highlights include:

Applied Mechanics Division – Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grants 2020

With funding from the Haythornthwaite Foundation, the Executive Committee (EC) of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of ASME is pleased to announce the establishment of the Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant Program, targeting university faculty engaged in research in theoretical and applied mechanics that are at the beginning of their academic careers.

2020 ASME Awards

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division would like to congratulate the recipients of the following 2020 ASME Awards

- 2020 Robert H. Thurston Lecture Award: Andrew Alleyne, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

2020 Warner T. Koiter Medal – Professor Anthony Waas

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Anthony Waas, Richard A. Auhll Department Chair and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, as the recipient of the 2020 Warner T. Koiter Medal. This award includes includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium.

2020 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor Glaucio Paulino

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Glaucio H. Paulino, Raymond Allen Jones Chair & Professor of Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, Georgia Tech, as the recipient of the 2020 Daniel C. Drucker Medal. This award includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium.

2020 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Mary Boyce

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Mary C. Boyce, Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor, Columbia University, as the recipient of the 2020 Timoshenko Medal.  This award includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium.

Shuman Xia is the recipient of the 2020 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is with great pleasure that we announce the outcome of the 2020 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young FacultyThe recipient of the 2020 award is Professor Shuman Xia, from Georgia Tech. This award is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics.

Call for Nominations for ASME's Applied Mechanics Division Awards 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We wanted to alert you for the call for nominations of the awards of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), which are due on September 15th, 2020.

2020 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award - Shengqiang Cai

The AMD-ASME Executive Committee is pleased to announce and congratulate Prof. Shengqiang Cai, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego, as the 2020 recipient of the Journal of Applied Mechanics Award. This award includes a certificate and an honorarium.

2020 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award – Professor Pol D. Spanos

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Pol D. Spanos, Lewis B. Ryon Professor in Mechanical & Civil Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University, as the recipient of the 2020 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award. This award includes a medal, a certificate, and an honorarium.

2020 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award – Professor Narayana R. Aluru

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Narayana R. Aluru, Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as recipient of the 2020 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Division Award. This award includes a medal, a certificate, and an honorarium.

2020 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award - Professor Xuanhe Zhao

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Xuanhe Zhao, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the recipient of the 2020 Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award.  This award includes a medal, a certificate, and an honorarium.

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