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Professor David Barnett to Receive the A.C. Eringen Medal from SES

Jizhou Song's picture

Professor David Barnett of Stanford University will receive the A.C. Eringen Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES). The prize is awarded in recognition of sustained outstanding achievements in Engineering Science. Professor Barnett will receive his award during the 49th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science to be held at Georgia Institute of Technology from October 9-12, 2012.


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Congratulations to Dave Barnett on this award for a wonderful career pioneering at the boundary between materials science and mechanics.  Your scholarship and creativity have set an example.  Your work on anisotropic elasticity and piezoelectricity has been an inspiration for many of us.  This special occasion also brought back the happy memory of working with you.  Our joint paper only recorded a very small part what I have learned from you.

Z. Suo, C.-M. Kuo, D.M. Barnett and J.R. Willis, "Fracture mechanics for piezoelectric ceramics," J. Mech. Phys. Solids 40, 739-765 (1992).

Your teaching has led me to other topics of electromechanical interactions, such as ferroelectrics, electromigration, and dielectric elastomers.

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