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Brown University Alumnus Ares Rosakis Receives Eringen Medal from Society of Engineering Science

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 Ares Rosakis Sc.M.’80 Ph.D.’83 from Brown University was awarded the 2011 A. CermalEringen
Medal of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) in recognition of
hissustained contributions to dynamic fracture mechanics and methods to
determinestresses in thin film structures. Medalists for 2011 were
announced at therecent 48th Annual Technical Meeting of SES at
Northwestern University. 

Rosakis is the Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronauticsand Professor
of Mechanical Engineering at California Institute of Technology.He is
presently Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Scienceat
Caltech, where he previously served as Director of the Graduate
AerospaceLaboratories between 2004 and 2009. He is a member of the US
NationalAcademy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and
Sciences. Hereceived his BA and MA degrees in engineering science from
Oxford University,and his Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees in solid mechanics
from Brown University.

Rosakis has received numerous honors  including the Hetényi Award (1991,
2008), the B.L. Lazan Award (1996), the Frocht Award (2003), the Murray
Medal and Lecture (2005) and the Harting Award (2007) fromthe Society
of Experimental Mechanics, the Brown University Engineering Alumni Medal
and the Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award from ASME (2010).

Dibakar Datta
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PhD Candidate ; Major : Solid Mechanics
Shenoy Research Group
Providence 02912 , USA

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