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Timoshenko Lectures

Listed in this post are the speeches given upon receiving the Timoshenko Medal.  Every November, at the Annual Applied Mechanics Dinner, the medalist of the year delivers a speech. Taken together, these speeches provide a long perspective of our field, as well as capsules of the lives of extraordinary individuals.

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Pradeep Sharma's picture

(Deadline Oct 15th, 2021) Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

Professor Yonggang Huang is elected as an Honorary Member (2021) of ASME

Professor Yonggang Huang from Northwestern University is elected as an Honorary Member (2021) of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Each year ASME elects no more than 5 honorary members.  Since 2000 the mechanicians elected to the honorary members include: 

  • Alan Needleman (2018);
  • Romesh Batra (2015);
  • Pol Spanos (2014);
  • Ted Belytschko (2013);
  • Zdenek Bazant (2012);
  • JN Reddy (2011);
  • Sia Nemat-Nasser (2005);
  • Tinsley Oden (2004);
  • Jan Achenbach (2002).
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Professoor Ares Rosakis Awarded the Horace Mann Medal

The prestegious Horace Mann medal is bestowed on selected Brown University graduate school alums who have made a significant impact in their fields. In 2021, this award goes to a mechanician whom we all know very well--Professor Ares Rosakis. The official news item can be found here: https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/about/awards/horace-mann-meda...

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Maurice Jaswon: link to a biographical note

I recently posted a C code for the solution of Eshelby problem based on the paper by Jaswon and Bhargava.

In the last couple of days, I learnt that Jaswon also worked with Cottrell on solute drag and is one of the pioneers of boundary element method. The following paper by Martin gives a nice introduction to Jaswon and his work -- along with a complete listing of Jaswon's papers. There is also a lovely photograph of Jaswon with R D Bhargava in the paper and the first few references are also a good place for those who want to understand the history of boundary element method.

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Special webinar by Professor David Steigmann

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT will be hosting a special webinar by Professor David Steigmann on March 17th, 12:30-1:30 pm (EST). Please see the attached flyer for more information about the webinar. The webex link to the meeting is below. All are welcome to join.

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Special webinar by Professor Davide Bigoni

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT will be hosting a special webinar by Professor Davide Bigoni on Feb 3rd, 12:30-1:30 pm (EST). Please see the attached flyer for more information about the webinar. The webex link to the meeting is below. All are welcome to join.

Webex link: https://njit.webex.com/njit/j.php?MTID=me1d1a94065cacf8b67bf2e572fe2ff07

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Jie Yin will be the next Editor of iMechanica Journal Club

Jie Yin of North Carolina State University will be the next Editor of the iMechanica Journal Club. The Journal Club was initiated in January 2007, soon after the launch of iMechanica. It has quickly grown into a flagship feature of iMechanica, epitomizing the vibrant topics and dynamic researchers at the frontier of mechanics.

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(Deadline Nov 30th, 2020) Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

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Northwestern Professor Yonggang Huang Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Yonggang Huang, a professor in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, has been elected to the 2020 class of National Academy of Science (NAS) members. 

Prof. Huang is one of 120 new members and 26 foreign members elected in this year’s class. NAS Members are chosen in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research 

Prof. Yonggang Huang has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2020

Northwestern Professor and solid mechanician Yonggang Huang is among the 276 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2020. He joins the assembly that was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and others who believed the new republic should honor exceptionally accomplished individuals and engage them in advancing the public good.

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Modeling the Mechanics of Cooking Spaghetti

Dear Colleague,

In case you are getting tired of the holiday fare, you might enjoy a recent paper, coauthored with Nate Goldberg, on modeling the mechanics of spaghetti cooking that has just been published in Physical Review E:

https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.101.013001

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(Reminder: Due 30th November, 2019) Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

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ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture at IMECE 2019

Professor Yonggang Huang from Northwestern University will deliver the ASME Robert Henry Thurston Lecture during the IMECE 2019 at Salt Lake City, Utah. The time and location of this lecture is as follows:

TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, November 13 (Wednesday)

LOCATION: Room 151 G, 1st Level, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center

More information about this lecture can be found in the attached flyer.

Pradeep Sharma's picture

(Due 30th November, 2019) Call for Nominations for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It is my pleasure to solicit nominations for the "Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty". This award, launched in 2012, is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. While interdisciplinary work that bridges mechanics with physics, chemistry, biology and other disciplines is encouraged, the ideal awardee will demonstrate clear inspiration from mechanics in his/her research.

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The unknown paper by M. T. Huber

More often than not I find in the books I read the information about the von Mises yield cirterion without mentioning any contribution of Maksymilian Tytus Huber in this field. E. g. I'm reading now "Materials for Nuclear Plants" by Wolfgang Hoffelner. When discussing the yielding conditions of the material he refers to von Mises, Hencky and even to Maxwell, but does not mention Huber. M. T. Huber anticipated to some extent the criterion of Mises already in 1904 (von Mises published his paper in 1913), but is not recognized by most of mechanicians.

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Professor Yonggang Huang to Receive the 2019 Theodore von Karman Medal from ASCE

Professor Yonggang Huang of Northwestern University will receive the 2019 Theodore von Karman Medal from ASCE. The Theodore von Karman Medal recognizes distinguished achievement in engineering mechanics, applicable to any branch of civil engineering.

More information about the medal and the past winners can be found via the following link:

https://www.asce.org/templates/award-detail.aspx?id=1602&all_recipients=1

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Xiaoyan Li is the recipient of the 2018 Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty

It gives me great pleasure to announce the outcome of the 2018 competition for the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty. This award is given annually to rapidly emerging junior faculty who exemplify the creative use and development of mechanics. The intent of the award is to promote the field of mechanics, especially among young researchers. The selection committee consisted of: K. Ravi-chandar (UT Austin), Huajian Gao (Brown University), G.

Announcing the 2019 Award Winners from the Society of Engineering Science (SES)

The Society of Engineering Science (SES) oversees several awards and honors to members and eminent scholars of the field. Below are the 2019 distinguished award winners!

 

Cemal Eringen Medal

Prof. Evelyn Hu, Harvard University

Citation: "For seminal contributions at the intersection of semiconductor electronics and photonics, and leadership in nanoscale science and engineering."

 

2018 Stephen P. Timoshenko Medal - Professor Ares Rosakis

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Ares Rosakis, the Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, as the recipient of the 2018 Timoshenko Medal.

2018 Daniel C. Drucker Medal - Professor David Barnett

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor David Barnett, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, as the recipient of the 2018 Daniel C. Drucker Medal.

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