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In 1975, the Honors Committee recommended a bylaws change which would enable a Fellow grade of membership to be established.
The recommendation, which was approved, changed Article IV, Section 3 to read: "A Fellow shall be an individual who has distinguished himself/herself in some field in which the Society has interest, who has been a member of the Society for at least ten consecutive years, and whose contributions to the Society and the technical community have justified this honor. The number and manner of election of Fellows shall be as specified by the Executive Committee.

For more details on the Fellow Grade of Membership, Nomination Requirements, or the schedule followed by the Committee of Fellows, please select one of the items below.

The Fellows Committee has prepared a nomination form which details all pertinent information required to have someone's name placed for nomination. Copies of the appropriate form are available from this site (see below) or may be obtained from:


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The Fellows Committee meets at the SEM Annual Conference to elect a slate of nominees for presentation at the following SEM Annual Conference.


SEM Fellows Nomination Form
Indicates background of candidate and why they should be named a Fellow.
Reference Form
Two (2) completed reference forms are required to support each nomination
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Fellow Awards:

Members who have been selected for Fellow grade since its inception follow.


    Janice Dulieu-Barton is a full Professor of Experimental Mechanics at the University of Southampton in the UK. She also has a part-time chair at Aalborg University. She received her PhD from the University of Manchester in 1993 where she started her research on the topic now known as ‘Thermoelastic stress analysis’. She has published around 300 papers with 100 in archival journals, edited 11 conference proceedings and produced 8 book chapters. Janice’s expertise is in imaging for data rich materials characterisations and assessments of structural performance, with a focus on lightweight structural design particularly composite structures. She has won numerous grants that have allowed her to develop novel approaches in experimental mechanics, with as special focus on the development of infra-red imaging recently covering on high speed data capture, new approaches to residual stress analysis and strain-based NDE. Janice has served many roles within the British Society for Strain Measurement, where she is a fellow and has been chairman of the Society and its technical committee. She edited the journal ‘Strain’ and has been involved in its development since 2000. Janice is also a fellow of the UK Institute of Physics where she served on council for many years and chaired the Stress and Vibration Group and the Applied Physics Division. Janice has been a member of SEM since 1993 and currently serves on the International Board of Experimental Mechanics. She was the founding chairman of the Thermomechanics and Infra-Red Imaging Technical Division. Janice has organised and chaired numerous conferences, seminars and workshops covering a variety of topics. Most recently she was chairman of the 16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics in 2014, which attracted over 500 international delegates to Cambridge in the UK.
  K. Jane
    Jane Grande-Allen is the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. Her research group investigates the structure-function-environment relationship of heart valves through biomechanical and biochemical analyses, focusing on the extracellular matrix. They have also built numerous mechanical stimulation culture systems for experimental investigations of cell mechanobiology. Her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, the American Heart Association, the Whitaker Foundation, and the March of Dimes. Dr. Grande-Allen received a BA in Mathematics and Biology from Transylvania University in 1991 and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 1998. Dr. Grande-Allen is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Heart Association. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Society for Experimental Mechanics, where she is a founding member of the Technical Division for Biological Systems and Materials. She has served on the editorial board of Experimental Techniques, and is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
  Xiaodong Li    
    Xiaodong Li is a Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. He is an ASME Fellow and a SEM Fellow. His research expertise and interests include experimental mechanics, tribology, surface engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, smart manufacturing, and nanomaterial-enabled energy systems. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles including Science, Scientific Reports, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Acta Materialia, Physical Review B, Experimental Mechanics, and Philosophical Magazine. His publications have been cited over 8,085 times with H-index of 43. He has received several awards including the TMS MPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award (2015) and the Professional Engineering Publisher´s PE Prize (2008). His breakthrough work has been featured by Science Daily, Discovery News, BBC, and MSNBC. His innovation was selected by New York Times – Year in Ideas for Year 2010. He is an associate editor for Transactions of the ASME - Applied Mechanics Reviews and serves on editorial board for ten journals. He was the elected chair for TMS nanomechanical materials behavior committee.
  Hongbing Lu    
    Hongbing Lu is Professor, Associate Department Chair, and Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Chair in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his PhD in Aeronautics from Caltech, MS from Tsinghua University and BS from Huazhong University of Science & Technology. He has authored 93 journal papers, 5 book chapters, 63 conference papers, and received 2 U.S. patents in areas including characterization of the viscoelastic behavior of polymers, aerogels, composites, and biomaterials at different temporal and length scales. He was a recipient of NSF Career award. He is a fellow of ASME, an associate fellow of AIAA, and a corresponding member of the International (Russian) Academy of Engineering. He is an associate technical editor for Experimental Mechanics and an editor for Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials. He served on SEM International Advisory Board and was a Chair of the technical division of Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials of SEM.


  Hugh Bruck
Wendy C. Crone
  Peter G. Ifju
Ghatu Subhash

Archie A.T. Andonian

Weinong (Wayne) Chen


David J. Ewins

Wolfgang Osten


K.T. Ramesh

John Lambros


David Brown

Fabrice Pierron


E. O'Brien

N. Sottos

  D. Rittel

J.L.F. Freire

S. Nemat-Nasser


C. Pappalettere

H.V. Tippur

  R.J. Allemang   Y. Morimoto
  J. Lu   G. Ravichandran

I. Emri

H.D. Espinosa

  A. Rosakis
  E.A. Patterson   S.-C. "Max" Yen
  B. Han   K.P. Chong
  M. Tuttle   W.-C. Wang
  S.K. Foss   E.E. Gdoutos

C.T. Liu

M. Takashi

  K.M. Liechti
  R. Chona   A. Lagarde

G.L. Cloud

J.F. Doyle

  R.J. Pryputniewicz

K. Ravi-Chandar

J. McKelvie

  Y.J. Chao

Michael M. Lemcoe

Michael A. Sutton

  Thomas W. Corby, Jr.

M. Ramulu

M.Y.Y. Hung

  J.F. Kalthoff

T. Kunio

S.P. Wnuk, Jr.

  J.B. Ligon
  M. Nisida (1996-1999)   R. Prabhakaran




  I.M. Allison   G.E. Maddux
  A. Shukla   J.L. Turner
  J.A. Gilbert   T.C. Huang
  W.N. Sharpe, Jr.   S.E. Swartz

J.F. Bell (1988-1995)

K.A. Stetson

  J. Der Hovanesian

N.J. Hoff (1987-1997)

M.L. Williams, Jr.
  W.G. Knauss
      C. Lipson (1987-1990)

K.H. Laermann

R.D. Mindlin (1986-1988)

R. Mark

J.T. Pindera


C.P. Burger

K.G. McConnell


G.R. Irwin (1985-1998)

W.F. Ranson


C.W. Bert

M.E. Fourney

  H.F. Brinson

F.P. Chiang

W.L. Fourney


T.D. Dudderar

D.R. Harting (1983-1996)


E.E. Day

R.E. Rowlands


E.I. Riegner

C.A. Sciammarella


I.M. Daniel

V.J. Parks


J. Dorsey

C.E. Work


P.H. Adams

L.J. Weymouth (1980-1983)


R.J. Sanford

W.C. Young


J.W. Dalley

R.H. Homewood

L.S. Srinath


D.J. DeMichele (1979-2000)

S.S. Redner

P.S. Theocaris (1979-1999)


J.W. Dally

A.E. Johnson

E.O. Stitz (1978-1997)


M. Holt (1978-1981)

D.E. Niles

W.F. Swinson


G. Ellis (1977-1997)

C.C. Perry

W. Ramberg (1977-1985)

B.E. Rossi (1977-1986)

J.C. Telinde


A.S. Kobayashi

D. Post

W.F. Riley (1977-2000)

C.W. Smith

D.K. Wright (1977-1991)


F.C. Bailey

S.S. Manson

R.E. Peterson (1976-1982)

P.K. Stein

C.E. Taylor


W.T. Bean

F.J. McCormick (1976-2000)

C.R. Smith (1976-1983)

F.B. Stern (1976-1992)

F. Zandman


D.C. Drucker

M. Hentényi (1975-1984)

J.H. Meier

F.G. Tatnall (1975-1981)


A.J. Durelli (1975-2000)

M.M. Leven (1975-1979)

W.M. Murray (1975-1990)

T.J. Dolan (1975-1996)






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