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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:


7 School Street

Bethel, CT 06801

Fax: 203-790-4472

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



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SEM Fellows Nomination Form
Indicates background of candidate and
why they should be named a Fellow.

Fellow Nomination Form

Reference Form
Two (2) completed reference forms are
required to support each nomination

Reference Form


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


2014 David J. Ewins Weinong (Wayne) Chen
  Wolfgang Osten Archie A.T. Andonian
2013 K.T. Ramesh David Brown
  John Lambros Fabrice Pierron
2012 E. O'Brien D. Rittel
  N. Sottos  
2011 J.L.F. Freire C. Pappalettere
  S. Nemat-Nasser H.V. Tippur
2010 R.J. Allemang Y. Morimoto
  J. Lu G. Ravichandran
2009 I. Emri A. Rosakis
  H.D. Espinosa  
2007 E.A. Patterson S.-C. "Max" Yen
2006 B. Han K.P. Chong
2005 M. Tuttle W.-C. Wang
2004 S.K. Foss E.E. Gdoutos
2003C.T. Liu K.M. Liechti
M. Takashi
2002R. Chona A. Lagarde
2001G.L. Cloud R.J. Pryputniewicz
J.F. Doyle
2000 K. Ravi-Chandar Y.J. Chao
J. McKelvie
1999 Michael M. Lemcoe Thomas W. Corby, Jr.
Michael A. Sutton
1998 M. Ramulu J.F. Kalthoff
M.Y.Y. Hung


T. Kunio

J.B. Ligon

S.P. Wnuk, Jr.


M. Nisida (1996-1999)

R. Prabhakaran


I.M. Allison

G.E. Maddux


A. Shukla

J.L. Turner

1993 J.A. Gilbert T.C. Huang
1992 W.N. Sharpe, Jr. S.E. Swartz
1988 J.F. Bell (1988-1995) J. Der Hovanesian
K.A. Stetson
1987 N.J. Hoff (1987-1997) W.G. Knauss
M.L. Williams, Jr. C. Lipson (1987-1990)
1986 K.H. Laermann R. Mark
R.D. Mindlin (1986-1988) J.T. Pindera
1985 C.P. Burger G.R. Irwin (1985-1998)
K.G. McConnell W.F. Ranson
1984 C.W. Bert H.F. Brinson
M.E. Fourney
1983 F.P. Chiang T.D. Dudderar
W.L. Fourney D.R. Harting (1983-1996)
1982 E.E. Day E.I. Riegner
R.E. Rowlands C.A. Sciammarella
1981 I.M. Daniel J. Dorsey
V.J. Parks C.E. Work
1980 P.H. Adams R.J. Sanford
L.J. Weymouth (1980-1983) W.C. Young
1979 J.W. Dalley D.J. DeMichele (1979-2000)
R.H. Homewood S.S. Redner
L.S. Srinath P.S. Theocaris (1979-1999)
1978 J.W. Dally M. Holt (1978-1981)
A.E. Johnson D.E. Niles
E.O. Stitz (1978-1997) W.F. Swinson
1977 G. Ellis (1977-1997) A.S. Kobayashi
C.C. Perry D. Post
W. Ramberg (1977-1985) W.F. Riley (1977-2000)
B.E. Rossi (1977-1986) C.W. Smith
J.C. Telinde D.K. Wright (1977-1991)
1976 F.C. Bailey W.T. Bean
S.S. Manson F.J. McCormick (1976-2000)
R.E. Peterson (1976-1982) C.R. Smith (1976-1983)
P.K. Stein F.B. Stern (1976-1992)
C.E. Taylor F. Zandman
1975 D.C. Drucker A.J. Durelli (1975-2000)
M. Hentényi (1975-1984) M.M. Leven (1975-1979)
J.H. Meier W.M. Murray (1975-1990)
F.G. Tatnall (1975-1981) T.J. Dolan (1975-1996)


2014 Fellow Awards: Archie Andonian, Wayne Chen, David Ewins, Wolfgang Osten


Dr. Archie A.T. Andonian has received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and S.U. in 1978. He joined the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in 1984 after teaching five years at the University of Illinois. He held different positions in Goodyear Research and worked in the fields of experimental stress analysis, optical methods, fracture mechanics, composite materials and tire mechanics. He retired from Goodyear as a Sr. R & D Associate in 2011 after 27 years of service. He has publications in Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Applied Optics, Experimental Mechanics, Experimental Techniques, Journal of Biomechanics, ACI Journal and Journal of Material Science. He has more than 200 research papers and numerous trade secrets proprietary to Goodyear.

He is Past-President of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (‘07-08), having been Vice President (’05-06) and President Elect (’06-07). He served on the Executive Board of SEM and worked in various committees and technical divisions. He has been a member of SEM for 35 years.

Dr. Andonian is currently a consultant at Calnetix Technologies and active in the field of waste heat recovery and alternate forms of energy.




Weinong Wayne Chen received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics at California Institute of Technology in 1995. He was on the faculty of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, from 1995 to 2004. Since 2005, he has been a Professor of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Materials Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His research interests are in dynamic experimental technique development and dynamic material characterization. The research results from his group have been published in a book and over 140 journal articles. He has been a member of SEM since when he was a Caltech graduate student. Many of his current and former students are also SEM members.







David Ewins has spent the past 50 years studying and measuring vibration in a range of application areas - mostly in aerospace, defence and other hi-tech industries. Having studied at Imperial College London and Cambridge University, he has been based at Imperial, throughout his career, and as Professor of Vibration Engineering since 1983, with periods as Visiting Professor overseas in the USA, France, Switzerland and Singapore.  Following partial 'retirement' in 2005 (he still spends 1 day per week at Imperial), he now spends much of his time at Bristol University and in Brussels, as Chairman of the Scientific and Technological Advisory Board (STAB) for the CleanSky Programme. 


His research has focused on two main areas - Modal Testing and it applications and Vibrations in Turbomachinery, in the latter case, working closely with Rolls-Royce since 1963.  Current research priorities all seek to ensure that the dynamics of real engineering structures can be predicted, managed and engineered to give us safe, reliable, efficient,  quiet machines, vehicles and structures by (a) routinely including models of the joints that hold engineering structures together (b) accepting that all structures are non-linear to a degree and (c) ensuring that the skills of modeling, prediction and measurement are fully integrated in the teaching , research and practice of structural dynamics.


He was a founder member of the Dynamic Testing Agency in 1990 (now the Dynamics and Testing Working Group in NAFEMS), has published a textbook and many papers on Modal Testing, and a total of more than 300 papers on structural dynamics in general. He set up the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (Vibration UTC) at Imperial College in 1990 and has subsequently directed the AgustaWestland UTC in Vibration Reduction at Bristol University.  Between these two projects, as the first Temasek Professor in Singapore (at Nanyang Technological University), he set up and ran the Centre for the Mechanics of Microsystems (CMMS) between 1999-2002.  


He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.



Wolfgang Osten received the MSc/Diploma in Physics from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 1979. From 1979 to 1984 he was a member of the Institute of Mechanics in Berlin working in the field of experimental stress analysis and optical metrology. In 1983 he received the  PhD degree from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg for his thesis in the field of holographic interferometry. From 1984 to 1991 he was employed at the Central Institute of Cybernetics and Information Processes ZKI in Berlin making investigations in digital image processing and computer vision. In 1991 he joined the Bremen Institute of Applied Beam Technology (BIAS) to establish the Department Optical 3D-Metrology. Since September 2002 he has been a full professor at the University of Stuttgart and director of the Institute for Applied Optics ITO. His research work is focused on new concepts for industrial inspection and metrology by combining modern principles of optical metrology, sensor technology and image processing. Special attention is directed to the development of resolution enhanced technologies for the investigation of micro and nano structures.





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