The C. E. Taylor Award
The C.E. Taylor Award shall be bestowed upon an SEM member who demonstrates both technical excellence in optical stress analysis and good citizenship within SEM. Guidelines for the award are as follows: No individual shall receive the award more than once; the award shall be given biannually, provided that a suitable candidate is identified; Technical excellence in optical stress analysis is intended to be all encompassing, where optical analysis is to be taken in its broadest sense.
Recipients of the C.E. Taylor Award
2012 A. Shukla
2010 C.W. Smith
2008 M.A. Sutton
Arun Shukla received his B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the Simon Ostrach Professor at the University of Rhode Island. He has also served as the Clark B. Millikan Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology and Visiting Professor at IIT Kanpur. Dr. Shukla is a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), American Academy of Mechanics, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has received the M.M. Frocht Award, B .J. Lazan Award and the Murray Medal from SEM. In 2003, Dr. Shukla served as the President of SEM of which he has been a member since 1977. He has served as the Technical Editor of the journal “Experimental Mechanics” and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several key engineering journals. He has also served the National Research Council, on the United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Dr. Shukla received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT, Kanpur in 2009. Along with his many graduate students and post docs, he has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals and proceedings. Dr. Shukla has authored and edited 5 books, and has delivered numerous plenary and keynote lectures.
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