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Lopez-Pamies wins Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

3/28/2014 5:20:00 AM

Assistant Professor Oscar Lopez-Pamies was awarded the 2014 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for his paper “Some remarks on the effect of interphases on the mechanical response and stability of fiber-reinforced elastomers,” co-authored with Katia Bertoldi, an associate professor in Applied Mechanics at Harvard University.

The award, provided by the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), honors the best paper which has been published in the Journal of Applied Mechanics during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the award. The award is made annually to the corresponding author of the paper who received their Ph.D. no more than 10 years prior to July 1 of the year of award. Corresponding authors who have yet to receive a Ph.D. may also be considered. 

“The fact that Oscar is inaugural holder of the Journal of Applied Mechanics Award, which is one of the best journals in the field, tells a lot about the quality and impact of his research and contributions,” said Glaucio Paulino, the Donald B. and Elizabeth M. Willett Professor of Engineering.

Lopez-Pamies joined Illinois in 2011, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in methods of structural analysis, mechanics of solids, homogenization, composite materials and polymers. He is a member of the ASME, EUROMECH (European Mechanics Society), the Society of Engineering Science and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

The award will be presented at the AMD Banquet at the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Montreal, Canada.