Journal of Applied Mechanics Award

The Journal of Applied Mechanics Award is provided by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to honor 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 will be 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 award is presented at the AMD Banquet at the annual IMECE meeting.

2019
Ahmed Elbanna, University of Illinois
On the Role of the Plaque Porous Structure in Mussel Adhesion: Implications for Adhesion Control Using Bulk Patterning
2018
Charles Wojnar, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Linking Internal Dissipation Mechanisms to the Effective Complex Viscoelastic Moduli of Ferroelectrics
2017
Yihui Zhang, Tsinghua University
Mechanics of Fractal-Inspired Horseshoe Microstructures for Applications in Stretchable Electronics
2016
Ken Kamrin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eulerian Method for Multiphase Interactions of Soft Solid Bodies in Fluids
2015
Xuanhe Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phase Diagrams of Instabilities in Compressed Film-Substrate Systems
2014 (jointly awarded)
Markus J. Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bioinspired Graphene Nanogut
Katia Bertoldi, Harvard University
Oscar Lopez-Pamies, University of Illinois
Some Remarks on the Effect of Interphases on the Mechanical Response and Stability of Fiber-Reinforced Elastomers
2013
Asha Nurse, Brown University
A Model of Force Generation in a Three-Dimensional Toroidal Cluster of Cells