Dr. Charles Wojnar to receive the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award from ASME

Dr. Charles S. Wojnar has been selected to receive the 2018 Journal of Applied Mechanics Award for the paper "Linking Internal Dissipation Mechanisms to the Effective Complex Viscoelastic Moduli of Ferroelectrics", Journal of Applied Mechanics, v 84, #021006, 2017. The paper developed a new theoretical framework for linking together two previously distinct material modeling regimes: inelasticity and incremental viscoelastic models. This approach will improve the accuracy of physics-based material modeling efforts to better predict and understand how materials behave under both low and high frequency deformation.

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 is made annually to the corresponding author of the paper who received their Ph.D. no more than 10 years prior to the year of award. The award will be presented at the Applied Mechanics Division Banquet at the ASME-IMECE meeting.

The selection committee is led by the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Applied Mechanics Division of the ASME. Recent previous recipients include faculty at MIT, Harvard, UIUC, and Tsinghua University.