Sia Nemat-Nasser will be receiving the ASME Medal, "For creating micro-architectured composites to mitigate shock-wave induced traumatic brain injury; metamaterials to redirect, attenuate and manage stress waves; and original comprehensive models of deformation and failure of metallic structures with application to metal forming and failure prevention; and for excellent contributions in promoting ASME's Materials Division."
The ASME Medal, established in 1920, is the highest award that the Society can bestow and is to recognize “eminently distinguished engineering achievement.” Only one ASME Medal may be awarded annually. Although some individuals have been honored by both the ASME Medal and Honorary Membership, each award has been made on the basis of different accomplishments.
Professor Nemat-Nasser will be presented the ASME Medal on Monday, November 18th at 6 p.m. in the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego.
For more information on this special event: http://www.asmeconferences.org/Congress2013/Honors.cfm