Jan D. Achenbach#


Jan D. Achenbach
Email:achenbach 'at' northwestern.edu
Membership Number:2844
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:jachenbach
Homepage: http://www.mech.northwestern.edu/web/people/faculty/achenbach




Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1992 Distinguished McCormick School Professor Northwestern University
  • 1985-2006 Director, Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, Northwestern University
  • since 1981 Walter P. Murphy Professor, Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics
  • 1970-1971 Visiting Professor, Technische Hogeschool, Delft
  • 1969-1981 Professor of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 1969 Visiting Associate Professor, University of California, La Jolla
  • 1966-1969 Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Northwestern University
  • 1963-1966 Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Northwestern University
  • 1962-1963 Preceptor, Columbia University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Waves in Solids
  • Ultrasonics
  • Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Structural Health Monitoring

Honours and Awards
  • 2005 U.S. National Medal of Science
  • 2003 U.S. National Medal of Technology
  • 1992 Member US National Academy of Sciences
  • 1982 Member US National Academy of Engineering
  • 1994 Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1999 Corresponding Member Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2002 Honorary Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1992 Timoshenko Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2001 William Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Science
  • 2009 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1996 McDonnell-Douglas Model of Excellence Award
  • 1997 American Academy of Mechanics Distinguished Service Award
  • 1975 ASEE Cunis W. McGraw Research Award, ASEE
  • 2002 Fellow Society of Engineering Science
  • 1998 Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1998 Fellow Acoustical Society of America
  • 1979 Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1973 Fellow American Academy of Mechanics
  • 1988 Fellow Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2002 Outstanding Paper Award, Materials Evaluation (American Society for Nondestructive Testing)
  • 2003 ICCES Medal, International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences
  • 2004 Tutorial Citation Award, American Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • 2005 SPIE-NDE Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2006 Best Paper Award, SPlE’s International Symposium on NDE
  • 2008 Member at Large of the General Assembly of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
  • 2009 "Fellow World Class Universities Program, National Research Foundation of Korea
  • 2010 Theodore von Karman Medal


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