Associate Professor Bongtae Han Wins SEM's Brewer Award

Associate Professor Bongtae Han received the 2001 Brewer Award at the 2001 Annual Conference of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM): Experimental Mechanics in Emerging Technologies.

This annual award is given to "an outstanding practicing experimental stress analyst" chosen by the SEM honors committee. The award is intended as recognition of skill in the practical application of experimental mechanics techniques. A person whose primary affiliation is with a university would be eligible of substantial amounts of consulting work involved hands-on experimental analysis.

In memory of Given A. Brewer, Teledyne Engineering Services, Waltham, Massachusetts, established the Brewer Teledyne Award in 1989 (now called Brewer Award). Mr. Brewer created Brewer Engineering Laboratories. As its director, Mr. Brewer carried out over 700 projects using experimental and theoretical techniques. His business was later sold to Teledyne and he became a consultant to the company. Mr. Brewer was a valued member of SEM and was active in both leadership and technical activities. The first Brewer-Teledyne award was presented in June, 1989 to (Mrs.) Heidi Brewer in her husband's memory.

Dr. Han joined the University of Maryland faculty in 1999 and directs the Laboratory for Opto-Mechanics and Multi-Layer Systems. He is responsible for the development of Portable Engineering Moiré Interferometer, and holds a related patent. he has co-authored a book entitled High Sensitivity Moiré: Experimental Analysis for Mechanics and Materials, (Springer-Verlag, 1994) and has published over 75 journal and conference papers in the field of microelectronics and experimental mechanics. He served as an Executive Board Member and the Chairman of the Electronic Packaging Division of the Society for Experimental Mechanics. He currently serves as an Associate Technical Editor for Experimental Mechanics. He also holds membership in ASME, IEEE, IMAPS, and SPIE.

Published June 12, 2001