Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize (1993-2014) and Award (2015-Current)
Significant contributions to the sciences and technologies associated with adaptive structures and/or materials systems. [More...]

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2021 Mary I. Frecker  
2020 Wei-Hsin Liao  
2019 Nancy L. Johnson  
2018 Diann Brei  
2017 Marcelo J. Dapino  
2016 Ralph C. Smith  
2015 None  
2014 Michael I. Friswell  
2013 Alison Flatau  
2012 Norman Wereley  
2011 Chris Lynch

Dr. Jay Kudva is the recipient of the 2010 ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize. The prize was awarded at the 2010 AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference held in Orlando in 2010.


Prof. Dimitris C. Lagoudas (right), with Prof. Dan Inman, receives the 2006 ASME Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems Prize at the AIAA 47th SDM conference, May 2006.
2010 Jay Kudva
2009 Amr Baz
2008 Kon-Well Wang
2007 Roger Ohayon
2006 Dimitris C. Lagoudas
2005 Kenji Uchino
2004 Greg Carman
2003 Yuji Matsuzaki
2002 Ephrahim Garcia
2001 Inderjit Chopra
2000 Dan Inman
1999 Robert Newnham
1998 Richard Claus
1997 Edward Crawley
1996 Junji Tani
1995 Eric Cross
1994 Ben Wada
1993 Craig Rogers

Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award
For notable contribution(s) to the field of Adaptive Structures and Material Systems. The prize is awarded to a young researcher in his or her ascendancy whose work has already had an impact in his/her field within Adaptive Structures and Material Systems.  [More...]

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2021 Suyi Li
2020 Mostafa Nouh
2019 Ryan L. Harne
2018 Andres F. Arrieta
2017 Andy Sarles
2016 Darren J. Hartl
2015 Alper Erturk
2014 Mohammed F. Daqaq
2013 Mauricio Porfiri
2012 William Oates
2011 Lisa Mauck Weiland
2010 Mohammad H. Elahinia
2009 Henry Sodano
2008 Ibrahim Karaman
2007 Marcelo Dapino
Ephrahim Garcia Best Paper Award
The Ephrahim Garcia Best Paper Award has been established in memory of Professor Garcia's extraordinary contributions in scholarship, education, and service to the field of smart materials and adaptive structures.

2022 ...
2021 Not awarded.
2020 ...
2019 Steffen Hau, Gianluca Rizzello, and Stefan Seelecke, 2018, "A Novel Dielectric Elastomer Membrane Actuator Concept for High-force Applications," Extreme Mechanics Letters, Volume 23, pp. 24-28
2018 Darren Hartl, Jacob Mingear, Brent Bielefeldt, John Rohmer, Jessica Zamarripa, Alaa Elwany, “Towards High-Frequency Shape Memory Alloy Actuators Incorporating Liquid Metal Energy Circuits”
2017 Jason M Walker, Christoph Haberland, Mohsen Taheri Andani, Haluk Ersin Karaca, David Dean, and Mohammad Elahinia, "Process development and characterization of additively manufactured nickel-titanium shape memory parts," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 27(19), pp. 2653-2660, 2016.
2016 G. Wang, N. Wereley, and T. Pillsbury, "Nonlinear Quasi-Static Model of Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Actuators," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 26(5), pp. 541-553, 2015.
2015 S. Daynse, R. Trask, and P. Weaver, "Bio-inspired Structural Bi-stability employing elastomeric Origami for morphing applications," Smart Materials and Structures, 23, 2014.

SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award

2010 Alison Flatau
2009 Gordon Wallace
2008 Arthur E. Clark
2007 Jayanth Kudva
2006 Janet Sater and William Spillman
2005 Yoseph Bar-Cohen and L. Eric Cross
2004 Inderjit Chopra
2003 Dan Inman
2002 Vijay K. Varadan and Rick Claus
2001 Michael W. Obal
2000 Alok Das
1999 Gary L. Anderson
1998 Bob Crowe

Best Paper Awards

Structural Dynamics and Control
Best published or presented paper on Adaptive Structures during the previous calendar year. [More...]

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  • Sansit Patnaik, Fabio Semperlotti
    A generalized fractional-order elastodynamic theory for non-local attenuating media , Proc. R. Soc. A 476: 20200200.
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  • L. Xiong, L. Tang, and B. Mace
    A Comprehensive Study of 2:1 Internal-Resonance-Based Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesting , Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 91, No. 3, pp. 1817-1834, 2018.
  • A. Pagano, T. Yan, B. Chien, A. Wissa and S. Tawfick
    A Crawling Robot Driven by Multi-Stable Origami , Smart Materials and Structures, 26(9), 094007, 2017.
  • Ryan L. Harne and Danielle T. Lynd
    Origami acoustics: using principles of folding structural acoustics for simple and large focusing of sound energy , Smart Materials and Structures, 25(8), 085031, 2016.
  • S. Li and K. W. Wang
    Fluidic origami: a plant-inspired adaptive structure with shape morphing and stiffness tuning , Smart Materials and Structures, 24(10), 2015.
  • Yashwanth Tummala, Aimy Wissa, Mary Frecker and James E. Hubbard
    Design and Optimization of a Contact-Aided Compliant Mechanism for Passive Bending , ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, AUGUST 2014, Vol. 6 /031013-1 (9pp).
  • Zhongiji Li, Lei Zuo, Jian Kuang and Georg Luhrs
    (Paper record needs to be updated.)
  • J. Abel, J. Luntz and D. Brei
    A two-dimensional analytical model and experimental validation of garter stitch knitted shape memory alloy actuator architecture , Smart Materials and Structures 21(8):085011, 2012. DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/21/8/085011.
  • B. Woods, C. Kothera, N. M. Wereley
    Wind tunnel testing of a helicopter rotor trailing flap system via pneumatic artificial muscles , Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 22(13):1513-1528, 2011. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X1142421.
  • A.S. Purekar and D.J. Pines, Damage Detection in Thin Composite Laminates Using Piezoelectric Phased Sensor Arrays and Guided Lamb Wave
    , Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, July 2010; vol. 21, 10: pp. 995-1010.
  • Ying Shan, Michael Philen, Amir Lotfi, Suyi Li, Charles E. Bakis, Christopher D. Rahn and K.W. Wang, 2009, Variable Stiffness Structures Utilizing Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composites, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures,  20:443, 2009
  • V. Mehta, M. Frecker, G. A. Lesieutre, 2008,
    Stress Relief in Contact-Aided Cellular Compliant Mechanisms,
    Proceedings of ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), Oct. 28-30, Ellicott City, MD, Paper No. SMASIS08-431. 
    Revised version subsequently published as V. Mehta, M. Frecker, and G.A. Lesieutre (2009), "Stress Relief in Contact-Aided Compliant Cellular Mechanisms," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 131(9):091009 (11 pages). DOI:10.1115/1.3165778
  • M. J. Guan and W. H. Liao, 2007,
    On the Efficiencies of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Circuits Towards Storage Device Voltages,
    Smart Materials and Structures. 16(2):498-505. doi: 10.1088/0964-1726/16/2/031
  • E. J. Ruggiero and D. J. Inman, 2006,
    Modeling and Control of a 2-D Membrane with a PZT Bimorph,
    Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exhibition, IMECE2006-14475, November 5-10, Chicago, IL.
  • P. Downey and M. Dapino, 2005,
    Extended Frequency Bandwidth and Electrical Resonance Tuning in Hybrid Terfenol-D/PMN-PT Transducers in Mechanical Series Configuration,
    Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Volume 16, September, 2005, Pages 757-772.
  • M. Khan, D. Lagoudas, J. Mayes, and B. Henderson, 2004,
    Pseudoelastic SMA Spring Elements for Passive Vibration Isolation: Part I - Modeling,
    Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Volume 15,
    June 2004, Pages 415-441.
  • Y.-T. Choi, N.M. Wereley, and Y.-S. Jeon, 2002,
    Semi-Active Vibration Isolation Using Magnetorheological Isolators,
    9th SPIE Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials: Conference on Damping and Isolation, 18-21 March, San Diego CA. SPIE Paper No. 4697-31, pp. 284-291.  Revised version published as: Y.-T. Choi, N.M. Wereley, and Y.-S. Jeon (2005).  "Semi-Active Vibration Isolation Using Magnetorheological Isolators," AIAA J. Aircraft, 41(5):1244-1251.
  • G. Nelson and J. Martin
  • C.L. Davis, and G.A. Lesieutre, 1998,
    Actively Tuned Solid State Piezoelectric Vibration Absorber,
    Proc. SPIE, Vol. 3327, 169; doi:10.1117/12.310681.
    Revised version published as C.L. Davis and G.A. Lesieutre (2000), "An Actively Tuned Solid-State Vibration Absorber Using Capacitive Shunting of Piezoelectric Stiffness," Journal of Sound and Vibration, 232(3): 601-617, 4 May. doi: 10.1006/jsvi.1999.2755
  • N. W. Hagood and A. J. du Plessis
  • H.T. Banks, R.J. Silcox and R.C. Smith
  • R. L. Clark, Jr., M. R. Fleming and C. R. Fuller

Mechanics and Material Systems
Best published or presented paper in mechanics and material systems during the previous calendar year. [More...]

  • Jesse Callanan, Carson L. Willey, Vincent W. Chen, Jon Liu, Mostafa Nouh, and Abigail T. Juhl
    Uncovering Low Frequency Band Gaps in Electrically Resonant Metamaterials through Tuned Dissipation and Negative Impedance Conversion , Smart Materials and Structures, 31, 015002 (2022).
  • Mohammadali A. Attarzaheh, Jesse Callanan, Mostafa Nouh
    Experimental Observation of Nonreciprocal Waves in a Resonant Metamaterial Beam , Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 021001.
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  • K. Tao, L. Tang, J. Wu, S-W. Lye, H. Chang, J. Miao
    Investigation of Multimodal Electret-Based MEMS Energy Harvester with Impact Induced Nonlinearity , Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2018.
  • Tyler Tallman, Sila Gungor, Goon mo Koo, Charles Bakis
    On the inverse determination of displacements, strains, and stresses in a carbon nanofiber/polyurethane nanocomposite from conductivity data obtained via electrical impedance tomography , Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 28(18), 2017.
  • M Bodaghi, A R Damanpack and W H Liao
    Self-expanding/shrinking structures by 4D Printing , Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (2016) 105034 (15pp).
  • W. Li, Y. Liu, and J. Leng
    Selectively actuated multi-shape memory effect of a polymer multicomposite , Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3(48), 24532-24539, 2015.
  • S. Ahmed, Z. Ounaies, and M. Frecker
    Investigating the performance and properties of dielectric elastomer actuators as a potential means to actuate origami structures , Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 23, 2014.
  • Aneesk Kok and Henry Sodano
    (Paper record needs to be updated.)
  • D. Ryu and K. J Loh
    Strain sensing using photocurrent generated by photoactive P3HT-based nanocomposites , Smart Materials and Structures 21(6): 065016, 2012. DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/21/6/065016
  • Gao F and L. Weiland
    Streaming potential hypothesis for ionic polymer transducers in sensing: roles of ionomer state and morphology , Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 22(14): 1623-1630, 2011. DOI: 10.1177/1045389X1140978
  • Haixiong Tang, Yirong Lin, Clark Andrews and Henry A Sodano, Nanocomposites with increased energy density through high aspect ratio PZT nanowires, Nanotechnology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 015702, 2010
  • Daniel Christ and Stefanie Reese, 2009, A finite element model for shape memory alloys considering thermomechanical couplings at large strains, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46,3694–3709.
  • Z. Ounaies, C. Park, J. Harrison, and P. Lillehei, 2008,
    Evidence of Piezoelectricity in SWNT-Polyimide and SWNT–PZT-Polyimide Composites, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 21, pp. 393-408.



  • M. N. Ghasemi-Nejhad
  • L. Faidley, Dapino, M., Washington, G., and T. Lograsso, 2005,
    Reversible Strain in Ni-Mn-Ga with Collinear Field and Stress,
    Proceedings SPIE 12th International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California, March, 2005. Paper number 5761-70, pp. 501-512.
  • E. Burcsu , G. Ravichandran and K. Bhattacharya, 2004
    Large Electrostrictive Actuation of Barium Titanate Single Crystals,
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Volume 52, Issue 4, April 2004, Pages 823-846.
  • W. I. Kordonski and D. Golini, 1999
    Fundamentals of Magnetorheological Fluid Utilization in High Precision Finishing,
    Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Volume 10, No. 9, pp. 683-689, September 1999.
  • R. D. James and M. R. Wuttig
  • G. P. Carman, S. S. Park and S. Park
  • D. C. Lagoudas, Z. Bo and J. G. Boyd
  • N. W. Hagood, R. Kindel and K. Ghandi
  • D.C. Zimmerman and T.L. Lyde

Student Best Paper Awards

SMASIS Conference 2010
Best Student Hardware Paper Competition: Brent Utter
"Design of an SMA Actuated Mechanotransductive Implant for Correcting Short Bowel Syndrome"

SMASIS Conference 2009
First Place: Steven Anton
"Self-Charging Structures Using Piezoceramics and Thin-Film Batteries"

SMASIS Conference 2008
First Place: Darren J. Hartl (Texas A&M)

SPIE Conference 2008
First Place: Supratik Datta (Univ. of Maryland)
, "Magnetomechanical coupling factor and energy density of single crystal iron-gallium alloys"

Second Place: Neelesh Sarawate (The Ohio State Univ.), "Dynamic strain-field hysteresis model for ferromagnetic shape-memory Ni-Mn-Ga"

Third Place: Ken Salas (Univ. of Michigan), "Design and characterization of the CLoVER transducer for structural health monitoring"

Honorable Mention: Darren Hartl (Texas A&M), "Simultaneous Transformation and Plastic/Viscoplastic Deformation in Shape Memory Alloys"

Honorable Mention: Phillip Evans (The Ohio State Univ.), "Fully Coupled Magnetoelastic Model for Galfenol Alloys Incorporating Eddy-Current Losses and Thermal Relaxation"

Honorable Mention: Thomas Walters (The Ohio State Univ.), "Model-Based Design of Fluid Rectification Valves for Smart Material Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator (EHA)"




Steven Anton receives Best Student Paper Award presented by Dr. Nakhiah Goulbourne


Dr. Christopher Niezrecki congratulates Darren J. Hartl from Texas A&M for winning the "Best Paper Award" for a student paper and presentation.


Miscellaneous Awards and Honors

Dr. Mary Frecker (left) presents Drs. Christopher Lynch and Diann Brei with Certificates of Appreciation from the ASMS TC at the recent ASME/AIAA 2008 SMASIS Conference (Oct. 28 - 30)