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EMI Awards


The EMI counts among its assets its major responsibility for eight very prestigious medals.These medals are named after world-class outstanding mechanicians. Each of these medals is held in very high regard in the mechanics community. The von Karman Medal, in particular, is largely considered as one of the highest honors in Engineering Mechanics in all disciplines. 

The EMI medals are administered by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

View the list of medals: EMI Medals.

Awards Committee

Purpose: To advise the Board of Governors on general matters of concern within the Institute (in particular on selection of new Board of Governors members and on establishment, merger, or redirection of technical and task committees); and to serve as the Engineering Mechanics Institute awards committee, with full authority to make the Institute's recommendations or nominations for all relevant Society awards. 

Raimondo Betti, Ph.D., M.ASC, Chair
Pol D. Spanos, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
James L. Beck, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Roger Ghanem, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Henri J. Van Damme, Ph.D.