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Hans-Juergen Schmidt Award

Individuals in the SHM community, recognized for their outstanding leadership in advancing technologies in industry and government, will be selected by an Award Committee representative of the world-wide SHM community to receive during every SHM workshop (International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring [IWSHM], European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring [EWSHM] and Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring [APWSHM]) the SHM Hans-Juergen Schmidt Award. The Award, evaluation criteria, Award Committee composition, nomination, and selection procedures are described below.

I. Eligibility
Any individual from government agencies and industry of the world region (Americas, Europe, or Asia-Pacific) of the SHM Workshop being considered is eligible.

II. Nomination Criteria
The Structural Health Monitoring Hans-Juergen Schmidt Award is established to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding leadership in advancing technologies in industry and government. The Award is named after Hans-Juergen Schmidt, whose views and efforts have made a significant impact on the progress of Structural Health Monitoring technologies in the industry.

III. Award Committee
The gathering of all the members of the Scientific or Steering Committees of the three workshops constitutes the Award Committee. This Award Committee can be considered as most representative of the world-wide SHM community, gathering faculty members from academic institutions, researchers from the main research institutions, and industrialists with a broad view of technology. The Award Committee Chairman will be chosen from among the Award Committee members by the Chairmen of the three Workshops for a 2-year term in office. His primary responsibility is to make sure the committee functions and, based on the votes from the Award Committee members, to rank the candidates.

IV. Nomination Procedure
The nominator must be a member of the Scientific or Steering Committee of the Workshop that is responsible for the award ceremony. The nomination letter, limited to four letter-size pages (1-inch margins, Times New Roman 12 pt font size) shall contain a candidate’s bio as it relates to SHM activities, a description of the candidate’s contributions and their impact, and a closing summary of what sets this candidate apart from others in the field. A full CV of the candidate may also be attached at the nominator’s discretion. Self-nominations are not permitted. The nomination letter shall be sent directly to the Award Committee Chairman by July 21st, 2021.

V. Selection Procedure
The letters of nomination will be sent by the Chairman of the Award Committee to all the members of the Award Committee. They will have one month to review the nominations and to send to the Award Committee Chairman their votes for their top three choices.

VI. Award Presentation
During the Workshop, a plaque accompanied by a check will be presented by the Chairman of the Award Committee. The Chairman of the Award Committee and the Chairman of the Workshop are in charge of organizing the Award presentation ceremony. Chairman of the Award Committee:
Professor W.K. Chiu
BEng(Hons) Ph.D. MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
17, College Walk
Monash University
Victoria 3800 Australia
Tel: (03) 9905 5595 | Fax: (03) 9905 1825
Email: wing.kong.chiu@monash.edu

List of past recipients

2005: Mark Derriso, Air Force Research Laboratory
2006: Dr. Peter Lloyd, Ministry of Defence, UK
2007: Dr. Shih-Chi Liu, NSF
2009: Dr. Felix Wu, NIST
2011: Treven Baker, US Army Aviation
2012: Paulo Achieta da Silva, Embraer
2013: Helmut Wenzel, University of Life Sciences, Vienna
2016: David Stargel, WPAFB, USA
2017: Liming Salvino​, Office of Naval Research
2019: Ignacio Perez, Office of Naval Research