2021 Daniel C. Drucker Medal – Professor Markus J. Buehler

The Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division is pleased to announce and congratulate Professor Markus Buehler, Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor in Engineering, MIT, as the recipient of the 2021 Daniel C. Drucker Medal. This award, which includes a medal, a plaque, and an honorarium, will be presented at the Applied Mechanics Division Awards Ceremony, during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, to be held virtually, on November 1-5, 2021.

The Daniel C. Drucker Medal was established in 1997 and is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering through research, teaching, and service to the community over a substantial period of time. Instituted by the Applied Mechanics Division, this medal honors Dr. Daniel Drucker and commemorates his service to the profession.

Professor Buehler receives the Drucker Medal for contributions to the use of molecular mechanics and chemical principles to elucidate the mechanics of natural and bio-inspired materials, and the design of mechanically optimized composite materials through hierarchical structuring from nano to macroscales.

Yuri Bazilevs

Chair, ASME Applied Mechanics Division 

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