Kenneth L. Jerina, D.Sc., the Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Professor of Engineering, has received an Award of Merit from ASTM International for his distinguished and technical contributions to ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture.
The honor, which is accompanied by the title of fellow, is the highest society recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. Jerina was cited for imparting an improved fundamental understanding of the behavior of advanced engineering materials, and for his leadership of related task groups, workshops and symposiums.
The American Society for Testing and Materials International is one of the largest standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.
Jerina earned a bachelor’s degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois (1969) and a master’s and a doctorate from Washington University (1971 and 1974, respectively).
He has been at the University since 1982, becoming a full professor in 1988.
The common theme in his research has been constitutive modeling and mechanical proper characterization, particularly the measurement of monotonic, cyclic, time-dependent and fatigue properties of advanced materials.