Drucker Medal

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The Daniel C. Drucker medal was instituted in 1997 by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Drucker Medal is conferred in recognition of distinguished contributions to the fields of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering.

The award is given in honor of Daniel C. Drucker, who was internationally known for contributions to the theory of plasticity and its application to analysis and design in metal structures.

The recipient is given a medal and an honorarium.

Nomination procedure[edit]

The Drucker Medal Committee consists of the five recent Drucker Medalists, the five members of the executive committee of the ASME International Applied Mechanics Division (AMD), and the five recent past chairs of the AMD. Upon receiving recommendations from the international community of applied mechanics, the Committee nominates a single medalist every year. This nomination is subsequently approved by the ASME; no case has been reported that the ASME has ever overruled a nomination of the Drucker Medal Committee. See the list of current members of the Committee.


Source: ASME

See also[edit]


Information for nomination

Drucker Medal web page at ASME site

Daniel C. Drucker Obituary page