Javier LLorca, Professor of Materials Science of the Technical University of Madrid and director and founder of IMDEA Materials Institute has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science (SES).
Founded in 1963, the Society of Engineering Science is a non-profit organization that has established a reputation as the most vibrant and relevant technical society to promote the field of engineering science, where science and engineering meet. The Society promotes research at the crossroads between various disciplines in engineering, sciences, and mathematics, fosters the free exchange of information on all aspects of engineering science and provides a forum for discussion, education, and recognition of the talents of the engineering science community.
The Society of Engineering Science is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the members of the Society. Prof. LLorca was elected, together with Prof. Julia Greer (Caltech), Prof. Katia Bertoldi (Harvard University) and Prof. Liping Liu (Rutgers University) for the period 2017-2019.
The Society of Engineering Science oversees several awards and honors to eminent scholars of the field. They include the A.C. Eringen Medal (in recognition of sustained outstanding achievements in Engineering Science), the Engineering Science Medal (in recognition of a singularly important contribution to Engineering Science), the William Prager Medal (awarded for outstanding research contributions in Solid Mechanics) and the G. I. Taylor Medal (awarded for outstanding research contributions in Fluid Mechanics).