AEWG-64: Princeton, NJ, September 26-28, 2023


Adrian Pollock Student Award 2023

Any current or recent (within one year) university or college student

The Adrian Pollock Student Award is presented to one graduate student to recognize outstanding academic achievement in a research project dealing with some aspect of acoustic emission technology, which may range in scope from fundamental research to industrial applications.

M.S. or Ph.D students from any college or university are invited to apply. Students must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of submission. The student must attend the AEWG meeting to receive the award (meeting registration fee is waived for the winning student).

Submission Entry:
An extended abstract of 700-1200 words, with figures, tables, and references describing the research work. To be submitted electronically as PDF.

While it is understood that research does not take place in a vacuum, the work described should represent the student’s own efforts, and the student should be the sole author of the extended abstract.

Submission Process:
Include title of paper, your name, academic facility, name of professor associated and/or familiar with the work, as you would like them to appear if you attend the next conference.

In short:

  •  M.S. or Ph.D. students from any college or university are invited to apply.
  • The student must be the sole author.
  •  The extended abstract has 1200-word limit.
    • The submissions will have a word count of 700-1200.
    • The title block (title, author’s name and contact information, advisor’s name) does not count against the word limit.
    • The references/literature cited list does not count against the word limit. (However, please try to keep your reference list concise – don’t make the reviewers check 30 references for a 3-page extended abstract).
    •  Everything else, including captions, will be counted.

Please email as PDF attachment to

Key Dates:
Submission deadline for extended abstracts for the Adrian Pollock Student Award: June 30, 2023
Announcement of winner: <tbd>

Some Award Criteria:

  • Originality
  • Explanation of the objective and challenges
  • Clear, concise description of techniques and instrumentation
  • Description of data analysis including filtering
  • The results
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Effectiveness of methods used
  • Knowledge of existing and relevant AE Background
  • Usefulness and/or relevance to an AE audience in the spirit of a working group

A cash prize of $300 for the first place paper principal author, in person, and a free Conference registration.


List of Awardees in past AEWG Meetings:



Awarded Paper Title

Faculty Advisor


Giuseppe Forte University of Birmingham Use of Acoustic Emission for Identifying Gas-liquid Mixing Regime in Agitated Vessel Applying Machine Learning Prof. Mark Simmons, Prof. Hugh Stitt and Dr. Federico Alberini 61st Meeting, 2019
Chicago, IL
Arvin Ebrahumkhanlou University of Texas Austin Acoustic Emission Monitoring of a Nuclear Containment Wall during Post-tensioning: Data Minining and Knowledge Discovery Salvatore Salamon 60th Meeting, 2018
Carleston, SC
Lu Zhang University of Illinois at Chicago Numerical Approach to Absolute Calibration of Piezoelectric Acoustic Emission Sensors using Multiphysics Simulations Didem Ozevin 59th Meeting, 2017
Seattle, WA
Brian J. Wisner Drexel University, Philadephia Microstructure Sensitive Acoustic Emission Antonios Kontsos 58th Meeting, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
Jefferson Cuadra Drexel University, Philadephia A Forward Model For Fracture-Induced Acoustic Emission Antonios Kontsos 57th Meeting, 2015
Chicago, IL
Satoshi Osawa Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan Damage Visualization of Rock Material in Triaxial Compression Test with 3D-AE Tomography Tomoki Shiotani 56th Meeting, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
Ming Fan University of Memphis The dynamic response of materials to the applied stress:  a data-enabled approach Steven F. Wayne and Gang Qi 55th Meeting, 2013
Anaheim, CA
Alireza Farhidzadeh State University of New York at Buffalo Introducing Sifted b-Value Analysis and a New Crack Classification for Monitoring Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls by Acoustic Emission Salvatore Salamone 54th Meeting, 2012
Princeton, NJ
Yuma Kawasaki Kumamoto University
Kumamoto, Japan
Fracture Mechanics of Corrosion-Induced Cracks in Reinforced Concrete by SiGMA and BEM Masayasu Ohtsu
Failed to select a qualified winner 53rd Meeting, 2011
Denver CO
Shimpei Yoshimi Kyoto University
Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto, Japan
Visualization of fatigue damage process for concrete bridge deck with AE techniques. Tomoki Shiotani 52nd Meeting, 2009
Sturgeon Bay, WI
David E. Kosnik Northwestern University
Infrastructure Technology Institute
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Evanston, IL
A New Approach to Acoustic Emission Testing of Difficult-to-Reach Steel Bridge Details. Charles H. Dowding 51st Meeting, 2008,
Memphis, TN
Frank A. Leone, Jr. Drexel University
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Philadelphia, PA
Damage Detection in Notched Full-Scale Honeycomb Sandwich Composite Curved Fuselage Panels through Acoustic Emission. Jonathan Awerbuch and Tein-Min Tan AEWG
Takuma Matsuo Aoyama Gakuin University
5-10-1, Fuchinobe,
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Immersion Type Multi-channel Optical Fiber AE sensor for Liquid Borne AE. Takeshi Ogawa and Mikio Takemoto 50th Meeting, 2007
Lake Tahoe, NV
Akio Yonezu Aoyama Gakuin University
5-10-1, Fuchinobe,
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Hybrid Technique of AE and Corrosion Potential Fluctuation for Stress Corrosion Cracking Study. Hideo Cho and Mikio Takemoto 49th Meeting, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Jihui Li The University of Memphis
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Memphis, TN
A Variable Velocity Approach to Locate Fatigue Induced Microcracks Occurred in Cemented Femoral Components. Gang Qi 48th Meeting, 2005
Houston, TX
Yu Kurokawa Tokyo Inst. of Technology
Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Real-time executing source location system applicable to anisotropic thin structures. Yoshihiro Mizutani
Failed to select a qualified winner 47th Meeting, 2004 University Park, PA
Albert Chi Fu To University of California Berkley
Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Full Waveform Inversion of the Kinematics of a Simulated Crack Inside an Artificial Rock. Steven D. Glaser 46th Meeting, 2003 Portland, OR