Congratulations to HEMI founding director K.T. Ramesh, who has been selected to receive the 2019 Warner T. Koiter Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)! Ramesh is the the Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. Professor of Science and Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and holds joint appointments in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.
Ramesh was selected for “pioneering scientific contributions and international leadership in the area of dynamic material instabilities and material failure, with applications ranging from the mechanics of traumatic brain injury to nanostructured materials and planetary impact.”
Established in 1996, the Koiter Medal is given annually in recognition of outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of solid mechanics, with an emphasis on the effective blending of both theoretical and applied elements of the discipline, and on a high degree of leadership in the international solid mechanics community.
The formal presentation of the award will take place during the 2019 ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition this November.