2014 Vinnakota Award
The award consists of a certificate, which is presented to the student and his/her advising professor, as well as a cash honorarium presented to the student.
The Vinnakota Award was established in 1997 by Ramulu S. Vinnakota, longtime member of the SSRC, in honor of his parents who believed in the importance of education and re-search.
2014 Vinnakota Award Recipient Merih Kucukler Imperial College London, UK “Stiffness Reduction Method for the Design of Steel Columns and Beam-Columns” Supervisor: Professor Leroy Gardner
Zhichao Lai Purdue University “Analysis and Design of Noncompact and Slender Concrete-Filled Steel Tube (CFT) Beam-Columns”
André D. Martins University of Lisbon “On the Relevance of Local-Distortional Interaction Effects in the Behavior and Design of Cold-Formed Steel Columns”