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2020 Yoon Duk Kim Young Researcher Award Winner: Dr. André Martins

The Yoon Duk Kim Young Researcher Award has been established by SSRC in honor of the late Dr. Yoon Duk Kim, who was a vibrant young researcher with a cheerful smile and contagious energy. Dr. Kim contributed greatly to various SSRC initiatives, and was a kind and faithful friend to many.

The Yoon Duk Kim Award seeks to recognize students or early career professionals who have made a noteworthy contribution to the advancement of structural stability.

This year’s Yoon Duk Kim Award is presented to Dr. André Martins, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon. Dr. Martins received his PhD in 2018 with distinction and honor and was supervised by Dinar Camotim and Pedro Borges Dinis. His dissertation was titled “Cold-Formed Steel Members Affected by Interaction Phenomena Involving Distortional Buckling: Behavior, Strength and Design”. Dr. Martins has contributed much to his field, and we are excited for his future endeavors.

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