SSRC Honors 2023 Award Winners
Here at SSRC, we take great pride in the contributions that our members make to the field of Structural Stability. Each year we grant a number of awards to the outstanding individuals who have made a demonstrable impact on our organization and others. Whether they are veterans of the industry or just starting their career, we applaud their talent and commitment to research.
Beedle Award 2023 Winner - Roberto Leon
Roberto Leon is the D.H. Burrows Professor of Construction Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on dynamic behavior and design of composite and hybrid steel-concrete structures, testing of full-scale and model structures in the laboratory, and field instrumentation of structures. Roberto received the AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award in 1993, the ASCE Norman Medal in 2000, and the Distinguished Member American Society of Civil Engineers in 2016. He is additionally active in national and international technical committees: (BSSC); (AISC); (ACI); (AISI); (SEI/ASCE); (AIBSE)
MAJR Award 2022 Winner - Hannah Blum, Ph.D
Hannah Blum is an assistant professor and Alain H. Peyrot fellow in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison. She was a former recipient of the Yoon Duk Kim Young Researcher Award in 2023 and the Vinnakota Award in 2016.
MAJR Award 2022 Honorable Mention - Ali Imanpour, Ph.D.
Ali Imanpour is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept at the University of Alberta.
Vinnakota Award 2023 Winner - Cheng Huang
Cheng Huang is a Research Associate at the Imperial College London. He received this award for his work on the paper “Flexural behaviour of wire arc additively manufactured tubular sections”, published as part of the 2023 SSRC Conference Proceedings.
Vinnakota Award 2023 Honorable Mention - Andreas Muller
Andreas is a PhD Student in Steel and Composite Structures, at ETH Zurich. He was honored for his work on the paper "Prediction of the deformation and local buckling behavior of structural systems using the deep neural network direct stiffness method (DNN-DSM)", published as part of the 2023 SSRC Conference Proceedings.
Yoon Duk Kim Young Researcher Award 2023 Winner - Sivaganesh Selvaraj
Sivaganesh is a Post-doctoral Fellow at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He presented the paper "Interactive failure mode and Design of Cold-formed Steel Closed Cross-section Built-up Columns", published as part of the 2023 SSRC Conference Proceedings.