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Yoon Duk Kim - Young Researcher Award

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.

The award is available to current graduate students or young researchers. Young researchers are those who have completed a graduate degree in Structural Engineering or an area closely related to Structural Engineering within the last three years, and whose work demonstrates a significant interest in technical initiatives within the purview of the Council. The selection of the awardee is based on a single letter of nomination from a current SSRC member, a one‐page application form from the nominee, and a transcript providing proof of current enrollment or date of conferral of latest graduate degree. Please email your letter of nomination to SSRC Headquarters at


The award consists of a certificate, funding of expenses up to $500 to attend the Annual Stability Conference, and a $500 cash honorarium. To qualify, the awardee must attend the Annual Stability Conference. The award is presented at the Opening Sessions of the Annual Stability Conference.

Applications Now Closed


Nominations are now closed for the Yoon Duk Kim Young Researcher Award.

Donate to Yoon Duk Kim Fund

If you would like to donate to the Yoon Duk Kim Award Fund, please contact SSRC HQ at

Past Winners:

  • 2019 Bence Jager

  • 2020 Andre Martins

  • 2021 Hannah Blum

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