LSU Professor Receives Khan International Award for Career Contributions in Plasticity

02/14/2012 04:00 PM

BATON ROUGE – George Z. Voyiadjis, Boyd Professor, Chair and Bingham C. Stewart Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the Khan International Award for outstanding contributions to the field of plasticity over a period of 20 years (1991-2011), especially to the areas of multi-scale modeling and inelastic localization. This award was presented to Voyiadjis at the 18th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, recently held at The Rio Mar Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Throughout his illustrious career, Voyiadjis has received numerous additional accolades, including the Nathan M. Newmark Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his contributions to the fields of structural mechanics and geomechanics, his fundamental research in constitutive modeling and characterization of damage mechanisms in metals, composites and soils and his pioneering contributions in multi-scale modeling and localization problems; and the Educator of the Year Award from the Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Ashley  Berthelot 
LSU Research Communications

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012