He received the award for the paper, Full-scale testing of naturally buckling steel braces and evaluation of partially rib-strengthened sections to cumulative damage, published in Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 147, August 2021,106611.
The award is made to author(s) of a paper judged worthy of special commendation for its contribution to research into earthquake engineering.
This paper was the outcome of a collaboration between the University of Birmingham (Dr Konstantinos Skalomenos) and Chiba University, Japan (Dr Kazuhiro Hayashi).
It’s an incredible honour to receive this award. I am so thankful to the colleagues across the research committees for this recognition. I am very grateful to my international collaborators, and the talented and diverse students and colleagues I work with every day in Birmingham. This award gives us strength to achieve our Vision for Disaster Resilient Cities. Structures and infrastructure should display enhanced performance against time and successfully absorb extreme loads. Working close with industry, our group works on implementable material and structural technologies that can support a quick adaptation of our built environment to the new more demanding design challenges.Dr Konstantinos Skalomenos, Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering/Materials Engineering
The award takes its name from Ahmet Çakmak, Princeton University Professor Emeritus of operations research and ﬁnancial engineering. Professor Çakmak is the founding editor of the International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (currently, SDEE). He is an expert in Engineering Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering, with a distinguished career spanning forty years as an engineer, educator and administrator.
Dr Konstantinos Skalomenos is Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering/Materials Engineering. His research is mainly directed towards cognizing the structural response under earthquakes and strong winds, controlling the structural response and damage, and coping with large-scale disasters. He is the Structures theme leader at the National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF).