Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm, 2002 Robert L'Hermite Medallist

Title: Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm, 2002 Robert L'Hermite Medallist
Author(s): RILEM
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Concrete Science and Engineering
Abreviated Serial title: Concr. Sc. Eng.
ISSN: 1295-2826
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 4
Issue: 16
Issue date: 2002-12-01
Publication year: 2002
Pages: 664 - 664
Total Pages: 1
Language: English

Abstract: The Jury for the 2002 Robert L'Hermite Medal was com-
posed of Prof.Arnon Bentur (Chairman of the RILEM
Technical Advisory Committee),
Prof.Karen Scrivener (Expert
appointed by the Bureau under
the proposal of the TAC)and
Prof.Peter Bartos (Member-at-
Large elected by the General
Council).The jury convened on
May 23,2002 to examine the
list of authors who met the crite-
ria for the award:being under
40 years of age in 2002,and
having either been published in
a RILEM Journal during 2001.
The author selected was Prof.
Franz-Josef Ulm,from the
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (USA),in recogni-
tion of his work in the field of
durability mechanics.
He has done pioneering work in
integrating chemical and physi-
cal processes in advanced
numerical models to predict the overall behaviour of
concrete structures.
This approach has the potential to make a key to predic-
tions and mitigation of premature structural deterioration
induced by coupled thermomechanical problems in
concrete structures.
During his tenure at the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et
Chaussées (1994-1998),Prof.Ulm took part in several
consulting missions for large-
scale bridge,tunnel and
energy power plant projects in
France on behalf of the
French ministry of public
works and Électricité de
France (EDF).
Since 1997,he was involved
in organizing and chairing one
International Conference,two
International Workshops,
eight Symposia with twenty-
two sessions on national and
international conferences.
Since 1998,Prof.Ulm edited
and co-edited Workshop and
Conference Proceedings,and
topical issues of International
Journals.He is a member of
several editorial boards,and
reviewer of International
Journals on Engineering
Mechanics and Materials Science of concrete.
The award was presented to Prof.Ulm on September 11,
2002 during the RILEM Week in Madrid.At that time,Prof.
Ulm presented a lecture entitled ‘Chemo-Mechanics - a
review of evidence ’,which will be published in Materials
and Structures .

Online publication: 2002-10-30
Classification: RILEM Bulletin
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): free

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