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Dr. Kim Wallin Receives ASTM International Award of Merit

17.04.2009


VTT's Research Professor, Dr. Kim Wallin has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. The Award of Merit is the highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to ASTM standards activities. Wallin was recognized “for exceptional and sustained contributions within Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture to the development of test methods and standards for fracture mechanics and associated technologies, particularly those addressing the ductile-brittle transition of ferritic materials.”

Wallin has been involved in different research topics related to experimental and theoretical fracture mechanics since 1982. His most scientific achievements have been connected to the modeling of brittle fracture, and he developed the “master curve” method for fracture assessment. 

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