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Civil Engineering Professor Piervincenzo Rizzo Selected for 2020 A. J. Durelli Award

PITTSBURGH (July 8, 2019) — The Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) has selected Piervincenzo Rizzo, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, to receive the 2020 A. J. Durelli Award

The award is named for an experimental stress analyst known for seeking new methods to solve problems, rather than relying on existing methods. The award recognizes “a young professional who has introduced, or helped to introduce, an innovative approach and/or method into the field of experimental mechanics,” according to the SEM.

“Piervincenzo has made remarkable contributions to his field, and we are proud that the SEM is recognizing his achievements with this award,” says Radisav Vidic, professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “His innovations in nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring set him apart among his peers.”

The award will be presented at an Awards Luncheon on June 10, 2020, during the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Orlando, Fla. 

Author: Maggie Pavlick

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