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Arvid Næss won the Freudenthal Medal

We congratulate Professor Arvid Næss (CeSOS and Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU) with the Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal he was recently awarded at EMI2010 (Aug 8-11). Arvid Næss is the first Norwegian who has won this award. The highly prestigious medal is awarded biennially (every two years) by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The award consists of a bronze medal presented to an individual in recognition of distinguished achievement in safety and reliability studies applicable to any branch of civil engineering. The jury of the ASCE awarded Arvid Næss the medal based on his outstanding contributions to the reliability of offshore structures and other complex engineering systems through the development of novel analytical and numerical procedures. Professor Næss also gave a lecture at EMI2010 entitled: Simulation based methods for prediction of extreme response of uncertain dynamical structures.

The Norwegian magazine Teknisk Ukeblad have posted a feature about Professor Arvid Næss winning the award, you can see it here (in Norwegian). NTNU's own Universitetsavisa have also written about the award, click here to read it (in Norwegian).

From left to right: Professor Wilfred D. Iwan, President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE), John Durrant, Senior Managing Director, ASCE and Arvid Næss.