The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has chosen KT Ramesh, director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute and the Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. Professor of Science and Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to receive this year’s Warner T. Koiter Medal.

Ramesh was selected for “pioneering scientific contributions and international leadership in the area of dynamic material instabilities and material failure, with applications ranging from the mechanics of traumatic brain injury to nanostructured materials and planetary impact.”

Established in 1996, the Koiter Medal is given annually in recognition of outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of solid mechanics, with an emphasis on the effective blending of both theoretical and applied elements of the discipline, and on a high degree of leadership in the international solid mechanics community.