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.
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.
Maggie Pavlick, 7/8/2019
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