The Head of the University's School of Engineering has been honoured for his research contribution in the field of solid mechanics and advanced materials modelling.
Professor Igor Guz has been elected as a Fellow of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), which is the international society of maritime and ocean professionals.
Professor Guz, who established the interdisciplinary Centre for Micro-and Nanomechanics (CEMINACS) at the University in 2004, is spearheading the efforts of the academic community to widen the usage of novel advanced materials in subsea applications.
He is also closely involved in the establishment of the University’s new international campus in Korea, which is due to open this year and will provide petroleum, topside and subsea engineering programmes.
His citation acknowledged his research contribution over three decades, highlighting the ‘numerous seminal and highly significant contributions to improving understanding of the behaviour of materials, with practical applications ranging from the aerospace industry to subsea technologies’.
Professor Guz commented: “I am very pleased to be elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, which promotes research and knowledge-sharing in marine and ocean engineering.
“This recognition is a reflection of the work I have undertaken over the last thirty years in collaboration with many partners , and I’d like to thank the Society for conferring me with this honour.”