Prof. Nikos Makris, Southern Methodist University, U.S.A.  and his former student (now a Lecturer at SMU) Mehrdad Aghagholizadeh, were awarded the 2020 J. James R. Croes Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineering for the paper, “Effect of Supplemental Hysteretic and Viscous Damping on Rocking Response of Free-Standing Columns,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, May 2019.

The Managing Board of HSTAM warmly congratulates Professor Makris, who has served as member of the managing board and representative at the General Assembly of IUTAM for a couple of years.