Mirko Roš Award

Empa has awarded the Golden Mirko Roš Medal to the USscientist Oral Buyukozturk


Oral Buyukozturk, Ph.D., Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, received the award for his most valuable and sustained contribution to materials science and engineering in the domain of civil engineering and also for his outstanding research-support to Empa over the past two decades.


The award was presented by Prof. Dr. h.c. Urs Meier, a former Director of Empa, during the “NDTMS-2011 International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Materials and Structures” held at Istanbul Technical University (ITU).

The Golden Mirko Roš Medal honors the life's work of Empa's supporters and partners in the field of materials and engineering science. The medal – a one ounce gold coin – is named after former Empa director Mirko Roš, who led the organization from 1924 to 1949. The medal was created by the distinguished Swiss artist Hans Erni.



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