VTT's Research Professor, Dr. Kim Wallin has received the ASTM International
Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. The Award of Merit is the
highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to ASTM
standards activities. Wallin was recognized “for exceptional and sustained
contributions within Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture to the development
of test methods and standards for fracture mechanics and associated
technologies, particularly those addressing the ductile-brittle transition of
Wallin has been involved in different research topics related to experimental
and theoretical fracture mechanics since 1982. His most scientific
achievements have been connected to the modeling of brittle fracture, and he
developed the “master curve” method for fracture assessment.
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