The Warner T. Koiter Medal
was established in 1996 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
. It is awarded in recognition of distinguished work in the field of solid mechanics
The award was funded by the Technical University of Delft in the honor of Warner T. Koiter, who was a professor at the university in the 1950s. Koiters influential work was in the study of non-linear stability of structures.
The recipient is given an honorarium and a bronze plaque.
The Koiter Medal Committee consists of the five recent Koiter Medalists, the five members of the executive committee of the ASME
International Applied Mechanics Division
(AMD), and the five recent past chairs of the AMD. Upon receiving recommendations from the international community of applied mechanics, the Committee nominates a single medalist every year. This nomination is subsequently approved by the ASME; no case has been reported that the ASME has ever overruled a nomination of the Koiter Medal Committee.
Koiter Medal recipients