Professor J Michael Rotter, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering, has been awarded the Charles Massonnet Award of the ECCS – the leading European organisation for metal structures research, development, design and construction.
The award is given once a year to a person who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to advancing the science of safe and economic design of metal structures.
In its existence, the award has only ever been granted to a British recipient twice, and has never before been awarded for work on shell structures.
Professor Rotter is a leading world expert in shell structures, silos and tanks. He chairs five different EU standards committees for legally binding rules on the design of infrastructure and is a prominent forensic investigator of disasters in silos and tanks.