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Monash Professor presented with engineering honour13 August 2012
Professor Emeritus Paul Grundy, AM, from the Department of Civil Engineering has been awarded the 2012 Anton Tedesko Medal from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).
The Anton Tedesko Medal is awarded to an engineer who has made a significant contribution to the structural engineering discipline and profession. Professor Emeritus Grundyís medal will be presented to him by Professor Tobia Zordan, Chairman of the IABSE Foundation, at the Opening of the IABSE Congress in Seoul, Korea this year.
After graduating with BCE (1957) and MEngSc (1960) from the University of Melbourne and PhD (1961) from the University of Cambridge UK, Prof. Emeritus Grundy worked with Civil and Civic Pty Ltd and Hardcastle & Richards Pty Ltd, Consulting Engineers, until he joined the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University where he served from January 1966 to his retirement from the Chair of Structural Engineering in December 2000. He is an Emeritus Member of the College of Structural Engineers, Australia, and Honorary Associate of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and a Life Member of Clare Hall Cambridge. In 2008 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Paulís research focus has been the lifetime performance of structures in hostile environments and in disaster risk reduction. This has resulted in research into load spectrums, fatigue and fracture, incremental collapse, risk assessment and life extension applied to cranes, bridges, ships (bulk carriers) and offshore structures with wrought iron, steel, concrete, composite and FRP materials. He has been engaged on many occasions with the West Gate Bridge since the tragic collapse in 1970 to the present day upgrade.
The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate Professor Emeritus Paul Grundy on this great achievement.
For more information, please visit http://www.iabse.org/IABSE/Press_Releases/Anton%20Tedesko%20Medal%20awarded.aspx