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Prestigious award for research work on steel construction

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Publié le vendredi 03 décembre 2021

During the XIII Conference on Steel and Composite Construction which took place remotely on 25-26 November 2021, engineers from the University of Luxembourg received the Professor Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira Award for their contribution entitled “A reusable structural system fit for geometrical standardization and serial production”.

Rewarding research efforts

The paper is the result of the work of Prof. Christoph Odenbreit who heads the ArcelorMittal Chair of Steel Construction at the University of Luxembourg together with researchers Andras Kozma, Alfredo Romero and Jie Yang. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the construction sector is at the very center of this work. Within the H2020-RFCS Research Project “REDUCE”, sustainable steel- and steel composite solutions, which use the advances of a circular economy, have been found investigated.

“We feel deeply honoured to receive this award and we would like to thank all the persons involved”, comments Prof. Odenbreit.

About Professor Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira Award

The “Professor Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira Award” was launched in 2020 in cooperation between the Portuguese Association of Steel and Composite Construction (CMM) and the publisher Ernst & Sohn with their magazine Steel Construction, which focuses on applied research and advanced design. This Award aims to honour the best contributions from the conference on Steel and Composite Construction. 

At the same time, the Award honours the achievements of Professor Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira, born in 1933 and graduated in civil engineering in 1956 by the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) and worked at the National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC). In 1969, he was appointed full professor of material resistance at UTL. His main scientific achievements are in structural mechanics and the initial finite element method. He was several times Dean of UTL, Director of LNEC and Secretary of State for Science. Professor Eduardo de Arantes e Oliveira is one of the most prominent scientists and leaders in contemporary Portugal's civil engineering and an inspiring person.