award winning paper!

Thin-walled Structures Group Ph.D. student Astrid Fischer took home the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2020 Cold-Formed Steel Structures Research Consortium Colloquium. See a full summary of the Colloquium here. Her paper supporting the presentation was on “Topology Optimization of Cold-Formed Steel Deck Diaphragms with Irregularities” and is freely available online. Astrid is a participant in the Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative project and the work was completed in collaboration with Prof. James Guest’s group here at Johns Hopkins. Congratulations Astrid!