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Rocha Medal 2007 awarded to Dr Hideaki Yasuhara from Japan

Six PhD thesis from all over the world were short listed for the Rocha Medal 2007 of the ISRM, which distinguishes the best PhD thesis in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

The Award Committe, at its meeting in Singapore on 6 November 2006, decided to award this prize to the thesis: "Thermo-Hydro-Mechano-Chemical Couplings that Define the Evolution of Permeability in Rock Fractures", presented by Dr Hideaki Yasuhara to the Pennsylvania State University, USA, supervised by Prof. Derek Elsworth.

The award will be conferred to Dr Yasuhara by the ISRM President during the 11th ISRM International Congress "The 2nd Half-Century of Rock Mechanics", to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 9-12 July 2007.


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