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Science and Technology Awards

The ISRM Science and Technology Awards

The ISRM Board decided, in May 2019, to institute the ISRM Science and Technology Awards that shall be conferred on ISRM individual or corporate members, in recognition of outstanding contributions to science and technology in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. A maximum of two awards can be conferred on each category.

The Science Achievement Award shall be conferred by the ISRM President, on a bi-annual basis, in the 1st and the 3rd year of each ISRM Presidential tenure period, on up to two ISRM individual members in recognition of one or more of the following contributions to the progress of the science of rock mechanics:

  • making an important advancement of knowledge;
  • proposing and confirming a new theory to explain certain phenomena.
The Technological Invention Award shall be conferred by the ISRM President, on a bi-annual basis in the 2nd and the 4th year of each ISRM Presidential tenure period, on up to two ISRM corporate members. The ISRM Technological Invention Award shall be conferred on ISRM corporate members in recognition of one or more of the following contributions to the progress of applied rock mechanics and rock engineering: 
  • development and application of a new equipment or testing system; 
  • development and application of a new testing method; 
  • development and application of a new technology;
  • development and application of a new material.
Recipients of the Awards

The first Science Achievement Award will be given in 2020.
The first Technological Invention Award will be given in 2021.




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