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Rocha Medal 2007 - Nominations until 31 December 2005

Since 1982 a bronze medal and a cash prize have been awarded annually by the ISRM for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock mechanics or rock engineering, to honour the memory of Past President Manuel Rocha while stimulating young researchers.

An invitation has been extended to the rock mechanics community, and especially to Faculty members, for nominations for the Rocha Medal 2007. Full details on the Rocha Medal are provided in ISRM By-law No. 7.


To be considered for an award the candidate must be nominated within two years of the date of the official doctorate degree certification.

Nomination shall be by the nominee, or by the nominee´s National Group, or by some other person or organization acquainted with the nominee´s work.

Nominations shall be addressed to the Regional Vice President and shall contain:

  • a one page curriculum vitae;
  • a thesis summary in one of the official languages of the Society, preferably in English, of about 5,000 words, in hard copy and digital format, detailed enough to convey the full impact of the thesis and accompanied by selected tables and figures; in the interest of the candidates it is recommended that this summary be prepared at the level of a refereed paper;
  • one copy of the complete thesis and one copy of the doctorate degree certificate;
  • a letter of copyright release, allowing the ISRM to copy the thesis for purposes of review and selection only.

Application Deadline

The nomination must reach the ISRM Vice President concerned, by registered mail, not later than December 31, 2005.


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