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Fracture Mechanics Medal presented to Dr. Richard Link.

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Jan 25, 2016 - ASTM International Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture has honored Richard E. Link, Ph.D., a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, with the Fracture Mechanics Medal. A member of ASTM and E08 since 1985, Link received award in recognition of his outstanding work in advancement of fracture mechanics technology and contributions to related international standard test methods. He is past vice chairman of the committee and currently chairs Subcommittee on Fracture Mechanics.

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ASTM International Fracture Mechanics Medal Presented to Dr. Richard Link

Press release date: Jan 21, 2016

ASTM International Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture has honored Richard E. Link, Ph.D., a professor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, with the Fracture Mechanics Medal.

A member of ASTM and E08 since 1985, Link received the award in recognition of his outstanding work in the advancement of fracture mechanics technology and contributions to related international standard test methods. He is a past vice chairman of the committee and currently chairs the Subcommittee on Fracture Mechanics (E08.07). Link also served two terms on the ASTM Committee on Publications and was an associate editor of the ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation. He is an ASTM fellow, having received ASTM’s highest individual award, the Award of Merit, in 2002.

Link earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, where he also completed his undergraduate work in the same field. He was a mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, before joining the faculty in the mechanical engineering department at the USNA in 1995.

Outside ASTM, Link is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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