Their research paper, the third best overall, wins the 2022 Baker Medal, awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

By Mr John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer), Published

Professors Qingwei Ma and Shiqiang Yan, Civil Engineering academics in the School of Science and Technology, have co-authored a research paper which has won the prestigious Baker Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

600574The paper, Focused wave interactions with floating structures: a blind comparative study, has been published in Engineering and Computational Mechanics - The Proceedings of the ICE.

The research employs the use of mathematical solvers (Navier-Stokes equations) to simulate the interaction between ocean waves and floating structures.

Exceptional quality and benefit

The paper was judged to be the third best overall in 2022 by ICE, selected among more than 1000 papers published this year.

Rarely, it follows the award of the Baker Medal in 2021 for similar research co-authored by Professors Ma and Yan.

Founded in 1934 in memory of Sir Benjamin Baker (1840-1907), Past President of the ICE, for the provision of a Medal, the Baker Medal was originally awarded triennially.

704943It is given to authors drawn from industry and academia, in recognition of papers that promote or cover developments in engineering practice, or investigation into problems with which Sir Benjamin Baker was specially identified – bridges, dams, tunnels, soil mechanics, foundations, transport, research, materials, ordnance.

The award for the work produced must be judged by their peers to be of exceptional quality and benefit to the civil engineering, construction and materials science community.

This year, the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) awarded its prestigious CH Kim Award to Professor Yan.


Related schools, departments and centres