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Marion Fourmeau, who defended her PhD at SFI SIMLab in 2014, has been awarded the James Clerk Maxwell Writers Prize for 2015. The prize is awarded by Philosophical Magazine and Philosophical Magazine Letters. Along with

Marion Fourmeau, who defended her PhD at SFI SIMLab in 2014, has been awarded the James Clerk Maxwell Writers Prize for 2015.

The prize is awarded by Philosophical Magazine and Philosophical Magazine Letters. Along with the honour comes US$1000.

From a large number of nominations, a panel of Editors and Associate Editors chose her paper ‘A study of the influence of precipitate-free zones on the strain localization and failure of the aluminium alloy AA7075-T651’, as the winning entry.

The co-authors also have familiar names: C.D. Marioara, T. Børvik, A. Benallal and O.S. Hopperstad.

The paper will be given free access on the internet for 12 months. It will also be advertised via the James Clerk Maxwell Writers Prize website, http://bit.ly/bY19Z7.

Today, Dr. Fourmeau is a research scientist at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry. SFI CASA Newsletter congratulates!