Exponent Engineer Receives Fracture Mechanics Medal From ASTM

05 September 2000

Exponent, Inc. is pleased to announce that Stephen W. Hopkins, P.E., Senior Managing Engineer at Exponent, has been awarded the 2000 Fracture Mechanics Medal by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E-08 Committee on Fatigue and Fracture. The award recognizes significant contributions that have exerted a profound, positive effect on the development of the scientific discipline of fracture mechanics. Mr. Hopkins is only the tenth person in the history of ASTM to receive this award. Mr. Hopkins performs research in the areas of fracture, fatigue, creep, stress corrosion, and test method development of plastics, metals, and reinforced composites. Exponent, Inc., is a multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers and business consultants performing in-depth investigations in more than 50 technical disciplines. The company's services involve investigating and analyzing failures and accidents to determine their causes and prevention and evaluating and solving complex human health and environmental issues.

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