2020.12.5（Sat）Awards and Commendations
【Awards and Commendations】Gutao Shen, Sixin Yan, Yue Wang, Xiaohang Tong, and Takumi Morishima (M2/M1/B4, Takahashi lab.) received Best Bridge Award (First Price of Category B) of 2020 IHI/SAMPE Japan Student Bridge Contest
1.Name: Gutao Shen, Sixin Yan, Yue Wang, Xiaohang Tong, and Takumi Morishima
2.Faculty/Graduate School, Department (Stream / Program) / Major: Department of Systems Innovation, M2/M1/B4
3.Name of award and short explanation about the award:Best Bridge Award (First Price of Category B) of 2020 IHI/SAMPE Japan Student Bridge Contest
4.About awarded research: Using carbon fiber composite materials to build the lightest bridge with a certain load-carrying capacity.
5.Your impression & future plan: It is with great privilege and honor that we have received the award twice with our delicate optimization and full preparations since last year. And at the same time, we also want to congratulate the IHI Corporation and The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), and Takahashi Lab of the University of Tokyo for their great work of organizing and making this event possible. Furthermore, we must express our sincere gratitude in particular to our supervisors Prof. Takahashi and Dr. Ice, as well as all the lab members who have provided us with enormous help from many perspectives. In the near future, the world tournament of this contest will be held in the U.S.A. in 2021, and our team share a common goal of ranking top 3 in the world final. For achieving this ambition, not only shall we continuously improve our skills in design and fabrication, but also the power from every each one of you who support us is indispensable. We again truly appreciate for the help and support from you that encourage us to move forward.