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HENRY GRANJON PRIZE _ CATEGORY C - Design and Structural Integrity

Sponsored by the Institut de Soudure (French Welding Institute) Rewards a young professional or student for an outstanding paper devoted to research into welding and related technologies
Dr Kyle Tousignant
‘Fillet welds around circular hollow sections’

Dr Kyle Tousignant (Canada) earned his Bachelor and PhD degrees from the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada. His PhD research on weld design for hollow structural section joints has been widely published and has influenced the development of American and Canadian steel design codes (AISC 360 Specification for Steel Structures and CSA S16 Design of Steel Structures). In 2014, he earned the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship, which funded industry experience with Blackwell Structural Engineers, one of the only engineering firms in Canada to work in tensile (fabric) structures. He has since earned several awards from the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation for his research. Tousignant completed his PhD in 2017. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. His current research interests include steel connection design and weld fracture modelling using the finite element method.