Since 1982 a bronze medal and a cash prize have been awarded annually by the ISRM for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock mechanics or rock engineering, to honour the memory of Past President Manuel Rocha while stimulating young researchers.
An invitation is now extended to the rock mechanics community for nominations for the Rocha Medal 2018.
To be considered for an award the candidate must be nominated within two years of the date of the official doctorate degree certification. Nominations shall be by the nominee, or by the nominee's National Group, or by some other person or organization acquainted with the nominee's work.
Download: Rocha Medal 2018 Application.
Download: ISRM By-Law 7 giving full details of Rocha Medal regulations.