Congratulations to NCCR PhD researcher Aryan Rezaei Rad (IBIOS, EPFL) who has won the EDCE PhD Mobility Award given by EPFL’s programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering (EDCE) to encourage good PhD students within the programme to go for an academic visit to an external research institution. His PhD work for the NCCR includes the mechanical characterisation of spatial timber plate structures through the experimental tests and development of novel macro models.