MSSI researcher, Brian Conroy, has been selected as one of the four finalists for the British Society for Strain Management (BSSM) Young Stress Analyst (YSA) Competition 2016 for which he will receive a cash prize, conference registration and subsistence. The final of the competition will take place during the 11th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics which will be held at the University of Exeter from 5 to 7 September 2016. During the conference, Brian will present his work in the YSA plenary session which will be judged by a panel of eminent researchers. The overall winner will be announced during the conference dinner on 6 September. Brian is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and IRC Enterprise partner recipient who is supervised by MSSI Member, Dr David Tanner of the Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology.