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2011 Distinguished Members

Bielak, Jacobo      

JACOBO BIELAK, PH.D., P.E., DIST.M.ASCE, NAE

For his pioneering work in creating three-dimensional models that simulate how earthquakes impact buildings, bridges and other critical infrastructures; for demonstrating the use of high performance computing in civil engineering practice; and for educating the next generation of engineers.    

     
Breen, John E.   

JOHN BREEN, PH.D., P.E., DIST.M.ASCE, NAE 

For seminal research contributions in the areas of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete bridge design, for leadership in development of code provisions for loads and reinforced concrete, and for a career dedicated to educating and mentoring generations of structural engineers.    

     
Corotis, Ross   

ROSS B. COROTIS, PH.D., P.E., S.E., DIST.M.ASCE, NAE 

For exceptional contributions to the civil engineering profession through research, teaching, leadership and public service to the profession and public, particularly for preeminent work forming the foundation for probabilistic-based design load combinations. 

     
 Dalrymple, Robert   

ROBERT A. DALRYMPLE, PH.D., P.E., DCE, DIST.M.ASCE, NAE

For eminence as a coastal engineering researcher of international importance, particularly for research on waves, rip currents, and littoral processes, for development of computer software that benefits the profession, and for educating and mentoring engineers.    

     
Desai, Chandrakant   

CHANDRAKANT S. DESAI, PH.D., P.E., DIST.M.ASCE

For seminal contributions to the field of interdisciplinary Geomechanics, especially for innovative approaches for constitutive modeling, new laboratory testing devices and procedures in computational mechanics, establishment of an international association and two technical journals, and for educating outstanding civil engineers.    

     
Dewberry, S.O.   

SIDNEY O. DEWBERRY, P.E., L.S., DIST.M.ASCE

 For eminence in the planning and execution of urban infrastructure development in the mid-Atlantic states; for contributions to the practice of land development in northern Virginia; and for commitment to higher education, and in particular, to civil engineering education. 

     
Ettouney, Mohammed   

MOHAMMED M. ETTOUNEY, D.SC., P.E., F.AEI, DIST.M.ASCE

For acknowledged eminence in the field of multi-hazard engineering, for leadership that advances the field, for innovations such as the “Seismic-Blast” slotted connection, and for pioneering work on the theory of multi-hazards of infrastructures and the theory of progressive collapse. 

     
 Gould, Phillip 3 Quarters View   

PHILLIP L. GOULD, PH.D., P.E., S.E., DIST.M.ASCE 

For developing innovative technology for the design and construction of large cooling tower shells, for applying finite element technology to the development of prosthetic heart valves, and for promoting earthquake hazard mitigation worldwide through research, teaching and professional leadership.  

     
Griggs, Francis   

FRANCIS E. GRIGGS, JR., D.ENG., P.E., L.S., DIST.M.ASCE

For promoting the history and heritage of civil engineering, advancing engineering education, and for commitment to restoration and designation of state and national historical civil engineering landmarks, bringing public awareness to the foundation of modern civil engineering.

     
Hawkins, Neil   

NEIL M. HAWKINS, PH.D., DIST.M.ASCE

For acknowledged eminence as a leader in developing codes and standards for structural engineering practice, for his research on reinforced and prestressed concrete and the transfer of his results into practice, and for his achievements in the education of civil engineering students.   

     
Little, Dallas   

DALLAS N. LITTLE, PH.D., P.E., DIST.M.ASCE 

For his ground-breaking research in asphalt mixture healing and surface energy, advancing pavement mechanics, and innovative subgrade stabilization as well as his leadership in transportation engineering education and practice.   

     
Nichol, Robert D.   

ROBERT D. NICHOL, P.E., DIST.M.ASCE 

For his vision and leadership in expanding Moffatt & Nichol into a global infrastructure advisor, a key innovator in the planning and design of modern port infrastructure and one of the largest coastal engineering firms nationwide, and for his lifelong commitment to excellence.   

     
Paaaswell,Robert   

ROBERT E. PAASWELL, PH.D., P.E., DIST.M.ASCE 

For his tireless and innovative 45 years of leadership in transportation education and research, expanding the boundaries of the field, inspiring colleagues, and serving as a model civil engineer.  

     
Prakash, Samsher   

SHAMSHER PRAKASH, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE 

For pioneering work on liquefaction of fine-grained soils and seismic analysis of rigid retaining walls, revolutionizing use of geotechnical engineering case histories in professional practice and education, and authoring the first comprehensive text on soil dynamics.