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HS Lew is Senior Research Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He carries out a broad range of research programs in the field of structural engineering. He joined the NIST in 1968 and formerly served as Chief of the Construction Safety Section and the Structural Evaluation Section, and Chief of the Structures Division. Prior to joining NIST, he was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin in 1968.

Lew is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an honorary member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and an honorary member of the Architectural Institute of Korea. He served on the SEI Board of Governors. Additionally, he has served on the ACI Board of Direction, and on the Board of the Building Seismic Safety Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Lew is a member of the SEI Executive Committee of the Codes and Standards Division, and is serving on several standard and technical committees. He is a member of the ACI Building Code Committee (ACI 318), and served on the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Committee on Design Specification for Steel Buildings, and on the Seismic Provisions Update Committee of the Building Seismic Safety Council.

Lew is the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including: ASCE/SEI Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award, ACI Wason Medals; ACI Kennedy Medal, ACI Turner Medal; and the Japan Society of Civil Engineers’ International Award. He received the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, Silver Medals and Gold Medal for distinguished achievement in federal service. He was the U.S. Federal Government “Engineer of the Year” in 1995.

Lew is a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia, and the States of Maryland and New York.

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1967
  • M.S., Lehigh University, 1963
  • B.S., Washington University, 1960
H.S.Lew,
Ph. D., P.E., F.SEI, F. ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2012