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Neil Hawkins is a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, and an Affiliate Professor, University of Washington. He obtained his B.E from the University of Sydney in 1957 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1961. He is widely recognized for his leadership on developing codes and standards for structural engineering practice, for his research in reinforced and prestressed concrete, and for his work in educating civil engineering students and professionals.

Dr. Hawkins has advanced structural engineering by developing innovative code provisions for structural concrete while serving on the main committees for the ASCE/SEI 7 Design Load Standard, the ACI 318 Building Code, the NEHRP/FEMA Seismic Regulations and the AASHTO-LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.

For the quality of his structural research Dr. Hawkins has received numerous awards from ASCE, ACI, PCI and FIB. His contributions in transferring structural concrete research results into practice have been recognized by ASCE’s Howard Award in 2004, ACI’s Turner and Boase Awards in 2005, and by PCI naming him one of that industry’s 50 Titans in 2004 for his "contributions to innovation and change."

Dr. Hawkins has been a national leader in civil engineering education serving as Chair of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington from 1978 through 1987 and as Head of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois from 1991-1996 and 2001-2002. His contributions to structural engineering education have been recognized by awards from ACI in 1996 and 2012, PCI in 2001 and ASCE in 2007 and 2011.

Ph.D., , Hon. M. ACI, FPCI, F.SEI, Dist. M. ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2012