Nomination Deadline November 1st

To recognize outstanding contributions to the application of structural engineering research, Raymond C. Reese, Hon.M.ASCE, contributed funds to support a structural engineering research prize. The prize was established by the Board of Direction in April 1970.

Recent winner

  • 2024: Aditya Jhunjhunwala, S.M.ASCE and Amit Kanvinde, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    For the paper “Fracture Mechanics-Based Fragility Assessment of Pre-Northridge Welded Column Splices,” Journal of Structural Engineering, March 2023.

Read the 2024 award-winning paper

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  1. The Raymond C. Reese Research Prize is to be awarded to the author or authors of a paper in a print issue of an ASCE journal in the 12-month period ending with June of the year preceding the year of the award that describes a notable achievement in research related to structural engineering and which indicates how the research can be used. The paper should include the results of research (experimental and/or analytical) and, in particular, should indicate and recommend how the research can be applied to design; it is this latter feature that is considered to be most important.
  2. Membership in the Society is not a requirement for consideration.
  3. The award may be presented annually.
  4. The SEI Awards Committee shall recommend the recipient(s), if any, to the ASCE Board of Direction Executive Committee for final action.
  5. The lead author shall receive a plaque. All other authors shall receive only a certificate.


To nominate, submit the following:

You can submit your nomination electronically to [email protected], or by mail to:

ASCE Honors and Awards
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191