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ASCE–Swiss Prize

In support of innovative research in the domain of Civil Engineering, the ASCE Switzerland International Group has established the ASCE-Swiss Prize in recognition of exceptional Master theses, which combine scientific advances with application areas of practical relevance in the domain of Civil Engineering. This is a Swiss-wide award, awarded annually to a winner from a pool of candidates across all Swiss Institutions that offer an MSc degree in Civil Engineering.

2022 ASCE–Swiss Award Winners:

  • Mr. Nathan Kempter (EPFL) for his MSc thesis entitled "Non-linear modeling and seismic risk assessment of composite steel moment resisting frames", supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Lignos (EPFL)
  • Mr. Florian Fuchs (ETHZ) for his MSc thesis entitled "Integration of Disruptions in Railway Planning", supervisor: Prof. Dr. Francesco Corman (ETHZ)

We wish to particularly thank our cross-institutional review committee:

  • Prof. Alexandre Alahi (EPFL)
  • Dr. Elyas Ghafoori (Empa, member ASCE)
  • Prof. David Kammer (ETH Zürich, member ASCE)

Previous awardees:

  • 2021 - Mr. Gabriel Rodriguez (ETHZ Zürich), "Decision Support System for an Intelligent Operator of Utility Tunnel Boring Machines", supervised by Prof. Dr. Olga Fink (DBAUG, ETH Zürich and currently at EPFL)
  • 2020 - Mr. Maximilian Kastinger, "Run-up of Impulse Wave Trains", supervised by Prof. Dr. Robert Boes, Dr. Frederic Evers (VAW/DBAUG, ETH Zürich)

Award Conditions:

  • The prize is established in recognition of exceptional Master theses, which combine scientific advances with application areas of practical relevance in the domain of Civil Engineering.
  • Applications are welcomed from Institutions across Switzerland offering a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Nominations are accepted from faculty members of corresponding Institutions who supervised the Master thesis.
  • The prize is awarded annually.
  • The Master thesis should have been formally accepted by the corresponding institution by the submission deadline.
  • The acceptance date of the thesis should lie within 18 months since the submission date
  • Applications are assessed by the board of the ASCE Swiss Group.
  • The award will be presented during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the ASCE Board.

Required Documents:

  • An electronic copy of the Master thesis in PDF format
  • A formal document mentioning the awarded grade.
  • A letter of recommendation written by the supervisor of the thesis or other professional, which highlights the contributions and justifies the value of the work.
  • Any further supporting documentation.
  • Curriculum Vitae of the thesis author

Complete documentation should be forwarded by March 15th, 2024 to Prof. Dr. Moslem Shahverdi at [email protected].

For more details about the ASCE-Swiss Prize, please refer to the Call for Applications and to Instructions & Conditions.

Leadership

  • Moslem Shahverdi, Aff.M.ASCE
    President
  • Eleni Chatzi, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    Past President
  • Olga Fink, Aff.M.ASCE
    Secretary
  • David Kammer, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    Treasurer