The Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction approved the list of recipients of several prestigious 2023 Society awards administered by the Engineering Mechanics Institute. Many of these awards will be presented on June 8th, during the EMI 2023 Conference.
Congratulations to all the award recipients!
Jack E. Cermak MedalHeld jointly with the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
Partha P. Sarkar, Ph.D., F.SEI, F.ASCE, for his pioneering contributions to wind engineering by developing tornado and downburst wind tunnels and acquiring responses of flexible structures such as long-span bridges, tall-mast light poles and street traffic signal structures.
EMI Leonardo da Vinci Award
Evgueni T. Filipov, Ph.D., M.ASCE, for outstanding contributions to the field of origami-inspired deployable and reconfigurable structures including: establishing new simulation tools, creating stiff lightweight origami, developing functional origami structures at multiple scales, and leading in service and education that broaden the field.
George W. Housner Structural Control and Monitoring Medal
Nicos Makris, Ph.D., C.Eng, F.ASCE, for his contributions to passive and semi-active structural control from supplemental energy dissipation and rocking isolation to pioneering development of electrorheological dampers and health monitoring and condition assessment of fluid dampers.
Robert H. Scanlan Medal
Hui Li, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE, for contributions to advancing bridge aerodynamics and application of machine learning tools and CFD to the wind engineering field.
Masanobu Shinozuka Medal
Ross B. Corotis, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., NAE, Dist. M.ASCE, for his leadership and visionary research in the development and practical application of structural reliability theory.
Theodore von Karman Medal
Firdaus E. Udwadia, Ph.D., M.ASCE, for extraordinary, original, and seminal research contributions to civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering, through far-reaching advances in engineering mechanics related to earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, structural control, analytical dynamics, and structural stability.
2022 Zdeněk P. Bažant Medal for Failure and Damage Prevention
Huajian Gao, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE, for his contributions to fracture mechanics and failure prevention in nanostructured materials, including metals, metamaterials and battery electrodes.
Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
Steve WaiChing Sun, Ph.D., M.ASCE, for his fundamental contributions to computational and data-driven poromechanics.