ASCE has honored Binod Tiwari, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2022 Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award for exemplary contributions to the status of the engineering profession, outstanding civil engineering accomplishments, and dedication to ethical practice.
Tiwari has contributed to the engineering profession in several ways, including the mentoring and civil engineering education of young engineers, and serving on committees to advance the geotechnical engineering profession. Since 2006 he has supervised nearly 250 high school, community college, undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students in various research projects. Seven of his former students have obtained (or are obtaining) their doctoral degrees, of which two have joined tenure-track academic positions and a third is currently applying to such positions. These students have been heavily engaged in ongoing research projects related to Tiwari’s research interests, and the findings of these projects have resulted in over 260 publications.
In addition, Tiwari has served as director of the GeoChallenges since 2016, attracting students from across the country and even internationally to participate in a friendly, high‐energy event that exposes them to the geotechnical engineering profession and engages them in the community. As a faculty member, Tiwari has taught nearly 3,800 students in 19 different courses on a variety of subjects from general engineering to civil and geotechnical engineering. He is credited with being solely responsible for the development of the geotechnical engineering graduate program at California State University–Fullerton.
Within the Geo‐Institute, Tiwari is not only an original member of the Student Participation Committee, but he has been a long-standing member of the Embankments, Dams & Slopes Technical Committee as well as an associate editor for the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
The Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award is presented to a member, except an Honorary Member, of the Society who is judged to have contributed substantially to the status of the engineering profession by establishing a reputation for professional service.