ASCE has honored David Frost, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2023 H. Bolton Seed Medal for his contributions in the analysis of natural and man-made disasters, dedication to teaching and mentoring of students, and abilities in translation of geotechnical methods into approaches to ensure public safety.

Frost has been a leader in disaster reconnaissance efforts and made contributions by advancing reconnaissance methodologies, performing detailed failure analyses for specific sites, and understanding the performance of infrastructure systems and resiliency of communities. His International Disaster Reconnaissance course has inspired a generation of students as one part of his award-winning teaching activities. He is a gifted and sought-after speaker, and he has an extended record of service to the profession and natural hazards engineering community.

The H. Bolton Seed Medal recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and/or practice in geotechnical engineering.