Awards

Sturm, Hong win 2016 Hilgard Prize for their paper on predicting scour around bridges during floods

Seung Ho Hong in the Donovan Hydraulics Laboratory with the flume used in his study.

Professor Terry Sturm and former Ph.D. student Seung Ho Hong have received a top research award for hydraulic engineering from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Sturm and Hong won for a study on predicting the amount of erosion, or scour, around bridge supports during floods.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SGH selects Melissas as its 2016 Buchberg Scholar

Andrew Melissas

Civil engineering undergraduate Andrew Melissas is the 2016 Buchberg Scholar. Engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger picked Melissas late last year. The award is named for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus Brandon Buchberg, B.S. 2000, M.S. 2002.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Arson, Suryanarayana win sought-after CAREER awards from NSF

Chloe Arson and Phanish Suryanarayana, winners of CAREER awards from the NSF.

Two assistant professors in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have won one of the nation’s premiere grants and the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty, the Early Career Development award. Chloe Arson and Phanish Suryanarayana learned of their selection in early January for what are known simply as CAREER awards. The grants recognize the top educators and researchers in the country, those who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research,” according to the NSF.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cardelino wins ACI’s Kuhlman Scholarship

The American Concrete Institute Georgia Chapter has selected Ph.D. candidate Natalia Cardelino to receive this year’s Robert H. Kuhlman Student Scholarship. Cardelino will receive the award a banquet in February. She’s in her second year of doctoral studies in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where she is examining ways to improve the sustainability of concrete.

Friday, January 15, 2016

DesRoches joins select group of ASCE and SEI Fellows

Karen and John Huff School Chair Reginald DesRoches (Photo: Gary Meek)

The executive committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers elected Reginald DesRoches to the rank of fellow this fall. And now, next month, DesRoches will become a fellow of the society’s Structural Engineering Institute. Both honors recognize DesRoches’ significant professional accomplishments and his place among the nation’s most-distinguished civil engineers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tradition of excellence: Awards honor CEE’s best in serving students and advancing science

CEE Award Plaque

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering honored its best teachers, researchers and staff Nov. 23 at the School’s annual awards reception. The accolades recognize the best classroom teaching, the top research efforts by faculty and students, and service excellence from School staff.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ashuri wins leadership award for teaching about design-build practices

Associate Professor Baabak Ashuri

The Design-Build Institute of America has named Baabak Ashuri one of its top leaders for 2015 for his work teaching about design-build processes. Ashuri, an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received a Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award from the group Nov. 18.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Webster among researchers in oceanography group’s inaugural class of fellows

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) has named Donald Webster to its first-ever class of fellows.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dykstra joins other ‘rising stars’ at selective MIT workshop

Fourth-year graduate student Christine Dykstra joined 19 other women from around the country at a small gathering last week for early career engineers planning to enter academia. The Rising Stars Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is designed to foster scientific conversation between the next generation of civil and environmental engineering faculty members and help them build their careers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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