G. Wayne Clough

Brief Biography: 

Wayne Clough served as the 10th President of the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1994 to 2008 and as the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 2008 to 2014. He previously held faculty appointments at Duke University, Stanford University and Virginia Polytechnic and State University, where he also served as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering. He was Provost and Vice President of the University of Washington just before coming to Georgia Tech. Shortly after Clough became president, the Institute served as the Olympic Village for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and home to two of the competition venues. During Clough’s tenure, Georgia Tech’s national rankings rose into the top 10 among public universities. The student population increased from 13,000 to 18,000, and funding for external research more than doubled from slightly more than $200 million to $425 million. Clough was the first alumnus to serve as president of the Institute: he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1964 and a master’s in the field in 1965. During his tenure, two successful national fundraising campaigns were undertaken, resulting in increases in endowed faculty positions, support for student leadership programs, and new cross-disciplinary research initiatives. The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship was created, allowing financially disadvantaged students to graduate without accruing debt. As of 2014, more than 600 students from 87 counties in Georgia have benefited from Tech Promise. Now ranked nationally, the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory was created in 1997. More than a billion dollars was invested in new buildings and campus improvements, including the four-building Biotechnology Complex, Technology Square (which extended the campus across Interstates 75 and 85 into Midtown Atlanta), the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, a new state-of-the-art Campus Recreation Center, and the 220,000 square-foot Undergraduate Learning Commons. The platinum LEED certified academic facility intended to enrich the undergraduate academic environment and present innovative learning opportunities was subsequently named for Clough. As Secretary of the Smithsonian, Clough led the development of a new form of strategic plan that brought focus to the diverse activities of the world’s largest research and museum complex and established a path forward for the 21st century. His tenure was marked by a number of firsts for the Smithsonian including a national fundraising campaign, a national branding initiative, an institution-wide commitment to sustainability, formation of an Office of Smithsonian Education, creation of an office for cross-disciplinary research funded by a $10 million grant from the Gates Foundation, development of the Marine Global Earth Observatories network, establishment of a systematic set of research partnerships with sister federal agencies and universities, and laying the framework for the Digital Smithsonian. During his tenure, more than $1 billion in philanthropic gifts were raised, creating new endowed positions for museum and research center directors, scholarships and fellowships, and providing funding for new buildings and exhibitions. More than 600 exhibitions were offered while he was Secretary, and he presided over more than $1 billion in renovation and new construction projects, including the new National Museum for African American History, the Mathias Environmental Research Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Sant Ocean Hall and the Hall of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History, Flag Hall at the National Museum of American History, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, the Seals and Sea Lions Exhibit and the Elephant House at the National Zoo, and the campus for the new Smithsonian-Mason School of Biological Conservation at the Smithsonian Biological Conservation Institute in Front Royal Virginia. Clough, a native of Douglas, Georgia, received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia Tech in civil engineering and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Clough has earned numerous awards and honors during his career. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1990 and was awarded its Arthur M. Beuche Medal in 2008 for national service in public policy. He has received nine awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), including two Norman Medals, the oldest award of ASCE, and the OPAL Award for lifetime achievement. He received Georgia Tech’s Joseph M. Petit Award for Distinguished Service in 2009 and was named to the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia in the same year. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 and received the Medal of the Foreign Policy Association in 2011. He was awarded the Ralph Coates Roe Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2013. In 2014, he received the President’s Medal of Emory University and the Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal of the Army Corps of Engineers for his service in the rebuilding of the hurricane protection system in New Orleans. In 2016 he received the Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award from George Mason University. Clough has received 12 Honorary Doctorates from universities and colleges. His most recent publications are Increasing Scientific Literacy: A Shared Responsibility in 2010 and The Best of Both Worlds: The Digital Future of Museums, Libraries and Archives in 2013. Seeing The Universe From Here: Field Notes from the Smithsonian is currently in press.

Last Name: 
Clough
Office Building: 
Mason
Office #: 
2259
Affinity Group / Department: 
Geosystems Engineering
Type: 
Faculty
Emeritus Faculty
Education: 
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1969
M.S.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1965
B.S.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1964
First Name: 
G. Wayne
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Publications (Proceedings): 
Clough, G.W. “Issues in Academic Settings: Realignment of Roles of Science and Engineering in a Changing Research Environment.” AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook, 1997, pp. 393-402.
Rahardjo, P.P., Brandon, T. L., Clough, G.W. “Study of Cone Penetration Resistance of Silty Sand in The Calibration Chamber.” International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, Svenska Geotekniska Foreningen, Vol. 2, October 1995, pp. 577–582.
Brandon, T.L. and Clough, G.W. “Methods of Sample Fabrication in the Virginia Tech Calibration Chamber.” Proceedings, 1st International Symposium on Calibration Chamber Testing, Clarkson University, June 1991.
Clough, G.W. and Martin, J.R. “Geotechnical Setting for Liquefaction Events in the Charleston, S.C. Vicinity.” Proceedings, H.B. Seed Memorial Symposium, Vol. 2, Bi Tech Publishers, 1990, pp. 313–334.
Clough, G.W. “Designated Sites for Geotechnical Experimentation in the United States.” Keynote Address, Proceedings, NSF Workshop on Field Sites for Geotechnical Testing, University of New Hampshire, November 1988, pp. 11–19.
Clough, G.W., Smith, E.M. and Sweeney, B.P. “Movement Control of Excavation Support Systems by
Clough, G.W. “Geotechnical Engineering in the 21st Century.” Proceedings, Civil Engineering in the 21st Century, ASCE, 1987, pp. 227 234.
Clough, G.W., Mosher, R., Singh, Y. and Kuppusamy, T. “Two and Three Dimensional Finite Element Analyses of Cellular Cofferdams.” Proceedings, International Conference on Soil Structure Interaction, Paris, May 1987, pp. 556–560.
Sweeney, B.P. and Clough, G.W. “Portable Mini Cone System for Field Liquefaction Studies.” Proceedings, 3rd U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 1987, Vol. 1, pp. 659 670.
Clough, G.W. “Evaluating Earthquake Induced Ground Failure Potential–Future Trends for Research.” Proceedings, Conference on Reduction of Earthquake Hazards, Los Angeles, November 1985, pp. 285 287.
Clough, G.W. and Goeke, P. “In Situ Testing for Lock and Dam No. 26 Cofferdam.” Proceedings, In Situ 86, ASCE Specialty Conference, June 1986, pp. 131 145.
Clough, G.W. and Bachus, R.C. “An Investigation of Sampling Disturbance in Weakly Cemented Sands.” Proceedings, Engineering Foundation Conference on Updating Subsurface Sampling of Soils and Rocks and Their In Situ Testing, 1985, pp. 39 56.
Clough, G.W., Shirasuna, T. and Finno, R.J. “Finite Element Analysis of Advanced Shield Tunneling.” Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, 1985, Vol. 2, pp. 1167 1174.
Kuppusamy, T., Clough, G.W. and Finno, R.J. “Analysis of Cellular Cofferdams Including Three Dimensional Cell Interaction.” Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Vol. 4, 1985, pp. 1993 1996.
Hansen, L.A. and Clough, G.W. “Finite Element Analysis of Cofferdam Behavior.” Proceedings, 4th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. II, June 1982, pp. 899 906.
Hansen, L.A. and Clough, G.W. “The Significance of Clay Anisotropy in Finite Element Analysis of Supported Excavation.” Proceedings, Implementation of Computer Procedures and Stress Strain Laws in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. I, 1981, pp. 73 83.
Job Title: 
Secretary Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution; President Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests: 
Higher education
Civil engineering design and construction
Digital learning communities
Climate change - Engineering solutions
Biodiversity conservation
Geotechnical engineering
Publications (Articles): 
Clough, G.W., Chameau, J.L., Carmichael, C. “Sustainability and the University,” The Presidency, Winter 2006.
Chameau, J.L, Clough. G.W., Frost, J.D., and Reyna, F. “Liquefaction Characteristics of San Francisco Bayshore Fills,” Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1551-B, 1998.
Martin, J.R. and Clough, G.W. “Seismic Parameters from Liquefaction Evidence.” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120, No. 8, August 1994, pp. 1345- 1361.
Clough, G.W. and Leca, E. “EPB Tunneling Experience on Washington Metro.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 119, No. 10, October 1993, pp. 1640-1656.
Leca, E. and Clough, G.W. “Preliminary Design for NATM Tunnel Supports.” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 118, No. 4, April 1992, pp. 558-575.
Chameau, J.L., Clough, G.W., Reyna, F. and Frost, J.D. “Liquefaction Response of San Francisco Bayshore Fills.” Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 81, No. 5, October, 1991, pp. 1998-2018.
Brandon, T.L., Clough, G.W. and Rahardjo, P.P. “Fabrication of Silty Sand Specimens for Large and Small Scale Tests.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 14, No. 1, June 1991, pp. 46-55.
Sweeney, B.P. and Clough, G.W. “Design of a Large Calibration Chamber.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 13, No. 1, April 1990, pp. 36-44.
Clough, G.W., Iwabuchi J., Shafii Rad N., and Kuppusamy T. “Influence of Cementation on the Liquefaction of Sands.” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 8, August 1989, pp. 1102-1117.
Clough, G.W. “Geotechnical Engineering in the 21st Century,” Journal of Professional Issues, ASCE, Vol. 114, No. 3, July 1988, pp. 327-334.
Benoit, J. and Clough, G.W. “Principal Stresses Derived from Self Boring Pressuremeter Tests in Soft Clay.” The Pressuremeter and its Marine Applications, ASTM Special Technical Publication 950, 1986, pp. 137-149.
Benoit, J. and Clough, G.W. “Self Boring Pressuremeter Tests in Soft Clay.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 111, No. 1, January 1986, pp. 60-79.
Rad, N.S. and Clough, G.W. “Automatic Volume Change Device.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1985, pp. 179-183.
Finno, R.J. and Clough, G.W. “Finite Element Simulation of EPB Shield Tunneling.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 111, No. 2, February 1985, pp. 155-173.
Rad, N.S. and Clough, G.W. “Static Behavior of Variability Cemented Beach Sand.” American Society of Testing Materials, Special Technical Publication 883, 1985, pp. 306-317.
Clough, G.W. and Kuppusamy, T. “Finite Element Analyses of Lock and Dam 26 Cofferdam.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. l l l, No. 4 April 1985, pp. 441-464.
Rad, N.S. and Clough, G.W. “A New Procedure for Saturating Sands.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 110, No. 9, September 1984, pp. 1205-1218.
Clough, G.W. and Reed, M.W. “Measured Behavior of Braced Wall in Very Soft Clay.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 110, No. l, January 1984.
Chameau, J.L. and Clough, G.W. “Probabilistic Pore Pressure Analysis for Seismic Loading.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, Vol. 103, No. 4, April 1983.
Clough, G.W. and Chameau, J.L. “Seismic Response of San Francisco Waterfront.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 109, No. 4, April 1983.
Sitar, N. and Clough, G.W. “Seismic Response of Cemented Soil Slopes.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 109, No. 2, February 1983, pp. 210-229.
Clough, G.W., Sweeney, B.P. and Finno, R.J. “Measured Soil Response to EPB Shield Tunneling.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 109, No. 2, February 1983, pp. 131-149.
Clough, G.W., Finno, R.J. and Sweeney, B.P. “Ground Deformations Induced by an Earth Pressure Balance Shield in Silts and Clays.” National Academy of Sciences Tunneling Technology Newsletter, No. 40, December 1982, pp. 1-11.
Clough, G.W. “Measured Soil Response to Advanced Shield Tunneling.” Journal of the Japanese Societv of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 11, Serv. No. 298, November 1982, pp. 49-56.
Clough, G.W. and Hansen, L.A. “Effects of Clay Anisotropy on Braced Wall Behavior.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 107, July 1981, pp. 893-914.
Clough, G.W. “Innovations in Tunnel Construction and Support Techniques.” Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologistse, Vol. 18, No. 2, May 1981, pp. 151- 168.
Clough, G.W., Sitar, N., Bachcus, R.C. and Shafii Rad, N. “Behavior of Cemented Sands Under Static Loading.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 107, June 1981, pp. 799-818.
Mana, A.I. and Clough, G.W. “Prediction of Movements for Braced Cuts in Clay.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 107, June 1981, pp. 759-778.
Denby, G.M. and Clough, G.W. “Analysis of Self Boring Pressuremeter Tests in Clay.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 106, December 1980, pp. 1369-1387.
Clough, G.W. and Chameau, J.L. “Effects of Vibratory Sheetpile Driving – A Case History.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 106, October 1980, pp. 1081-1100.
Tan, D.Y. and Clough, G.W. “Ground Control for Shallow Tunnels by Soil Grouting.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 106, September 1980, pp. 1037-1057.
Fragaszy, R.J. and Clough, G.W. “Discussion, Seismic Behavior of Gravity Retaining Walls.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 106, No. GT6, June 1980, pp. 734-736.
Clough, G.W. and Denby, G.M. “Self Boring Pressuremeter Study of San Francisco Bay Mud.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 106, No. GT1, January 1980, pp. 45-63.
Holloway, D.M., Clough, G.W. and Vesic, A.S. “A Rational Procedure for Evaluating the Behavior of Impact Driven Piles.” American Society of Testing Materials, Special Technical Publication No. 670, 1979, pp. 335-357.
Osaimi, A. and Clough, G.W. “Pore Pressure Dissipation Effects During Excavation.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 105, No. GT4, April 1979, pp. 481-498.
Clough, G.W., Kuck, W.M. and Kasali, G. “Silicate Stabilized Sands.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 105, No. GT1, January 1979, pp. 675-684.
Clough, G.W. and Denby, G.M. “Design of Stabilizing Berms for Temporary Walls in Clay.” Journal of Geotechnical Division, ASCE, Vol. 103, GT2, February 1977, pp. 75-90.
Murphy, D.J., Clough, G.W. and Woolworth, R.S. “Performance of Temporary Excavations in Varved Clay.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 101, No. GT3, March 1975.
Clough, G.W. and Wilson, J. W. “Effects of Air Supported High Speed Trains on Tunnel Liners.” Journal of High Speed Ground Transportation, Vol. 8, No. l, Spring 1975.
Clough, G.W. and Tsui, Y. “A Study of the Performance of Anchored Walls.” Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 100, No. GT12, December 1974.
Clough, G.W. and Duncan, J.M. “Finite Element Analyses of Retaining Wall Behavior.” Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, ASCE, Vol. 97, SM 12, December 1971, pp. 1657-1674.
Duncan, J.M. and Clough, G.W. “Finite Element Analyses of Port Allen Lock.” Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division. ASCE, Vol. 97, No. SM3, August 1971, pp. 1053-1068.
Vesic, A.S. and Clough, G.W. “Behavior of Granular Materials Under High Stresses.” Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, ASCE, Vol. 94, No. SM3, Proc. Paper 5954, May 1968, pp. 661-688.
Sherman, W.C. and Clough, G.W. “Embankment Pore Pressure During Construction.” Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, ASCE, Vol. 92, No. SM3, Proc. Paper 5867, March 1968.
Vesic, A.S. and Clough, G.W. “Behavior of Sands Under Very High Pressures.” Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, ASCE, Vol. 92, No SM2, February 1968.
Presentations: 
Distinguished Lecture, “Climate Change: An Engineering Grand Challenge for Our Age”, Neil and Maurita Stueck Distinguished Lecture for Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2016
Distinguished Lecture, “Climate Change: Engineering Reality into the Debate”, Hugh and Ethel Kelly Lecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2015
Opening Remarks, “Engineering and the Joy of Living”, Session 4 Chair: Joy of Living Grand Challenge, Chinese Academy of Engineering, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering 2nd Global Grand Challenges Summit, Beijing, China, 2015
Panelist, “10 years After Katrina: Are American Cities Ready?” Georgia Institute of Technology and National Academy of Engineering Round Table Discussion, Washington D.C., 2015
Capstone Address, “A New Era for Conservation Biology: The Smithsonian View”, 95th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM), 2015
Commencement, Northeastern University, 2015
Commencement, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
Distinguished Lecture, “From the Eocene to the Anthropocene: An Engineer’s View of Climate Change”, Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
Keynote, “Purpose-Driven Execution of Large-Scale Institutional Capital Projects – A Personal View”, International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), 2015
Distinguished Lecture, "Transforming the Smithsonian," Notre Dame University, 2014
Distinguished Lecture, Clark College of Engineering, "Sustainability and Institutions," University of Maryland, 2014
Distinguished Lecture, "The Role of the Smithsonian in STEM Education," Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation, 2014
Publications (Books): 
Clough, G. W. (2017) Like Ripples Across a Net. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press (in review).
Clough, G. W. (2017) Why Scientists and Engineers Must Work Together to Take on Climate Change. Living in the Anthropocene: Humanity in the Age of Humans, ed. W. John Kress and Jeffrey K. Stine. Smithsonian Books (in press).
Clough, G.W. (2016) Seeing the Universe from Here: Field Notes from the Smithsonian. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.
Clough, G. W. (2014) Back to Back: The Earthquake and Hurricane of 2011. In Unexpected - Earthquake 2011: Lessons to Be Learned, ed. A. E. Charola, C. Wegener, and R. J. Koestler, Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation, No. 4, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
The Best of Both Worlds: The Digital Future of Museums, Archives and Libraries, 2013, 73pp.
Increasing Scientific Literacy: A Shared Responsibility, Smithsonian Institution, 2011, 69pp.
Collaborative Publication: National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council, “Report of the New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects” (Committee Chair), 2009.
Collaborative Publication: U.S. Council on Competitiveness, “National Innovation Initiative” (Committee Co-Chair), 2004.
Collaborative Publication: The National Academy of Engineering, “The Engineer of 2020” (Committee Chair), 2004.
Collaborative Publication: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, “Technology Transfer of Federally Funded R&D” (Committee Chair), May 2003.
Collaborative Publication: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, “Assessing the U.S. R&D Investment” (Committee Chair), October 2002.
Clough, G.W. and Duncan, J.M. “Lateral Earth Pressures.” Chapter 6, 2nd Ed. Foundation Engineering Handbook, H.Y. Fang, Editor, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991, pp. 223-235.
Clough, G.W. and Benoit, J. “Use of the Self Boring Pressuremeter in Soft Clays.” Chapter 8, Developments in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering 2, Elsevier, 1985, pp. 253-276.
Clough, G.W. and Schmidt, B. “Design and Performance of Excavations and Tunnels in Soft Clay, A State of the Art.” Chapter 8, Soft Clay Engineering, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Inc., 1982, pp. 569-631.
Clough, G.W., West, L.J. and Murdock, L. “Slope Performance in Wyoming Shales.” Chapter 20, Vol. II, Rockslides and Avalanches, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Inc., 1979, pp. 667-689.
Clough, G.W. and Tsui, Y. “Static Analysis for Earth Retaining Structures.” Chapter 15, Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Eds. Desai and Christian, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1977.
Clough, G.W. “Deep Excavations and Retaining Structures.” Chapter 14, Analysis and Design of Building Foundations, ENVO Publishing Company, 1976, pp. 417- 466.
Phone: 
404.385.2755
Member, National Academy of Construction, 2016
Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award, George Mason University, 2016
James Smithson Medal, Smithsonian Institution, 2015
Honorary Doctorate of Engineering and Humane Letters, Northeastern University, 2015
Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
Emory University President’s Medal, 2014
Kenneth Andrew Roe Award, American Association of Engineering Societies, 2014
The Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal, Army Corps of Engineers, 2014
Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, Drexel University, 2013
Ralph Coats Roe Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013
Distinguished Alumnus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Alabama, Huntsville, 2012
National Honor Member, Chi Epsilon, 2012
Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Alabama, Huntsville, 2012
Honorary Doctorate of Public Service, American University, 2012
Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011
G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Building, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
Foundation Award, Promotion of Russian-American Science Collaboration; American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, 2011
Foreign Policy Association Medal, 2011
Engineering Hall of Fame, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
Membership, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010
President's Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010
Trustee Citation Award for Visionary Leadership, Midwest Research Institute, 2010
Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2010
Honorary Doctorate of Science, Williams College, 2010
Honorary Doctorate of Science, Oglethorpe University, 2010
Honorary Doctorate of Science, Florida Southern College, 2009
Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2009
Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, 2009
Joseph M. Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
Eagle Award, ARCS Foundation, Metropolitan Washington Chapter, 2009
Honorary Diplomat, (Hon.D.GE), Academy of Geo-Professionals, 2009
Arthur M. Bueche Award, National Academy of Engineering, 2008
Key to the City of Douglas, Georgia, 2007
Honorary Mole, Association of the Moles, 2005
Honorary Doctorate of Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2005
OPAL Award for Lifetime Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004
Distinguished Alumnus, College of Engineering, University California Berkeley, 2004
Honorary Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2002
National Engineering Award, American Association of Engineering Societies, 2002
Distinguished Fiji, Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, 2000
Norman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996
Karl von Terzaghi Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994
State of the Art Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1991
Lewis A. Hester Chair, Virginia Tech, 1990
Membership, National Academy of Engineering, 1990
George Westinghouse Award, American Society of Engineering Education, 1986
Norman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1982
Huber Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1977
Collingwood Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1975
Collingwood Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1972