Tag: Distinguished Members

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Govindaraju Earns Ven Te Chow Award

ASCE has honored Rao S. Govindaraju, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, with the 2019 Ven Te Chow Award for his pioneering contributions to the hydrology of infiltration and to run-on processes over hillslopes and watersheds, and for algorithms for the quantification of uncertainty. Govindaraju is the Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor and Bowen Head of Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering at...

Convention ‘Kicks Door Open’ to Civil Engineering Change, Innovation

ASCE President Kristina Swallow took the stage, her t-shirt speaking volumes, Saturday morning in Denver, Colorado. “Kick the door open and let change in,” it read. And with that, the ASCE 2018 Convention’s tone was officially set. Swallow kicked open the door with an inspiring call for civil engineers, young and old, to deliver new ideas and innovative solutions amid an ever-changing world. “It’s not the smartest,...

Salas Named ASCE Distinguished Member

Jose D. Salas, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, one of the most widely known hydrologists in the world, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members for his pioneering contributions to stochastic modeling of hydrological processes, analysis of floods and droughts, climate variability and land use impacts on extreme events, simulating complex river systems, such as the Colorado and Nile, and...

Wind Engineering Expert Named Distinguished Member

Joseph E. Minor, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, an internationally renowned expert in wind engineering and natural hazards research, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members for development and adoption of windborne debris impact provisions in building codes and standards, advocating the formal engineering of residential structures, contributions to window glass design practice, and educating the next generation of...

Eminent Hydrologist Named Distinguished Member

Hugo A. Loaiciga, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, an eminent hydrologist and professor in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members for his groundbreaking and standout contributions to the understanding of the effects of climate processes on the recharge and the safe yield of aquifers, and for...

Geotechnical Expert Named Distinguished Member

Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, a Regents’ Professor and the Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members for his leadership in the geotechnical field and contributions to the design of waste containment systems...

Carnegie Mellon Engineering Dean Named Distinguished Member

James H. Garrett Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, currently dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and a leading figure in computing in civil engineering, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members for pioneering work in bringing advanced computing technologies into civil engineering and for continued academic and professional leadership in engineering and engineering education. Garrett’s...

Renowned Minnesota Professor Named ASCE Distinguished Member

Catherine E. Wolfgram French, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, a recognized leader in the development of building code provisions for structural concrete systems, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2018 class of Distinguished Members for her significant contributions to the field of structural engineering and her enthusiastic dedication to her undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. French’s work on highway bridges...

Former Army Corps Commanding General Named Distinguished Member

Thomas P. Bostick, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, the 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been named to ASCE’s 2018 class of Distinguished Members for service spanning 38 years of dedication to the nation. Bostick, as chief of the Corps, focused on climate change and building resilient infrastructure. Between FY13 and FY16, he successfully managed programs worth...

Pennoni President, CEO Named Distinguished Member

Anthony S. Bartolomeo, P.E., ENV SP, Dist.M.ASCE, both an eminent and expert civil and environmental engineer, has been honored with inclusion in ASCE’s 2018 class of Distinguished Members for a visionary practice and business acumen of the highest caliber in integrating innovative solutions that address the social, financial, ethical, and legal challenges in today’s built environment. Bartolomeo is the current president and chief executive officer...