Awards

Region 10 Awardees 2017

On behalf of the Region 10 Board of Governors, it is indeed my great pleasure to congratulate the following members of Region 10 for the recognition they have received through the following awards.

Brett C. Phillips, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
ASCE Region 10 Director

2017 Nathan M. Newmark Medal
Dr. Xilin Lu, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Who has been selected by the Newmark Medal Selection Committee to receive the 2017 Nathan M. Newmark Medal “For pioneering research in the development of dynamic testing, structural seismic design and response control for tall buildings, as well as for his commitment to education and professional service.” In selecting him for this award, the committee particularly noted his reputation as a leading authority on earthquake engineering.

2017 Rudolph Hering Medal
W.H. Huang, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Dr. C.M. Kao, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

Who have been selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the 2017 Rudolph Hering Medal for the paper, “Bioremediation of Petroleum-Hydrocarbon Contaminated Groundwater under Sulfate- Reducing Conditions: Effectiveness and Mechanism Study,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, March 2016.” In selecting their paper for this award, the committee particularly noted its contribution to advancing environmental engineering.

2017 Moisseiff Award
Chao-Hsien Li, National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, Taiwan
Keh-Chyuan Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Who have been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the 2017 Moisseiff Award for the paper, “Full-Scale Pseudodynamic Testing of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls,” Journal of Structural Engineering, January 2016.” In selecting this paper for this award, the committee particularly noted the contributions of the seven co-authors to the development of a new structural system that is safe, effective, and provides advantages over current systems.

2017 Hans Albert Einstein Award
Dr. Vladimir Nikora, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Who has been selected by the COPRI/EWRI Einstein Committee to receive the 2017 Hans Albert Einstein Award “For his outstanding theoretical and experimental contributions to the engineering profession in the field of cohesive sediment transport, turbulence structure, and alluvial river mechanics.” In selecting him for this award, the committee particularly noted that his fundamental approach to sediment transport processes has been compared to Hans Albert Einstein’s work in this area.

2017 Wesley W. Horner Award
S. Sujitha, Indian Institute of Science, India
K. Geetha Manjari, Indian Institute of Science, India
Sampurna Datta, Indian Institute of Science, India
Dr. G. L. Sivakumar Babu, Indian Institute of Science, India

Who have been selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the 2017 Wesley W. Horner Award for the paper, “Risk and Reliability Analysis of Multibarrier System for Near-Surface Disposal Facilities,” Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, April 2016.” In selecting this paper for this award, the committee particularly noted its contribution to environmental engineering.

2017 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize
Shunlong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Hui Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Peng Zhou, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Who have been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the 2017 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize for the paper “Real-time Output-Only Identification of Time-Carrying Cable Tension from Accelerations via Complexity Pursuit,” Journal of Structural Engineering, January 2016.” In selecting this paper for this award, the committee particularly noted the contributions of the five co-authors to the formulation of a new methodology that has the capability of computing time-varying cable tension using cable acceleration measurements with only two accelerometers. 

2017 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize
Kuowei Wu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Who has been selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute to receive the 2017 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for the paper, “Reservoir Turbidity Current Modeling with a Two-Dimensional Layer-Averaged Model,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, December 2015”. In selecting this paper for this award, the committee particularly noted the contributions of the three co-authors to hydraulic engineering.

Honors and Awards

Each year, ASCE presents more than 80 Society awards that recognize achievements and contributions in the various disciplines that comprise civil engineering. ASCE also annually recognies career achievements in construction, design, education, government, and management. An exemplary civil engineering project is chosen each year from a field of finalists to be the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA). Through these varied and rich recognitions, presented at the spring OPAL Gala, ASCE honors the advancement of the engineering profession for meritorious achievement, outstanding contributions, and excellence in published work.

www.asce.org/awards