ASCE Proudly Announces Its 2015 Society Award Winners

January 30, 2015
The Margaret S. Petersen Award

The Margaret S. Petersen Award

The following Society members, researchers, and journalists have been honored as recipients of ASCE awards for their dedicated service to the civil engineering profession:

Michael J. Adelman; Monroe L. Weber-Shirk, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE; Jeffrey C. Will; Anderson N. Cordero; William J. Maher; and Leonard W. Lion, Ph.D., are the recipients of the Rudolph Hering Medal for their paper “Novel Fluidic Control System for Stacked Rapid Sand Filters,” published in the July 2013 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Environmental Engineering.

 Adda M. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award for her contributions in the seismic risk assessment of levee protection systems against flooding.

 Steven C. Chapra, Ph.D., F.ASCE; Kyle F. Flynn, Aff.M.ASCE; and J. Christopher Rutherford are the recipients of the Wesley W. Horner Award for their paper “Parsimonious Model for Assessing Nutrient Impacts on Periphyton-Dominated Streams,” published in the June 2014 issue of  ASCE’s Journal of Environmental Engineering.

 Robert Ettema, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Hans Albert Einstein Award for his international recognition in advancing insight and engineering methods regarding sediment transport processes at bridge waterways and other hydraulic structures, sediment transport under ice cover and river morphology, and for promoting river mechanics education and history.

 Mario Finis, P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Rickey Medal for contributions to the practice of hydropower engineering through global advocacy and support for hydroelectric development, education, and public policies that include hydropower as a clean, sustainable supply of electricity for developed and developing nations.

 Ian Flood, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Computing in Civil Engineering Award for extraordinary leadership in the advancement of computing in civil engineering through academic research, project application, and Society service.

 David T. Ford, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Julian Hinds Award for outstanding contributions and leadership in water resources engineering, planning, and management – including application of risk-based analysis for flood damage mitigation and real-time flood response decision making – pioneering research, and exemplary mentoring and training of young engineers.

 Yozo Fujino, Ph.D., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the George Winter Award for his outstanding and innovative contributions to advancing the stare-of-the-art in structural engineering as well as his demonstrated commitment of the social and artistic side of the profession. 

 Pierre Y. Julien, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award for his numerous achievements and contributions to the hydraulic engineering profession in the areas of river mechanics and erosion and sedimentation throughout a most distinguished,  dedicated research and academic career. 

 David Linton; Rakesh Gupta, M.ASCE; Daniel T. Cox, Ph.D.; John van de Lindt, Ph.D., F.ASCE; Mary Elizabeth Oshnack; and Milo Clauson are the recipients of the Raymond C. Reese Prize for their paper “Evaluation of Tsunami Loads on Wood-Frame Walls at Full Scale,” which was published in the August 2013 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering

 Ahmad Malekpour, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, and Bryan W. Karney, P.E., M.ASCE, are the recipients of the J.C. Stevens Award for their discussion of “Pressure surges following sudden air pocket entrapment in storm-water tunnels,” which was published in the April 2014 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.

 Lance Manuel, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award for career contributions in research, education, service, and design practice directed toward the safe and reliable use of land-based and offshore wind energy.

 Richard H. McCuen, Ph.D., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Ven Te Chow Award for prolific, innovative scholarship in engineering hydrology; benchmark contributions to hydrologic practice; cultivation of rigor, communication, and professionalism at all levels; tireless, generous mentorship of students and colleagues; and unwavering dedication to ethics and diversity in the profession. 

 Jessica Morrison is the recipient of the Excellence in Journalism Award for her article “How Engineers Use Ground Freezing to Build Bigger, Safer and Deeper,” which appeared in NOVA Next on October 30, 2013.

 A. Jacob Odgaard, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE; Troy C. Lyons, P.E., M.ASCE; and Andrew J. Craig are the recipients of the Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for their paper “Baffle-Drop Structure  Design Relationships,” published in the September 2013 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.

 Fred L. Ogden, Ph.D., P.E., HG, F.EWRI, M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award for his contributions to surface water hydrology through theoretical development, models, and innovative applications.

 Dharma T. R. Pasala; Apostolos A. Sarlis, S.M.ASCE; Andrei M. Reinhorn, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE; Satish Nagarajaiah, Ph.D., F.SEI, M.ASCE; Michael Constantinou, Ph.D., M.ASCE; and Douglas P. Taylor, A.M.ASCE, are the recipients of the Moisseiff Award for their paper “Simulated Bilinear-Elastic Behavior in a SDOF Elastic Structure Using Negative Stiffness Device: Experimental and Analytical Study,” which was published in the February 2014 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering.

 Benjamin W. Schafer, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Shortridge Hardesty Award for his contributions to the development of the Direct Design Method and its free software implementation that considers the interactions between local, global, and distortional modes of buckling in thin-walled members.

 Anton J. Schleiss, Ph.D., is the recipient of the Hydraulic Structures Medal for his significant contributions to the hydraulic engineering community in the areas of hydropower, river engineering and flood protection, rock scour and sediment transport, and physical and numerical modeling.

 Marcellinus J. F. Stive, Ph.D., is the recipient of the International Coastal Engineering Award for his innovative research and educational contributions to the field of coastal engineering and for his public service to his own and other countries. 

 George Tchobanoglous, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, NAE, is the recipient of the Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture for his efforts as an educator, research on wastewater treatment technologies, and his 500 technical publications, including 22 textbooks.  He bridged the gap between academia and the real world of engineering.

 Daniel L. Thomas, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, is the recipient of the Royce J. Tipton Award for substantial contributions to the advancement of irrigation and drainage practices, improvement of water quality, and instrumentation for data acquisition through research, extension, teaching, service, and leadership, especially within the southeastern United States.

 Jeanne M. VanBriesen, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Margaret S. Petersen Award for her technical achievements, ASCE leadership, and commitment to mentoring women pursuing engineering careers that mirror the ideals the award’s namesake championed throughout her life.

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