ASCE has honored Kancheepuram N. “Guna” Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, with the 2016 Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award, for leadership demonstrated throughout his career, his embodiment of professional ethics, service to his colleagues and to his profession, and his contribution of innovation and technical advancements to the civil engineering profession.
During his career, Gunalan has made great contributions to the field of civil engineering. He has become a leader in advancing alternative delivery projects. Additionally, he has given back to the civil engineering community through the time he has given to ASCE. He has served a variety of roles and was instrumental in helping form the ASCE Committee on Ethical Practice.
Gunalan exemplifies what ASCE desires that its members become: engineers of strong character and exceptional leaders. He has demonstrated ability and commitment to the progress of the profession as well as the importance of ethics within the engineering profession.
The Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award was instituted by the Board of Direction in 2005 to recognize an engineer practitioner’s incident-specific or career-long application of ethics to achieve conspicuous success in a leadership role.