Life-Cycle Engineering Pioneer Receives 2016 OPAL for Education

December 1, 2015


ASCE has honored Dan M. Frangopol, Ph.D., P.E., F.EMI, Dist.M.ASCE, F.SEI, with the 2016 Outstanding Projects and Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award for Education.

Frangopol is widely recognized as a leading educator and creator in the field of life-cycle civil engineering. He is the founding president of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety and of the International Association for Life Cycle Civil Engineering, and founding director of the Consortium on Advanced Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Civil Environments.

He is the first Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University, where he has taught since 2006. Previously, he was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is now professor emeritus.

Frangopol is the founding editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed archival journal dedicated to recent advances in maintenance, management, and life-cycle performance of a variety of structures. He also has authored or co-authored two books, 40 book chapters, 310 journal articles, and more than 600 papers in conference proceedings.

Among the many awards he’s received, Frangopol earned the 2014 ASCE J. James R. Croes Medal and the 2012 ASCE Arthur M. Wellington Prize.

The OPAL Awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments contributed in one of five categories – construction, design, education, government, or management. The 2016 honorees will be recognized at the OPAL Awards Gala, March 17, in Arlington, VA.

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