Major Contributor to ASCE Journals Elevated to Fellow Status

June 15, 2017


Asad Esmaeily, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of structural engineering at Kansas State University known for his long-term activity with and for ASCE, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Esmaeily assumed his faculty position in Kansas State’s Civil Engineering Department in August 2002, after working for the California Department of Transportation. He was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2008, and to full professor in 2014. He has produced close to 60 journal papers, multiple standalone software packages, more than 20 technical reports, almost 120 conference papers/presentations, and has been the principal investigator or co-PI on projects totaling more than $5 million.

As a member of ASCE, he has been active in various institutes and technical committees, and has organized and chaired many conference sessions and symposia. Esmaeily has been a voting member and served as chair, vice-chair, and control group member for the ASCE EMI Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation Committee and other committees, such as the joint ASCE-ACI 441, for 15 years.

He has served as the associate editor and editorial board member of ASCE’s Journal of Bridge Engineering for more than six years. He has been guest editor for the Journal of Engineering Mechanics, and for a number of years has served as a reviewer for several other ASCE journals, including Structural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, and Bridge Engineering. In 2010, he received the Outstanding Reviewer award. He has been actively involved with ASCE Mid-Continental Conferences, and completed the ASCE-Sponsored Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop in 2003.

Esmaeily has also been faculty advisor for the Kansas State University ASCE Student Chapter, and received the ASCE Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016, in addition to other professional service, advising, and teaching awards. He has also served as the faculty advisor for K-State’s ASCE steel bridge, balsa bridge, and concrete canoe teams.

He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in civil/structural engineering and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and his MSc/BS in civil engineering from Tehran University.

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