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ASCE has announced the first group of winners of its awards for 2013. As of February 1 the following winners had been named.
RAYMOND P. GIROUX, M.ASCE, is honored with the Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award for bringing the history and lessons of great civil engineering projects to the attention of engineering students, fellow engineers, and the general public through outstanding lectures and leadership. A district quality manager in the Antioch, California, office of Kiewit Corporation, Giroux chaired the ASCE committee established to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, and in 2008 he chaired and spoke at an event organized by ASCE to mark the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2010 he made the closing speech at ASCE’s Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary History Symposium, which was held in Las Vegas. Giroux is the author of several bridge design and civil engineering history papers and has delivered guest lectures at more than 30 engineering schools throughout the United States. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from Iowa State University in 1979 and today is a member of the advisory board for the civil engineering department there. He is also a corresponding member of ASCE’s History and Heritage Committee.
BRUCE L. McCARTNEY, P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE, has been named the winner of the Hans Albert Einstein Award for his innovative work in sediment transport. McCartney obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Oregon State University and is the author of the ASCE manual Ship Channel Design and Operation (2005). Now semiretired and working as a consulting engineer, he had a long and distinguished career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he was employed as a hydraulic engineer and research hydraulic engineer and gained a well-deserved reputation as an engineer’s engineer. Under his leadership many Corps engineering manuals and other forms of guidance were produced. Since retiring from the Corps in 1995, his consulting expertise has been in demand on projects worldwide.
PAUL L. BISHOP, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, has been named the recipient of the Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture in recognition of his contributions in the bioremediation of contaminated soils, the disinfection of drinking water distribution system biofilms, and the development of integrated multianalyte microelectrode sensors for in situ environmental monitoring. The associate dean for research in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering, Bishop was the environmental engineering program director of the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems from 2008 to 2012. The author or coauthor of five textbooks, he has a large number of technical publications to his credit and is a former president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. Bishop is currently a director of ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, and his research interests include drinking water security, the biological treatment of water and wastewater using biofilms, the bioremediation of contaminated soil, the development of environmental microsensors, the solidification and stabilization of hazardous wastes, and the development of technologies to prevent pollution.
JOHN J. SANSALONE, P.E., M.ASCE, and SUBBU-SRIKANTH PATHAPATI win the Rudolph Hering Medal for their paper “Modeling Particulate Matter Resuspension and Washout from Urban Drainage Hydrodynamic Separators,” which appeared in the January 2012 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Environmental Engineering. The medal recognizes papers seen as advancing the environmental branch of the engineering profession. In this paper, the authors investigated physical and computational fluid dynamics models to quantify washout from two common urban drainage system hydraulic separators: screened hydrodynamic separators and baffled hydrodynamic separators.
JOSEPH H.W. LEE, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, ADRIAN C.H. LAI, Ph.D., and DAEYOUNG YU, Ph.D., have been named the winners of the Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for their paper “Mixing of a Rosette Jet Group in a Crossflow,” which appeared the August 2011 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. ASCE presents the prize to the author or authors of a theoretical or practical paper that is judged to be of superior merit in dealing with a problem of flowing water. This paper reports the results of an experimental study on the mixing of wastewater jets discharged into coastal waters and develops a general model for the jet group dilution. It concludes by making an important contribution to addressing the problems encountered in designing ocean outfalls fitted with rosette jet risers.
WALTER M. GRAYMAN, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE, is honored with the Julian Hinds Award for pioneering research and years of outstanding and sustained leadership as a consulting engineer concerned with water supply and distribution networks, urban water infrastructure, and water pollution and water resources planning and management and for his distinguished service on a number of ASCE and Environmental and Water Resources Institute committees. The owner of Cincinnati-based W.M. Grayman Consulting Engineer, Grayman has more than 40 years of engineering experience in a variety of fields that relate to the risk-based analysis of water resources. His work has encompassed the assessment of climate change and its potential effect on water infrastructure, the design of risk-based water quality sampling programs, the modeling of water distribution systems, and the integration of geographic information system technology and spatial models for hydrologic analysis and infrastructure planning. Grayman holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a coauthor of the book Modeling Water Quality in Drinking Water Distribution Systems (American Water Works Association, 1998).
ROOPA KAMATH, Ph.D., P.E., JOHN A. CONNOR, P.E., TOM E. McHUGH, Ph.D., AUDRA NEMIR, M. PHUONG LE, and A. J. RYAN win the Wesley W. Horner Award for their paper “Use of Long-Term Monitoring Data to Evaluate Benzene, MTBE, and TBA Plume Behavior in Groundwater at Retail Gasoline Sites,” which appeared in the April 2012 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Environmental Engineering. The award recognizes papers that have contributed to the areas of hydrology, urban drainage, or sewerage. In this work, the authors evaluated long-term groundwater monitoring data for 48 retail gasoline sites to define the characteristics of affected groundwater plumes containing benzene, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA). The goal of the evaluation was to characterize plume behavior as observed at a variety of hydrogeological settings on the basis of detailed groundwater monitoring records, in contrast to defining factors controlling plume behavior that have to do with the characteristics of the site.
MASAYOSHI NAKASHIMA, Ph.D., M.ASCE, is honored with the Ernest E. Howard Award for pioneering research contributions that have advanced hybrid testing and large-scale shake table testing and for using the results of such tests to advance seismic analysis and improve the design of structures. Nakashima is a professor of civil engineering at Japan’s Kyoto University and the director of the school’s National Research Institute for Earth Science. He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering from Kyoto University and in 1981 received a doctorate in civil engineering from Lehigh University. He is the editor of the journal Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, and his research and professional work have defined a new paradigm in large-scale structural testing for gauging the way that structural components and systems will behave during an earthquake. In particular, he pioneered hybrid simulation and greatly advanced shake table testing. Nakashima’s research has dealt with reliability-based seismic design and quantifying the complete failure of building structures.
CLIFFORD A. PUGH, P.E., M.ASCE, wins the Hydraulic Structures Medal for contributions that have helped to advance hydraulic engineering in the areas of spillway design, fuel plug design criteria, landslide wave generation criteria, hydraulic modeling methods, and instrumentation. A hydraulic engineering consultant at C.A. Pugh Consulting, Inc., of Littleton, Colorado, Pugh has more than 40 years of experience in hydraulics. He has planned, directed, and coordinated the work of engineers engaged in the development and application of methods of analysis for the solution of hydraulic flow problems. Pugh obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University and was a member of the expert review panel established by ASCE to investigate the causes of the damage sustained by New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Over the years he has contributed to the designs of both small and large hydraulic structures pertinent to hydropower applications, and he has given particular attention to fish passage.
TERRY W. STURM, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, has been named the recipient of the Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award for his fundamental and innovative contributions in the area of hydraulic engineering, most notably in fluid mechanics and sediment transport. A professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Sturm is recognized as a pioneer in the development of uncertainty analysis for assessing the vulnerability of bridges to scour. He has also made major research contributions in the inherently interdisciplinary area of stream restoration and cohesive sedimentation. Sturm holds a doctorate from the University of Iowa and is the author of numerous research publications on thermal hydraulics, open channel flow resistance, compound channel hydraulics, bridge abutment scour, and the resuspension of cohesive sediments.
YOUICHI YASUDA, M.ASCE, MASAYUKI TAKAHASHI, A.M.ASCE, and IWAO OHUSU are honored with the J.C. Stevens Award for their discussion of the paper “Energy Dissipation and Turbulent Production in Weak Hydraulic Jumps.” The discussion appeared in the August 2011 issue of ASCE’s Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. The award recognizes excellence in a paper in the field of hydraulics, including fluid mechanics and hydrology, published by the Society. In their discussion, Yasuda, Takahashi, and Ohusu place the authors’ experiments within an existing hydraulic jump classification system based on Reynolds number, channel aspect ratio, and inflow development. Their interpretations enhance the original authors’ results, which were obtained by using the latest techniques for measuring turbulence properties in a complex flow environment.
ROBERT O. EVANS, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, wins the Royce J. Tipton Award for his outstanding work in drainage, water table management, riparian and constructed wetlands, storm-water quality, and the hydrologic evaluation and restoration of wetlands and for contributions in teaching, research, and outreach that have benefited soil and water engineering programs. A professor at North Carolina State University and the head of its biological and agricultural engineering department, Evans has helped to advance irrigation and drainage engineering through his teaching, research, and leadership, particularly in the areas of environmental restoration, water quality improvements, and land drainage by means of subsurface systems. Within ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute, he has chaired the Irrigation and Drainage Council and that group’s Water Quality and Drainage Committee. His notable achievements include field and lysimeter studies of corn and soybeans to evaluate crop response to water-related stresses and the development of quantitative methods for predicting crop stress that became an integral component of the water table management model DRAINMOD.
The following members were elected fellows of the Society in recent months. ASCE fellows are legally registered professional engineers or land surveyors who have made significant technical or professional contributions and have demonstrated notable achievement in responsible charge of engineering activity for at least 10 years following election to the ASCE grade of member. Fellows occupy the Society’s second-highest membership grade, exceeded only by distinguished members.
FREDRIC S. BERGER, P.E., F.ASCE, holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University and a master of science in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Berger has served as chairman of the Louis Berger Group, which is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, since 2007 and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the company’s long-range vision. Previously he was a senior vice president of the firm and was actively involved in corporate affairs and projects in Afghanistan, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. He is also a director of the Louis Berger Group’s parent company, Berger Group Holdings. Actively involved in Louis Berger’s international development and engineering programs since 1972, he has done work on four continents and actively managed projects in nearly 70 countries. Within ASCE, Berger has served as vice-chair of the International Activities Committee and is currently seeking to coordinate the activities of that committee with the work of the corresponding group within the American Council of Engineering Companies. He helped establish an ASCE program in Afghanistan for professional development and later served on its advisory board. Honored in 2007 in the Society’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) program, he was elected in 2012 to serve a three-year term as ASCE’s representative on the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. He has been chairing an ASCE task committee dealing with global strategy since January 2012 and will chair the committee for the Society’s 2014 annual conference, which will be held in Panama in conjunction with the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal. A registered professional engineer in nine states, Berger is a founding trustee of the American University of Afghanistan and a member of the advisory boards for Tufts University’s School of Engineering and Institute for Global Leadership and for the University of California at San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. He and his wife, Betty, live in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and have three children: Sofia, Nathan, and Susana.
C. ERNEST EDGAR III, P.E., F.ASCE, a retired U.S. Army major general, earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1958 and a master of science from Iowa State University. He also graduated with distinction from the U.S. Navy War College and completed Harvard University’s program for senior executives. In 1992 Edgar became the commanding general and acting chief of engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His work with the Corps included military construction for the army and the air force, and he contributed to the army’s civil water resources program nationwide. In that capacity he was the army’s senior staff engineer, supervising worldwide facilities engineering and environmental activities and providing advice on combat and topographic engineering. Before that he served as deputy commanding general and deputy chief of engineers, and earlier he was the deputy assistant secretary of defense (mobilization planning and requirements) after having been commanding general of the Corps’s South Atlantic Division. Before that he was the Corps’s deputy director for civil works, and earlier in his career he held other senior army command and staff assignments, including serving as commandant of cadets and professor of military science at Virginia Military Institute. Upon retiring from the military Edgar held the position of senior vice president at Rosser International, Inc., of Atlanta, and was the president of Rosser Lowe. He then served as vice president, chairman of the advisory board, and secretary of the board of directors at Horne Engineering Services, of Fairfax, Virginia, and was the chairman of the board of directors at Virginia Military Institute Research Laboratories, Inc., of Lexington, Virginia.
EDWARD B. FINKEL, P.E., F.ASCE, a structural engineer in private practice since 1962, earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1950 and a master of engineering degree from Yale University in 1951. Finkel is a consultant to architects and private industry on projects involving commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings, and for the past two decades he has specialized in high-performance, low-shrinkage industrial concrete floors. These slabs on ground have evolved through uniquely prescriptive specifications implemented throughout the United States and Canada. A former president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Finkel is a member of ACI committees 302 and 360. As the chair of the ACI committee in charge of commemorative lectures, he delivered an address honoring Professor Hardy Cross (1885–1959) at an ACI conference held in Pittsburgh in 2010. He was honored with the ACI Construction Practices Award in 1994 for an article he wrote on slabs on ground that was published in Concrete International. Another paper of his on this subject appeared in the magazine’s July 2011 issue.
AHMAD RAHIMIAN, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, is the chief executive officer of WSP Cantor Seinuk, a leading structural engineering firm based in New York with offices in Los Angeles, London, Dubayy (Dubai), and India. As the principal in charge of analysis and design, Rahimian has been responsible for implementing innovative conceptual designs for numerous high-rise residential and commercial buildings, as well as for sports facilities and special structures. He has extensive experience in wind and seismic design and in vibration control design issues related to human comfort criteria. His 30 years of experience with WSP Cantor Seinuk include the engineering of numerous prominent projects worldwide. He directed the structural engineering of New York City’s Trump World Tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world; the Torre Mayor, in Mexico City, the tallest building in Latin America; and New York City’s Arthur Ashe Stadium and Hearst Tower. He has recently been involved in the design of Dubayy’s Nakheel Tower, which would have a height of more than 1 km; London Bridge Tower (the “Shard”), the tallest building in Europe; and New York City’s One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) and One57, the latter the tallest residential building in the city. Internationally recognized as an expert in tall buildings, Rahimian has been the recipient of numerous awards from engineering societies for various projects he has engineered. In 2003 Engineering News-Record included him on its Top 25 Newsmakers list, in 2005 ASCE acknowledged his achievements with its Charles Pankow Award for Innovation, in 2007 the American Institute of Steel Construction presented him with its Special Achievement Award, and in 2011 the magazine Structural Engineer included him on its Power List. In addition to holding two U.S. patents for seismic protective design, Rahimian has numerous articles in professional publications to his credit and has been an adjunct professor at the Cooper Union’s School of Architecture, the Pratt Institute, and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Fellow applications may be obtained from ASCE’s world headquarters, in Reston, Virginia, by calling (800) 548-2723, extension 6289. From outside the country, the number is (703) 295-6289. The email address is memapp@ASCE.org. The PDF application may be downloaded at www.ASCE.org/fellows. Completed applications may be submitted online to memapp@ASCE.org. Questions concerning fellow guidelines (including guideline waiver inquiries) or the application process may be directed to the applications coordinator at (703) 295-6389 or email@example.com. Completed applications are reviewed monthly by the Membership Application Review Committee (MARC).